The location couldn't be better. You're right on the beach, and the rooms on the upper level overlook the ocean. However..... this place needs a serious session of bleach. The tables on the communal balconies hadn't seen a clean cloth in months. The rooms were clean enough, but if you're in San Pedro, you want to be outside in the communal areas of the hotel, not your room. The beach was very noisy at night, as there's a club out on one of the boardwalks that plays music until 3am, so bring ear plugs.
The young girl who seemed to be running the hotel was not helpful. We'd been promised an ocean view room, in writing in an email, and this girl wouldn't have any of it. We were allowed an ocean view room for a few days, and then at the crack of dawn she came banging on our door waking us up to move downstairs to another room, as someone wanted our room. She was really rude about it, and pretty much that ruined the rest of our stay there to be honest.
The patch of beach outside our hotel was supposedly reserved for hotel guests only, but all the locals & touts used it as their hangout, and no one in the hotel asked them to move on so that guests could actually sit on the loungers.
The hotel's location is PERFECT, and that's what you're ultimately paying for. The people who run this hotel really let it down. I probably would stay again, but only because of their budget friendly rates.
Also, go to Estelle's for breakfast - don't bother with their breakfasts
Get a room on the upper level if you can
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