"The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"
First, the good. The hotel location on the bay cannot be beat! After arriving, we took a short walk on the promenade, saw some crabs on the rocks, and took a ferry ride over to Coronado. We walked around Seaport Village and had a chocolate covered apple and browsed in a few shops. On the way back, we ate at Joe's Crab Shack.
Ok, now for the bad. After reading other reviews, I knew we would be asked about upgrading to a bayfront view. When I originally booked, I chose a bridge view. But, after arriving, we were offered the $20 upgrade to a bayfront/city view, so we went for it. We were put in room 1109 and were told that the big Comic Con sign on the side of the building would not block our view. Got to the room and there was the big black screen blocking our view. Went back to front desk and moved to room 1865. Beautiful corner room with windows all around! In my opinion, the bridge side would be nice too. The Dole plant had a huge ship there which was kind of cool to see.
The Ugly-after a long day at the beach, we came back to find the AC is broken. We had to move rooms again! Note, this was our third time moving rooms. It wouldn't have been so bad, but it took them forever to bring the key. It was midnight, and we had to do this with our young son. Finally, get in room, and found urine in the toilet, a cup filled with old coffee, garbage, and pillows on one bed smashed down like someone had been laying there. Eww! Manager comped one night, but still...
Traveller from Phoenix, AZ