Although its amenities are typical of a Holiday Inn Express, I have to say that it was a nice hotel with nice work out room, small pool and hot tub (didn't use the pool or tub) and a decent breakfast area. In fact I've stayed at many Holiday Inn Express for business purposes and the breakfast tends to be the same in all of them, but this Holiday Inn Expressed changed the hot breakfast options in all the three days that I stayed which was surprising. The king bed room was spacious and I had a good night sleep every night. The TV options were limited. The desk area for business is kind of small compared to other hotels. The wi-fi was working properly inside the room which was a plus for this trip. The room was very clean. The staff was friendly and helpful.
It has a good location. Although it is not a beach front hotel, it is 3-4 blocks from the beach. It is a walking distance from Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach and restaurant locations in both areas right at the beach. The hotel is right at the intersection where Redondo Beach starts so it is well located. The entrance to the parking is kind of abrupt from the street. It has several types of places to eat nearby and its next to a pharmacy and at a walking distance from a grocery store. It has Free Parking which is a plus in the area.
I attended a business meeting at Crown Plaza Redondo Beach Resort and I found the staff at the Holiday Inn was significantly more friendly and helpful than the one at the Crown Plaza, so I thought I made a good decision. I think it is a great value.