An urban retreat at the shore - British Impressions, but bold current perspectives. Business friendly, yet vacation ready - just steps from Santa Monica Pier, beaches, shopping, dining and nightlife. 163 rooms, many with views of the Pacific Ocean. Italian designer linens, bathrobes, down comforters and pillows. In-room entertainment centers featuring full cable access, movies, music and video games. Web-based high speed Internet in every room, 27-inch flat screen TVs, CD and DVD Players. Full stock mini bars. 2-line telephones with speaker and private voicemail - dataports for modem/fax hookup. Video Checkout with E-mail receipt. Body and hair care products by Thymes. Complete fitness center, outdoor heated pool with private cabanas. Cocktail lounge, destination dining and 24-hour room service. 1300 square foot meeting room with private patio overlooking pool area. Dry cleaning and laundry service. Full service Concierge and choice of daily newspaper.