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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Santa Monica Review: What this standard, all-suite hotel lacks in personality, it makes up for in location. Attracting both business travelers and tourists, it’s nestled in Santa Monica’s desirable Ocean Park neighborhood, which is peppered with vintage beach cottages, and is situated just a short stroll from the sand. A glass exterior elevator overlooking the ocean ferries guests to tastefully decorated guest rooms, some with private balconies and relaxing village and sea views. Within walking distance of all the area’s best attractions, such as the Third Street Promenade and funky Main Street, the hotel does offer a few moderately lavish quarters, such as the Presidential Suite. It’s directly across the street from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, where many conventions are held, and so naturally it occasionally fills up with conventioneers.