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 Jacoby Good for the price
Although the hotel has seen some wear - carpets in room nearing end of life, that type of thing - it is comfortable and the staff are very sincerely friendly and helpful. I was placed in a room near some kind of machine room which I could hear humming through the night, but nothing too loud and noise from other rooms or guests slamming doors was almost unheard. Room service fees are overly exaggerated, even for room service, with a delivery fee and an automatic 18% gratuity on top of the inflated prices, but the food is decent. I'd recommend eating same menu in the bar where the drink selection is nicer. Cable TV was average with some digital reception issues and a poorly working remote. Bed was cozy with tons of pillows. I was traveling on business and I'd be happy to return for the same, but I stay on my own time.
November 18, 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 4 out of 5 by riffraff19 work work work
stayed here for work but this would be a good hotel for tourists as well. walking distance to Santa Monica Pier and 3rd street Promenade. Also can get to other areas of LA pretty easily by highway or side roads. though I did have an issue with wakeup call and never received as scheduled
August 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marcia Clean hotel that offers value by the beach....
I am a frequent guest at this hotel. I love the improvements, the generous upgrades as a Platinum member, and the new room service menu. The staff is always very friendly and I have never had an issue with housekeeping.
If I could offer one suggestion--the valet parking service always seems to change, and at times they have some people that do not instill confidence when they race off with your car! There needs to be a standard policy for when you pay for your parking. If self park is full, why do you pay for valet sometimes and not others? Also, why are there sometimes price breaks if you drive a hybrid and sometimes it doesn't matter and you pay full price?
Guests return because they like to feel that they "know" a hotel. The Valet parking is always a "crap shoot". The rest of the hotel feels like home away from home.
September 18, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by KatieM Needs updating
This hotel needs updating--it's run down. Also, more self-parking spaces need to be reserved for overnight guests. Returning to the hotel at 8 pm on Saturday night, I couldn't find a spot. I was told there was an event going on. The nearest parking is several blocks away--not good for someone wearing high heels.
July 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BRC07 Our Recent Stay
This Hotel has some real positives but quite a few negatives as well.
Rooms are large, Décor is first class, overall feel of the hotel and its amenities are good, and it is a quick walk to Santa Monica Downtown. Recognition of Preferred Status was also good, with a room upgrade and the offer of a late checkout at check-in, without having to ask.
On the negative side, the wireless internet is terrible particular in the rooms at the end of the hotel. We stayed in room 702; and at times it just didn’t work due to very poor signal strength. Lots of trouble also trying to get the TV remote to work, even after it was swapped out, it just didn’t work further than 2 metres away from the TV, and given the room layout the TV is some 5 metres away. Additionally, some service gaps particularly with regard to assistance with baggage.
December 2, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by PJ12 great staff
The staff was wonderful and attentive. Housekeeping was fantastic. However, the rooms are small, the food was disappointing at best. Closets are tiny, not enough drawer space if you're staying more than a few days. Does not compare to other hotels in the neighborhood at similar price points.
July 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Biztrip Poorly maintained
Although this hotel was renovated in the past year, it felt rather used and worn. In the first room I was allocated, there was a high pitched squaeling noise that last for about five minutes. I called the front desk and they sent up an engineer to check on it. While I waited, I noticed the magnifying mirror in the bathroom was falling off the wall. The noise stopped just before the engineer arrived and he had no idea what could have caused it so he went to get tools to fix the mirror. I asked to be moved to another room and that one had a broken tap in the bathroom. It worked fine but it wasn't attached to the countertop so it moved around every time you used it. I was too tired to move again so I stayed put and just lived with it. Makes me wonder about the rest of the place when these obvious things were not fixed and maintained.
February 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by bandl Great weekend
The Sheraton Delfina is in a great location to enjoy Santa Monica and the surrounding areas. The room was fantastic, we were upgraded to a junior suite that had a jacuzzi bathtub and patio jacuzzi. The view included both city view and the ocean. The staff was great. We didn't get a chance to try the restaurant, however, the morning and evening club offerings were great. Self parking is free though it has limited spaces. Thanks for a great weekend away !
November 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Laura84 wonderful hotel
i had the pleasure of staying at the delfina for my best friend's wedding. while we were getting ready for the "big day" the staff could not have been more accommodating and helpful with any requests we had (from ipod speakers to scissors, etc). the hotel decor was stunning - perfectly modern and stylish yet confortable. the rooms and the view were gorgeous as well. i would definitely reccommend this hotel and can't wait to stay there again some day.
October 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coleo Great Hotel, Great View, Great Staff
This was my 3rd and best experience at this hotel, mostly thanks to Michael at the front desk who upgraded my room to a cabana pool side room and also sent up a nice treat for my GF who had a rough day of travel. Everyone was very pleasant, the property clean and the stay without any issues. Beds are very comfortable as well.
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crickit Caring and Professional Staff
The staff were always accommodating and were happy to make sure everything was perfect for you.
Loved the comfortable beds and the special happy hour featured in the bar.
Being a Starwood Guest we were treated exceptionally well at this hotel. This is by far our favorite Starwood Hotel.
July 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Judy10 Complicated car park
Our first room was on the street next to a service elevator (we kept hearing a ding ding noise). We were moved to the back side which was very quiet. Beds were comfortable. The valet worked hard to keep the cars moving in and out but still a very time consuming process. Frustrating when one elevator stopped working. Disappointed the location was far from central downtown since parking is so difficult. New decor in room. Not luxurious but adequate.
October 4, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by RANDite Acceptable if other hotels are filled.
Good points: Friendly staff determined to please. Refurbished rooms are attractive. Comfortable bed.
Problem areas: Room had functionality issues: sink plug would not stay down; bathroom mirror set too low to shave and comb hair without bending over (I'm only 6' tall); light in the vanity area has an annoying timer (no other lights have timers, so what's the point?). But the fitness center was the most disappointing. This hotel used to be my top choice in Santa Monica, because it had an excellent fitness center with lots of free weights and some very good machines. The hotel has recently remodeled the center, replacing most of the good equipment with a couple of glitzy, high-tech machines with very little real training functionality. All considered, this hotel has sunk from my first choice to my hotel of last resort when others are filled.
November 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by nelen2 Santa Monica trip
Staff was great from the moment I pulled up. Valet folks greeted me and gave me directions to park. Even came back one night and the self lot was full, one of the great valets directed me to park on the lower level. Had a few request and the staff was prompt with a smile. Only thing i would say is the safe seemed to have ran out of battery power and could not be opened. The pool also seemed to be buggy (didn't seem like the filter was running).
January 17, 2013
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 LawyerCat Renovations have made all the difference
I've stayed at the Sheraton Delfina a few times in my travels to the LA area. The renovations that they've done to the hotel have really made a world of difference. The only thing stopping me from a 5-star review is the parking: there is a woefully inadequate number of self-parking spaces and if you miss them you pay a $25 valet fee, which may not seem crazy except that it's annoying when the option was available but at a laughably small quantity (there are about 70 spots for a 600-room hotel). The rooms are clean and large, many with ocean views. The beds are great as always. The showers have good water pressure. The pool is nice on a hot day and it's near the beach if that's your pleasure. The health club is serviceable. Avoid the rooms overlooking the high school in months where school is in session because it can be a bit loud in the morning.
January 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lemi If only their food was better
I spent there more than 40 days in total in the last 6 months and the staff is fantastic, rooms are very comfortable, clean, and well designed (you will love or hate decor depending on your taste). Views are beautiful (if you get the right room) and while the pool is rather small (3 strokes free style to travel the length of it) it is well kept.
Restaurant service is attentive and very good. Too bad they don't have good food to serve.
August 27, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jane098 It's the little things
I chose this hotel for it's location and the promise of a little luxury during a short vacation in Santa Monica CA. The decision was based on the price per room and website photos. We booked a King suite, thinking the word 'suite' indicated more space and the chance to shut a door to a bedroom. The 'suite' is just a room, nothing more, and quite small at that, the word 'suite' should not be used. While the bed was delightfully comfortable the sofabed for my two children was really below standard, you could feel the springs under the incredibly thin mattress. Not good enough. In addition, the bathroom amenities were a disappointment. Toilet tissue like sandpaper, shampoo and conditioner that could be used for dish washing. The bathroom lighting, while fine for general use, was completely inadequate for make up. The staff were friendly and super efficient however we have previously stayed at other hotels in the area and know that we can get better value for our money. Sorry about that.
July 17, 2014
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 5 out of 5 by Mjem10 Fantastic getaway, great hotel
This property is modern, clean and comfortable with a good vibe. The entire hotel staff provided us with excellent customer service
and the location was ideal for sightseeing, beach, eating and shopping excursions. Overall a very enjoyable experience
On the west side. Will be back!
July 17, 2014
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 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 Williepatoche T
Swimming pool too small, breakfast does no exist nor restaurant. No facilities to reach beach
August 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mattdycr It does the job..
This was my second stay at this hotel in the past 2 years...ironically I was given the exact same room as last time. The hotel has recently been renovated, but in parts is still run-down...I'd call it more of a repair and regenerate than a renovation. The food and service is good, and the location also. Stay here if you're after a comfortable night's stay, but not if you're looking for something lavish by the beach.
November 2, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by AFM2012 Internet challenged
The rooms were pretty standard but the balcony in each one was nice. Cleaning staff was great. Desk employees very helpful.
Concierge services left something to be desired. Getting information on transport to LAX should not be "let me call you a cab". There are several shuttle at half the price.
Finally internet is free ONLY in the lobby which is a little awkward. Paying $15 PER device in the room is unreasonable.
November 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by msdc Good location in Santa Monica
Enjoyed our stay in a suite for two nights. Good proximity to beach and some restaurants. Nice room and very pleasant and helfpul staff, though self-parking is overstated and generally not available. Overall, recommend the hotel as a good spot to stay near the beach in Santa Monica though be prepared to pay for valet parking.
June 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wilkie A good hotel destined to be great.
I stayed at the Delfina May 6th to 8th, 2012.
It was very apparent that there were many improvements well under way.
The overall ambience was one of quiet sophistication. The suite was very comfortable. The Hot Tub wasn't working;
all else was top notch.
The staff all reflected a desire to be of service;
the front desk responded positively to all inquiries.
This hotel is very good, and, is destined to be great!
May 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cocoloco2012 Friendly Staff/Nice renovation
I stayed here recently, and have to say that Sheraton did a really nice job with the recent renovation. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The only negative that I can say, is that the air conditioners in the rooms could be updated and the sliding glass doors to the room balconies, REALLY need to be replaced. The gym is not bad, and the lobby restaurant/bar, has good food at a fairly reasonable price.
September 29, 2012