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I'm an LA native with a passion for my hometown. Love having guests at my apartment on Airbnb, because I love showing everyone this awesome city! Looking forward to hosting :)
The host canceled this reservation 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
This location was perfect!! So close to the pier and the shopping mall and heaps of restaurants! The bed is so comfy. We enjoyed our stay here however we agree with other travelers about the smell of the apartment. We opened Windows to air out the room which helped. We also were a bit worried about the big crack in the ceiling. Before our stay I tried to contact Alex via email a few weeks before and then again couple days before - but got no reply until we arrived which was very frustrating. Other then these few issues we still recommend this place for anyone wanting to stay in Santa Monica :) thanks Alex for sharing this spot.
Alex's place was perfect for us! It was in the perfect location for us to see all of Hollywood's sights by foot whilst still feeling super homely and comfortable. Alex was so easy to contact when we needed him and all instructions were described clearly before arrival. Although we didn't meet Alex personally; he was always prompt with replies if we ever had any questions! The apartment looks exactly how it does in photos, and had everything you would need within the apartment. Overall, if we needed to stay in Hollywood again I would 100% stay here again. Thanks for such a great experience!
The host canceled this reservation 18 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The apartment is in an incredible location. It is only a block to the beach and a couple of blocks from third street promenade with many shops and restaurants within walking distance.
The apartment itself is quite small and as others have said, does have a slightly weird smell. Also echoing what others have said, it was not pleasant having to sneak around out of view of neighbors and made it awkward coming in and out of the apartment.
Overall, the location is unbeatable but be weary of what you are signing up for if you do choose to stay here.
Comfortable beds with killer views.
The house was clean and looked like the pictures in the listing. The view is amazing! We had a great weekend at this house. The only downside was that there was no more toilet paper in the house.
I highly recommend Alex's place. This is the BEST location and the BEST price for Santa Monica. I loved being a block from the beach and 2 blocks from the Promenade. It was great to be able to walk EVERYWHERE. While the parking wasn't available during my visit, trust me you won't need it. I hope to be back soon. ~Carlyn
A well located, clean room, but the experience was compromised by Alex's non-responsiveness about a few key issues. The room was quite cold (during a cold streak in LA) and despite being told the building would turn the heat on, it never came on. Alex never responded to texts and emails about this, so I spent two nights quite cold. Also, the parking pass was not available when we arrived from a long drive and again, despite assuring me that it would be given to us the next day, Alex never followed up. I had to park in a lot a few blocks away and seek reimbursement. Since proximate parking was a key selling point for this room, this was a big disappointment.
The room and kitchen were fine and well appointed. Nespresso pods to go with the machine would have been nice, though.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend booking this unless Alex improves his responsiveness.
Location of the apartment was perfect for exploring Santa Monica on foot. Only main issue was the parking as previous guest had taken the clicker. Apartment needs to be better ventilated and with proper heating for the cool winters. Would suit an independent traveller