Booked this hotel after much research on TA on the basis of a quiet area and location for first time visitors to SD without a car. This turned out great, firstly it was only a few dollars taxi ride from the train station. We liked the location being on Ninth in a slightly more residential area(quieter) and with some more neighbourhood type bars and eating choices. However the promoted central established outlets are only a few blocks away if you like that full on crowded streets/bars/restaurants evening. We found the proximity to Market Street for a couple of buses or the trolley bus station a short walk away gave us easy access everywhere across SD. Arm yourself with a Transit Day/Compass card (3 day was good value) and you can jump from bus to bus all day or go miles across the county. We recommend day trips to Mission and Pacific Beach or La Jolla.
Would agree with all the other positive comments about the hotel and room facilities and services. Our first night was interrupted by a noisy rattle from the A/C but we told reception the next day and by our return the maintenance man had repaired it. They also offered to move us if it couldn’t be fixed. We didn't go for an included breakfeast rate as it appeared to only give you a small credit towards the ala carte menu.
Would definitely recommend you consider this hotel.