I've stayed at this ESA before as well as the one a mile away at Del Amo Circle. They are comparable but since the latter was recently renovated, the prices were about $10 a night more for the same accommodations. So I selected Torrance Blvd.
The room was clean, nicely furnished, and had a kitchenette with 2 burner electric stove (no oven), full sized refrigerator, stainless steel sink (no disposer), and quite a few cabinets. We stayed a week and made green smoothies every day and cooked in every night because we're very nutrition conscious and generally mistrust the processed, non-organic/GMO food served by most restaurants. Kitchen utensils, cookware, and supplies can be custom ordered and are supplied by the front desk. No blenders but they offer a toaster. If you're a gourmet cook, bring some of your own stuff.
We had an issue with the refrigerator going out early in our stay and we lost most of our organic produce, dairy, and some poultry before we discovered that it wasn't keeping the food cold. I was slow to realize it because the light illuminated when the fridge door was opened and the freezer worked fine. Once I informed the front desk, the refrigerator was promptly replaced with another. Had some problem getting reimbursed for spoiled food, but finally got a credit from the on duty manager that was somewhat less than my actual loss.
However, when I filled out an Extended Stay America online survey and detailed the problem, the General Manager very promptly (like 10 minutes later) wrote me a personal email with additional reimbursement and apologized for the inconvenience of throwing out spoiled food and having to unload and reload refrigerators. I consider this excellent customer service and appreciated the unsolicited credit he said would be put on my Amex account shortly. Thanks Saul Perez.
The hotel is about 2.5 miles from the ocean and Redondo Beach Pier. It's across from the Del Amo Mall and about 1.5 miles from Trader Joe's and 3.5 miles from Costco. All good if you're cooking in and want nutritious sources (Whole Foods Market is also nearby). For those eating out there are a plethora of restaurants of all types nearby so the only problem would be choosing where to eat.
You pretty much need a car if you're going to stay here for any length of time. There is convenient, adjacent parking, easy ingress and egress, but a lot of traffic on Torrance Blvd. We could hear some traffic noise from our room, which was a couple down from the south end of the building fronting the street. However, the noise was not an issue.
Am returning to this same hotel just after the first of August for 2 more weeks for some more beach time and relaxation. Obviously I wouldn't stay there again if I didn't feel I was getting good value for dollars spent.
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