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Is Santa Monica our only option ?

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Is Santa Monica our only option ?

We are driving from Las Vegas to LA then staying one night somewhere convenient for a mid afternoon flight from LAX.

Ideally we would like to stay at a beach hotel but where ?

We have stayed at Santa Monica before and liked it but would like to see somewhere else if that is feasible so any advice on any alternative place within about 45 mins from LAX would be helpful .

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1. Re: Is Santa Monica our only option ?

Manhattan Beach or Hermosa Beach are even closer than Santa Monica to LAX.

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2. Re: Is Santa Monica our only option ?

what great advice !

Just had a quick look at Manhattan beach and think it looks good

plus hotel prices look cheaper than Santa Monica so all good.

Would you recommend Manhattan over Hermosa or are they both nice ?

thanks

brinny

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3. Re: Is Santa Monica our only option ?

They're both nice. Manhattan is a little more 'residential'. Hermosa is a little more lively.

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4. Re: Is Santa Monica our only option ?

thanks for DE advice--much appreciated.

have gone for manhattan beach --looks fine for us .

brinny

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5. Re: Is Santa Monica our only option ?

Have you booked a hotel in Manhattan Beach? The Sea View Inn is very popular, because it's reasonable and a block up from the beach. They have free parking and lend bikes to ride on the 22 mile bike path.

http://www.theseaviewinn.com/index.htm

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6. Re: Is Santa Monica our only option ?

Thanks CAnative for your suggestion but have gone with the marriott but will remember the se view inn next time we fly out of LAX.

many thanks for your help.

brinny

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7. Re: Is Santa Monica our only option ?

The Marriott is a fine choice. Try to get to the MB Pier area around sunset, it's a beautiful setting.

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