This is THE place to stay when visiting San Diego. From the moment we walked in we were welcomed with a warm and friendly hello and were able to check right into our room. The room was large, clean and very comfortable!!!!!! Derek Edwards, assistant general manager, is fantastic!!!! He has excellent people skills and will go out of his way to make you feel comfortable. He helped us to find local terrific restaurants, suggestions for places to go and driving directions. The other staff members are also extremely helpful, friendly and accommodating. The hotel has the guests' needs as their top priority!!!!!! The breakfast is great, with many choices. Evening social hour brings lots of guests into the lobby and is a good place to relax and talk to other travelers. If you do not want to do that, then the guest rooms are extremely comfortable to relax in. The hotel is easy access to the highway and you can get to local attractions within fifteen to twenty minutes. The drive is very easy and it is terrific to get back to the quiet of this hotel after a day of sightseeing. There are also some very good restaurants very close to the hotel, as well as a Trader Joe. This is the perfect hotel for your stay in San Diego and we can't wait to return.