I booked this hotel because of the many good reviews on tripadvisor. To be very honest, when we first arrived, I was a little concerned about the neighborhood. Kelleen and Waheeda (who were very helpful for both days) assured me that the neighborhood was safe. We were in a king size bed room (#104) in the main building, and everything turned out to be very good. The whole place was very clean and the beds were comfortable. One day when returning from the pier, we walked up to Trader Joe's to check it out. It was packed. We then went across Peco Street to a small French bakery. The owner fixed us up with some pastries for the night. Very good. My wife and I both felt comfortable walking around in the neighborhood late in the afternoon. I would stay there again if ever back in Santa Monica.