This is a beautiful historic hotel that has been expertly renovated for the perfect marriage of old and new design. The guest rooms, of course had a heavenly bed, but also had a great layout with very high ceilings and arched windows. One really nice feature was that the room had a small foyer with a hall chest and closet before you entered the actual room. It made the room so much more comfortable and less like a generic hotel room. It was also a nice place to leave your phones, keys, etc. The decorating was beautiful with unique muted patterned carpets, modern empire style furniture, intricate millwork picture paneling and a marble bath. The lobby and restaurant were beautifully decorated as well. The service was excellent from the front desk to the valets to the restaurant and bar. The overall atmosphere was very sophisticated, civilized and quiet. The location of the hotel was excellent right next to the Gaslamp Quarter; however I was not that impressed with Gaslamp Quarter, but it is good central location from which to explore San Diego. The price was great too. I would definitely stay here again.