We stayed in an ocean view room which was very sumptuous. The bed so tall you needed to take a running jump to get on to it and such a soft landing. Two balconies with the most glorious views of Santa Monica beach and pier. Bathroom has big jacuzzi bath with candles if your feeling romantic, tv if you want to get some space to yourself!
Lounge comfy and glamorous. Very LA. Beautiful people doing deals over expensive drinks. Good restaurant and we spotted a hollywood star in there of course. Very attentive service - a bit much sometimes for a Brit but maybe easier for the Americans.
Rent a bike - well worth it. The coastal path is easy and safe. A short cycle to Venice beach and all it's glory.
Needless to say - expensive. But what would you expect?