a traveler from Travelocity.com
on July 9, 2011
This hotel is truely a jewel in an area with many mediocre hotels. We were looking for a hotel that was easily accessible, in a good area, close to the San Diego attractions, and was above average on accomodations. This hotel truly delivered. There are many other hotels in this area, and from the outside, it looks just like the rest of them. But this hotel is definitely much more luxurious than any in the area. This hotel offers a luxury experience just like the hotels in the Gaslamp district, but at around half the price, and is only a few miles away. Sea World is just down the highway. And access to the hotel is easy from the interstate. There is a very large mall and shopping area just across the highway. There, you can find plenty of restaurants and bars. There are also a few 24 hour breakfast places down the street. The only downsides that we found were that you do have to pay the hotel for parking. At the time of our stay it was around $14 per night. It's odd to me that they even have a gated/paid parking as there is absolutely nothing else in the immediate area that competes for parking spaces. And they have more than enough parking for all of the hotel guests. There are also other various fees that the hotel charges that you must plan for with your visit. The other issue is the pool area is outdoors and closes early (which is not usually what you find in a more luxurious hotel such as this).
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