Day 1: Santa Monica, California—

Although it was a very late start on my first day in Santa Monica, I was able to take the opportunity to really focus on the property I chose to stay at and the amenities offered. For my trip I opted for the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Santa Monica. I wanted to first take the opportunity to say how wonderful the staff at this property is. It is completely evident why they were the recipient of the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award.

I was extremely impressed however with a woman in housekeeping who brought me extra pillows and when I made another call seconds later saying I forgot my toothbrush and razor at home, anticipated my needs as a guest and delivered instead two toothbrushes, two packets of toothpaste, a razor, and two packets of shaving cream. It’s really that attention to detail that makes the difference in any guests stay and this woman deserves her own Certificate of Excellence Award—she gets one in my book at least.

Whether you’re traveling on business or for a family trip or even for just a quick getaway, the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Santa Monica is a mere three blocks away from the hustle and bustle of the Santa Monica Pier and Beach all of which I’ll explore tomorrow. But if you are on business and not planning to leave the property (I have not an idea in the world why companies torture their employees by making them work in such fun and beautiful locations) this is a great hotel to be in. High speed internet access is free first of all and most Hilton hotels do charge for the internet for a 24 hour service (unless you are a Gold or Diamond HHonors guest—which I am not), I didn’t encountered any glitches with the internet server at all. The property in general has incredible modern architecture with glass elevators and has a gym, pool, business center, and complimentary self service laundry center all located on the third floor of the property. The room I stayed in was just as perfect as the rest of the hotel (1 King 1 Bedroom Suite)—it included a pull out sleeper sofa which was as comfortable and about the same size as the actual bed included with the room [see the hotels website for a better idea of what the room looks like on the inside]. Book at: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-suites-by-hilton-hotel-santa-monica-SMOPCDT/index.html

Well that’s enough from me for tonight; I’m going to need some rest before I take in a whole day of pure Santa Monica fun. In the meanwhile, subscribe to my Twitter account @suitabletravel and like my Facebook page Suitable Travel Today for updates along the way! And remember that exploring your “backyard” is just as fun as exploring a foreign country—you never know what you might find!

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