Believe the hype! this hotel is awesome. I can not say enough good things about it. The staff is courteous, friendly, and helpful. The hotel has just been remodeled - everything is updated, modern, clean. If you are traveling to San Diego with children this place is it! The amenities that they have make up for the short traveling time to go to most attractions. They have free breakfast- good breakfast, not just the typical cold continental brkfst that they offer at other places. They also offer a little dinner type reception in the evenings (during the week) BEST part is that they have alcohol!!!! They even have a laundry room that you can use for FREE! There is a basketball court, the pool is not the biggest - but it does the job!! the kids don't care as long as they are getting wet. Parking is a little thight at night.. so if you get a spot.. don't leave :) - however, there is ample street parking just in front of the hotel so not a biggie. I have to say that at first, when I was driving to the hotel.. and I was worried about how far this was becuase its located in an "industrial business office building" area.. but MAN! don't let that fool you! its right off the freeway, and there are TONS! and TONS! of stores, restaurants, shops, around. It is extremely convenient, Now for the room-- we were lucky enough to get into a 2 bedroom suite and oh lord! it was wonderful, we have 4 children and there was finally enough room. One room had a double (?) bed and the other a king, each room has its own bathroom. There was also a sofa bed in the living room. And the kitchen! even though we didn't cook. the kitchen has all the amenities, full size fridge, microwave, range, dishes, even paper towels, and dish soap. It is literally like an apartment!and everything was super clean! I can go on and on about this place. I usually do not give anyone a 5 star rating.. but this place deserves them ALL. But I do have to say that the best best thing about this place, its the staff- seems that they are happy to work there. They go above and beyond to make sure your stay is excellent. This is the only place that my family and I will stay at when traveling to San Diego!!!!