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Stryder Bartow - who has written 3 posts on Swell City Guide.

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Terranea Resort – Palos Verdes

Posted on 22 April 2010

Review and Photos by Stryder Bartow I arrived at the Terranea resort for a late check in. The reception area was vast and fully stocked with an energetic friendly staff. I was led up to my room by a friendly bell boy who was very knowledgeable about the 102 acre resort. He was garrulous in […]


Figueroa Hotel – Los Angeles

Posted on 09 April 2010

Stryder Bartow
From the second you set foot in the downtown L.A. hotel Figeroa you get the feeling that you are walking into a good friends Moroccan themed art space. The Layout of the hotel is littered with interested trinkets and nicknacks from all around the world,


The Avalon Hotel – Catalina Island

Posted on 09 March 2010

Review and Photos by Stryder Bartow The Avalon hotel is a very quaint, homey hotel located central to everything Catalina has to offer. I arrived to the avalon in the late evening to a friendly receptionist who was incredibly helpful in escorting me to my room. I was led down wood paneled hallways lined with […]