I just returned from a 3 day weekend with my husband and 3 yr old daughter-and can not be happier with our decision to stay here! We opted for a room with a patio that was steps from the pool-the hot tub was more of a huge kiddie pool that was perfect for us and our little one! The bathroom was spacious-huge jacuzzi tub, separate glass shower separate toilet room-just perfect! The bed and linens were fabulous. We had a king bed and turned the settee that was in the room onto the perfect bed for our daughter.
The lounge was great-spacious with live music most evenings. Dinner at Catch was good as well. Room service breakast was lovely and worth the expense.
You can't beat the location-right on the beach, easy walking to all the area attractions. Not sure why the price here is cheaper than Shutters but I am not going to argue! We have stayed at the Viceroy, JW Marriott before but will now make Casa Del Mar our Santa Monica staple!