Borepatch has the story.
This is the part of the event where the hotel chain marketeers look at their Google results and say something like "Oh Shit!".
Google 'Marriott Casa Monica' to see what I mean.
More on the story from the local CBS affiliate. It should be noted... the hotel )and policies) in question do not belong to Marriott, but are a franchise owned by Kessler Enterprises. Kessler has every right to make their own rules.... and customers have every right to react to them as they see fit. This would be one of those rights we often take for granted in The United States, whose flag Kessler employees are not allowed to display.