We spent four nights here in June for a convention in L.A.. We actually booked the room through Priceline for $60 a night, which was a great deal! The hotel has been very recently renovated, and it is indeed “surprisingly cool”! There’s a Starbucks in the lobby, which is very convenient for that early morning caffeine fix. Not only was I blown away by the service and people but by the design! I felt like I was on a real vacation at times when I had opportunities to relax on my own by the pool or having dinner inside, etc. Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel if you need to stay by the airport. It's literally right next door to LAX, however you will hardly hear a thing. If you're able to book it thought Priceline for the price I got you'll love it even more.