Let's face it, suites are always better than just rooms. These suites are actually very well done. They have relatively large kitchens with all the necessities. A nice, although small, living room with a comfortable sofa and lounge chair. The bedroom (also a little small with a king bed) has a nice flat-screen TV and compartmentalized bathroom. The decor is bright and upbeat.
The hotel managers are doing something right with their team as all hotel staff are very polite and accomodating. Especially Brian at check-in; he made sure we got the location we wanted (so we could easily walk our dog). Then called our room to make sure we were comfortable. Very nice!
Unfortunately, in an area with lots of beaches, the hotel circle location does not seem to offer a true resort vacation feel. (which is why 3 stars - not 5) You are close to many San Diego attractions and/or beaches, but this location does not offer any views. At least this property is somewhat set back from the freeway, whereas others are right on the freeway.
I guess you need to determine if you want a nice suite incl. breakfast at a value price or a room with an ocean view or resort feel at twice the price.