The place is ideally located couple of blocks from the Santa Monica Pier and mall. The hotel looks completed refurbished and nicely upgraded. Parking is expensive (32$ for valet). Swimming pool is located on the third floor and open till 10PM in the night. Gym is open 24x7. Breakfast buffet has a good variety and quality is quite good. Staff is quite friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and quite spacious. Bathrooms look newly done. Rooms are not quite in the morning and you could get woken up by the traffic.