My family and I were at The Island for two nights in August. The lobby and pool area, along with the rooms and fitness area were fantastic. The restaurant needs some updating, but the Concierge made up for that when he helped me out with some dinner reservations, cancellations, and suggestions! There seems to be a lot of extra charges, and parking rates for a non beach front hotel were crazy. However, I would stay here again in a flash, and it was great to walk to Fashion Island Mall which is one of the nicest malls I've ever seen. The accomodations were beautiful, large and clean, and suited us well.