The hotel is lovely in an old-style-Hollywood way, and quite comfortable. The hotel staff are absolute pros — helpful and pleasant at all hours of the day and night. And the crowd is a nice mix of interesting people, including some I already knew from the L.A. area. The food had some really excellent aspects. The poached salmon was AMAZING — until they ran out. The grilled ahi tuna was lovely the first time, but did not work well as a re-heat. The chicken ranged from good to fine, and the beef was (with only one or two exceptions) brisket. Very tender, but I got pretty tired of brisket by day 8. Lots of fresh fruit, eggs made to order on chol hamoed mornings, lots of salads. And I knew going in what Chabad hashgacha for Pesach meant, at least in theory. I didn’t realize it would mean no mayonnaise (not sure why, as making it with a food processor or blender is trivial, and they certainly had oil and eggs!). And even more than matzo balls (and matzo rolls, and matzo pizza, and matzo brei), I missed GARLIC. And having a variety of vegetables, including those that cannot be easily peeled. The main seasonings were cilantro and parsley (ok, fine), lemon juice (yum), and waaaaaay too much salt. But the biggest issue foodwise was that they didn’t have enough of many things. They kept either running out of (or saying they had, but if you asked the right person, some would magically appear) Pesach coke and avocados. In the last few days, they ran out of (in some cases temporarily) knives, forks, spoons, the aforementioned coke, salmon, and a few other items. I expected a nice cake or similar dessert (or really, even Pesach ice cream would have been great — there are lots of recipes that involve nothing but eggs, oil, water, sugar and vanilla/cocoa!) at least at all the yom tov meals. And there was — at about half of those meals, and once or twice during chol hamoed. The “24-hour tea room” was just a couple corners of the dining room, and also had issues with things running out. (Herbal teas, the good hot cups, sugar.) Meals often started 30 minutes or more late, but not consistently enough that you could count on them starting then either. And if you don’t believe the Rebbe was/is Moshiach, you should avoid the afternoon/evening meal on the eighth day.