My 17yo twin daughters and I needed a place to stay while checking out Bay Area colleges. I thought I would treat them by picking something different than our go-to Marriott (e.g., bigger, unique decor) ... and the Spero was a huge hit!!! The shower is amazing!!! Huge bathroom counter with 2 sinks (which works nicely when you have two makeup-wearing teens). Fascinating artwork. Multiple environmentally/ecologically-friendly features. My only complaint: there's no mirror outside the bathroom. (Girl stuff.) Regardless, my daughters proclaimed that this is their new favorite hotel ... and that's after staying at the Hotel Del Coronado and the Marriott Marquis (San Diego).