Picked from Expedia for cheapness, i was VERY pleased to be at La Valencia which is an old-style individual hotel that oozes class and pleasantness. My room was not large by US standards, but sizeable and very well equipped (nice to have coffee and tea making stuff). Comfy bed, lots ofn towels and bathrobes etc.
The propoerty slopes doen to the sea, and I had a view of the Pacific from my wondow, palm trees and etc. Excellent staff, good food in normal (iwe European) quantities was perhaps a little steep on price, but not crazy.
So, genteel but functional, polite and discrete... and in a verey nice area indeed, lots of boutiquey atrisan shops made for a pleasant couple of hours before heading (again) back to the airport. Thoroughly recommended, I hope to come again.