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“Friendly, great location, free bikes” 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
Pasadena CA
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“Friendly, great location, free bikes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Beach hotel with very friendly and helpful staff consists of four buildings on Highland Ave. about 100 yards' easy walk down to the beach.

Rooms vary in size but most have balconies and a view. There's a lot of car traffic on Highland but the rooms are very well sound proofed.

Very good bathroom amenities, comfortable bedding and excellent showers.

Wifi is free but slow.

"Luxury room" is on west side of Highland, with queen and sofabed, coffeemaker and microwave (no utensils provided), and balcony overlooking gardens by walkway that goes to the beach, with view of part of the beach.

"Standard ocean view" is on 3rd floor, east side of Highland, balcony overlooking the street with sweeping view of ocean in the back, but not of the beach.

Great feature of the hotel is the free bikes loaned out to enjoy the fantastic bike path along the beaches.

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Rating summary
  • 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 July 17, 2013

We were scheduled to stay at the Sea View for a family vacation. After a medical emergency to one of our son's our vacation had to be cut short. James was unbelievably accommodating and helpful to our family. The one night we stayed at the Sea View was restful and comfortable. The deluxe room was clean, and quiet. The location of the hotel is perfect, a quick walk down to the beach, or to many restaurants and shops. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This was my THIRD time staying at the Sea View and I couldn't be happier. Although the rooms are great, the location is prime, and the price is right - what truly continues to make the experience an exceptional one is management's welcoming and attentive demeanor. During my most recent stay, I was feeling under the weather and recuperating from a recent surgery - without any hesitation, the general manager allowed me to check-in to my room several hours early. What a guy!

Addtl. perks: Impeccable rooms, flat screen tvs, large glass showers (in select rooms), attentive and friendly cleaning-staff, pool access, access to bikes and beach gear, steps away from some of the city's best breakfast spots, ample parking, and it's blocks from the beach.

Thank you James and staff for yet another great experience. See you again soon!

-ND

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The room was so fantastic I continuously kept referring to it as my apartment. First, I will say that I have absolutely no negative comments about this hotel. Management is professional and quick, cheap rates, parking was free and very close, perfectly updated and clean rooms with beautiful view of the ocean, nice warm pool, noise under control, location was one block from the beach, free bike and other recreational rentals, VERY helpful and kind staff (I left an iPad in the bedside drawn and they were able to contact me and ship it immediately to the Midwest)
If I ever visit manhattan beach again I will most definitely be staying in this beach apartment! :)
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  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I stayed at the Seaview Inn last week for two nights. The room was great and our stay was quite comfortable. It's so nice being so close to the beach and to not have to worry about parking in southern california. We were able to simply walk two minutes down to the beach and catch the sunset. Me and my girlfriend had a great time in Manhattan beach thanks to this hotel, staff was very friendly and did a great job. Will stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is my significant other and I's favorite place to stay! The rooms are modern, the views are spectacular, and the staff is very friendly! Not once did they hesitate to recommend a good place to eat, or even a place to find surf boards. This is the only spot we will stay in while in Manhattan Beach!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Travelled as a family of 5 (kids 12, 10, 8) and stayed in an Executive Suite that had plenty of room for us. Selected hotel based on location and free beach gear and bikes to borrow. Walked to restaurants, short drive to Santa Monica and not too far to Anaheim for a baseball game. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Manhattan Beach was a great location for a low-key beach vacation. After spending an evening at the Santa Monica Pier, I was glad that we chose more of a "neighborhood" beach to call home for a few days.

The hotel is what I would consider a typical beach hotel: great location, a little old but clean and comfortable.

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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): $$
Number of rooms: 34
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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