The Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach (Hilton) is one of the few ocean front resorts in California. We arrived at 11 PM and got a HHonors Diamond upgrade to an Ocean Front Suite. The two rooms were just huge and had 2 bathrooms. Facing the ocean there was a balcony. We quickly fell asleep and woke up with the view of an empty beach.
We went for the breakfast room and found a decent selection of hot and cold breakfast items plus a cook to order option. The athmosphere in the restaurant was kind of depressing with industrial style lights and freezing cold A/C. So we took breakfast outside on the patio. We were the only one’s to do so and the staff always made sure to close the door behind us. The precious artifical A/C air can’t get outside… After breakfast we took a walk on the beach.
Great hotel, just a little dated though.