Beautiful hotel directly across from beach/pier.
Posted Sep 13, 2016
My wife and I stayed from Friday to Sunday as the start to our anniversary trip. We booked an Ocean View room which had fantastic views of the pier, beach and ocean. We had stayed with our children at the Loews hotel just down the road four years ago for our 1st California trip. It was very quiet and was a little further away from all the fun around 3rd street. I realized when searching hotels in the area that this would be right on Ocean Ave and have a lot of activity to see and hear from our room/balcony - it was great for people watching or just enjoying drinks on the balcony watching the sunset over the ocean. I would highly recommend this type of room - they are a bit pricey and while on the balcony you can hear people talking as they walk by, but it was very quiet as soon as you closed the door to the balcony. The entire hotel was very clean, everyone we met from the staff was very friendly and helpful, the pool area is a nice centerpiece to the hotel with outdoor dining and a bar. The main exit from the parking garage is a right onto Colorado, which can take a few minutes for crowds/cars to clear at certain times of the day. Other option is to go through a parking garage for McDonalds onto 2nd street which allows you to go over to Main street, or to turn at the light onto Colorado.