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“Great place to stay when you are in LA” 4 of 5 stars
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Sea View Inn at the Beach
3400 Highlands Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Manhattan Beach
Santa Cruz, California
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“Great place to stay when you are in LA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Sea View Inn is a great place to stay if you around the LAX area for business or pleasure. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly. You are close by the beach just a short walk down the hill. There are several restaurants, shops and other business within two blocks of the hotel which is centrally located in the North Manhattan beach neighborhood. Some of the rooms provide beautiful ocean view rooms with balconies so you can enjoy the onshore breeze. Definitely my favorite spot to stay in LA.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Great place to stay when on business in LA. Great location and friendly staff. I enjoyed an early morning run on the beach each day. Restaurants are close too. They give you beach towels and bikes etc. to loan you to really enjoy the time there. I recommend that you stay there. Another time they were very flexible in adjusting my reservation when I was not able to come to LA give a family emergency.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We had stayed at the Sea View on a prior trip to So. Cal and really enjoyed the proximity to the beach and the neighborhood.
On a return trip we thought we would stay there, but after this trip, we are not so sure we would do so again.
The rooms are a little pricey and dated.
There was an odd noise that was coming from the bathroom. After trying to sleep, and then trying to figure out what the noise was and where it was coming from, we finally called the front desk. They responded that they knew about it...and here is how you can fix it.
If they knew it was a problem- why didn't they fix it before, and at the very least, why didn't they tell us.
When you pay a high price for a mediocre product (other than the location) you might expect a lot more, and at least and offer of a reduced rate or partial refund after not getting a full nights sleep.
Bad management.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I stayed with a group of friends for three days and it was perfect. The awesome weather is out of their control but they had bikes, boards, etc., ready to loan at no cost. The rooms are all in good shape and very clean. I like the fact the place is not a cookie cutter hotel is a plus.

The location is perfect, close to the water and many good places to eat, workout, and generally have fun.

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The location and value speak for themselves. What really made our stay great was the gracious and accomodating front desk. It fealt more like we were staying with family than at a hotel. I highly recommend staying here if you get the chance.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We discovered the sea view inn when my husband traveled to the area for business. The price is great for the value, the people in the office are great and there is a wonderful restaurant within walking distance called Fishbar. There is a downhill/uphill walk to the beach, about 4 blocks. and the street out front is quite noisy but it does die down at night. But.....on our last visit there my husband came home with numerous bed bug bites. Since I didn't get any, we figure they were on his pillow since the bites were on his back and one on his forehead. We did a google search and they look exactly like what we saw online and the definition matched too. I sent the office an email telling what happened but I never heard back. Sad to say, we've opted to try another coastal town for our next visit. I still give this place high marks though.

Room Tip: The higher rooms have a better view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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seaviewinn, Manager at Sea View Inn at the Beach, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
After reading your review, we had our pest control company check ALL our rooms. These rooms have recently been gutted and remodeled with all new items in every room (Beds,Pillows,Bedding,flooring,closets,baths,towels etc.) We are so sorry about the Bedbugs, but these rooms are over 97% occupied at this time of the year, with no other complaints. Thank you for your review and we will continue to be vigilant about all aspects of cleanliness.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Most of the streets in Manhattan Beach are narrow and there isn’t much parking. The Sea View Inn has what is therefore a precious commodity; a parking lot.
The Sea View Inn is on 3 of 4 corners of an intersection of Highland Avenue and the parking lot is on the fourth corner. The guys at reception are a happy bunch and very knowledgeable about the area.
Not all rooms have a sea view, mine did.
There is a small pool and the beach is about 10 minutes’ walk away down the hill.
At reception there are boogie boards and other beach items that can be checked out for use at the beach.
My room, 106, had been recently refurbished and there was nothing to complain about.
A small balcony with a couple of seats meant that the sunset could be enjoyed with a beer in hand (purchased from the liquor store and supermarket about 50 yards up Highland Avenue).
There is some traffic noise from the street but as this is primarily a residential neighbourhood the noise is not disruptive to sleep.
The Local Yolk is almost next door and I can recommend it for breakfast.
I had dinner at Strand House which is near the Manhattan Beach Pier, about 20 minutes’ walk from the Sea View Inn.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sea View Inn at the Beach

Address: 3400 Highlands Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Location: United States > California > Manhattan Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#6 Business Hotel in Manhattan Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
2 Blocks from the Beach. Most rooms with Ocean Views. Family orientated neighborhood, Safe, Outside Heated Pool.FREE: Parking, Bikes, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, & Beach Toys for the Kids. Plenty of Restaurants with in 3 blocks. -3 miles from LAX airport.-35 minutes to Disneyland-40 minutes to Universal Studios-25 minutes to Downtown Los Angeles-30 minutes to Hollywood ... more   less 
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