Sea View Inn at the Beach Hotel, Manhattan Beach
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Great Hotelfrom pouchman
This is the only hotel I will stay at, I have stayed at a lot of the larger hotels by the LAX airport and non of them compare to this. The Staff is great and make you feel like you are at home. I have stayed at this Hotel around 10 times in the past year and have reccommended it to several of my customers and we agree that this place is to be to relax and truly enjoy the "Beach" and comfort.
I have several other trips scheduled to the area and I know that I will give James there a call and book.
Good luck Seaview and I will see you soon.
Nice surprise!from EssieGirl
Great locationfrom biancaP
The ocean views are really only partial views and since the rooms are a few blocks from the beach anyway, we decided the real value of staying here is the beach access and the free bikes, so our next visit will be with a standard room. The luxury suites look nothing like the pictures, so our expectations were completely misguided; however, once you get past that, the accommodations were actually fine. Our suite had a good sized kitchen (which we never used), a living room and a separate bedroom. If they had shown pictures of the true suite it would have been fine, as it basically felt like a well-used beach house .
The bikes were fabulous since you can get down to Hermosa Beach, and all the shops and restaurants in between, by riding on the Strand which is a lovely bike path with ocean to one side and gorgeous homes on the other. The customer service was great, very friendly and laid-back. Yes the hill is quite steep to get to the beach so dragging the bikes back up was inconvenient, but only minorly so.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay and will be back. You won't be able to listen to the ocean falling asleep, and don't expect luxury accommodations, but if you are looking for a clean, motel with relatively easy access to the beach and lots of extras like beach towels, chairs, bikes, etc, this is the place for you. If you need a 4 star hotel and are a complete couch potato, you will be disappointed.
Great for the beachfrom slot14
This is a great California beach experience.
The hotel could be described as a better beach hotel but it is not upscale if that is what you are looking for. The walk to the beach in really pretty simple.
Any way you look at it this hotel is much better than staying at one of the hotels about 2 miles inland.
The staff was very good and they had great directions to all the attractions in Hollywood or other parts of LA. Go see the sites in the morning and hit the beach in the afternoon
Paradise in Manhattan Beach!from Surps
We up date our hotel consistently throughout the year. We are a beach hotel, 2 1/2 blocks from the sand and do have shops, dinning, and are located in the city of Manhattan Beach which has been rated equivalent to Beverly Hills type community, Manhattan Beach is very save and FAMILY oriented.
All Right - If you want the locationfrom BJMSZ
what a find!from TheFyfes
The Sea View Inn was exactly what we wanted - tremendous location, good rooms(not luxurious but clean and comfortable) and free gear for the beach(which we all used extensively). It reallly gave us an experience of the local Manhattan beach community
The local restaurants were excellent - breakfasts at the Local Yolk which set us up for the day as well as several evening restaurants like Panchos(a mexican restaurant which my wife and I enjoyed) and Sloopys(which our kids loved).
The proximity to the beach and the free beach gear really made our stay. The beach is only about 5 minutes walk from the hotel - but its about 10 minutes back because of the hill!
We took the free bikes out on a couple of days and had tremendous fun cycling along the (flat!) cycle paths along the beach right up to Santa Monica.
Overall opinion - the staff were very friendly and helpful the hotel was clean and comfortable, the location is excellent, the free beach gear was a bonus, would we go back - absolutely yes!!
Overrated at bestfrom WestChesterOH
The hotel itself is in a very good location. That's the best I can say. The room was slightly rundown and very average. The sheets would not stay on the beds, because they were too small for the size of the mattress. That meant we were sleeping on the mattress cover. We had to ask for things like garbage bags, sheets for the sofa bed and bath towels because the cleaning service did not replenish these things regularly. The maid service was erratic. Even the windows were hard to open and we were dependent on using them since the air conditioning was broke. I wish I could say more positive things because I had positive expectations based on the previous reviews. I stay in alot of hotels and the Sea View Inn is subpar. For 215.00 a night, one would expect a cleaner and better maintained property and a more accomodating staff.
Room service includes: changing of all towels, cleaning in each room every day unless the guest has a "Do Not Disturb" sign on their door.
Our FREE amenities include: Bikes, Beach Towels, Chairs, Umbrella's, and Boogie Boards. Responding to a time limit on our Bikes when signing them out. Just one of the highlights when staying at the Sea View Inn is our FREE bikes. We often have local and sporting events happening year around and guest ride our bikes to these events leaving them just sitting for hours locked up when other guest are requesting them to ride. As you may understand, we are only doing this so each guest may enjoy the luxury of riding alone the beach and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Southern California's Manhattan Beach and local Communities, even maybe capturing a dolphin or two riding the waves.
Nicest Staff - Ask for a Room Off Poolfrom MercerIslandMom
First, let's be clear: this motel is not on the beach. It is 5 short but steep blocks to the beach. Perhaps I didn't read this clearly or I confusedly associated the motel with the beach pic on its web site.
The good news is the wonderful accomodating staff. We needed a room for naps during the early afternoon so the manager moved us from our overnight room to a room overlooking the pool -- which contrary to the annex -- was clean, more spacious and had new furniture for no charge (even though we messed up a perfectly clean room!)
Another wonderful thing for travelers from afar: the front office lends you towels, beach chairs, buckets and shovels and I believe, boogie boards. For free!
The pool was small but in a courtyard, it was warm and sheltered from the sea breeze.
Diner food is available next door at the Local Yolk, and other restaurants are within a few blocks. Nice!
Top Local Tips for Manhattan Beach
bring your walking shoes/ flip flops There is a parking garage by Panchos, but other than that parking in Manhattan beach is usually by parking meters and timed lots. Better to walk around or bring your bike and use the bike path.
Wonderful Community--very Safe Everything is within walking distance and only 10 minutes to LAX To stroll along the beach and walk to dinner---the best breakfast ommlette-coffee shop next door
Beautiful People Go to the Beach,which is uncrowded,and watch the Californis Beautiful People stroll by!!!
Other names for Sea View Inn at the Beach Hotel
- sea view manhattan beach
- sea view hotel
- Address: 3400 Highlands Ave - Manhattan Beach - California - 90266 - United States
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