This is the 2nd time staying at the property. The first time, I was unsure of what I thought, it was 2 years ago maybe and the room did seem dated maybe. The location was still perfect and there are definately beautiful views from most rooms.
My recent stay for 1 night on the way home from a cruise, was awesome! I arrived shortly after 11am and was able to check-in immediately. I was given a corner room that overlooked the marina and Coronado bridge. The room was large, and very clean, functional. My favorite part was the floor to ceiling windows with a couch in front of it. It made a perfect location to spend part of the day, writing annual evaluations I needed to have compete by the weekend. The sun was shining, opened the window and easily pumped out half the evaluations in a couple hours.
The room was perfect and quiet at night....with the exception of city noises you hear in any big city hotel.
Location wise - perfect. I come to San Diego frequently and have stayed at numerous downtown San Diego hotels. Overall, this is my favorite property. You can easily walk over to Seaport Village, it's right outside the doors. Jump the trolley system and get to Old Town, Little Italy, or all the way down to Carlsbad if you want. The Gaslamp district is easily walking distance as well as the convention center. You can also catch the Coronado ferry at Seaport Village and spend the day at Coronado without having to drive, it's my favorite way to explore Coronado. Plus there are great restuarants all nearby. Don't forget to go to the Top of the Hyatt bar near sunset, actually go a little earlier to get a choice seat. Amazing views, good wine selections, and classic drinks.