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“Great location, fair price” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sea Sprite Ocean Front Motel and Apartments

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1016 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254   |  
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Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Hermosa Beach
Danville, California
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great location, fair price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Worked for a family looking for a hotel on the beach. The pool was too cold for the little ones, and some smokers made walking the halls annoying, but the people were nice and the room was more than adequate.

Room Tip: get a view room - hey, your on the beach why not.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Torrance, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This motel is not the fanciest place around, but it certainly offers the lowest rates of any comparable places on the strand. I've stayed in most of them down there on business trips, and have come to rely on the Seasprite routinely. They seem to have a good number of types of rooms to choose from, some with very impressive views of the ocean, which I certainly recommend. Staff is always helpful and friendly. They offer some monthly rates in the winter season if someone wanted an extended stay but I don't know what those prices are.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is an older facility that is maintained well. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Nice family run place. Book early in the summer. The rooms go fast. Great location for the Fiesta Arts fair for Memorial and Labor day weekend.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

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.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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london
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

What a lovely spot. The Sea Sprite was like a home away from home but with a fabulous beach front thrown in. It must be one of the best places to stay in in L.A. being right on the beach ,with LAX just down the road, and all the best bars and restaurants next door.We were lucky enough to have a classic car show thrown in too. Thanks for a lovely experience Sea Sprite and may you stay on the beach forever. We shall be back !

Room Tip: Theyre all good.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Neptune Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

If you're looking for 1,000 thread count sheets and 4-star room service, head to Santa Monica. If you want a clean, comfortable place right on the beach close to the bars and restaurants of Pier Avenue, the Sea Sprite is your place.

You can stay in a teeny-tiny room in the annex that's all bed, a standard 60's-era room in the motel proper, or you can rent a Strand-side cottage. It's all clean and well-maintained, and teh beds are comfortable. Each room comes with a parking space, but those spaces are small!

My husband and I first stayed here in 1986 on our "pre-honeymoon" (I had to test him out.) We came back for the official post-wedding honeymoon in 1987 and have been back every 5 years or so since then when viisting friends who live in the various L.A. beach cities. We've strayed a couple of times, but always come back to the Sea Sprite.

Room Tip: I like the pool-side rooms, but ifstaying for more than a few days the cottage is the way to go.
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Although the location of The Sea Sprite is ideal, one must factor in the proximity to the Pier/late night bars. Motel quality decor/bedding/towels at best. Cracks in the wall and kids partying all night in other rooms. If sleeping is your thing, I would consider elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Hermosa Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 42
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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