We spent the one and only night at the Marriott Coronado. I actually really liked the room. I have a preference towards large cavernous rooms and this was one of them. High ceilings, king size bed, small sitting area, huge patio overlooking the pool and the harbor, and a bathroom with a huge jacuzzi tub. The sheets were like crawling in between two slices of butter they were so smooth and comfy. Since it was late when I got there we ordered room service for dinner which came quickly. It was on par for room service food. Nothing notable.
In the morning we woke up to ducks in the moat between our patio and the pool. With some left over french fry bits we were able to see how friendly these ducks could be.
After brunch we headed to the Fashion Valley Mall and did a bit of walking around. It took forever to park and the stores are all pretty high end so we just windowed shopped. It wasn't all that amazing but if you are a real shopper than it might be just what you are looking for.
Around 3 o'clock we headed out of town and to a friend's birthday party in Irvine. It was a quick trip with a free nice hotel room and a great brunch. Always fun to get out of town, even for a short while. And catching a sunset like this on the way home makes quite a good end to the trip.
San Diego, Ca
Points of Interest:
Marriott Coronado http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sanci-coronado-island-marriott-resort-and-spa/
The Mission http://www.themissionsd.com/
Fashion Valley Mall http://www.simon.com/mall/fashion-valley