We'll be in L.A. in August, and I'd like to find a hotel near family who live in Mahattan Beach. So far, the ones I've found (e.g., Beach House in Hermosa Beach and Shade in Manhattan Beach) are $300+ per night, and many of the less expensive ones get very mixed reviews here on TA. We're willing to pay up to $250 a night for a nice place--meaning very clean, somewhat modern and in a safe neighborhood. Being on or near the beach is NOT a priority. Any suggestions? Thanks very much.