From the initial check-in to our final breakfast, it was a totally positive experience, with a couple of magical highlights. The porte cochere (covered driveway entrance) staff were helpful and friendly, as were the concierge and other staff.
The lobby, bar and restaurant had a stylish, relaxed feel, and the room (suite) was large, so quiet with a magnificent view across the bay to San Diego. Fabric on the foldout divan was showing signs of age. The TV image quality varies, so check this out. The grounds were relaxing, well kept and flowed from one into another, with little surprise waterfalls dotted around.
A short walk around the edge of the bay, about half a mile at most, is Ferry Landing - a delightful collection of shops and a range of restaurants. Also, the gift shop has a limited wine selection and very pricey. Best to get what you want from the Ferry Landing shops, then enjoy a sunset over the water with a glass of chilled wine on your comfortable balcony chairs.
The pool beside the restaurant was lovely and clear, in a beautiful setting. We took a swim all by ourselves on the second morning. The evening before it had been full of shrieking, uncontrolled children, and thus not a time for child-free guests. So for people seeking a peaceful swim, you need to choose your time.
Our most memorable experience was breakfast, especially on our first morning. A generous buffet we enjoyed outside with a shaded view of the city across the bay, and a pool nearby, surrounded by palm trees. The chef, Santiago, prepared an amazing omelet, with lots of care and conversation, then brought it out to me personally. What a gracious and caring personality - a real asset to the resort. Our server that morning, Marco, was also totally helpful, friendly and caring. Between Santiago and Marco, we felt like VIPs!
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