We came up from Irvine, CA (53 miles) to visit friends for one night. This hotel is very central to everything you need to see on the Westside of L.A. It is near Brentwood, Westwood, Santa Monica, 3rd Street Promenade and the beaches. We like to hike/walk and workout a lot so being 2 miles from all these places was very convenient. It was not necessary to drive. We just parked our car at the hotel (quite a tight underground fit!) and avoided the hassles and expense of driving. WiFi worked super. Fridge was super-cold. Beds were very comfortable. We especially liked that we could open our window and let in the cool marine/ocean air at night. Hotel staff was very friendly and eager to provide service and information. The gym needs a refurbishing of equipment as some machines (e.g. universal) are old and difficult to figure out how to operate. Be sure to eat at The Bistro at 2301 Santa Monica Blvd (3 blocks walk). Excellent food and ambience and they have live piano music 7 days per week. Overall, this hotel visit was a very good experience and location for us.
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