I really liked this place but my wife was a bit tepid on it. In our opinion, there were lots of upside. First of all, affordable. We stayed in room no. 9 which was a junior suite. Great, vintage couch. Goldfish named Bruce Lee on the wall. Patio. Air conditioning. The location is away from downtown in an area called Point Loma that has good restaurants (walking)and the Cabrillo National Monument Area nearby (driving). There are even some bayside beaches. I swam at one and it seemed pretty clean. And the pool at the Pearl is small but great. Drinks and music poolside! We pretty much had it to ourselves twice. It also has its own restaurant but we didn't eat there. Near the airport, too, but we drove in.
Downside: my wife disliked the hard bed intensely. The traffic noise from the street is loud. Parking is limited and ten bucks extra. No guarantee you'll get a spot. Far from downtown and no trolley nearby. Pillows were absurdly uncomfortable! Go figure. That sounds like an oxymoron: uncomfortable pillows. My wife complained that there was no full-length mirror.
Oh, well. More upside than downside in my book. I thought it was so different from the average hotel and I really enjoyed that. Cool place.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included