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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights at the end of a two week holiday. Great hotel and friendly, helpful staff. In fact lovey staff!!! Rooms aren't that big but we still had two double beds, fridge, tea/coffee, television, iron and board and toiletries. Beds/pillows were very comfy - good nights sleep. The shower was the best one out of the three hotels we stayed in on this trip. Room service available but we didn't use it. Breakfast was taken in the IHop next door which was always good if not a little strange for our Welsh tastes! There are other restaurants located nearby. The two things that let this hotel down was the fact there wasn't a full size bathroom so the sink was in the bedroom with us. Strange but didn't really bother us. The location is not the best - its took us 30/40 mins walk into Santa Monica. (Wouldn't have walked back in the dark). They do have a shuttle bus which you have to reserve a place on the night before. We didn't use it because we like doing our own thing and didn't want to be dictated by time. The number 1 big blue bus travels up from Santa Monica to UCLA on a regular basis costing a dollar a trip which we used daily.

Room Tip: Higher floors are best.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank sunshine74Wales
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

I was forced to book the dya before arrival and the hotel staff were very accomodating and helpful. This was a business trip and this hotel met our needs very well. When many Best Westerns have free breakfast this one does not as it has an IHop attached and the food is very good there.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Dennis C
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed here at the end of our drive on Route 66 from Chicago and it was a welcome rest after the journey. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were lovely. The motel was a but of a walk from any tourist sights but the Big Blue bus stop was only round the corner+the staff were great at giving directions. There's also a free shuttle to the pier. The iHop next door was handy for breakfast though a little expensive.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Ki11eshin
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

The employees are very helpful. The location is good for tourists. The resturant next to the hotel is very good. There are other good resturants within walking distance. The desk personnel are very good at helping you arrange your day.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Carol H
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Great Motel, We were allowed to check in early had a great lunch, headed back to our room and the Desk person told us they were replacing locks on our floor. She asked if we wanted a different room, but we kept our original room. The workers were very polite and were finished by the time we got back from our meeting that was within walking distance. Overall a pleasant stay. Friendly Staff, comfortable beds, and plenty of extras. Unfortunately no pool, but climate really didn't warrant the need for one.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Cindy H
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