This historic Culver City hotel is 0.5 mile from Sony Pictures Studio, 3 miles from Santa Monica Pier, and 5 miles from Venice Beach.
Swanky little gemPros: Such a warm welcome from the moment we drove up. The staff is very is personable. The hotel decor is lovely our room was so nice and comfy. Very shabby chic. Food was incredible! Great location too! I can't wait to come back!
Pros: Staff was extremely helpful and friendly, decor was lovely and very interesting, very active night life scene with live music in the lobby. It was clear that most of the people at the hotel for the night life were not hotel guests. Location was excellent with many restaurants, shops, and bars within walking distance.
Quaint and Comfortable Pros: Wonderful ambience. Very "homey", with a gracious and polite staff. Cons: The room was relatively small, with an overhead and noisy air conditioner. The "Velvet Room" at the hotel appeared charming, but despite the fact that the hotel manager recommended going there on a Thursday night, we could not get served there at around 9:50pm because they were "shutting down". Ironically, we had tried to order drinks at the Velvet Room bar 10 minutes earlier, but there were too many people at the bar to get our order in, and by the time we located a table in the bar, which was about 80% occupied, we were told that management had instructed the bartenders to "shut things down". Needless to say, we were miffed that the hotel manager had highlighted the speakeasy as a charming amenity of the hotel at the morning breakfast , only to be shut out from the premises prior to 10:00pm on the very same evening.
Pros: This hotel is ADORABLE! So much charm!Cons: Nothing!
Pros: High Tea was the best!Cons: Not a thing