This is our 2nd trip to LA in the past two years where we are visiting friends and relatives all over the area, yet spending time at the beaches on our own walking and riding bikes. We returned to El Segundo because its easy to get to, quiet (for LA) and the hotel prices here are very reasonable. The Hilton Garden Inn was the perfect choice with a lovely pool. Since this hotel seem to accommodate mostly business travelers, we virtually had the pool and hot tub to our selves each morning. They also have a very nice outside patio off the breakfast room. The hotel is not large which we prefer and the staff is very attentive. Plus free parking. The town of El Segundo is a few miles away and although small is actually quite nice with cafes and restaurants. There is also a large public tennis court complex a few blocks from town that is lit at night. Continue past El Segundo and in a few miles you are at Manhatten Beach which is one of our favorite beach towns. I highly recommend this hotel.