This coming Sept., I am flying into LAX and staying in SM. This will be my frist trip to Cali. I am looking for a nice hotel for my friend and I for a girls weekend. I wanted to stay at the Viceroy, but the price of hotel has gone up since I last looked online a few months ago. We got airfare r/t and nonstop from Philly for only $320- so we are okay w/spening a little more on the hotel but not as much as Viceroy is asking. Do you have any suggestions for nice hotels that are on beach or within a few min walk?