This hotel is centrally located in Old Town San Diego. It's right on I-5, which is bonus if you're traveling on and off the freeway, but be sure to ask for a room that doesn't look over it, as we heard guests complain about the noise.
There’s nothing really fancy here but nothing to complain about either. The location is very handy if you're exploring Old Town. We strolled around on a Friday afternoon here, but due to the rain, almost everything around was closed, except restaurants and shops. I suppose when the weather is nicer, the location is really close to many activities.
The furnishings in this hotel are adequate. We found the bed a little too soft. The rooms are moderately sized, with a workstation, a comfortable sitting chair, and an ottoman. Free Internet access is available in every room, although it isn't wireless. Our card keys kept inactivating—basically only working one time, so each time we came back we had to get them remade. Even though it was a pain, the staff was very helpful and friendly in getting us taken care of.
The toiletries were pretty meager. There was not even any lotion, just shampoo and pretty standard harsh soap. There was no minibar or fridge here either.
I used the fitness room in the morning. It has one set of stacked weights, a treadmill, and an elliptical trainer. Unfortunately, the window doesn't open in there, so it was very stuffy, but the machines were nice and the well-maintained. There is also ice-cold water to enjoy post-workout.
We found the breakfast buffet in the restaurant to be a great deal. It was $11 for a full buffet, including an omelet and a waffle station; plenty of sweet, ripe fruit; and all the standard breakfast fare. It isn't fancy, but it tasted great, was fresh, and got us off to a good and healthy start for day two in San Diego.