My family and I stayed here for ten (10) days in July. We are Marriott Premier Owners, but this was our first trip to California. The resort is beautiful, located on the hills across the PCH from the beach - with multiple Spanish or Italian style villas built onto many acres on the hillside. The view from the lobby, and any villas in the building where the lobby is located, is spectacular - overlooking the three main pools, which are beautiful, and the Pacific, as well the landscaped property. The problem is that if you aren't in this building, or one near it and on a high floor, you lose the sense that you are at a resort on the Pacific coast. Our villa was on the first floor of building 1700. The villa was well appointed and clean. However, we had a view of trees off our deck and a view of a large hill in the front of the building. From our building it felt more like a mountain resort than a beach resort. We did put in our priorities for our villa immediately upon receiving the e-mail from the resort. Having a view was at the top of each of our submissions - if not of the ocean, at least of the pools. Unfortunately we got neither. We were told that the best they could do for us was to put us in a centrally located building, (which they did - building 1700 being the first center building below the main pool). The explanation was that the resort is full of owners this time of year. I accept that, but was still a bit disappointed that the best view we could get was of leaves - which I get to see plenty of at home. The kids' programs and teen club seemed to be well run and my kids enjoyed them. I was surprised the pool bar and grill closed as early as it did, and there was no entertainment on any evening as there is at some MCVI properties. One major drawback at this resort is parking. Each villa is supposed to have ONE spot in front of the building. Several nights when we got back from Disney or Universal at (;00 or a bit later, there were no spots in front of Building 1700 or any nearby building. There should be assigned parking spots for each villa, with illegally parked vehicles being towed. Another smaller drawback is the number of steps you have to walk. To get to the pool from Building 1700, we had to walk a large number of fairly steep steps due to the grade of the property. The steps were not a problem once or twice a day, but they did get tiring the third or fourth time up and down in a day, or when I had to walk some of them because I couldn't park near my Building. Don't take this as a negative review. Overall, I really enjoyed my time at this resort, and the local area is incredible. However, this was not my favorite MCVI property and I think they can do some things to improve the vacation experience.
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