Shortly before my stay at the Ayres, I read the most recent reviews, and I must say, was disappointed and sad that some of the poor reviews were posted. This hotel is my 'go to' hotel. The checkin is always fast, rooms extremely clean and so large. I have never had any problems with the internet, the pool is clean and comfortable, breakfast fresh and plentiful - and the weekly reception dinner always tasty. This hotel, for the price is an incredible value. The staff - all of them - make every effort to ensure one's stay is the best it can be. A good selection of restarunts are just a quick drive down the street, and the highway access convienent. I sleep the best at this hotel than virtually any other I go to. If you are traveling to southern California and are looking for something directly on the beach, 4 star +++, or the most spacious and luxurious room then this is not the place to go. If you are looking for something better than most, clean, comfortable, pleasant, lots of perks (free breakfast, parking, ihome radios, small fridge and sink, celing fans, and weekly dinner to name a few) then this is your place!!