several friends have inquired about our recent vacay accommodations. michael's cme conference was at the hilton san diego resort & spa on mission bay. it was fantabulous.
from what i gather, the hotel has been around a while, but recently underwent significant plastic surgery. after all, this is socal we're talking about, and dr 90210 works his magic just a couple hours up i-5.
as far as location goes, it's just a couple miles from the zoo and within sight of seaworld (shamu's nightly fireworks extravaganza can be watched from most room balconies or any spot on the hotel's boardwalk).
|seaworld pops from our balcony|
the airport is also nearby. we rented a car & had no trouble getting around. well, except when henro & i met a friend for lunch...but that had nothing to do with san diego & everything to do with my inability to navigate a downtown area.
great on-site dining. henro inhaled his breakfasts. i did the same when it came to fries. hands down, some of the best anywhere. mcd's and burgersmith included. seriously. and we don't mess around when it comes to fried taters.
my only regret: we didn't have enough time poolside.
yes, that's a flat screen tv/dvd combo mounted in the cabana. between the chairs are baskets full of all kinds of snacks & goodies. these surround the pool & can be rented for the day. city club, please take note.
additional touches worth mentioning:
(1) movies are screened poolside on wednesday and friday nights
(2) they facilitate the following at dusk...
twas a good place for us...
if i have my way, we'll return sooner than later :)