Highly Recommended. If you want PB (Pacific Beach) it's the best there. The area's fun for family but is primarily a college-age party zone.
The hotel itself is very nice by any standards, although not super-posh like some it's not run-down or lacking. They recently did a much needed full remodel of the Tower, the lobby is very nice and unique looking, the grounds are unique with a talking exhotic bird area, ducks and swans talking about, water flowing through the lobby and out to the garden, and lush tropical plants throughout. Being right on the sand (bay side of penencula) is nice too - far quieter than the ocean side.
Friday night we attended their weekly full-on Luau - nicely discounted ($35) for hotel guests. That's the main event. There are boat rentals at the hotel's beach-front too, with jet-ski rentals at about 1/2 mile's walk up the boardwalk. The hotel has private bike rentals. The ocean's beach is a block away in the other direction, with lots of shops and really nice beaches. Busy area.
We spent most of the weekend with our 6-year-old at the hotel pool where they have a full bar, Calipso band, free archade for the kids, and luxury cabana lounge chairs. The hotel resturant & cafe is very nice, just a tad pricy for dinner but the quality's there too.
The hotel usually has a wedding on Saturday night, all roped off on the lawn in front of the cafe.
Pros: Great escape from the PB madhouse, great pool, steps to relaxing on sand, luxurious grounds and nice big rooms with newly remodeled stuff.
Cons: free arcade has some broken machines and in need of remodel.