Despite the serenity their publicity photos suggest, the GBI is actually located on a busy street corner across the main drag from the Del Coronado. It's not quiet, but it is convenient to many shops and restaurants and is within easy walking distance of the beach. Downtown San Diego tourist locations are a quick 5-6 miles away on the other side of the Coronado bridge (no toll).
Our balcony room nominally overlooked the pool, but the front parking lot dominated the view. A few balcony rooms overlook the side street with the marina on the other side--the only views to be had from balcony rooms. Our room was on the small side with a very small outdated bathroom/sink area. Fridge, but no microwave.
Staff is excellent; service is very friendly and helpful. Good marks for the included breakfast which has the usual pastries, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, fruit, cold cereal, cottage cheese. They also have fresh brewed coffee available 24/7.
Parking is $10 per day, a fact that's not widely advertised.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking