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1016 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254   |  
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Ranked #7 of 7 hotels in Hermosa Beach
1 review
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“It was amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

I have read some bad reviews but trust me the sprite motel does not se like a motel but rather then a family type ocean front hotel. Location is great we stayed for 2 nights ocean front balcony everything was good hot showers clean bathroom full kitchen right on the ocean will come back again abc again pool was great as well and where the motel sits is right next to clubs comedy clubs bars restaurants. I paid $500 for 2 nights well worth every penny for being on the ocean

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Tucson, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Despite the strand location, this motel was horrible . Gauze curtains that didn't cover the sliding glass door, door that got stuck and lifted, old and battered down, no hair dryer , mattress thin and lumpy, pillows very thin...could go on and on, but most of all terrible condescending help.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

One block from Pier Ave clubs(.Check out the Lighthouse cafe). It is the only hotel with a pool.which makes up for the rooms which are merely ok. Stay in the motel facing the ocean on the top floor to avoid overhead noise . Front desk closes at 11 PM, The shower is really hard to regulate with 3 knobs and the shower head is lame. It's a party hotel and you can smoke in the rooms but the rates are really high for what you get.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

The location is fabulous. I love the Strand and the view of the ocean can't be beat. However, there were families stayibg here and children kept running back and forth in front of the sliding glass door all afternon. At night the partying started. When a group of 10 rode up dressed as buffalo with one indian, we headed out to buy some earplugs which we used. It all quited down around 2 am. The room itself was very clean with a small fridge and microwave-but no dishes- and the carpet looked new. The sliding glass door was very old and it looked like it could easily be broken into. The heater on the wall is all rusted looking and, when I was here years ago on a cold night, I had to light the pilot light to get the heat on. So, don't expect any luxury, expect a lively and noisy place and a great location. The cottage looked like a great place to stay with a family.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Over the years I have stayed here several times and in several different of its many nearby locations from right by its pool...not recomended for noise...to its lowrise behind the main check in area....great value and its nearby 3 or 4 story...also good value..
This is a Hotel for people on a budget who want a good deal and understand a good deal...whiners and picky people will NOT enjoy it as its value lies in its location and proximity to EVERYTHING incuding nearby Hermosa attractions and the bicycle rental places...
We found it always clean and neat....its only points off for the Four Seasons set is that it is practically in the sea its so close to the beach and as with all such hotels has a marine corrosion challenge....you can literally walk out your door and put on your Rollerblades....if you live on the US mainland take your bike with you...nearby rentals are $7 an HOUR...making a Walmart $100 bike a deal if your here for a week...also Good Stuff the iconic restaurant is about 200 yards North..!!

Room Tip: Do not get rooms by the pool as it is a center of activity...naturally..
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

When I am in L.A. I always stay at the Sea Sprite because it is right on the Strand in Hermosa Beach. 300 yards from everything. And the only reasonably priced Motel in the area and I find the area the nicest part of L.A.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

OK, it's old, but the essential stuff works, call it "funky". OK, there are a lot of different kinds of people, but they are usually nice people, if a little noisy sometimes. Choose this place only if you can deal with those factors. The prices are way less than the other beach-front motels, most rooms have microwaves and fridges, and there is a nice little heated pool. I had an excellent stay. The Pier area is just a block north. Not only do you have the miles long beach-front walking/biking/rollerblading/baby carriaging walkway right at the motel, but a few blocks east there is a great hiking trail along a former railroad bed.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sea Sprite Ocean Front Motel and Apartments

Address: 1016 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Location: United States > California > Hermosa Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 hotels in Hermosa Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sea Sprite Ocean Front Motel has been family owned and operated since 1964. We are located just 5 miles from LAX and about 30 minutes away from all major Southern California destinations such as Universal Studios, Disneyland and Hollywood. We welcome your family to come enjoy the beach with us. ... more   less 
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Sea Sprite Ocean Front Motel And Apartments Hotel Hermosa Beach

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