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“Blocks from the beach, clean rooms, friendly staff” 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
Washington DC
2 reviews
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“Blocks from the beach, clean rooms, friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I loved the location. It is just 3 blocks from the beach, which you can enjoy during all seasons. I was there in December, and was happy to use one of the loaner bicycles the hotel provides (they also have beach chairs and boogie boards) to explore the strand along beach. The rooms are clean and have a view of the ocean. The staff is friendly and happy to offer suggestions on places to see, eat and visit. I plan on staying here again during future trips to the LA area.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
    4.5 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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Peekskill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Two couples had the two bedroom/two bath apartment. Plenty of room for all of us. Overlooked Highland Ave with full view of sunsets. Apartment was clean and staff friendly. Three block walk downhill to the beach but plenty of restaurants/bars on Highland

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Santa Cruz, California
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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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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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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:
Ranked #2 of 9 hotels 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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