We actually left another hotel south of this one because we were looking for a nicer place then we currently had. Although not the newest hotel I have ever stayed in, it was still a very nice with an up to date look. I don't believe there is a bad room in this hotel. We had a pool view partial ocean. Although not the most expensive room I would take it again in a heartbeat. For a trip that started out a little rocky with some weather, a few days here made Laguna our new favorite place to be. That being said prices are not for the faint of heart. You can stay at other high end hotels for the price but I know I won't bother looking anywhere else. Check out the spa too, their couples options are wonderful. For a romantic getaway this is an awesome hotel, if going for family vacation we saw lots of kids playing in the water too. Beach is right out your door.