Posted Mar 22, 2017
I have visited san diego with kids dozens of times, and this is my first stay with Hilton. The reviews were pretty lukewarm, but I was pleasantly surprised by the stay here, and felt that it was more comfortable than the other mission bay resorts that are comparably priced.
Our room was a ground floor fire pit dual queen room, which was reasonably sized and had plenty of play space for the little kids. The bathrooms were a bit dated, and there was no fan, seemed to really get musty in there with showers. The storage is a bit slim, and there is a side closet with microwave and fridge that is nowhere near the mini kitchenette- very odd. The floors were clean, the beds were comfortable. The TV channels were slow to change, and the only kids options were exta$, come on! how about Disney junior or nick junior for the struggling parents to entertain kids at times??? The ability to let the kids run on the grass in view of the room and patio was fantastic.
The grounds were well maintained, with a nice stroll to the beach walk and over to the lobby/pool/restaurant. The pool was great, nice temperature, several hot pools, and a kids pool. Plenty of play space for the kids. The food was good, typically priced, the room service fruit plate was fantastic, the hot dogs not so much. The coffee shop was understaffed and over priced in the morning.
My biggest concern is the resort fee seems excessive and the parking fee is usury. Paying $38 for a spot in the middle of mission bay is a lot