A modern high-rise near Horton Plaza hides San Diego's most opulent old-world-style hotel, featuring a lobby that is modeled after the anteroom at Versailles, and outfitted with antiques and Baccarat chandeliers. Rooms are individually furnished with Italian marble counters and rich wool carpeting. From the ninth floor up, the views of the harbor and city are breathtaking, though newer buildings have obscured some of them. Afternoon tea, with or without champagne, is served
in the lobby to the accompaniment of harp music. The San Diego Trolley stops right outside the door.