My husband and I are planning a trip to LA in early December (5-9) and we would like to stay in Santa Monica. If we going to stay on the beach, I would love an ocean view. The ocean view rooms at Shutters and Casa del Mar are a bit pricey for us, so we will likely get an ocean view room at Loews. My question is whether it is worth spending a little extra money for one of the rooms that has a larger furnished balcony. Will it be too cool on the beach in December to enjoy having coffee or drinks on the balcony in the morning/evening? I would love any feedback that you can provide. Thanks in advance for your help!