So when you check in you are overwhelmed with how beautiful the lobby and grounds are. Our original suite was beautiful as well, but we found ants in the kitchen area...which doesn't surprise me given the lush naturey grounds...but it became a
problem. The staff came quickly and since they couldn't fix the problem gave us an upgrade to a different suite. The rest of our stay was perfect. The staff was amazing. More of a family spot and very close to rest of tourist destinations in San Diego. If you do rent a car, be weary of the daily parking fee!
The pools were the hit for us! The kids spent 4 days swimming and splashing.
I do wish the food available at the main pool was a little easier to access, as i was alone with my kids, and would have to drag them out of the pool to go
friendly staff...fun to feed ducks and visit turtles.
we would go again.
The grounds of this resort are outstanding. However, it is away from a lot of the things to do in San Diego. You must take a taxi cab everywhere you go ( approximately $25+ to downtown, one way). If you want to stay at the resort and swim, this is
a great place. The rooms were average, at best. There is basically only two restaurants on site which are very expensive..........$75 - $100 for breakfast with a limited menu for a family of four at Barefoot Grill. Baleen restaurant even more pricey and not open for breakfast. You will have to pay for all the amenities on site. ( i.e. $36 for four to play putt-putt golf ). Putt putt course is a natural grass course, so very difficult for young kids to play. Grounds are very well maintained and beautiful. Staff was very helpful and courteous. Would not stay at this resort again as most of the things to see and do in San Diego are closer to downtown. Pay more to stay at a hotel downtown and save on the taxi fares and food costs. Overall, a 5 out of 10.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Bring your own food or eat off resort. Prices way to high at resort.
This resort has everything!! Very family friendly and multi faceted. You have so many options right on the property and many more outside. The property is fabulous.
Word to the wise.. Store very expensive so bring your own beverages and snacks..
Room service charges fee plus tips.... Very high priced and cold but tropical bar/grill excellent