The Holiday Inn North Beach was clean, comfortable and in a great location. The bar on the 6th floor overlooked the ocean and was very cozy. The Square Whale restaurant had delicious food and great service and also overlooked the ocean. But, the favorite of the group I was traveling with was the marvelous breakfast buffet. Food was hot and fresh and the young man cooking ommlets made the best I have ever eaten. Again, the service was superb. Above all, everyone on staff from the valet Spencer who saw to it that our bags went to our room and then picked them up and loaded them back onto the motorcoach when we were leaving to Asia the young lady who checked our group in, to Ashley at the front desk who helped me out when I had a small problem and to Maria and Jay in group sales who handled our stay, I cannot praise the staff enough. They were all so friendly, courteous, kind and went out of their way to be helpful.