This is a really nice hotel on Santa Monica beach. The rooms are nice and the staff have been very nice. There are renovations going on here at the moment which the noise starts at 9am. While I realise it is all for the improvement of the property it is the only thing that has been a bit of a downer for our stay. In saying that we would not hesitate to stay at Loews again. It is just a short stroll to some excellent restaurants and bars. Three that come to mind immediately are Casa Martin (excellent mexican), Del Frisco's (have the Steakhouse Salad, even you blokes it's amazing), La Vecchia Cucina ( outstanding Italian).
If you want a fantastic taxi driver ask the doorman to book Steve, they know him well and he will really look after you.More