Okay, we will be in the LA area for 4 nights and have found decent rates at the above mentioned hotels and I need to make a decision. The El Segundo RI would be a bit cheaper ($189 vs. $218 per night coming to a total difference, inc tax, etc, of $143 for the 4 nights) but it's not a huge difference. They are both 2 BDR/2 BA places, but the MB RI is a penthouse suite vs. an actual 2 BDR. The manager at the ES RI called me herself (great service!) to offer me a great rate on a 2 bDR, but they are under going renovations (8:30-6 while we are there...not really impacting our sleep and they will be working on the floor above us when they are working, hopefully, not impacting us too much!). All amenities are still available to us during our stay.
We are coming to area, mainly, see son at Jeopardy taping (Culver City) but want to hit Manahattan Beach, Santa Monica, and see the "sights" that all tourists want to see their 1st time in LA. Between the taping schedule and traffic, seeing the "sights could be quite the challenge! (I've already ready thru HopSkip's itineraries and have flexible a "plan".) We have a car rental setup. Our travels include an 11 YO son, as well.
So, should I just go with the best rate or is one RI definitely better than the other?
Thanks in advance for input!