I stayed here last month during a 10-day trip to California. Since my husband wanted to stay in Santa Monica and hotels there are expensive and this hotel was recommended to him, we booked this place. I was not overly impressed with the reviews on trip advisor, but cheaper properties were booked for our dates and the others were just too much for our budget. We paid $271 for a courtyard queen room, plus tax and $15 per day for parking.
When we arrived, the room we were given was on the second floor and extremely small. After about a half hour in that room, I called reception and simply said that the room was very small. We were immediately offered another room. If we liked it, they would move us. I appreciated their prompt response -- the other room was on the ground floor and somewhat larger, so we took it.
Although somewhat larger than the first room, the bed basically took up the entire space. The mattress was like a soft hill and we were sleeping on the slopes. My back and neck were killing me. The second day in the room, housekeeping did not clean until after six in the evening. Soap, shampoo, etc. were never replenished during our three-night stay.
The parking lot is very tight. One evening we returned from dinner about 9:30 and there were no spaces, so we parked in the short driveway in front and informed the man at the front desk.
The first person we spoke to who offered us the new room was nice and helpful, but that is about the best I can say about this place. The location is good -- close to Main Street and the beach. I know they have better rooms, but for over $300 a night, I expected a lot more. By the second night, I was really looking forward to our next stop -- Santa Barbara, where we stayed at Las Brisas del Mar -- where we got so much more for less money.
Attached to our receipt was a business card inviting us to post our comments on tripadvisor, which I found very amusing.
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- Also Known As:
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