This Marriott is perched on a cliff as the name implies and the views of the ocean from the hotel were beautiful. Highlight of the stay was food . Room service was quick and arrived as requested. Restaurant was wonderful for all meals. Breakfast buffet was outstanding. Lots of fresh fruit. Staff was quick in clearing away dishes and replacing cutlery.
Bad experience one night at larger of two bars (not enough staff to serve) was replaced by fun experience at downstairs bar where we were only customers.
Room, while small, was nicely appointed. Asked for pool view and turns out ocean was also visible. Hotel is designed in two u-shaped builidngs to maximize view. One of the pools was noted as for adults in hotel binder. Turned out not to be true, which was a problem. No one seemed to be monitoring the issue.
Cleaning service was fine but was very late. One day, room was not made up until 4:30 despite request for service. On another day, we just asked for clean towels. It was obvious there is a staffing problem.
If you like to walk, this is a great location. It's a short drive to Laguna, a fun town with good restaurants and art galleries.