I stayed here with my daughter this week for a few days and was sad to leave. This was a great value - close to the beach with lots of great restaurants and shops close by. We found this place to be very clean. Our room had a balcony overlooking the pool with a view of the ocean in the distance. The staff here were very friendly and helpful. There were towels provided for beach and the pool. For kids, I noticed they had some toys (pails and shovels and other items) to take to the beach. Breakfast was complimentary. There were two waffle machines to make your own waffles and an assortment of muffins, bagels, yogurt, boiled eggs, cereal. We found the hotel to be very quiet considering this is a very busy location. Lots of activity with people swimming, surfing, running, skateboarding, cycling or just strolling along the beach or boardwalk. The beach was very clean with awesome sunsets. Not complaining but how come no mosquitoes here? So nice to sit out on the balcony or by the pool and not get bothered by bugs! I would highly recommend this spot for families. My only piece of advice is to rent a car if you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing in San Diego and surrounding area.