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“15 minutes (in heavy traffic) from LAX?” 5 of 5 stars
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Inn at Playa Del Rey
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   435 Culver Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90230 (Westside)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 85 Los Angeles B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Addison, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“15 minutes (in heavy traffic) from LAX?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

But a world away. French doors with a view of sailboats to and froing. Fireplaces. Every room is different. Serene. Faces an open air protected bird sanctuary between the Inn and Santa Monica. Owned and run by four European women, who place home made cookies, a welcome note, and fresh flowers by your bed prior to your arrival. Classical music playing at happy hour (wine and cheese) where on the second level deck you are apt to find several Europeans and lively conversations. Breakfast is included and is a rich and decadent buffet offering. If you are having a business person join you for breakfast, just let the owners know! Exchanging your books for books in your room and in the common lounge is encouraged. If you are a night owl, you will find someone in the large and welcoming kitchen to make you a cup of tea even at 3 a.m. In the main hallway is a refrigerator for guest use. Beach bicycles available at no charge. A safe two block walk toward the ocean you will discover a charming, reasonably priced Italian restaurant. Or you are a 10 minute drive from Santa Monica. Or have a very late lunch at nearby Manhattan Beach; time it to drive back to the Inn up HWY 1 when the sun is starting to set for a stunning feast for your eyeballs. This is the very kind of place a business road warrior longs for. Also a great romantic weekend destination stay.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Sydney, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Our night at Playa del Rey was the perfect end to a months holiday in the USA.Its very close to LAX without the noise and bustle, the beach is a 4 minute walk, there are some good restaurants within walking distance ( or a short cab ride away to Venice Beach or Manhattan Beach), there are fantastic walking and bike tracks around the wetlands and up and down the coast ( the Inn supplies bikes free), they have a happy hour drinks and canapés, the staff are very friendly and helpful.
The rooms are quite large based on other accommodation we came across during our USA vacation and the rooms and common rooms are nicely furnished.
The only drawback was our room had a somewhat noisy air conditioner when it kicked in.

When we pass through LA next, we will definitely stay here again

And the breakfast was well above average

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms that face out across the wet Ands towards the marina-some of these also have a ba...
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed here for two nights last weekend. It is a lovely hotel with a friendly staff, clean rooms, great views, wonderful public areas, a tasty breakfast, fresh baked cookies all day, an afternoon wine social and free use of beach bikes. We enjoyed it all, especially the beach cruisers. We rode through the marina, down Venice beach, all the way into Santa Monica and back. It was one of the highlights of our weekend.

If you like Mexican food, there's a wonderful hole-in-the-wall called Senor G's just down the street from the hotel, on the way to the beach.

Room Tip: Request a room on with a view of the wetlands.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Perth, Australia
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Our stay at the Inn at Playa del Ray was the perfect ending to a fantastic holiday. Friendly staff, free Happy Hour drinks and snacks. Great restaurants within walking distance. Close proximity to the airport but without the noise. Beach nearby, couldn't ask for more unless you wanted the hustle and bustle or shopping of Downtown LA
We loved it.

Room Tip: Try for a North facing room, overlooking the Marina del Ray - but distant. The northeast corner room...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Just spent 3 nights at the inn , the first night was in a standard room at the front , this proved somewhat noisy for me due to the traffic- I am a light sleeper where as my husband was fine . Nights 2 & 3 spent in an upgraded room at the back , fantastic great view very quiet. I would definitely recommend , staff could not have been mote helpful, loved it

Stayed September 2013
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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

So glad we found this place. We booked a room for my parents who were visiting over Labor Day weekend. (New baby = no room at our house.)

My mom cannot stop raving about the Inn at Playa del Rey. And I can see why. We came over and joined them for breakfast one morning. The views of the nature preserve (and the birds) from the light-filled breakfast room were awesome enough, but then factor in the delicious breakfast and the incredible warmth of the Inn's staff. They took such good care of my folks.

The entire inn was so clean and fresh and their room looked so comfortable. And my Mom is PICKY- if it wasn't wonderful, she would not have gushed on and on about how much she loves it there.

I will definitely book rooms in the future for any of my family coming to visit us in LA. It's like a home away from home.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Kalapana, Hawaii
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This place is like a pearl in an oyster. Located on a marsh and a block from the ocean one could not tell they were only a short hop from LAX and the business of LA. Not a converted old mansion this place was built to be a boutique hotel and it fits the bill. The staff is over accommodating and having bikes available was very very sweet. Afternoon tea and wine hit the spot. The rooms a bit small but comfortable.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 435 Culver Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90230
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Westside
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn at Playa Del Rey 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come stay at exquisite lodging near Los Angeles. Enjoy bike rides, country breakfasts, walks on the beach, luxurious amenities, private sunbathing gardens, and the serenity of nature at this elegant inn. Many rooms come complete with fireplaces, Jacuzzis, and private decks. Rated one of the "Ten Best Urban Inns" by Forbes.com, our Inn is sure to please. Look online to learn more about our convenient location, superb accommodations, and to book your stay today. ... more   less 
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