Very Good10 Reviews
0.69km from Nibblers RestaurantsI travel a metric boat load all over and use IHG exclusively. I was introduced to the Kimpton brand during the acquisition some years back. I’ve been an avid fan ever since. Any chance I get to stay at a Kimpton property is seized upon with enthusiasm. This property is compact. It does try very hard to fulfill the broad Kimpton palette. Staff were always polite and efficient. The social password netted me a nice goody bag. Thanks for that! The Spire level got me the Santa Monica suite at a regular room rate. The lobby is small. The two elevators are likewise small. I’m a stout fellow of six foot and 250 pounds and broad shoulders. I had to enter sideways to ride those cars. The second floor breakfast area is small — but the spread that is put out is rather decent for the fourteen dollars they charged. The social password got me a comp’d breakfast. The suite was nice and payed out well. The absence of an ice machine is a little odd. Bagged ice does feel somewhat downmarket. I’m sure it’s not the first time you’ve heard that comment. Decor is well kept-up and the carpets on my floor must have been freshly vacuumed, because there was the most lovely lavender scent wafting through those halls. The shower was huge. Space for a quartet to sing in. The toiletries are always a nice collection. The bed was a delight - soft and cushy. Slept well. The location was good for a morning run too. The LaBrea Tar Pita are just four blocks away. Should let you know that the area does have a lot of homeless around. Nobody too obnoxious bothered me on my wanderings. Valet is quick and efficient. If business brought me back to this side of LA — the Wilshire would make the short list despite the small footprint.