Courtesy Courtyard by Marriott Mission Valley
Amenities abound for families seeking a fun and casual base for trips to SeaWorld and the zoo. Parents appreciate the living-room style of the downstairs lounge—U-shaped couches and plush ottomans cluster around wall-mounted flat screens, perfect for pizza parties. Technology-focused perks attest to the hotel's young age: the fitness center's treadmills have personal TVs, the lounge has three wired computers and a Nintendo Wii for general use; and an iPhone-like touch
screen in the lobby serves up news, maps, and weather. Rooms feature crisp white comforters and views of the not-so-scenic I–8.