If you want a good value base to explore santa Monica and LA this is a good choice. The hotel is a short distance from the action in santa Monica but the bus is very easy to get and costs $1 the hotel also provide a shuttle bus mon - fri until 8pm. There is free wifi at the hotel. The ihop restaurant next door is a no thrills place for breakfast.
The hotel is a bit dated but has everything you need in the rooms. There is a nice little sun terrace to enjoy the sun and have a beer. There's not much near the hotel and Walgreens is a short walk away to stock up on water etc.
Santa Monica is a lovely place and hotels near the beach are very expensive, I would recommend this for budget travellers who want a convienent hotel at a good price.More
- Free Wifi