This was a weekend getaway for wife and I combining work and lesiure. The hotel has a great location. It is on the beach (no streets to cross) and a few blocks from Lincoln Ave (large pedestrian area with shops and restaurants) and a mile or so from the hardcore action on Ocean Beach Blvd in the heart of SoBe. You expect to pay to be on the beach, but the accomodations were valued fairly. I personally did not care for the art work in the lobby, but it was laid out nice, it is very modern, and the staff is very friendly. The rooms are ample, and the pool and grounds are perfect for just relaxing. I would not say this is a hotel for younger kids. I would say the atmosphere is more suited to the 30 - 40+ crowd. They have wine tasting happy hour, and other events by the pool. And while there is a lot of activity, it was significanlty more peaceful than anything you will find on Ocean Beach. If you don't mind being a little out of the way of the "Live Action" on the SoBe strip, this is a perfect spot. I would stay here again, absolutely!