We stayed here two nights ago. We were passing through town while on our West Coast trip. We didn't have reservations anywhere in town, and remembered reading about the ESI on TA. We pulled into the parking garage below the hotel and were amazed by the beautiful ocean view.
We were able to get a really good deal as a walk-in with AAA. Our suite (#120) was pretty awesome; it was very clean, had a fireplace, a wet bar, mini-fridge, microwave, K-cup coffee maker, a balcony with breathtaking ocean views and, best of all, a ceiling fan above the bed. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. Everything was first class. I was really worried about the location of our room since it was directly across the hall from the elevator, vending and ice machines, as well as directly above the parking garage; but there was hardly any noticeable noise.
In the lobby, they were serving salmon chowder from 5-7pm and cookies beginning at 8pm - it was very welcoming. The staff was very friendly.
Breakfast was really exceptional. Bacon, eggs, waffles, biscuits & gravy, assorted cereals, yogurt, fruit, oatmeal, assorted juices, milk & coffee were all on the buffet.
The only negative thing I could say is that the toilets seem to operate off of a vacuum-based system, similar to an airplane. It is pretty loud when flushed and this was really the only sound that transferred between rooms.
I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this hotel without hesitation!