As I booked my hotel on-line, I was glad to know there was a swimming pool, and I packed my suit. Now, I'm not sure on this trip that I was actually going to swim - but I packed my suit just in case. When I got to the hotel, and discovered where the pool was located, I thought, "no thanks."
The second photo was taken inside the pool area, and you can see the desk clerk through the window.
Here's the thing...for me, swimming is not a "private" thing - I know other people might be swimming and we'll see each other in our swim suits warts and all. But, I don't want to be on display while swimming for all the people walking through the lobby. Maybe I'm too vain, too self-conscious, too something? But, I don't know what drove the decision to put the pool where it is. But for me it created a bad experience...and it impacts this hotel's brand identity.