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“Best hotel in Manhattan Beach!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Sea View Inn at the Beach

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The Sea View Inn at the Beach
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best hotel in Manhattan Beach!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

No matter what the other idiots say, this is the only place I will stay until we buy property here! Brenden, Noah, and James are the best! The staff have never steered us wrong, and couldn't be more helpful if you need direction as to where to go. I even needed a surf shop to buy new boards, and Noah got us to the right spot. Our room was perfect, modern, and extremely clean! The bike and beach chair rentals were brand new. No other hotel offers what the Sea View Inn has. If they had a time share option, we would snatch it up quick like!!! Trust me when I say this is the best place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank alan k
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

The room was small & cozy, clean & comfortable. We stayed in the standard room with ocean view, and that alone was worth the price. Best part was waking up to see the beautiful ocean horizon right from our bed, I was in heaven & didn't want to come back home. 3 short blocks from the beach, free bike & beach gear was a plus. The staff was friendly & the area was great. Beach right outside our balcony & pool right outside our front door, just lovely. It was perfect for our anniversary getaway & I can't wait to go back next year. Would highly recommend this place, especially if you're not looking to spend a lot of money.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

I'll start with the negatives.
The reason I booked this hotel was due to its location ... Near the beach, and had free wifi and had free bike rentals.
The room was very noisy, the fridge made an awful racket all night, and when I turned it off I could clearly hear the neighbours fridge doing the same thing.
The walls must be made of paper cause I could clearly hear the neighbours enjoying their holiday too :s
And the biggest bummer was that the bike rentals had a max of 3 hours! Now I wanted to ride to Santa Monica for the day, no way could I do that in 3 hours! And that's not written anywhere on their website! I had to hire a bike from about 4s away!
Other than those things I had a great stay. Close to food and drinks and the room was clean and tidy.

Room Tip: Ask for one close to a wifi router if that's what you want.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank R055C0
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed in the penthouse for 3 nights in June; the kitchen and bathroom are basic but clean and the view of the ocean from the balcony was lovely. The staff were really helpful and hotel provides free boogie boards and bikes. 2 mins walk to the beach and half an hour drive to LA. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Holly A
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Smelly, dirty and nothing like it was portrayed on the Internet. Shower filthy, small and slimy. Toilet blocked with a plunger next to it for self service!! Could not even stay 1 night it was that bad. Steer clear....

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Hula G
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Chandler, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

There was no complaint about the location. Great places to eat and drink very close by. Our room has a strange smell to it and when I brought this up to the man at the front desk I was dismissed like I had no right to complain. I was only hoping for a different room. If we did not have two tired kids with us we would've cancelled our reservations right then. We were basically told "too bad we're fully booked so deal with it". This hotel is so close to being really great but at this point, we would not stay there again. There are better options in the same area with great location and view.

Room Tip: Ask for specific distance from beach if that is what you are looking for.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sergio P
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at this place after booking it via the Internet. The website looked fantastic. That was the best part. The room we got was a dump and a embarrassment. No seaview.It stunk like it had been locked up for months. The toilet got blocked up straight away. The shower looked like something from a Rugby change room from the 1950's!! There was loud music been played upstairs and a shifty character sitting on a step near our front door. We stayed here 5 minutes then got the hell out of there. We cancelled the remaining 5 days and booked elsewhere. The website was misleading. They should put on their website the actual room that you'll be staying in. Avoid this place.You have been warned!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Alan B
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Property: The Sea View Inn at the Beach
Address: 3400 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3341
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Location: United States > California > Manhattan Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#6 Business Hotel in Manhattan Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Sea View Inn at the Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sea View Inn At The Beach is an intimate seaside hotel located just blocks from the Beach. And is the closet hotel to the sandy beaches and panoramic views of Manhattan Beach. The Sea View offers casual comfort, modern conveniences and features a "live like a local" atmosphere. Dine at local eateries, stroll eclectic shops or borrow one of our beach cruisers and cruise the beachfront bike path and enjoy the ocean views. Or relax and swim in our heated Outdoor Pool. We offer FREE Parking, Wifi, Bikes, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella's & Beach Toys for the Kids. The Sea View Inn is located just minutes (3 miles) away from Los Angeles Airport,(LAX), 35 Minutes to Disneyland, 40 minutes to Universal Studios, 25 minutes to Downtown Los Angeles, and 30 minutes to Hollywood. ... more   less 
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