Hotel has - as others have said - a very cool vibe. Staff were laid back and very friendly. Room was great - lots of space and well laid out. Our favourite area was by the pool and self serve bar - great to sit in the sun with a beer and book. Not too far from Venice beach - however brace yourself if you've not been before - it is pretty sleazy. But we Ubered over to Santa Monica to the pier, bars and shops and that was fun. Handy for the airport too.