Small Gems and Victories for the Neighborhoods

by on May 10, 2021 · 2 comments

in Ocean Beach

Part I

By Colleen O’Connor

A bit of good news.  Brought to you by good people.  And lots of human effort.

A new hotel built in Point Loma, where the community worked with developers to get what each wanted most.  Something attractive, with an emphasis on “local” faire; a family friendly meeting place, a restaurant with local chefs, local beers, and local morning coffee.

Add to that, an emphasis on nearby local attractions (the Zoo, Balboa Park, nearby fishing, walking and sailing options, the Monsaraz is fittingly named after a little southern Portugal village, occupied since pre-history.  And a nod to the early and still prominent Portuguese families of the area.

The $30 million, 92-room Monsaraz is the latest entry in the Hilton Hotel Tapestry line

The property description: “Wake up in our Portuguese influenced midcentury modern property and walk down to our picturesque courtyard for a handcrafted latte from our local roaster, Dark Horse Coffee, and immediately breath in the smell of the ocean air.”

A small gem, but a victory for the neighborhood.


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Geoff Page May 10, 2021 at 11:10 am

I hate to rain on this optimistic parade but this is one of the projects the Development Services Department allowed to measure the 30-foot height from the inside of the planters you see outside the building, gaining another four to five feet in height over 30 feet.


Charles Best May 10, 2021 at 12:59 pm

Thanks Colleen.


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