Have been there about half a dozen times before, always enjoy the peaceful zen spirit. This weekend was no different, but some observations. The hotel service was top notch, although the restaurants were somewhat slow; waited 25 minutes for a sandwich and sushi roll. The pool area is very small (although hip and easy access to cocktails and snacks), but the fake beach was very relaxing and quiet. This is not a hotel for small kids; better for business people and hip couples. The views of the bay are amazing, and the food and drinks at all the restaurants are high end and healthy. Small aside: Lobby chairs were stained, needed replacement. Overall, the meditative quality is worth the price tag, and the hipness of the clientele adds to the overall "star quality" feel.