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“Breakfast on the patio overlooking Marina” 4 of 5 stars
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Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4140 Via Marina, Marina del Rey, CA 90292   |  
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Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Marina del Rey
2 reviews
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“Breakfast on the patio overlooking Marina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Arriving here at night in the dark does not do the place justice. We had booked a street side room but chose to upgrade to upper water view for $30 extra. Only room left was just across from lobby and we could hear the manager talking to other guests, which was not ideal. However, waking up to the beautiful marina and beach view made it all worthwhile. Fairly decent breakfast included. We will be back on a warmer day.

Stayed January 2014
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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
We appreciate your comments. The hotel is small so voices carry; sorry for the inconvenience.
Glad to hear you upgraded to a Marina View Room, it is a great location and worth the extra cost.
Very happy to know that you would come again. We welcome your next visit.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Stayed here two nights..great location..very friendly staff..clean room... Free parking..great breakfast...loved the balcony overlooking the beach and beach volley ball courts.. Cheesecake restaurant nearby which was great.. Short walk or in our case short drive to Venice beach..would stay here again

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Thank you for your recent review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Liked the location, friendly staff, cleanliness, proximity to Cheesecake Factory, and particularly your room with a view. Come back soon.
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We arrived into LAX airport slightly late and then had a long wait at immigration and baggage reclaim. It was great to take the short trip to Marina del Rey and arrive at this very friendly and relaxing location overlooking the marina. The hotel is unprepossessing and the rooms are slightly dated - but everything you need is there. The staff are very friendly and keen to help in any way they can. There is coffee and tea always available in reception - and an excellent serve yourself breakfast with cereals, fruit juices, fruit, bagels, muffins etc. It's a short walk to Venice Beach and Pier and the lovely canal area. Free car parking (not common in Los Angeles) and right next door to the Cheescake Factory (well worth a visit) and a local convenience store. Ideal location for a first stop or last stay in Los Angeles.

Room Tip: We stayed in an upstairs room (same level as reception). This had a lovely view. Lower floor rooms...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
It was refreshing to read your nice review on our little hotel. We do have a great location, with many conveniences close; especially if you are traveling to & from LAX. The views on the bayside are awesome. We do offer a lot of complimentary amenities that most hotels don't in this day and age. Nice to hear visitors like you, appreciate them. Thanks and we hope you travel our way again.
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Marina Del Rey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The location is a 5! If you stay you need to spend a couple extra dollars and stay in the rooms directly overlooking Mother's Beach in the Marina. I thought it was a little overpriced though as my room needed painting and minor maintenance. It's an older style motel but you can't beat the location. The staff is friendly, although they said no when I asked about a late check out. Complimentary continental breakfast, with a nice patio overlooking the Marina. Free parking. I would give it more stars but my room could have used easy maintenance.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel. We had a very busy summer so our maintenance fell a bit behind. We hope to catch up soon. We are glad you were still able to enjoy the friendly staff, complimentary continental breakfast, free parking and the great views from your patio.
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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Stayed at hotel for 3 nights when first arrived in LA. Nice quiet location with great views from room across marina. Stayed in an upstairs room with balcony. Ideally located next door to the Cheesecake Factory, which is great to walk for a meal and a convenience/liquor store also next door. Also, 5 mins walk to Venice Canals and Venice Beach. Front desk staff very friendly and helpful and were accommodating with our early arrival by allowing us to change clothes and store our bags for the day until our room was ready. Tea/coffee and snacks available in lobby all the time . Room décor is a bit dated, but rooms were clean and bathroom was a reasonable size. Downside was the double beds which I found to be a bit small if you are tall. Hotel offers a great complimentary breakfast selection each day. Free parking at front of hotel was also ideal. We didn't have any issues with noise from other guests.

Room Tip: Upstairs room with balcony overlooking Marina.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
We are delighted to hear that your first stop in L.A. was at our hotel and you had a great experience. Our location is one of the best in the Marina. We take pride in our small, comfortable environment. Our staff will be happy to hear your comments. They strive to make your stay as welcoming and pleasant, as possible. Please come again, Thanks for your review.
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Perfect place to stay with beautiful beach/marina views. Comfortable room, with large windows and balcony with the constant view. Hard to make the effort to actually go out sometimes, as just enjoyed being there seeing everything from our room. Very clean and comfortable. Also, being small, was quiet and did not have a hotel feel.
Impressed with the fact that the price to stay included free bus from airport. The fact that the price also included breakfast was a real bonus. This was very good, plenty of choice. The breakfast room never too busy - again due to being a small place. Lovely peaceful spot to eat, looking right onto the beach and water.
Always someone at reception willing to offer advice about area and how to get about.
Right next door to an excellent place to eat out - The Cheesecake Factory.
As we did not have our own transport, really good that the water bus was running for most of our stay and we got all around the marina easily and cheaply - free bus available too!
Would definitely stay again - would consider no-where else if stopping at LA!

Room Tip: We loved having the upper floor room - a small bit extra to pay, but good to have view looking out f...
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  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
We are very glad you enjoyed your recent stay at our hotel and were happy with the room, the 24-hr. staff, extensive continental breakfast,(our manager puts a lot of effort into providing variety and keeping things fresh) and of course, our great location! Apparently not having a car didn't prove to be a problem because of the available transportation and proximity to The Cheesecake Factory and other fine restaurants. Thanks so much for your review and we look forward to your next visit.
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Address: 4140 Via Marina, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Location: United States > California > Marina del Rey
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Marina del Rey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small, friendly, but big on details. "Diamond in the rough". Great location & finest city & Marina views. Cheesecake Factory Restaurant next door (package available). Close to Venice Boardwalk. Extensive complimentary continental breakfast, 7:00 am to 10:00 am. Coffee in lobby 24/7 with snacks. Free shuttle from LAX, on-site parking,free WiFi in all rooms, DVD's & desk-top computer with printer in lobby. ... more   less 
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Foghorn Harbor Hotel Marina Del Rey
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