Stayed here for two nights by using points plus cash USD 170+ tax. Booked a standard room and got an upgrade to partial water view room with a balcony. Location is right on the waterfront in Santa Monica. The area is safe and quiet. Check in was smooth and staff are professional. The restaurant on the ground floor is very pretty and cosy, facing the water. It has the East coast New England design element, I definitely feel I am on holiday.
The room is pretty standard but well keep. The bed is the usual comfortable Ritz bed. The balcony bring the lovely outdoor view into the room. Make it bright and airy. The view is very beautiful as I can see the sunset with a stunning water view. I visit the spa and had a facial. It's awesome. The pool water is warm.
Parking: You can park right across the hotel and it's only USD 6 for 24 hours.
The disadvantage of being SPG platinum and Marriot platinum when staying in Ritz Carlton hotel worldwide. We do not get free breakfast and no lounge access to all Ritz properties. For lounge access, it's USD 100 per person a day.More
- Free Wifi