We stayed here in the city view luxury suite for my bachlorette party and it was a great choice! The hotel has a wonderful pool with plenty of lounge chairs and large lounging area with tables in front of the pool. When you exit through the back of the hotel, you can head straight out to the beach! The hotel itself and the rooms were all lovely and clean. In fact, the rooms look better in person than in the photos and Kimpton has a great policy of offering you an upgrade to the luxury suite for only a fraction of the price if no one books it before you check-in which we took advantage of. The location was good, in the middle of the strip so that you can easily walk to any of the popular clubs or hotel bars in less than 10 minutes.There is also free coffee and tea in the mornings and the concierge very helpful as well. The only problem we had with the hotel was that the food from the Lantao Sand Bar restaurant was not very good. Since we hung out by the pool all day, we had several meals (two breakfasts, lunch and evening snack) and the food was not very good except for the breakfast, which was simple and therefore passable (i.e. chopped fruit). The cocktails were good though and the hotel had events like free evening wine tasting by the pool.
If you're looking for a pool party hotel though, this might not be the place for you as this was not one of the hotels which had DJs and music blasting. Instead, we were able to relax in the calm and relative quiet by the pool, with plenty of people sunning all around.
Tip: There are several Walgreens and cheap souvenir shops just a couple of blocks south, so its very easy to pick up anything you need.