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“Decent option for Hermosa” 4 of 5 stars
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Beach House at Hermosa Beach
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1300 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254   |  
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“Decent option for Hermosa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I've stayed here several times in 2013 for business travel. If you want an amazing beach view and location, this is not it. It's right on the beach, but the Hermosa pier is not the most magical place on the California coast. If you just want to get some sand in your toes and walk by the water, it's quick access. I wouldn't hang the success of a beach vacation or romantic getaway on this location, however.

The rooms are very comfortable and tastefully decorated, almost like little suites. The ocean view rooms do have a view of the ocean, but beware, if you get a 1st floor ocean view room, people are walking right by you on the boardwalk, not even worth opening the shutters. Another time, I was surprised to find a volleyball tournament set up right outside my room.

The exterior and lobby are dated compared to the room interiors. The hotel has no restaurant. The continental breakfast is just average, you can get a better breakfast burrito down the street instead. There is a little outdoor terrace where you can eat breakfast, which is nice. It's a quick walk to lots of restaurant and some shopping options.

Each time I stayed, I had to specifically ask for the wifi password, which is annoying. Employees did not seem to go out of their way to greet people or take their stay to the next level. No one was rude or anything, just average. One time they did screw up my bill and put valet parking on it when I hadn't brought a car. It got fixed, but do check your line items carefully.

Room Tip: You do not want the first floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Walking into this room, with the sun coming through the glass door and the ocean waves coming through..it doesn't get much better.

Was re for a girls weekend and we loved this hotel. It came recommended by friends who've stayed here but then I read all the Trip Visor reviews, as I always do to help make good decisions.

The hotel isn't fancy, but it doesn't matter if you just want to relax and enjoy the view and area. Beds were comfy...even the queen pull out (good not great). We lived on the balcony and the Ocean Front upgrade was worth every penny because we knew we were going to spend time just hanging out. Small frig and microwave were great. The area is perfect o walk to shops and great restaurants! And at least once walk The Strand from there to Manhattan Beach as fun to see the houses and people watch.

Only suggestion is the hotel should have balcony blinds open when guests walk in their room...it's breathtaking yet was closed up. And those sliding blinds are difficult until you figure them out (be patient).

Room Tip: Ocean View made the room!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We drove from Santa Monica down to this hotel for one night on our anniversary. We reserved an Ocean View room for $350. When we arrived, we realized they lied - there is no ocean view from the ocean view rooms. Our view was facing north to a street and some buildings. You have to walk out on the balcony and look far to the left to see it. I have a better view of the ocean from my apartment. We told the woman at the front desk, who was extremely rude, and she said "oh you should have booked an ocean FRONT room. But sorry those are sold out months in advance so you can't upgrade." P.S. Those rooms are an additional $300. Okay. So we went back to our room, which was clean at least. Hermosa Beach pier is loud and full of young people. We're in our early 30's and we felt it was a bunch of college kids. But back to the hotel - the TV was broken. We called and they sent someone to fix it. Then the bathtub drain was broken. They sent another person to come and fix it. He was very nice. There isn't room service - you have to order from closeby restaurants. A fire alarm went off at 2am for 20 minutes waking us from what was supposed to be our one night of sleep without interruptions. There apparently wasn't a fire and no one was pranking, it was a faulty electrical thing that set it off. The continental breakfast wasn't really great. Better off going to Good Stuff next door. One of the desk ladies was nice to us when we were checking out, so they're not all miserable there. She apologized for the misunderstanding about this supposed "ocean view" and also about the fire alarm. I'm not sure it was worth the money, I could have just stayed at home and had a more romantic time with less stress. Luckily we laughed the whole time so it wasn't a horrible evening. I don't see any reason I'd come back here.

Room Tip: Do not expect an ocean view from the ocean view rooms. You have to book an ocean FRONT room which i...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed in ocean front on the ground floor. Not very private with the boardwalk right there. Great trip though. Would recommend 2nd or third floor for sure. Close to nighly entertainment and restaurants. Easy to walk everywhere. Parking costs were excessive since the hotel is not cheap. Room was clean and beds comfortable. Also we booked through Expedia... and again, I had a great time... The staff told us we were upgraded. I booked ocean view... They gave us ocean front... but then we could hardly keep the windows open because there are always passer bys right outside the door. This was not an upgrade. This was the last room left.

Room Tip: Get upper floor for privacy
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The hotel is right on the beach, the rooms are fantastic, service was great, would have been nice to have self serve parking though. I booked at the last minute and had to stay on the opposite side of ocean view. Regardless this hotel was a stones throw to the sand. If you get a chance to plan around a festival there is a lot of fun stuff to do.

Room Tip: If you get the chance I would try and book ahead of time to stay on the ocean view side.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I stayed there for 5 nights and everything ran perfectly. This is a front beach hotel and I chose an ocean front room. As I was attending to a beach tennis tournament (by the way, the best tournament I have ever participated), the arena was just steps away. The room had mini kitchen facilities and a separate room with a second TV. The bathroom, very spacious, was fitted with a bathtub. All amenities can be found: safe, hair dryer, bath indulgences etc. The staff was very attentive and kind.

Room Tip: Ocean front room - no doubt!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed four nights in an ocean front room. We reserved an ocean view room, but when we arrived, we were upgraded to an ocean front room. I was thrilled! It did not disappoint. Our room was on the first floor and the boardwalk was directly in front of us. We enjoyed watching the passerby's walking their dogs, skateboarding, and bicycling. We also got to watch many groups practice volleyball on the beach. My husband and I enjoyed the complimentary breakfast every morning while sitting on our balcony. The king size bed was very comfortable. The room was perfect for the two of us. I feel it may be small for four people. The hotel supplies beach chairs (with an insulated cooler attached) and towels for the beach. The location is perfect! Plenty of stores and restaurants within walking distance. The staff was very pleasant and always eager to help. Every time we entered the lobby we were always greeted with a nice small and conversation. The room was very clean. If we go back to LA, I would definitely stay here again. A very relaxing and enjoyable vacation!

Room Tip: Ocean front room is awesome.
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  • Stayed October 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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Address: 1300 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Location: United States > California > Hermosa Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in Hermosa Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Beach House at Hermosa Beach 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beach House is a perfect beach hotel just 10 minutes from LAX and nestled in sunny Hermosa Beach walking distance to Pier Ave and the Hermosa Pier home to abundant restaurants and shops. Beach House is your perfect choice for a family vacation or romantic coastal getaway. Enjoy complimenatary continental breakfast overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the Strand Cafe. In addition enjoy our complimentary high speed internet througout the hotel. ... more   less 
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