The shuttle to/from the Hard Rock was quick and painless. The resort itself is nice, although it didn't feel like any kind of extension of the greater event except for the abundance of heads on the property. We managed to sneak into the Barcelo one night, and with the little indoor mall and bowling alley etc. there it felt like a much better post-show scene. Also, the Barcelo has actual sand beaches whereas all I saw at Hard Rock were actual, hard, rock waterfronts.