My husband and I decided to stop off on the west coast on our trip home from Japan. We gave our travel agent the choice of Seattle, San Francisco, or LA--whichever worked with our itinerary. Well we ended up with LA and we were glad we did (we would have been happy with the other two also :). I looked for a place to stay convenient to LAX and near the ocean and found Sea View Inn. We rented a car (which we parked and never used again--taxi would work fine from the airport) and headed for the beach! So nice we arrived early and they held our luggage and allowed use of parking while we waited. We had lunch at 4 daughters restaurant--very good lunch. We were able to check in early and found a comfortably large, basic room that was spotlessly clean with a/c (good because the temps were over 80 unusual in coastal CA in April), sliding glass door giving onto a balcony over the main street. Shower was strong and hot (just what we needed to wash away jet lag) and bathroom was a generous size. Very small sink but it worked--never did find a hair dryer but I never asked either. Bed a little soft for our taste but that is always subjective. Road was busy outside and we worried but when we closed our door very little street noise to be heard. The heated pool (that was really heated) was spotlessly clean and surrounded by nice chairs and lounges. There were nice shops and restaurants lining the street and all within walking distance: Breakfast/lunch The Local Yolk, Sloopy's which had a fabulous outdoor café garden, OB's great sports bar with good food, and The Fish Bar where we were lucky enough to have Tuesday Tacos--sautéed lobster for me, ahi tuna for the husband.
Pros--clean, location, friendly staff, beach bikes--do take a ride, beach chairs, towels, umbrellas (and toys if needed)
Cons--no coffee maker for a coffee-holic, softer mattress
Will we return--you bet! Would we recommend--DEFNITELY!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sea View Inn At The Beach is an intimate seaside hotel located just blocks from the Beach. And is the closet hotel to the sandy beaches and panoramic views of Manhattan Beach. The Sea View offers casual comfort, modern conveniences and features a "live like a local" atmosphere. Dine at local eateries, stroll eclectic shops or borrow one of our beach cruisers and cruise the beachfront bike path and enjoy the ocean views. Or relax and swim in our heated Outdoor Pool. We offer FREE Parking, FREE Wifi, Bikes, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, & Beach Toys for the Kids. The Sea View Inn is located just minutes (3 miles), away from Los Angeles Airport,(LAX), 35 Minutes to Disneyland, 40 minutes to Universal Studios, 25 minutes to Downtown Los Angeles and 30 minutes to Hollywood. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sea View Inn At The Beach Hotel Manhattan Beach
- Sea View Hotel
- Sea View Manhattan Beach