We were looking for a relaxing getaway for a couple of days, and quickly chose the Galvez. It is historic, refined, situated on the beach and really no more expensive than many lesser hotels in the area. We avoided the pricey valet parking and self-parked in the private parking garage across the street at no cost...your room key gives you access. The rooms are not very large, but very comfortable with quality furnishings & bedding. We picked a room with a "partial ocean view"...that's why we went to the coast after all! The lobby bar was a nice spot to sit & people watch while having a drink and appetizers. Our three day visit was too quickly over, but we look forward to returning soon.