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Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel

3.0 of 5 4140 Via Marina, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place hits the hard-to-find sweet spot between overpriced resort/business hotels and low-end motels. Unless you need obsequious pampering at every turn, the Foghorn Harbor Inn can fit the bill. Our room (7/29-31) was clean and comfortable, with apparently recent bathroom upgrades that rivaled those in more-expensive hotels we've visited. Our only fixture complaint was that the air conditioner was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem of a beach front motel in the playground of the Stars Marina del Rey. Convenient (walking distance to many fun things, sailing, paddle boardimg, kayaking, swimming, Venice Pier, world famous Muscle Beach and Venice Beach itself. Across the parking lot is a very large liquor store and deli. Room nice size with queen size bed and glass enclosed... More

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

We are delighted with your review about our hotel. It sounds like you took advantage of our great location and were able to enjoy many of the great sights and activities around the Marina del Rey area and of course, Venice Beach. We're happy you were able to partake in our ample continental breakfast, comfortable queen room with great views... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stayed in this hotel at the end of June 2014 and this is by far the most horrendous hotel experience ever (and we are frequent travelers, staying regularly in hotels in the US and abroad). - Absolutely appalling customer service: the walls are so thin we were woken up at 6am on the first night by banging doors, loud noise... More

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

We are a small, older hotel. We offer quite a few complementary amenities and have one of the best locations in the Marina. Sorry, for the noisy neighbors you had. Surprised to hear that you were not treated courteously by our staff. I hope you took the time to list the specific items you found problematic and mentioned the clerk... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed 2 nights last week in a room just off the foyer facing the water. View was fine, room was quiet and the buffet breakfast more than adequate. The airconditioner was needed and uncomfortably loud. Had to turn it off to sleep. The bathroom exhaust fan was also uncomfortably loud. I suspect the surrounding more modern hotels have better... More

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate your recent review on our hotel. Sorry about the noisy air conditioner and bathroom fan. We hope you informed the manager or desk clerk about them. We try to replace any problem equipment quickly. It sounds like you enjoyed our location and many amenities in spite of the inconvenient noise. Hope you come again and enjoy quieter surroundings. More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is the worst hotel I have ever been to! THE RECEPTIONIST Eileen was very rude to my girlfriend! She REFUSED to tell my girlfriend her name! I later found out her real name from another clerk. Worst of all Eileen said "WE ARE OUT OF TOWELS" when my girlfriend came up to the desk. how can a "hotel" be... More

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

Sorry that your stay (although we have not been able to confirm when & in which room you were in) was such a bad experience. Typically our clerks,go out of their way to be helpful & friendly. The particular clerk you referred to claims she always goes downstairs to the storage room, if there aren't any spare towels available upstairs.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Receptionist was not friendly and not helpful. Worst customer service. Busy chitchatting. Not very welcoming. Didnt want to help. Kind of rude actually. Place was not so clean. Hotel smelled funny. Would not want to stay here. I dont recommend.

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

We were sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at our hotel. You sound like you were generally unhappy with your stay. Did you complain to the Manager? We try hard to provide a welcoming environment. It helps us if we have specific information; i.e. name of offending clerk, where you found conditions you found undesirable, etc. We... More

Rockford, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We checked in and got a lower floor unit with a huge balcony/patio. Of course the beach is right there but so are all the people who walk by. There is no elevator so one must go up and down stairs with any luggage. The worst part was that the Internet would not connect. I had an assignment due that... More

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. We apologize that connecting to the Internet turned out to be a problem for you. I will talk to the manager to see if we can make the downstairs connections more reliable. Upstairs we have good reception. Did you ask for a discount? Glad that you were... More

Port Macquarie, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After a week of whitewater rafting in Idaho, the Foghorn Inn met our needs perfectly for 2 days prior to a long flight home. We adored it the moment we saw it and after a day of flying the liquor store next to the car-park was the icing on the cake. The staff could not have been more wonderful and... More

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review of our Hotel. It makes us all very happy when we know our guests had a memorable stay. The desk staff and maids appreciate getting compliments on their services; we will share them with the staff. Our location is one of the very best in Marina del Rey. Please do come back... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Our trip was set for May 25th, 2014, so very recent. I used American Express travel site to book. This looked good since it was on the waters and I wanted to take my wife for a weekend date. This part of the weekend, Sunday, was at the Foghorn. It was old, dirty, smells old and dirty. I was told... More

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you had such a bad experience at our hotel. We take pride in all our staff for using great care in cleaning and making sure our guests are comfortable. We are an older establishment so we try even harder to please our guests. We usually get compliments for the cleanliness of the rooms and... More

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Address: 4140 Via Marina, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Location: United States > California > Marina del Rey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel 3*
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Small, friendly, but big on details. "Diamond in the rough". Great location & finest city & Marina views. Cheesecake Factory Restaurant next door (package available). Close to Venice Boardwalk. Extensive complimentary continental breakfast, 7:00 am to 10:00 am. Coffee in lobby 24/7 with snacks. Free shuttle from LAX, on-site parking,free WiFi in all rooms, DVD's & desk-top computer with printer in lobby. ... more   less 
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