I needed to stop over close to UCLA for a couple of different days. Had stayed further out by Santa Monica on previous trips, with mediocre hotels at typically inflated prices so decided to try the Royal Palace at about half the price for a better location. The prior reviews were pretty accurate - especially the v. tight parking (but at least it's free!). Included breakfast is typical and pretty basic.
Loved the room, it felt like home away from home. There was a kitchen area, with a mini fridge, a full bathroom, lounge and desk area and comfortable bed. It was basically a mini apartment, so comfortable. I felt safe in the area and the front desk was very helpful. My only concern (irritation) is that Incidentals for my one night stay were $200. Seems very high but maybe this is a California thing? The concierge said it would drop off after 72 hours (which would have been two days ago) still waiting........:
Traveller from US
This Hawthorn Suites is 3 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, a half-mile from Manhattan Beach Village, and Hermosa …More
Check-in was a breeze (even though I arrived very early). The staff were welcoming and friendly throughout my stay. I was on the sixth floor and there was a Mexican restaurant just outside my window (lots of music and loud patrons). The walls are rather thin, so you do tend to hear your neighbors. The location is great. Near everything and a short ride to Hollywood and other parts of CA.
Traveller from Chelsea, MA
Right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, exciting, upscale entertainment hub, where the action at Staples Center meets the …More
The safety latch on screen door was not working, and it would not lock, so we had to keep the sliding glass door locked almost all the time. As a result, we were not able to get fresh air while sleeping or while not in the room. Also, card keys did not work well; we had to insert and pulll out multiple times to unlock doors. However, overall experience was good and size and cleanliness of the pool was also a pleasant surprise.
Traveller from US-Reno, Nev.
Welcome to Super 8 Long Beach, CA. The property is easily accessible from Interstate 405 North and South. We Offer SUPER …More
Everything was just this side of ok except for the reception staff. Everything seemed too much trouble. I'm 65 and was struggling with two cases trying to get them up the stairs and he just played with his phone.
This was our 1st time to the West Coast and after a horrific airport departure we were very pleased at our accommodations. From check-in to check-out we couldn't have asked for more. Very friendly and professional staff made our stay very restful. Thanks again Staybridge !!!!
The location cannot be any better - it's right on the beach an in the center of Venice highlights! The hotel itself is quite old, and could use a fresh coat of paint (in particular, for the bathroom), but it is well maintained, so no problems here. I wish the place had its own parking, but there is a public parking in a close proximity, and it's fairly inexpensive.
The room was quiet and comfortable. The staff was helpful. The location was okay for us although a bit far from the people we were visiting but that was our fault being unfamiliar with distances in LA.
We had a great stay at Venice Suites! The location could not have been more ideal. The view of the ocean is amazing! The sunsets are spectacular! The boardwalk is literally at your front door! Downtown is only a pleasant walk to more fantastic restaurants! The staff were super-friendly and helpful with suggestions of where to go for fun and food!