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“Nice hotel but the soundproofing is poor” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Residence Inn Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach

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Residence Inn Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1700 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266   |  
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St. Louis MO
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Nice hotel but the soundproofing is poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The property is a typical updated Residence Inn. The rooms have clearly been updated with modern furnishings and decor.

However it is clear that corners were cut when the property was originally built in the soundproofing areas. You could hear everything going on outside and in neighboring units: bathroom fans, dishwashers, people walking, television/music, flushing toilets, doors closing etc. I've stayed in other Residence Inn properties and this seems to be among the worst I've experienced with this issue.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This hotel is nice, the desk clerks were very friendly, they had a very good breakfast buffet and the rooms were clean (with the exception of some microwave cookware in the cabinet that appeared to have cooked food stuck on it), and the decor is modern. However, sleeping was difficult due to being able to hear many sounds from the room above ours. I could even hear a child talking. Some additional soundproofing is needed, in my opinion.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NeedhamAl
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13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We stayed at the Residence Inn for six nights during a recent family trip to Southern California. For those who haven't stayed in the LA area, choosing a hotel requires balancing price against location. Sure, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills are more convenient, but far more expensive. This hotel is about a 10-minute drive from the LAX terminals, and a 20-40 drive (depending on traffic) to Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, or West LA, and given LA's horrible traffic, that's convenient. Additionally, downtown Manhattan Beach is less than two miles to the west and the beach towns (Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo) are fun and worth seeing. But convenience isn't the only thing this hotel has going for it. The free breakfast is plentiful, the rooms clean and spacious (and bedding super comfortable, as is usually the case with Marriott properties), and the service quite responsive. They also rent bikes on-site, and you want to take advantage of that; there's a bike path that goes along the water from Redondo Beach all the way to Malibu, some of which I rode. The ride is positively gorgeous. There's also a Target just a block away, which we frequented for all sorts of things. The other fun and convenient jaunt I would suggest is to take a short ride (about 15 minutes) south to Silver Spur Road in Rancho Palos Verdes at night, where you'll get an amazing view of nearly all of LA.

The building where the front desk and breakfast room are normally housed is presently being renovated but the impact was non-existent during our stay.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Farmington, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Room was clean and equipped with a kitchenette. Full size fridge, microwave, cooking surface etc. It would have been nice to have a few more dishes, there was only settings for 4 and there were 5 of us, but it all worked out. Bed was good and the kids slept on the sofa bed and had no complaints. Breakfast was great. Something different for the main entree every day along with waffles, toast, bagels, juice...Staff was nice and helpful when we asked for extra towels and toiletries. Shampoo and Conditioner were Paul Mitchell brand which was really nice in comparison to some of the stuff in other hotels. Lots of drawer and closet space for an extended stay. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub. Would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
477 reviews 477 reviews
52 hotel reviews
390 helpful votes 390 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I stayed here for a week recently on a visit to LA and was happily pleased with this location. They have daily activities throughout the week in the lounge of the hotel designed to get guests acquainted with one another and enjoy free lounge food. One night there was a poolside barbeque, another night home made tacos, one night karaoke. The hotel rooms have been recently renovated so it's quite nice in the rooms throughout the hotel. It attracts a very nice clientele and the parking lot was full of luxury cars of all varieties so you'll feel safe parking here.
There is a Target Store practically next door to the hotel if you need any food/drinks for your room. All rooms have a kitchen with full size refrigerator, stove and microwave. Breakfast is served each morning in the lounge/kitchen across from the front desk. I was very impressed by the friendliness of the hotel staff. They truly make an effort to learn your name and care about the quality of your stay. Made quite a few new friends here among the other guests staying here during my stay. The nightly fellowship is a lot of fun. There's a nice pool here as well as a basketball court and coin laundry for resident/guests. Upstairs from the lobby there is a small, but well appointed fitness center. I look forward to staying here again. Great central location.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Residence_Inn_MB_AGM, Manager at Residence Inn Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Dear gadgetguy63,

Thank you for sharing your most recent experience at Residence Inn Manhattan Beach! We value our guest's feedback. I'm delighted to read you found our evening hospitality hour to be a funa nd enjoyable experience. You are correct, the hospitality evenings are meant for guests to socialize and get to know one another. Our poolside BBQs used to be every other Tuesday, but due to popular demand, we decided to have them every Tuesday during the summer and they have been a great hit with all of our guests!

Our property is conveniantly located within walking distance to several stores, shops and of course, the beach! I am glad you enjoyed yoru stay with us. Once again, thank you for sharing your experience on TA. We look forward to welcoming you back to MB if you are ever in the area again.

Yours in Hospitality,

Edward T.
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Rockville Centre, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 hotel reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The bed was comfortable and the room was clean, in a cute little townhouse looking hotel. It was about a 5-10 minute drive to the action in Manhattan Beach. The complementary breakfast was really tasty.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Saskatoon, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Newly renovated rooms. Super clean. Breakfasts were amazing. So many food choices. Staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. Two minute walk to Target. Five minute drive to beach/pier. Location was great for getting to LAX. Family and business friendly. We would definatly stay here again. Even though it is on a busy street, trees and hedges seem to take care of street noise. Pool area is very nice. Laundry facilities were handy as well.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Residence_Inn_MB_AGM, Manager at Residence Inn Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Dear wichs,

Thank you for sharing your experience during your most recent visit to Residence Inn Manhattan Beach. I am delighted to learn that our property suited your needs. We take great pride in providing great service. Our room renovation was completed on June 1st of this year and so far all guest feedback has been great. Our breakfast and social hours are a big hit with our guests; I am glad you enjoyed them as well.

Thank you once again for sharing your experience. Should your travels bring you back to Manhattan Beach, please do not hesitate to stay with us, we love welcoming back old friends!

Yours in Hospitality,

Edward Torices
AGM
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Address: 1700 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Location: United States > California > Manhattan Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Manhattan Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 176
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