Rated 1 out of 5 by FoursAcrowd Small Dismal and Overpriced
We are a family of three. This hotel is old, with small, dark, dirty rooms. Amenities are over priced (a casual lunch, ie. sandwiches and water, was priced at over $50 for 3 people) and parking is a NIGHTMARE. We will not be staying here again. The only thing great about this hotel is the location.
August 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pdiddy Only complaint location.
The decor is lovely in the lobby and the room. The staff was very responsive. For shopping and restaurants you have to walk 1/2 mile to a mile. The beach is 5 blocks away.
My suggestion is the hotel have a car to take you to beach and restaurants within a 10 block area.
July 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bruce Where is the coffee?
I know, it sounds petty, but I was here on a business trip, so gotta have my cup of joe! They told me the hotel was out of coffee packets for the rooms' coffee makers. So we'll bring you some. Never showed up. So I got dressed and went down to the Club Lounge. No coffee there either!! Weird...
September 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gowithflo8 Terrific stay in Santa Monica California
The Delfina is a wonderful hotel in the Starwood Chain. Great location within walking distance to all the action in Santa Monica. Yes it is a smaller property but great service and attentive staff. I would highly recommend this hotel if you need to be in this particular area of Los Angeles.
March 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Roba A changed perception
We checked in on Friday evening and our room was not ready. Something about a short staff that day. We were moved to the 9 th floor which was fine but a party was going on in the penthouse so the kids did not get to sleep. We were also next to the service elevator which kept going intermittently. Self Parking was unavailable so we valeted but at 20 a day, a bit steep. The receptionist did give us free wi if for the inconvenience but as a spy member I should have had that anyway. The next evening the adjacent room had noise until 3 am. Loud talking and tv as if they were in our room. We complained to DJ the next morning and he was fabulous. He had us move rooms , put us in the Sheraton club, which we were unaware of and made us feel like we wanted to feel on vacation. DJ took over and made us feel very welcome. It is employees such as DJ that turned us around on our entire experience! Thank you for empowering your employees at the point of customer contact and thank you for DJ and his warm smile.
February 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cheff This hotel is well located
Close to many good restaurants and the Santa Monica activities but not so close as to be in the frenzied, crowded section. Our room was in the front of the hotel so we couldn't leave the deck door open due to loud traffic noises. In the future we will request a quit room.
July 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Snoopy Parking with reservation was awful
We reserved parking for self parking and our space was not available the same night three times and cones we removed!!!! I demanded to have free valet as we are a four star elite owner!!!! Not happy with the parking situation at all!!! We had to request valet it was not asked of us!!!!
February 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Carrie11 Terrible hotel for SPG Platinum members
Wifi was so slow we couldn't use it.
The club lounge is by the pool and no one monitors it so nothing was available.
Valet is really slow.
Used my suite night reward and was in a low floor and really loud. Not worth using up my reward.
Not impressed and will not be coming back.
November 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Miami Housekeeping
I was disappointed in the housekeeping service. I had to call the desk everyday with a list of things not replaced, ie, coffee, soap, creamer, etc.
Valet service and desk were very good. Rooms on 2nd floor average. There was an apartment pool right outside our only sliding door.
August 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Matteo925 Nice rooms, well maintained
Good hotel fairly central in Santa Monica. Rooms were nice with OK views. Great, friendly staff. Good bar/lounge area. Only negative is wish it were a few blocks closer to the beach, it's a little bit of a walk to the Pier or other areas, not bad, but wish it was a bit closer.
October 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Emmy67 friendly and helpful staff
We have stayed at this hotel a few times, but this time we brought our dog. It was a pleasure to be so comfortable in our surroundings. We were always greeted warmly when we pulled up to the entrance of the hotel. We love all the new renovations, another great job by starwood.
September 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by ksv001 nice but too many fees
nicely remodeled, but wi-if and valet parking should be free. there is inadequate free self parking spots so paying the $20 valet charge is inevitable if you leave the hotel. who charges for in-room wifi nowadays? will go somewhere else next time to avoid these inconveniences.
January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AE80 Beautiful ocean views
We only stayed at the hotel for one night, but were immediately upgraded to a junior suite on the Starwood level at check in. The room was gorgeous - a double balcony with a direct view of the ocean. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
July 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by scottray34 Only 1 Issue
Everything was satisfactory except I was supposed to get 500 Starpoints for checking out before 9:00 AM. I checked out around 7:30 and never received the Starpoints.
September 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Colnago Recent stay at Sheraton Delfina
Overall experience was positive. Good location for Santa Monica and only a few minutes from the pier and 3rd Street Promenade. Front desk staff was helpful. However need for improvement in terms of house keeping. Communicating doors between rooms are not soundproof.
January 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Spoiled50 Disappointed Stay
Really disappointed! Staff unresponsive to Starwood members. But that comes from GM he was the same way. Cold food and rude employees in restaurants. I was not expecting this type of environment at a La Meridien.
August 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jennifer Terrible bathroom lighting.
Traveled in town for a business meeting and getting ready was impossible due to the dim flickering lights in bathroom. I asked maintenance to fix it and he tried with no success. The maintenance man was very kind and helpful through out the stay I should note.
January 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by drc2012 Great first imprssion
Great welcome on arrival and check-in was the very very best. I think a warning that self park spaces may be full if returning late after Christmas mid night service. A little confusion upon our return but frony desk staff took care of situation admirably...
December 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by FLVagabond Recent stay
The mattresses need upgrading... both queen beds were very worn and uncomfortable.
Also, each time you dialed "0" for hotel assistance, it took a long time for someone to answer.
Location is excellent!
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LaLaEddie66 Amazing Service
the staff was so accomodating and friendly
September 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Been excellent staff
The staff uniformly, but especially the folks who park cars and the bell staff were excellent-friendly, competent and without a "tip me or else" attitude. They helped deal with an unfortunate elevator breakdown that lasted throughout the holiday weekend.
September 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by NextTrip Good Value with Excellent Location & Services
This recently updated hotel is located 10 minutes walk from the Santa Monica beach, about 15 minutes walk from the Pier. Lots of excellent restaurants nearby. Hotel services is excellent, free self-park parking garage, large rooms, and great value.
December 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hannah456 Great hotel for a business trip
Since I was only there for a night it was a great hotel to stay at. Made it easy to walk down to the pier at night, view of the ocean from my room, and great bar to have a drink at. I loved my stay and will be back next time I visit LA.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by flyer At Home
The best thing about staying away from home is when you feel like you are at home. This property fits the bill completely and even the "special treatment" you receive does not feel contrived but seems very real. Great property!!
June 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ozzie63 HOT HOT but nice
The staff was fantastic and the Hotel was nice. The room was Hot and the A/C would not go lower then 73. Since the beds did not have a sheet to cover yourself you had only the down cover which made it even hotter.
July 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PeteAz Fix Gym Equipment please
The weight machine has been broken the last 3 visits (cable broken). Please fix.
September 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RoyaltyQueen Amazing View & Great Stay!
Hotel is located about 3 blocks from the ocean. Rooms have great views of the city and the Santa Monica Beach. The balconies are wonderful and great for sun bathing. The workout facility was very spacious and had great equipment.
June 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SydneyChic Sleep...
I would have slept better if I could have removed the duvet and just had a sheet or a light blanket. I found I got too hot during the night. Other than that the bed and pillows were comfortable.
July 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by dbly42 The extra step
When I checked in on Monday, I told the desk person I was expecting a package the next day. Guy says, "Ok, we'll be sure to send it to you when it arrives." What he DIDN'T do, was make any note of it in the system. Next day comes, I speak with the evening clerk asking about my package who says it hasn't arrived.
The next morning (Wednesday), I call down asking again. Again, I hear no. After verifying the address and the arrival of the package online, I go to the lobby. I speak in person to a lady who again tells me nothing has arrived after looking halfheartedly. I tell her I have confirmed it is here. Find it. She checks again. Oh guess what! Here it is! Oh, well the writing was a little smudged so we couldn't tell. Well guess what? If you had written down that I was expecting a package maybe you could have put two and two together that it was mine, since special delivery, overnight packages don't just magically appear.
The laziness of the staff almost led to me not receiving my driver's license which could have prevented my return flight home.
Your hotel also has the slowest check-in process I've ever seen.
August 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marie60 This hotel is a great value
We spent 4 nights at the Sheraton Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is a great value. The hotel was clean and comfortable and has a very attentive staff.. It was a short walk to the beach and other local attractions.
August 23, 2012