Subject: Re: Santa Monica Recommendation
Hi Bob &Lynn, Mark is right, I would recommend The Inn at Venice Beach. It's only about 3 miles from Santa Monica and about 3 blocks from the beach. The hotel is relatively small and you enter all of the rooms from the interior of the hotel. However, the interior corridors surround an openair courtyard with flowers and a fountain - very pretty.

Breakfast is provided in the mornings. I think we paid about $95 per night for a large room. Nothing really fancy but it was clean and convenient. I was really impressed with the staff...the man that checked us in continued to greet me by name for the next three nights when we'd return to the hotel. Something that has never happened before! Hope you enjoy your stay! Jennie in Atlanta