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“Clean, Quiet, Comfortable - Everything I need for a short stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Ayres Hotel Seal Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12850 Seal Beach Boulevard, Seal Beach, CA 90740   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Seal Beach
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Clean, Quiet, Comfortable - Everything I need for a short stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I stay here when visiting family in the area (have stayed several times over the past few years). Once, when visiting, I stayed in another slightly cheaper hotel and quickly learned my error and returned to Ayres on my next visit. It's in the suburbs (about a 45 minute drive from downtown LA and Hollywood). It is in a nice area (I was safely able to go for a long jog by myself in a nearby neighborhood). There is shopping and restaurants nearby. It is also a 10 minute drive from Seal Beach. Lovely beach with a pier to walk down and little shops to visit... and relax on a sand in the sun as well! I don't know if there is much sightseeing around the area, but that's not our main reason for traveling there.

The decor is up-to-date, the rooms have always been clean, the hotel is quiet (I think it is often used for business travel). Hot breakfast is included each morning. The cook was able to tell me what had and did not have gluten, so I could navigate the breakfast buffet successfully. During the week, there is a happy hour in the late afternoon with free drinks (wine, beer, pop, water) and snacks (cheese, crackers, chips, veggies). If we've been out all day, it's a nice and free thing to do to relax. There is a pool, hot tub, and small fitness room. We'll be back!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Hotel Seal Beach, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear Laurel H,

Thank you so much for your honorable mention. We are so thrilled to hear that every aspect of your time with us was so smooth and relaxing. We want all of our guests to feel care-free when they come to our hotel which is why our staff works tirelessly to provide the friendliest service possible. Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Warm Regards,

Steve De Lugo
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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McCloud, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This week we celebrated my aunt's 100th birthday! I often have stayed at this hotel while visiting her at nearby Leisure World. It is so refreshing to come in after a day with my aunt and "crash" in such an elegant, quiet and accommodating place. I always sleep well in a very comfortable bed. The full breakfast is a plus and beautifully presented. The chefs do a great job of keeping everyone satisfied. The entire staff is gracious and helpful. It is the best hotel I have ever stayed in. Thank you, everyone, for all you do to make this a great place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Hotel Seal Beach, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear Diane32696,

It is a thrill that we could provide you such a rewarding and relaxing experience with us. Service is very important to us and we are happy to serve you with a smile no matter where you are in our hotel. Thank you for your kind compliments about our delicious full American breakfast and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you once again for your generous recommendation!

Warm Regards,

Steve De Lugo
General Manager
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Dallas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

The elegant decor, comfort and friendly service combined make this a great place to stay. We were attending a wedding across the street at the country club, and this location was perfect! The amenities and furnishings are both lovely and comfortable. We only wish we had more time to enjoy this beautiful hotel. I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Hotel Seal Beach, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear Orchmo,

Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words about your recent experience at our hotel. Our design team puts a lot of depth and thought into our European inspired decor and we are extremely flattered by your kind compliments. Please come and visit us again soon!

Warm Regards,

Steve De Lugo
General Manager
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North Richland Hills, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The hotel is very nice and clean. The beds were comfortable. The free breakfast was really good, with made to order vegi omelets along with many other items. The location was really good for our needs, spending time in West Garden Grove and Seal Beach. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Hotel Seal Beach, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear h20skimom,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor about your positive experience at our hotel. Our staff work diligently to create the most relaxing, personal experience around and we're delighted that you were able to enjoy our facility and amenties. From our clean and comfortable rooms to our complimentary American breakfast, it is always our pleasure to do what we do. Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to your next stay with us.

Sincerely,

Steve De Lugo
General Manager
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ROCHESTER NY
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155 reviews 155 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited for 5 days in July. Hotel was easy to find, access issues were more related to local 405 construction and traffic. Check in was smooth and efficient, pleasant, and made great first impression. Desk clerk was able to determine I was eligible for a better rate than originally booked, and swiftly made adjustment. Room was very spacious and clean. Hallways truly feel "European" with art and decor details. Pillows very good, water pressure medium, good hot water, towels very good large and soft. Breakfast included in mornings was robust and generous! Coffee was very good. Outdoor patio area as overflow for breakfast was very pleasant. We did not participate in e evening happy hour, unable to rate that feature. Daily in and out of lobby with greetings and awareness by front desk staff as we passed, always asking if everything was going well. Notably Sean, front desk staff at our sign in, seemed to be interested and aware of us for duration of our stay. Room mini fridge was, if anything, too cold and froze some items on first night. Air conditioning was good, but seemed to switch off in middle of night, we awoke to stuffiness in room a few times. Multiple stores within walk or close by drive. Would definitely recommend Ayres chain based upon our stay, and will consider staying again if/when again in area. Not close to LAX, not sure how good for access to Long Beach airport. immediately close to Seal Beach Naval base/Los Alamitos AAF.
Only complaint is the near constant need to re-log into the "free wifi"- would recommend/prefer method that recognizes my device ID and allows access without reentry of pass codes 4-5-6 times daily.

Room Tip: West side faces traffic and 405. We were on East side over the pool, was quiet.
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Green Features: As green as most modern hotels, used the "pass card" in the wall device to enable room power. Problem I have with this, is when I leave (and if it take my room key card as designed) the AC Switches off, as do the outlets to charge my electronics that I may want to leave for charging.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Hotel Seal Beach, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear BlueMaxx14,

We are so glad that you chose to stay with us for your five day stay and are delighted to hear that your stay was a success. From our full American breakfast to our world class customer service representatives and clean and comfortable rooms, our service is very important to us. Thank you again for your generous recommendation and we look forward to your next visit!

Warm Regards,

Steve De Lugo
General Manager
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Morehead, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My fiance and I were beyond happy with our stay here. Our room was the perfect size, not small at all. The AC worked great. Extremely clean hotel. I love how the toilet and shower are seperate from the sink so that I could get ready while my fiance was showering! Great idea! Our favorite part was the complimentary breakfast. It was no ordinary hotel breakfast, they have a great chef who makes pancakes, western style eggs, breakfast meats, and all other breakfast choices you can think of! We were amazed. Definitely worth the money to stay here, we were sad we had to leave after only 2 days! And we are most likely coming back to stay here for part of our honeymoon next year!! Loved it. I would recommend this hotel to anyone anyday.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Hotel Seal Beach, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear Holli R,

Thank you for your generous recommendation of our hotel. It gives us great pleasure to know that all of your expectations were exceeded during your stay with us. We take pride in the breakfast we serve because we always want you to start your day off with a smile. Thank you once again for your kind compliments and we look forward to seeing when you return for your honeymoon!

Warm Regards,

Steve De Lugo
General Manager
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The hotel is clean and nicely appointed. Staff is courteous and professional. You get the distinct feeling that you matter and are appreciated. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for professional and courteous service.

Room Tip: Higher floors have less congestion.
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Green Features: The card controlled room power shut down device is excellent idea.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Hotel Seal Beach, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear Joseph R,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. It is a joy to hear how thoroughly impressed you were with the service and that our customer service was so accommodating to you. We are truly appreciate you kind compliments and look forward to your next visit!

Warm Regards,

Steve De Lugo
General Manager
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Additional Information about Ayres Hotel Seal Beach

Address: 12850 Seal Beach Boulevard, Seal Beach, CA 90740
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Seal Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Seal Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ayres Hotel Seal Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Ayres Hotel Seal Beach! Whether you’re here for a short business visit or a long, relaxing retreat, you’ll find all of the luxurious, European-inspired guest rooms at Ayres Hotel Seal Beach are impeccably appointed with a full suite of complimentary amenities including our signature, triple sheeted Ayres Dream Sleeper beds, flat screen TVs, refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, well lit work desks and WiFi, iHomes, hairdryers, and curved shower rods. And every morning you will start your day right with our complimentary full American breakfast.Our unique Seal Beach, CA location means you can discover the many distinct shops, art galleries, gift stores, and dining attractions on Main Street. Close by is the city of Long Beach, offering an array of entertainment venues including the Queen Mary or the Aquarium of the Pacific. ... more   less 
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