You could not get a better spot for a better deal. Steps from the beach, with a glorious view of the Ferris Wheel at Santa Monica Pier. Well, at least that is what my room was! I was on the second floor and this view was very pleasant out the window. The room was spacious and clean. It was nothing fancy but nor did I expect it to be. The location is fantastic. Very close to the pier and Santa Monica main hub. The staff were very friendly, especially Aaron and James. The only main downfall of this hotel is the Wifi. It's nothing short of terrible. However, there is a computer in reception you can use. I quite enjoyed the break from technology myself.
The only other issue I had was with money being debited at the time of check in. I was not informed this was the case when I handed over a credit card. I think it would be better if this was clearer. This actually caused an issue for my finances, which was resolved but a clearer explanation at check in would have been appreciated, especially when my reservation email stated one nights accommodation would be debited at the time of booking. However, these issues aside, the hotel is clean, cozy, good value and in a fantastic spot and I would return again.More
- Free Wifi