The hotel surprised with something new each day. We had a first floor bay room that faced angled out to the beach. It worked perfect as we rented jetskis and pulled right up on the beach. Learned about tide changes with the jetski almost getting stuck on the beach as we broke for lunch. About an hour later our entire jetskis were out of the water. We managed to push and pull ithem back in the water. The tide went up and down 6+ feet twice during the day, which was really educational and amazing to see the beach appear and several hours later disappear again. Most of the employees genuinely seem to care about the guests by wanting to help. It is refreshing to get quality service from all employees...my hat off to the managers...your message is evident in how your staff responds. Convenience to Sea World is amazing and downtown San Diego is still only 10 to 15 minutes away. Really enjoyed the walking and biking and beaches around the resort. Kinds want to come back, which is a Win for any parent!