We stayed here for one night on a Friday while passing through on a drive up to Canada and felt it was a pretty average Courtyard with an updated lobby and courtyard area, but rooms still had the old Courtyard decor (still clean and comfortable).
Safe area and the service was nice -- having heard about Crenshaw Blvd from some 80's and 90's rap songs, this was in the nicer area and so there's no safety concerns.
Only major issue is the thinness of the windows in the rooms, we were on the top floor overlooking the courtyard / swimming pool and I'm not sure if the kids playing in the pool were just that loud and the water that hard, but it was as if we were right there next to the pool! Good acoustics from that perspective but not what you want if you're taking a nap after a long drive...
One restaurant recommendation: Gyu-Kaku. Short drive south from the hotel and they have an excellent happy hour.