I loved this hotel -- the price was right -- the Trader Joe's next door, easy parking. We had a room on the courtyard which was really cool and felt very California -- super nice grills and outside seating area -- the rooms were really nice -- marble counters, mini kitchen -- nice bathrooms. VERY CLEAN and the bed was extremely comfortable. The service was terrific. It's not close to the beach, but we drove down there and paid $1 or two to park in a garage. The front desk staff is amazing. People kept looking at me like I had 2 heads when I said I was staying at a "Travelodge" but it was just great on every level. Bravo.