Upon our arrival, the owner of the hotel immediately took 5 mins to give us maps and a lay of the land around the hotel. Some of our luggage had been stolen, so we were very stressed out. He didn't skip a beat, and said he would do all he could to help us enjoy our experience in San Diego. We followed his suggestions and it ended up being one of our favorite travel adventures! The room was exactly as described. We had a corner room with a double and a queen, it was on the streetside, but we did not hear the cars. There was an alcove that fit the luggage we had, a big refrigerator (which we plugged in when we got there) and a flat screen TV. Beds were comfortable, the air conditioner was new, and we had a great little sitting area that we took full advantage of. The room is there to sleep and shower and it served those purposes perfectly. Our exchange student who was travelling with us said, "I know where I am telling my friends to stay when they come to San Diego, this hotel". It is affordable and so convenient. We were able to get to the zoo, Balboa, downtown, Cabrillio lighthouse, all in under 25 mins. The unexpected highlight was going to the sunset cliffs, as recommended by the owner. Without question, I would stay at this hotel again for another visit to San Diego.