The views are fantastic especially if you walk to the top! The grounds are well kept and very pretty to walk around with many different blooming flowers and plants. The hotel is in a fantastic location right next all the main attractions in Old Town San Diego. The hotel front desk wasn't the friendliest or most helpful of our trip but the atmosphere made up for it. It was bit of a maze finding your way around at first but i found that all part of the charm of something very different to anything i have stayed in before. Would have been nice if the front desk had shown us where ALL the elevators were, some are not so visible due to the many levels positioned across from each other, on arrival i had to carry all our bags up 2 flights of stairs and we had alot of luggage being it was our last night of our 33 day tour! Thankfully I was shown another elevator the next day by one of the friendly ground staff. There were parking fees but most places do charge nowadays. Free WIFI and good size room with a sofa bed. Loved the old style room with a spanish theme. Just charming i thought.