We had a great time at this resort! I think the key is to know you are renting a condo, not a hotel, but my family is very low maintenance. I enjoyed not having to worry about someone in the room as we went back and forth to the beach just steps away. We had a laundry to wash out our towels and suits without having to leave the room. If we wanted to step out on the beach for a few minutes, we just did. No hauling everything down to the beach because we were steps away if we wanted a drink or a towel, we just went. A hotel on the shore in San Diego as beautiful would be well over $1000 a night for a two bedroom suite with ocean balcony and kitchen and two bathrooms. The restaurant had very limited hours and choices so be prepared to bring food or go into town to eat. Take cash to the beach to buy souvenirs. We left on Saturday morning as the partying was getting a little rowdy, the noise does carry on the beach. Don't forget it is primarily a party town. We were on the second floor, I am a light sleeper, but everyone else slept though the noise. But we didn't go to sleep, we wanted the beach and it was perfect. The staff and locals were lovely and welcoming, our fellow Americans could be slightly obnoxious at times when drunk.