While visiting LA, I wanted to be near a nice beach, not too crowded. I chose Hermosa Beach and found that this hotel had a good location, cost within my budget.
The good is that rooms are very, very large. Some have balconies and even ocean views. I asked high floor, ocean view. Fantastic. The only concern is that it was facing street, and you can hear car traffic most night long.
Hotel is located 10-15 minute walk from beach. I actually enjoyed the walk. It is adjacent to a strip mall, there is a supermaket, restaurant, strabucks. Across the road there is a McDonalds, cvs, vons, etc. Walk towards the beach and there are many, many restaurant options.
Internet was free, just ok, slow speed.
Breakfast was basic continental, it was free, so not picky here. Fresh fruit, bagels and yogurt. Eggs did look rubbery precooked, so I stayed away.
Parking is also free.
Rooms have minifridge, flatscreen tv. AC worked fine, not too loud, struggled a little during afternoon, but after sunset, it cooled down. Elevators are ok. Front desk staff is not too friendly, but they do their job well.
The only down side to this basic hotel is that it is a little bit worn down, old, dated. But it is clean. Also, they have to stay off the strong ammonia smelling cleaners, very potent in the lobby.
Basic, great location, large rooms free internet, parking, breakfast. I will stay again.