I stayed here for a couple of days near the end of March 2013 with my teenage son. I found the rooms clean and comfortable. Staff were very helpful, particularly Hilda who let us store our luggage till check-in. We were also able to do this after check out as we had an evening flight. This meant we could spend extra time free of our luggage checking out the surroundings. We were given clear instructions about the local bus which took us into Santa Monica, 3rd St, Pier etc. Very handy and reasonable once you get the hang of it. Being close to Trader Joe's supermarket was a bonus too. McDonald's and a few other eating places and shops are also within walking distance. I appreciated the helpfulness of the staff and found the cost of staying here very reasonable. Booked an overview tour of LA for a day through reception. Got picked up and dropped off to Travelodge. Tour fantastic! My son and I really enjoyed it. Other time we spent hanging out in Santa Monica, shopping, movies, pier, beach etc. Really enjoyed the comfortable bed and watching the variety of channels on TV too. Didn't make it to breakfast but good to know it was there if needed and having the use of computers and internet handy too! There was washing and drying facilities available also if needed and drink and snack vendor machines near to our room.