This book has a deceiving cover. Although the exterior is bland, the interior is one of San Diego's classiest treasures. Westgate Hotel is popular with foreign dignitaries for good reason. The awe-inspiring décor is rich, almost decadent. French tapestries, Napoleonic statues and antiques, original works by Gainsborough and Boucher, hand-cut Baccarat crystal chandeliers, and a dramatic marble staircase only hint at the hospitality and formality this grand hotel offers its guests.