My family and I stayed at the Quality Inn & Suites Hermosa Beach for two nights on a recent vacation to Southern California. I booked the room (and got a great rate) through Hotwire, based on a 100% satisfaction rating. At first, I was a little nervous, because on TripAdvisor, the hotel was only about 78% recommended. It turned out to be a very good value, in spite of a few drawbacks.
I'll start with the negatives (and probably the reasons it has a lower TripAdvisor rating). The hotel is definitely an older building and lacks many of the modern amenities of newer properties. There is a sign right in the lobby indicating that the building may contain chemicals known to cause cancer (a little frightening, although you do see these signs around California). The top floor (3rd floor) has an exterior hallway (like a motel), but the 3rd floor also has it's advantages (see below). The door to our room didn't close automatically and had to be pulled shut each time. The air conditioner was an older model (not controlled by a wall thermostat) and it was VERY noisy. Upon startup, it gurgled (the carpet was soaked underneath it), then sounded like a plane taking off. Our room also overlooked Aviation Blvd., which is a busy highway, so it was a little noisy as well. The towels were very thin, but the shower water pressure was great. The room also lacked electrical outlets (which seem to be plentiful in newer hotel rooms, considering the number of electronic devices that require charging). There are vending machines on only one floor and ice on two.
Now for the positives. As mentioned, this hotel is quite reasonable for it's location close to the coast in Los Angeles County. Even without the Hotwire rate, rates are lower than most other properties in the area. The staff was courteous and accommodating. We ended up bringing back leftovers from a fantastic local restaurant (see my review of La Playita). Although our room had a refrigerator, it didn't have a microwave, but the front desk clerk heated up in the office microwave, which was very nice. :) The hotel was clean and comfortable. The free breakfast was adequate, although the breakfast area is a bit cramped, and we didn't have any trouble with the free wi-fi. The best part about the hotel is it's location. From our room on the third floor, we had a balcony from which we could see the ocean. I could also watch the sunset from the exterior hallway, and it was gorgeous. It was also a 10-15 minute walk to the beach as well. Downtown Hermosa Beach and the beach area is lovely. There is a business center with wi-fi and a printer too, so I was able to print our boarding passes on the last day of our visit.
Although I probably would have chosen a different hotel if I hadn't booked through Hotwire, I still feel that I got an awesome deal for what I paid. If you are looking for a hotel with modern conveniences, you may want to consider another hotel, but honestly, for a clean place to crash close to the beach, you can't beat the value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Quality Inn & Suites is centrally located in Hermosa Beach, just six miles south of LAX Airport. Our hotel offers spacious, newly renovated guest rooms with an array of amenities from complimentary breakfast to free guest parking. Our friendly staff is knowledgeable of the area and takes pride in offering exceptional customer service. Whether you're taking a family vacation or traveling for business, we offer a variety of room types that are sure to meet your needs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn & Suites Hermosa Beach Hotel Hermosa Beach
- Quality Inn And Suites Hermosa Beach
- Quality Inn Hermosa Beach
- Hermosa Beach Quality Inn