We went to visit our kids, and new baby. The hotel was not as close as some others but we choose Hilton Garden because it is always clean and is a Hilton property. It was only a 1 1/2 miles from our kids, so it worked out fine. Not very resturants around. The Del Mar Highlands Shopping center is were we ate and met up with our kids. Much more activity in that area. But close enough, so no complaints. We did not want to spend the upcharge to stay closer so this worked out just fine. And we got to spend a couple of days with our new Grand Baby!