My family and I stayed here for 3 nights in late March. I liked the hotel. We had a 2 bed penthouse room (#522). Upstairs (no door) had a queen bed, bathroom, large sink area and closets. Downstairs had a separate bedroom (another queen) with doors, bathroom, and closet. The room also has a small living-room type area and a good sized kitchen. It was clean and most of the furniture appeared new. We had two adults/two kids and had plenty of space. The kids liked the loft room. WiFi speeds were average. The hotel is in the suburbs, so no views except the parking lot or other buildings. We didn’t have much interaction with the hotel staff except at check-in, and this service was fine. The breakfast is in a separate “party tent” area. They had a wide variety of food (nothing fancy) and plenty available. The only wait was for the waffle maker.
The hotel lobby building is under construction, and this was listed on the Marriott website when I made the reservation (mid-Feb). I did not hear anything, but I have to believe if you are in a building next to the lobby building you will notice the construction. The hotel location is fine – just off a main road. There are stores and basic restaurants around the hotel. The beach is about a 5-10 minute drive, depending on how many stoplights you hit and if you can find beach parking. LAX was about a 15 minute drive in morning traffic.
FYI: the hotel had apparently oversold penthouse type rooms when we were there. They asked me if I was willing to change room types, but never offered me any $ discounts, points, etc. as compensation so I didn’t change. Note comp goes a long way in these situations.
We picked this hotel since it had suites and is near a family member that lives in Manhattan Beach. We’ll use it again on our next visit.
In the short term, anything away from the under-construction lobby.
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April 17, 2013
Thank you, CTBarr, for your feedback on your stay with us. We appreciate your concerns regarding your potential room type change and will use your comments to improve our hotel and service. Our goal is to always provide 100% guest satisfaction.
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We are happy you enjoyed our breakfast and accommodations! The bedroom loft is always a hit with children. Its design gives them a feeling as if they’re floating near the ceiling. Also, thank you for your comments regarding our location. It affords a convenient walking distance to the beach and lots of places to eat and shop nearby.
You’ll be pleased to know we are on the last part of our renovations and it’s scheduled completion date is late May, early June. We look forward to serving you soon so that you can enjoy our brand new property!
Yours in hospitality
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