I stayed here for a couple of nights in July 2013. Beautiful restoration of an old hotel. There are not many of these classic LA buildings. My friend in Hollywood lives in a building that's almost identical to this hotel. The way the kitchen, bathrooms and windows are set up.
Beautiful rooms, amazing Apple wifi router in each room. Nice desks. Great beds and bathrooms.
Since it's situated in a neighborhood setting, the hotel is truly relaxing. Just far away enough from the busy section of 3rd st promenade.
If you want a unique hotel experience and almost taken back in time, you should stay here at least once if you travel to Santa Monica.