This resort is directly across the ocean although a little dated (countertops, bathroom) and the bedrooms are too small for a king bed, but who cares!? You're in Southern California and right up the road from San Diego so who stays inside anyway!! All the rooms face the ocean which is wonderful and there is a dedicated adult pool oceanside. The staff is super friendly and helpful, they recommend restaurants, activities, places to go and will make reservations. They had a welcome pancake breakfast at the beginning of the week and were meticulous about keeping the place clean and tidy. It is a much smaller resort from some of the places I have been with Hilton but that made it easier to meet some of the other guests. The staff remembered it was our honeymoon with champagne and chocolate and even delivered "thank you" cookies one night! Very personable. The train tracks for the Coaster and Amtrack are behind the hotel, but I found that to be a plus as we rode the Coaster into San Diego which was wonderfully easy. The trains do not run all night and really, after the first night I didn't even notice them. I highly recommend staying here!