First of I'll say that the staff here is top-notch. Front desk, valets, room service, everybody is friendly and helpful. I e-mailed a couple questions prior to the trip and received quick answers. And the complimentary drinks on check-in were a nice touch after a long day of travel!
The rooms are clean and modern. We had a full ocean view room with an excellent view of the ocean and beach, and a good-sized balcony. We were also near the "Sky Deck" - the hotel's 2nd floor deck with chairs, a fire pit at night, and a small pool that was nice for cleaning sand off your feet coming back from the beach, but not much else as it was only a foot or two deep. A little disappointing the hotel didn't have a pool or hot tub, at least not that we noticed anywhere.
A nice area near lots of restaurants and nightlife. There's also a boardwalk right outside the hotel that runs down to Mission Bay, and the hotel offers free bike rentals to guests. Only about a 20-30 minute drive to/from airport and downtown (w/o rush hour traffic).
Some reviews mentioned the noise from the restaurant/bar, which I agree with - on weekends you notice the noise from the restaurant just down the hall as soon as you enter the lobby. You can also notice the noise from outside on the balcony, although the ocean waves mostly drown it out. And when you close the door to your balcony, it pretty much muffles all outdoor noise.
Overall a nice stay at a nice hotel.
The hotel room was ready when we arrived. The room was clean and comfortable. The pool facility fronts to the beach boardwalk. There was a keyed door that connects the pool and hot tub facilities to the beach. Beach and bay both close. Lots of great food within walking distance.
"Excellent location near Shelter Island restaurants"
We booked for 2 nights then needed to come in one night early; this may have caused staff a problem because our first room was not good: too noisy, TV was new but we were told to figure out how to use the equipment and find the stations; people could see into the room.
We asked for a different room, and this was an interior room (205), and it was perfect!
During warm weather, crowds pack the waters off Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, two of the most popular stretches of San Diego sand. These laidback locales are known to host the occasional farmer’s market or arts festival. Mission Boulevard connects both beaches and leads north to La Jolla.
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