One of San Diego's first "skyscrapers," this 11-story structure that's on the National Register of Historic Places was built in 1913. The public areas have old marble, brass, and mosaics. Most rooms are small, but they're decorated with equally elegant dark-wood furnishings. One-bedroom suites have varied layouts but all feature separate living room areas. You can enjoy the view and a complimentary Continental breakfast on the casual rooftop terrace. Book ahead if you're
visiting in summer.