One of San Diego's first "skyscrapers," this 11-story structure has a central location and a vintage feel. 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.