We visited Hilton Double Tree, Santa Monica - CAL, in late June 2012. Two parents and three kids aged 13, 10 and 8. Staff was very friendly and service-minded in a nice straight forward way. Also towards kids. Rooms were spacious, clean and well-equipped. Traffic noise from nearby Santa Monica Freeway was no problem. Meals in the restaurant were a pleasure. Especially the breakfast can be recommended. The fitness room was inviting and with direct exit to the outdoor hotel pool at 1st floor. The whole atmosphere on the hotel is friendly and professional. Just a place to enjoy as a good base for exploring Santa Monica and its surroundings! You reach the beach after 5 minutes walking!