Sometimes when you travel you find diamonds in the rough. This property is tired but has good bones. Recently acquired by Diamond Resorts it is in a renovation process. Our ocean view one bedroom was a contradiction. The bedroom and bathroom were spotless, modern, and clean. The kitchenette and living area was tired. The furniture needed updating and the kitchen cabinets and frig had seen hard service. But updates were also easily noticed across the hotel. The staff was accessible, helpful, and knowledgeable.
Yes it’s location is noisy. But its location is also its strength. The Mission, San Clemente, Laguna Beach, and San Diego are easily reached. While four stars now it certainly could earn a fifth after renovation. More