The little things made a big difference. Complimentary breakfast, complimentary pool towels & a genuine personal welcome. Staff were helpful & energetic, location is central to most LA tourist spots & only a short walk to the train station. As a solo female tourist I felt welcome & secure. A close by Japanese restaurant was recommended & I was wary as i was informed it was also owned by the proprietors of the hotel - it was however first class Japanese cuisine - cost effective too.