The location: You are ten minutes away from the airport, towards Point Loma. This also means a fifteen minute drive to downtown San Diego, twenty minutes to Coranado Island, and thirty minutes to the coves of La Jolla.
The setting: This is a motel that has undergone an Ikea style refurbishment. Some of the higher priced rooms have new bathrooms; the cheaper ones still sport the originals from the days before the refurbishment. The restaurant and bar are busy during the weekend for brunch, late afternoon drinks and dinner. We didn’t eat here, but the locals seem to like the place. There is a small pool in the center of the courtyard, with Ikea style deck furniture.
The rooms: Mine was the middle category room with a dated bathroom; my friend opted for the best room type and had a modern bathroom. Both rooms came with small patios. The platform beds were comfortable. The flat screen TVs were nice as well. The boxed (not bottled) water was a nice touch. The water pressure was excellent but the toiletries mundane. WiFi was good but lagged at times.
All in all: This place is a great value, especially if booked ahead. If you are renting a car during your visit, stay here and save money. The place is clean and the location is great. There are lots of conveniences on Rosecrans, the main road fronting the property.
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- Also Known As:
- Pearl Hotel San Diego
- Pearl San Diego