Marriot has hit a home run with this newly designed, six story hotel. The decor is invigorating, bright, airy, delightful. The rooms also sport a fresh design approach. You can't beat the location with the Oceanside boardwalk and beaches just one block away.
The building has rooms on all four sides, most with balconies. The full ocean views are the west side, with partials on the north and south. The only thing to be aware of, as great a location it is, the train tracks are right up against the property on the east side.
Noise from trains if a factor. The nosiest rooms are on the east side, or "city" views, with the lowest floors the nosiest, and the upper floors perhaps a little less noisy. We got a room here on-the-fly so they were mostly full, and stayed on the 5th floor, "city", aka train tracks side. It was late at night when we checked in and the check-in agent advised us of noise, not specifying what kind of noise. They demonstrated a white-noise generator at the desk, explaining theses were available in the rooms to counteract the "noise". I thought how could there be that much noise from such a small town at night? Then we found out once up in the room.
The good new is that the tracks mostly serve Amtrak, the Surfliner, and short freight trains that did not seem to run between about 12:30 AM to 6 AM.
Also good new regarding the trains, they are a great, fast, convenient and economical way to get to downtown San Diego, saving 35 miles of stressful freeway driving. The station is just one block south.
Although we could have upgraded to a partial or full ocean view away from the train view, we stayed put and got used to the "occasional" trains. I can't tell you what the noise is like on the other sides, but my guess is that it is much less than the "city" view side.
Also be advised that hotel parking is valet only at $24/day. Your only other option is an adjacent city lot with all validations expiring at midnight daily (I think it said $5/day.) So, to park overnight, you must go out past midnight to purchase another 24 hour validation from the machine.
Killer buffet, continental breakfast included. All in all, a great place to hang out.
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