We loved our stay here in Oct. 2012. The weather was perfect, and the hotel was awesome. Our room with a king size bed was a bigger than a normal hotel room. Each room has their own balcony with two chairs. Our room was pet friendly and when we arrived our dog had a Sherpa blanket, a dog dish, and treats awaiting her. The grounds have a lot of grassey area which is nice when you have a dog, and also adds to the beauty of the property. The grounds were well maintained and the views were awesome from everywhere in the hotel. The continental breakfast was very good and they offered a lot of different items. We loved the pancake machine! We never heard the freeway noise from our room and we were on the first floor right accross the street from the freeway. We did hear the wonderful sound of the ocean waves. The only complaint we had and the reason I didn't give it a five star rating is because where we were in the hotel we had a very weak wi-fi signal. We were not able to stay connected to the internet which was very frustrating. The hotel management did compensate us for our lack of wi-fi which was very nice of them, and said they were looking into the problem and working with IT to get the problem corrected. The hotel does not have beach access as it is on a cliff, but you can walk down a few blocks and access the beach via the Sea Crest motel.