"Nice hotel close to the beach a lot of ambiance.
The hotel was in need of repair. The sheers were torn, the sink was cracked. and the towels very thin. With anote from housekeeping tp reuse the towels for ecology purposes. the room service staff spoke poor English and got the orders wrong. The food was nothing to write home about and extremely dry. I loved the ocean view but the windows and screens were so dirty you couldn't see very well.
The moment I arrived I was made to feel very welcome. Check in was quick and staff very helpful. The hotel has about 70 rooms yet feels very spacious.
I had an ocean view room which was big with the most beautiful view. The room had everything in it- a safe, air con, tv, shower and bath. The room had wooden floors and had a very 1930s feel to it. The pool area had comfy sun loungers and a nice pool and hot tub.
The location was perfect, a short 3 minute walk to the Third Street Promenade with the shops and restaurants. The pier was a 5 minute walk away.
The staff were so friendly and I would definitely return.
Hotel location is exceptional, few min from 3rd street promenade with lots of activities,,,
hotel itself is very comfortable and staff are very welcoming and nice, I enjoyed my stay there - also the outdoor space for morning coffee is lovely...
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We stayed here for three nights as a family of four. It is neatly located, adjacent to Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica beach, and had the feel of an exclusive hotel. It was spacious enough, very clean, good wifi and was a great add to our holiday - we loved it :-)
Great location-across from the beach. Down 1 block and over 3 blocks to the shopping street. The employees of the hotel are very pleasant. I am only giving them a 4, because we had to move rooms and I had left something in the room. I had to call 4 times before someone actually knew how to help me.
The pool area was nice, but if you didn't get there early you were out of luck on the seating.
For the price we paid per night, I would have thought the rooms would have been cleaner. The carpets were stained, the tiles on the bathroom floor had a few cracks and the tile around the tub had some mold. The beds were comfortable.
The overall stay was very nice. Excellent location, well kept with very nice amenities.
The hotel staff were very accommodating.
One area where Fairmont fell very short -
The beach experience left quite a bit to be desired - required a shuttle, poor staff, food option through an outside vendor was awful (VERY LONG wait for orders). Not enough chairs for guests...
Would still recommend hotel.
Life is a never-ending summer in LA’s Beach Cities. Redondo Beach and surfing are forever intertwined. On weekends, many Angelinos head to Santa Monica to relax in the ocean and hang out at the Third Street Promenade. The Getty Center, an art-world powerhouse, is nestled in the nearby hills north of Brentwood. Santa Monica’s neighbor, Malibu, is home to The Getty Villa and its antiquities.
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