Stayed at the Loews for business for two nights in January 12-14. California had been experiencing a warm spell and as a result spectacular weather and time to be by the beach. Landed late at night and check in was quick and easy. Woke up the next morning and went for a run on the beach, proximity and ease of getting to the beach was great. Had the breakfast at the restaurant on the 4th floor and the resto had a great selection of healthy and not so healthy fare. Opted for the huevos rancheros and in typical American style the portions were huge. Meal was very tasty. Enjoyed a conference call by the pool in the sunshine, where even though there were kids I was able to find a quiet corner. In the evening the concierge recommended a great French Asian fusion resto in Venice (we were tired of the SM strip) which while a tad on the expensive side was excellent. Check out and valet parking especially smooth.
Why not 5 stars, I was in one of the rooms on the 8th floor facing Ocean Ave which I assume is the older end of the building and there was a slight smell of backed up toilet which disappeared within the hour, but what a stink.
Otherwise, great hotel to stay at in SM, I will be back.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking