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Wave Hotel
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Hickman, CA
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190 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Run away!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Moldy bathroom, food still in the refrigerator from the last guests, the carpets were soggy wet, stinky throughout. We had to turn around and leave. When we got back to the front desk, two other families were there with the same issues. Hotels.com actually refunded our non-refundable payment. Went to the Mariott, more money but oh so clean! Worth it!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

Wanted $25 extra to book in at midday, even though room was ready. Sheets were crinkled, yellowing, thin and had to be inspected if they were used before and still not sure! Fitted sheet and underblanket had no elastic left in them so when you turned over at night they both moved with you, exposing the mattress after turning a couple of times. Yuk, too nervous to sleep in case I moved off the yellowing sheets unto the unprotected mattress. Room smelt damp, but had requested and received a quiet room. Office staff said breakfast opened at 6.30 but it was 7 am, the same time as courtesy bus left, however kitchen staff let us in to eat the stale cereal. Wont rebook on our return trip, and they wont miss us, as they were full up that night.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

We use to love coming here. Cheap decent rooms, heat pool and Spa and a so-so, but free breakfast. Close enough to Manhattan Beach.
Our last visit was bad. The pool was cold, the spa was luke warm, the breakfast, some how, was worse. My wife got sick from the room from the spa or room. Not a pleasant stay at all.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

Stayed here for the night before flying out of LAX the following day and enjoyed the stay.

The hotel is in a nice location and seemed perfectly safe for walking around day or night. It's about 15mins walk to the promenade at Manhatten Beach and once there, we found a few nice bars/restaurants. There's also a shopping mall with a "Target" store across the road, which is a handy tool.

The room (214) was comfortable and very clean, so I guess it wasn't the same room as rated by recent reviewers. Bed was BIG and comfortable, so after enjoying a few beers while watching the Kings win the Stanley Cup, we both slept soundly.

Other plus points were the shower, which had great water pressure and temperature control and the private parking below the hotel. (Never had time to enjoy the swimming pool and jacuzzi but they looked nice.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

Room is old, needs redecorating. lights will not stay on. Does not seem safe. truly horrible!

Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Denver, Colorado
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99 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

Location was good, one mile walk to the beach. Busy street but hotel walls kept out most of the noise. Rooms were very basic, tv and Internet worked intermittently. Had to go to lobby to get Internet to write this review. Possibly it is difficult to buy California king sheet sets as the sheets were old and stained. This is the first time I checked and smelled the sheets to verify they were actually clean. The next time I would look for another hotel before settling.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kay B
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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2012

I stayed here in August of 2011. The location was nice, only about a mile from the beach. A nice free breakfast every morning. Clean room, nice pool and hot tub. My only complaint is a small one... the key card reader on our door was going bad, so we had to have someone from the front desk come up and help us a couple times, but they were happy to do so. For the location, price and amenities, it's well worth it. If I ever plan on returning to Manhattan Beach, this is where I'll stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Wave Hotel

Property: Wave Hotel
Address: 900 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Location: United States > California > Manhattan Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wave Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique hotel located in Manhattan Beach. Close to the Manhattan Beach Pier and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach Holiday Inn

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