Arrived really late after 28 hours of travelling. We didn't have the energy to look for a public parking and haul our luggage, but the valet came at a price $38 a night I think. TOO MUCH!
We got assigned to a 2 queen bed room. NOT what we had booked, but nothing was available. No apologies, just an attitude of "take it or leave it". Again 28 hours of travelling so we crashed in the room and hoped for a more serviceminded lady the next day.
Early the next morning I went to the front desk and told her (same as the night before!!) that the room did NOT have a "normal" sized bed as she had promised me and that it was NOT what we had booked. That we were there to celebrate me turning 30 a few days later. (hoping for her to atleast give me what we had booked) NOTHING! They didn't have any room vacant, just not good enough. We could get one the day after. They should have upgraded us for our trouble, really out of our way to change room and stay fully packed for two whole days. NOT what I expected for a hotel of this caliber.
The first room was alright, nothing grand at all.
The next room was again nothing spectacular. It was a adjoining room and the people staying next door came home very very late both nights and were very loud.
To sum it up, it was a nice location (BUT NOT ON the beach, theres a road, parkinglot and exercixe area to be crossed before you get sand at your feet), nice rooms, clean, comfy beds, nice linen, marble bathroom (with soaking tub) but it wasn't worth the money i'd say. ANd I won't stay there again. They didn't give us what we paid for but they did make sure to make us pay for parking. And wifi in the room cost too!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the Pacific Ocean with the thriving Santa Monica city on one side and the sands of legendary Muscle Beach on the other, the Four-Diamond Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is a beachfront retreat offering dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and beyond. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has become the first luxury hotel in Santa Monica to receive the Santa Monica Green Business Certification. Offered through a partnership between The City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and Sustainable Works, the certification program honors businesses that have taken measurable steps to incorporate sustainable practices into their operations. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Ocean & Vine offers the option to dine fireside or outdoors on a spacious patio while enjoying breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and world-famous Santa Monica Pier. Ocean & Vine's contemporary California farm-to-table cuisine showcases thoughtful interpretations of the familiar favorites. Recently named one of the "Best Hotel Spas" by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler for the second year in a row, Ocean Spa & Fitness offers an array of supremely-relaxing services. From Heated Lava Shell massages to age-defying facials, the eco-friendly Ocean Spa will keep you feeling relaxed...Naturally. An expansive fitness center features state-of-the-art cardio equipment with iPod docking stations and personal televisions. Guests may also take advantage of the full service salon. World-class biking, surfing, dining and shopping are right outside the hotel's door. Offering convenient access to everything Santa Monica has to offer, the hotel is just blocks away from the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade and the new Santa Monica Place mall. Muscle Beach's 26-mile paved strand offers the ideal setting to bike or blade. Santa Monica also boasts rich cultural history with an abundance of museums and theaters. Working with one of the hotel's Les Clefs d'Or certified Concierges puts all this and more at each guest's fingertips. ... more less
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