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“Ok but nothing special” 3 of 5 stars
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The Inn at Marina del Rey
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   737 Washington Boulevard, Marina del Rey, CA 90292   |  
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Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Marina del Rey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
surrey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Ok but nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I booked this specifically because it has a pool but I wouldn't actually call it a pool. If you tried to do breast stroke you would hit your legs on the side because it was so narrow. It was the smallest pool I have ever seen. More a plunge pool. The jacuzzi pool was ok. The rooms were fine. We were given one at the front overlooking the road but asked to be moved to the back where it was quieter and this wasn't a problem. The breakfast room was too small for the amount of guests but you could take food out and eat it elsewhere. For an inclusive price it was fine. The location isn't within walking distance of the beach or marina. Can highly recommend The Wacky Wok restaurant 100 yards away - looks basic but very friendly owner, great food and very cheap. Reception staff were helpful and the laundry room was very useful.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Booked non smoking room, all rooms are situated over courtyard smoking area so all stink of fag smoke and very noisy. Hotel advertises a pool but I have seen larger bath tubs. Pool is located behind low wall right next to very busy major road. Marina is 20 min walk along dark road. Very expensive costing $30 a night more than our previous night in 5* Vegas strip hotel. Not to be recommended. Save money in better hotel on airport complex.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the BEST WESTERN INN PLUS MARINA del REY and really liked the location and fantastic accomodations. The staff was extremely friendyl as well as helpful. The FREE underground parking was wonderful. The breakfast buffet was excellent. A pristine king room and excellent housekeeping staff was a plus also. We will definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I stayed there 3 nights during a trip to LA.
As you need anyway a car to move around LA, this is was a good choice.
It is about 10-15mins walking to Venice Beach, I didn't visit Marina del Rey but it seems a safe area. All other areas are only reachable by car.
The hotel was good, indoor parking (free), wireless, the structure is very nice, it looks more like a holiday hotel than a normal/business one. Room were nice and comfortable. Friendly Staff, Mini Pool and jacuzzi and a nice outdoor area with sofas.
Breakfast was good.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Colorful Colorado, United States
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39 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This was our 2nd stay at this Best Western, it is very well maintained and very modern. Parking is near the lobby where cold water and fresh apples are set out for guests! We had a lovely Queen suite, the best floorplan of a BW we have seen! The rooms are clean and had all the amenities we needed! The Front desk staff had good recommendations for dinner and places to go near by! All the staff was helpful and friendly, incuding the breakfast attendant! The breakfast was hot and fresh and the room was very comfortable with plenty of seating! We were very impressed once again this year and hope to be back again soon! Would highly recommend to anyone visiting venice beach and nearby marina del rey attractions!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Rooms clean, and modern. Decent breakfast, staff cannot do enough for you. Originally wanted Santa Monica, but found hotels quite pricey, So decided to stay in marina del ray, If we travel to this area again, we wouldn't hesitate in staying here.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Safety Harbor, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I stayed at the Best Western in Marina Del Rey mostly because it was situated close to the film festival I was attending in Venice. The staff was very friendly and nice, but the room was nothing special. Also, the free breakfast left much to be desired. It was jam packed with people whatever time you went and there was no variation in offerings during the five days I went. Again, it was quite average. The worst part was the lobby was right next to the parking garage and it was never peaceful to sit there with people coming in and out and a lot of noise. The outside seating was quite nice, but you could never get away from the numerous smokers. Also, this inn had outdoor corridors. Normally, it wouldn't bother me, but I didn't really feel safe in that particular neighborhood. You would really need a car to get around if you stayed here. I did not get a car because I knew I'd be attending the festival and planned to take cabs. The guy at the front desk suggested I get their driver and it would be a comparable price. That was all fine, until the last day when he just decided not to pick me up at the designated time. I called and he just told me I needed to get a cab and he was over an hour away. It would have been nice if he had left me a message ahead of time telling me this. I would probably not stay at this Best Western again. Nothing terrible, but not really enjoyable either.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 737 Washington Boulevard, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Location: United States > California > Marina del Rey
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Marina del Rey
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Marina del Rey
#4 Family Hotel in Marina del Rey
#7 Business Hotel in Marina del Rey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn at Marina del Rey 2.5*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay near the legendary areas of Venice Beach and Santa Monica within easy access of Fisherman’s Village and the Ballona Wetlands. Enjoy the onsite pleasures of our open-air courtyard with comfortable chaise-lounges, fire pits and a year-round heated pool and spa, complimentary hot breakfast every morning and free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus The Inn At Marina Del Rey Hotel Marina Del Rey
Holiday Inn Marina Del Rey
Marina Del Rey Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express Venice Area

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