I stayed at The Georgian for a week at the beginning of August - this was a work trip but we chose to stay in Santa Monica rather than in downtown LA and what a wise decision that was.
The Georgian is a lovely hotel in a great location. Yes, it's on a main road (and being English it was a pain that I couldn't actually cross the road from outside the hotel but had to walk down the road to the pedestrian crossing) but the fact we were on a main road did not seem to detract from the view and it was nice eating breakfast on the veranda, looking out at the Pacific. Breakfast was very slow service, especially as we were eating at 7am and there was basically no-one else there, but when it finally arrived it was good.
I have to contradict comments about the service at Reception. The lady who dealt with me on arrival was excellent and very helpful when I asked specific things. She also gave me information about the Minibar, ice, possibility of loaning me a fridge as I was staying for a whole week. Every subsequent contact with her was good & I cannot fault her on her customer service and professionalism.
My room was cleaned & made up early each day and I was surprised the first day to return & find there was a turn down service. The room itself was fine: good comfortable bed, ample closet space, direct line phone, free wifi (although this was at times a little flaky) fully stocked minibar (but beware if you pick anything up it's charged immediately to your room) tea & coffee making facilities and good bathroom. Everything you really need, in good condition and very clean.
The hotel itself is rather quaint and you really get that sense of history, with the old fashioned lift and even the peep holes & door knockers. The decor certainly adds character to the public areas and gives the whole hotel a nice feel. As I've already said, the hotel is on a main road facing the Pacific. Unfortunately I had a room at the back of the hotel & so didn't get the view from my room, but the location was good nonetheless & it was nice to stroll through the trees & park area opposite the hotel, whilst admiring that fantastic view. For those wanting a good location for the beach, it's perfect, whilst still only a couple of minutes walk from the main pedestrianised areas of Santa Monica.
Thanks for a great stay - I wouldn't hesitate in staying at The Georgian on subsequent visits to LA.
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