I loved the location. It is just 3 blocks from the beach, which you can enjoy during all seasons. I was there in December, and was happy to use one of the loaner bicycles the hotel provides (they also have beach chairs and boogie boards) to explore the strand along beach. The rooms are clean and have a view of the ocean. The staff is friendly and happy to offer suggestions on places to see, eat and visit. I plan on staying here again during future trips to the LA area.