Stayed for a night at Hotel Erwin in December. I was very impressed with the quality of the service I received from the front desk staff. They were friendly, helpful, and authentic. The room was clean and well-appointed. I appreciated extras like q-tips in the bathroom (a very simple thing, yet most hotels overlook it). We received an excellent discount through Discover Los Angeles which made the price of the hotel very affordable. Valet parking was rather expensive, but it's optional so I guess you can skip it if you're looking to save money. I wish the weather had been nicer so we could have enjoyed the rooftop bar. The location of the hotel is spectacular and only steps from the beach. I would definitely go back.