My wife, 2 year old daughter and had an enforced stop over in Los Angeles & found the Sea Sprite motel after some last minute shopping around. The location, about 30 seconds from the beach, cannot be faulted, and it was an easy stroll to shops or along the beach up to Manhattan Pier.
Unfortunately, the motel itself was a little grotty, although the apartment we used did have a very small kitchenette & lounge with working television. The carpets & furniture had all seen much better days, and were not what you would class as "spotless". That said, we did stay there for well below the cost of more upmarket hotels, and the staff seemed very friendly.
One other downside for us was that there was only a very basic lock on the main door, and as we were at ground level, we found this inadequate to allow us to leave any valuables in the apartment when we went out. Also, with its close proximity to the local drinking holes, there were one or two unsavoury characters around in the evenings.
All in all, we got exactly what we paid for.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Sea Sprite Ocean Front Motel And Apartments Hotel Hermosa Beach