“Best. Location. Ever.”
This hotel is set on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean - it's amazing. That said, without that location, it wouldn't have garnered 5 stars.
Accommodations: 3-4 stars. We had a ground-floor, oceanview, firepit suite. It was very well-appointed, with amazing views - though I honestly could have done without the golfers in the evening, but I'm not going to linger on that to complain.
The bed was not as comfortable as I'd expect for nearly $700 per night, it had some sort of weird cushion thing on it that was lumpy and terribly uncomfortable. Additionally, a personal pet-peeve, why can't these high-end places pony up for fitted sheets?! It's SO annoying to wake up with the sheet loose and the mattress cover, or in this case, lumpy cover thing, exposed.
The bathroom was huge, and beautiful, but again, for that price, and a bathroom that size, I would have expected, and preferred, to have a separate shower and tub. At 5'4", I had a difficult time climbing in and out of the tub. The water pressure was mediocre at best.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by a seriously too-small portico with lots of (but not enough) very busy bellman and valets running about. It was a mini traffic jam, and it was like that every time we left or returned. We were handed a glass of wine, nice after the swarm outside, but had to wait for a bellman to finally get our luggage as we were running late checking in and had reservations at the restaurant.
In our room we found a s'mores kit (a nice thought, but the chocolate was too fancy to melt, the marshmallows too fancy to roast, and the graham crackers to hard to bite), and a lovely note congratulating us on our 10th anniversary. Upon return from dinner later that night, turn down had also decorated our bed with lots of rose petals, some as a number 10, and turned on the fire (the TV turned to a fire channel). Nice touch.
Ah, the location. Finally. The views were magnificent, no other way to say it. There is a great walking trail - public, mind you - along the sea cliffs, that stays busy, but is highly worth it. The sunsets were amazing.
Fun: We signed up for the Segway tour - SO MUCH FUN! They're very simple to learn to use, and the tour took us around the property and showed us many gorgeous views that would have been quite the walk by foot. Highly recommend the Segways - FUN!
Definitely go oceanview, and firepit is highly recommended unless you'll be annoyed by the const...
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