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The Pacific Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   600 Marina Drive, Seal Beach, CA 90740   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Seal Beach
Jamestown, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great family stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We had the "Admiral's Suite" for us and our 2 teenagers...it was perfect...we could go to bed and the kids could still be up watching tv in the next room, with the door open in between, so we felt secure. It had a king plus refrigerator, etc. in one room, and the adjoining room had two queen beds. We enjoyed it. Also, computer in the lobby allowed us to do our own airline checkins. Walked to LOTS of shops and restaurants, enjoyed all of our stay in Seal Beach.

Room Tip: As others have said, it's not fancy. But it is clean, and the staff was great...I would recomme...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We wanted to stay within walking distance to the beach and Main St and this delivered both for a very good price. It's directly off the PCH (convenient) and a few blocks from great dining and shops on Main St (see other reviews). You could see some minor aging around the hotel but the room was modern, clean and comfortable with a mini-fridge, microwave, free wi-fi, free parking and a free continental breakfast that had all the regular items plus microwave breakfast burritos and toaster waffles. There is free Starbucks coffee avail 24/7 also. The pool/hot tub area is awesome; very private in the center of the hotel with an open air roof-top. It appears to be family owned and everyone I dealt with was very helpful and friendly. My only criticism with the room is that I wish the sink was separated from the shower/commode instead of all together in one space.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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sagaseal, Front Office Manager at The Pacific Inn, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to comment. We always love to hear that our guests had a enjoyable stay. Unfortunately all of the bathrooms have the same design and re all in the same area. However our Admiral Suite is separated and not all in one area if that is more of your preference. Hope to see you again soon!
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here April 22 thru April 28. Great location! Walking distance to the beach, shopping and great places to eat. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Rooms were very clean. Loved having parking facilities. The continental breakfast had a good selection for being continental. Would definitely recommend staying here and will be back again next year!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sagaseal, Front Office Manager at The Pacific Inn, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to comment! We love to hear our guests feedback and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Can't wait until you visit again!
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Valencia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This place is the perfect place to stay at if you are going to participate in the Seal Beach Classic car show. I did not win a trophy but the Inn won my trophy. Front desk staff very nice and even brought up an item we forgot. Great place to stay and we will be back next year......

Sugguestion: why dont you become a sponsor at the car show next year and give out a thophy in you name.

Room Tip: great location, everything in walking distance.
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  • Stayed April 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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sagaseal, Front Office Manager at The Pacific Inn, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you for your comment and suggestion for the car show! That is a great idea and will definitely take it into consideration, especially since we are so close to Main Street/ where the car show takes place. We hope you stay with us next year and we will be rooting for you at he car show next year!
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Sacramento, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I stayed here from April 24-25, 2013. The hotel is not fancy, but it is in a great location, the staff was very friendly and the price was right. It is within walking distance of the beach. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sagaseal, Front Office Manager at The Pacific Inn, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you for your comment Reg D! We love to hear our guests feedback and we very much appreciate you taking the time to comment. Hope to see you again soon!
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Mesa, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This hotel doesn't look like much from the outside, and the outdoor areas need some work, but the rooms are great and bathrooms are very nice. Service was friendly and the free breakfast had a lot of variety for a continental. The location was perfect for walking Seal Beach and would make a great hub for a longer LA/OC vacation.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Forget this place altogether. If its all you can afford please go elsewhere. Mold in the shower, dirty carpets, minimal parking. Pool area is dirty and unkempt. Noise level from pool area is horrible if druken people are there. Had to stay there as company paid--will not stay there again. Like I said last year--it must have been good in the 70s.

Room Tip: Get a room that overlooks the dumpsters, that is where the like to put business people.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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sagaseal, Front Office Manager at The Pacific Inn, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We take our customers’ problems seriously and are glad to hear from you. First of all we would like to thank you for choosing to stay at The Pacific Inn for your lodging accommodations for a second time and we are sorry to hear that you had another unpleasant stay.
Our property is an older building and was established 27 years ago and has been The Pacific Inn for about 10 years now. During this time we have done extensive renovations and updates to your rooms to ensure that we are providing the best services possible for our customers. Since we are an older building we do strive to always maintain and update the property. In your comment you mentioned that in your room the carpets were dirty and had mold in the shower and again I do apologize because that is not the standards we have. We do hire professional carpet cleaners as well as re-grout our showers every year to ensure that problems like these do not arise. Please e-mail us back with the room you stayed in so we can make sure to address these problems.
Since our pool is in the middle of our hotel I completely understand how it can get noisy especially if there are a lot of people going in and out of the pool. This is one of the reasons we have set hours where people can use our pool (between 6am and 10pm). We do have a bellman that monitors this as well as picks up the pool area but since he has many other jobs, he checks and cleans the pool periodically which is why you may have seen it a bit unkempt at that moment.
Again, thanks for taking the time to let us know how you feel. We appreciate customers who let us know when things are not right so that we can please our guests.
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Additional Information about The Pacific Inn

Address: 600 Marina Drive, Seal Beach, CA 90740
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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Seal Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Pacific Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pacific Inn Hotel is located just a few blocks from the water in beautiful Seal Beach, California, one of Orange County’s best kept Secrets. The Pacific Inn offers many of the amenities you may expect at a larger hotel while maintaining the out-going service and attention of a wonderfully appointed boutique hotel. What separates The Pacific Inn from any other hotel is our superior location that makes us unique to any other property within a 20 mile radius. Our 71 newly renovated guest rooms are all non-smoking, featuring high speed wireless internet access, granite entryways and private balconies to enjoy the mild Southern California climate. We offer a complimentary shuttle service which travels anywhere within a 5 mile radius of the hotel. And a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast is served every morning in our breakfast café overlooking our open air atrium pool. Located in the heart of Seal Beach, a pleasant walk takes you to the Main Street shopping district, the Seal Beach Pier and over 30 local restaurants varying from casual to international cuisine. The Pacific Inn prides itself on going above and beyond for all Guests in an effort to exceed expectations. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Pacific Hotel Seal Beach
Pacific Hotel Seal Beach
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