Admittedly, I've never thought about staying at a Residence Inn. After my stay this past weekend, it will become more of a thought than an after thought. The Residence Inn L.A. gives the value of 5 Star hotel at an economic price. The hotel is beautiful and immaculate. (Yes immaculate coming from the person who travels with Clorox wipes). The rooms are spacious and warm with a cool modern day vibe. Unfortunately, time wasn't on my side because I would have loved to relax (in one of the Cabanas), by the beautiful infinity pool longer than an hour. All and all I say pack a bag and make a reservation as the the staff couldn't be more personable and accommodating. (Oh, and you will sleep like a baby in the comfortable beds).