The hotel is conveniently located 20 blocks from the ocean and along with a friendly staff and free underground parking, that's all this hotel has to offer. Head a couple of blocks the other direction and you'll find a seedier part of town. Santa Monica has alot of bums on every corner, bench, park and sidewalk. A real tourist turn-off. For the $152 plus tax we paid each night for 6 nights, our king size room was the smallest room we've ever stayed in and that includes our European and Asian vacation. Our bed was standard, nothing special there either. There was far too much furniture that did not fit the room and we were constantly crashing into it and each other. The wrap around balcony is not an amenity. It's a hindrance since we felt uncomfortable opening the drapes or the sliding glass door because there was always someone walking by our 4th floor window. Two mornings we were awakened by small children running down the hall while yelling. For a "plus" designation this hotel offers nothing but a bedroom. Their is no continental breakfast because they are attached to IHOP which means on average $30 plus dollars each morning for breakfast (for 2 adults) Last, we told the staff our AC/Fan was making some loud noises. Not sure what if anything was done but it quite completely the very last night of our stay (which was reported to the front desk). The last night was miserable since we were fearful of leaving the slider open and had no a/c / fan to circulate air. It's a nice place but I don't think it was worth the money.
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- Best Western Santa Monica
- Santa Monica Best Western