Close to the restaurants and shops of Liberty Station, this family-friendly hotel spares travelers the extra fees charged by most downtown and coastal lodgings. Here the parking, wireless Internet, and airport shuttles are all free. Guest rooms have a contemporary style with flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, and mini-refrigerators; about a third of rooms have balconies. Convenient amenities include a laundry room and Starbucks coffee. A casual on-site restaurant
serves breakfast and dinner daily. Even if it's chilly, you can lounge by the pool, which has fire pits and an indoor/outdoor area with comfortable seating.