Coming in to the LA area after a day of driving we were unable to find a suitable hotel in the area until we came upon the Moonlite Inn and with everyone being tired and crabby decided to take a chance. At first glance it's nothing special to look at, with the courtyard serving as a (rather tight) parking lot and $85 per night seems a little high, but the clerk put up a no vacancy sign as soon as I got my key so no trouble filling the place it would seem.
Two observations; The check in guy spoke through a window like we were in downtown Detroit as opposed to an upscale LA suburb near the beach, and also took a photocopy of my driver's license which struck me as overkill considering they have my VISA number, but he promised to destroy the copy upon check out. So we checked in, did the bed bug check (pass) and proceeded to sleep. The beds were comfortable, and the AC were large LG units that appeared new and worked well, though there was some other mechanical HVAC noise intermittently through the night, but not enough to keep me up.
The decor is well kept with a few water stains on the ceiling but nothing major, the bathrooms were nicely tiled and the furniture was old but functional enough. But the bar fridge was geriatric and loud as hell, overdue for a replacement I'd say.
On the technical side of things I can report that the WI-FI strength was good.
Overall the Moonlite Inn is a pretty good place to crash and quite close to the beach, but $85 is a little high for a budget two star motel IMHO.
If in a pinch though I would stay there again.
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