We stayed here with our family. Our first stay in Santa Monica, I wanted to stay near the beach. Great little boutique hotel, nice interior design and friendly staff. We were surprised when we checked in we were given welcome champagne, Vue Clicquot. Pool looked nice but didn't get to enjoy it. The bar area was nice, had a quick bite, the BLT Sliders were enough to hold me over until dinner later in the night.
The view was awesome, I really wanted to leave the sliding glass door open all night and enjoy the ocean air but the traffic noise was a little too much, no ones fault. I'd definitely stay again.