We stayed at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Santa Monica June 10-15th after winning a bid on Priceline for $160/night.
The hotel is right off the I-10 and was very easy to get to.
Our room was on the 3rd floor, same as the fitness centre & pool.
The outdoor pool and hot tub were great. We soaked in the hot tub every day!
The room was a suite with a king bed and was perfect. The walls were a bit thin though and we were woken up by the child next door at 6:30 AM!!
The hotel is a very short walk, maybe 10 minutes to the Promenade and Pier. Yes it is on the other side of the interstate but it is also a lot cheaper than some of the other hotels as well. The 10 minute walk didn't bother us at all!
This hotel has mandatory valet parking at $28/day with no option to self park. We didn't explore the parking elsewhere as the valet was so handy.
All of the staff at this hotel are very friendly. Everyone makes an effort to say hello to you as you walk through.
The internet was free and the speed of it seemed fine to us.
We would definitley stay here again!