This is truly a beach hotel. My wife and I spent five sunny days in October at Loews. We came for the wonderful Santa Monica/Venice beach and this hotel has THE location for access to the best section of the beach. Walking distance to great restaurants and 3rd street promenade shopping. Consierge service of the best kind, efficient and with a sincere smile. Great room with optimal floor plan. One minor imperfection; -why no fixture to hang all the wet beachware in the bathroom?