This is our second visit to this hotel. The second time was much more economical due to a Groupon voucher. The hotel is conveniently located if you want to be near the Pacific Highway. If you plan to take the train to the city to explore, it is a little hike to the station but quite level. If you have a car, be careful parking on the streets are time zones are marked and the time during the day is limited. We saw a traffic monitor checking the cars. If you park in front of the hotel, be careful of the flowers that fall from the tree as they are sticky, mark the car paint and can be difficult to remove. The staff are efficient; the cafe has wonderful coffee. I love the plentiful supply of papers to read and the fact that the paper is delivered to your door. The rooms are clean with firm beds. The shower area is very small and I wonder how some people would cope with this confined space. The shower cubicle is "tight". I found it strange that the tea/coffee supplies are located in a drawer at floor level. Like another reviewer I too was asked to pay for a chocolate from the mini bar which I did not take. It was quickly credited. I would stay here again.