We stayed in room 31 on a rainy night in January and loved it. The room was one of the largest we've every stayed in but the gas fire in the corner lent it a cosy atmosphere. The bed and shower were fantastic (two things we look out for). The atmosphere is modern despite the homeliness implied by fresh cookies in the lobby, and the service friendly and efficient. We've stayed in much more expensive places that displayed less attention to detail. The location is excellent, just a few minutes walk to the beach in one direction and less than a block from shops and restaurants in the other direction. It was our favourite accommodation during a recent trip to California, we'll be recommending it to friends!