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“Cheap price, fair room”
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Wave Hotel
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We had first to figure out where it is. you couldnt expect a 5 stars hotel at that price.
Lady at the reception look like she had enough of her job!

it's a bit noisy and if you can figure out how the darn lights switches are working at the first try, i'll send you 2$ :)

Ok to sleep a night, it's close to the airport but very very fair quality

Room Tip: get to another place!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Terrible hotel!! Leaking ceilings, damp rooms, mouldy, closed pool and jacuzzi due to government health and safety regulations and dirty rooms! Unsafe to stay at this place due to wet ceilings and chance that the roof will cave in!!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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1  Thank Stewzie
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

This "Hotel" is not great, it is what it is and if all you are looking for is a Room to sleep the night as you pass through then this place is fine for that. They do stink like smoke, but after a 15 hour flight we did not care, we just wanted to sleep before moving on to the West Coast. The breakfast is included in the rate and had bagels, pastries and coffee. Nothing fancy. For the money you pay you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Richard B
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

from Australia all we wanted to do was sleep. We paid $25 for an early check in at 11am. Normal check in time is 3pm.
Some of the reviews I can totally relate to and are very true:)

Negatives:
Air freshener was awful!! Stinks like cheap crap.
Air cond is loud
Squeaky plumbing going on throughout the night
Wifi weak in rooms
Bed sheets were awful - they didn't stay on properly, although they were clean and presentable.
Some of the receptionist were not friendly although some were and greeted us:) the older men were nice.
Rooms were stuffy if you don't open air connd
Lamps didn't work


Positives
Close to airport- taxi cost 22$
Food places around- u can walk to target for groceries or essentials if u have forgotten - eg, deodorant , tooth paste.
Bathroom was good enough to shower
The automatic lights were good
free breakfast
Free shuttle to airport every hour
Close to airport


It was okay for one night stay , although I wouldnt stay for more than one night.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Cynthia C
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Throughout our three days at Wave Hotel, we were thinking what an ideal hotel to stay in LA when you don't want to be too far from LAX and be in walking distance of a beach. So, great location and the convenience of an LAX shuttle service. But our good opinions all came unravelled on the day of check-out. That morning I enquired at the front desk whether, because of our late flight time (10.30pm) back to New Zealand, we could possibly have a late afternoon checkout as a courtesy. The desk clerk at the time checked his computer and said "should be no problem sir. Maybe we should book the shuttle for 6.45pm." We packed our bags, cleared up the room and spent most of the afternoon by the pool. At checkout, dealing with another desk clerk, we discovered that we were being charged an additional day rate. I told him that I had not agreed to any extra charge, in fact it had never been discussed. The shuttle was waiting and the clerk finally told me that "there must have been a mistake" and my credit card would only be charged for the three nights. I thanked him, but on returning to New Zealand, I soon discovered that the fourth night had been charged. I emailed both the booking service (booking.com) and the hotel explaining all the above, but the hotel refused to acknowledge any of my discussions, replying to the booking service (not me) that " it was made clear that any checkout after 6pm would incur an extra charge." This was a clearly fabricated response. No such condition was ever communicated to me. So beware. If you request a late-checkout at any hotel, be sure you know the terms of the arrangement clearly. Don't take any implied courtesy for granted.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank RonnieNZ
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Our room smelled of cigarette smoke--we couldn't get a non-smoking room. The only room we could get was a handicapped room. The rate was good, but we would have liked a different room. We stayed 2 nights and they said they were completely booked and we couldn't move to another room. We loved the pool area though. It was very pretty. The free parking and the location were also plusses.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank DianeCoalCity
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Issues:

1) Vanity light out, did not fix when asked
2) Sink pools up water, pipes need snaking
3) Wall light switches not tied to lamps
4) WIFI weak, unreliable
5) Tube TV - cable signal poor (32" TV are cheap enough)
6) Old carpets, smell
7) Bathroom wall, trim rotting

Positives (why such a shame for above shortcomings):

1) Free breakfast, WIFI, parking
2) Excellent location
3) Pool, hot tub
4) Close to airport
5) Friendly staff

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank AshSanJose
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Address: 900 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5927
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Location: United States > California > Manhattan Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Price Range: $112 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wave Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated boutique hotel in the heart of Manhattan Beach. We are located just over one mile from the Manhattan Beach Pier and 5 miles south of the LAX airport. Polliwog Park is also within walking distance. We feature newly renovated spacious rooms complete with Flat screen Tvs, Hardwood modern floors, new beds, new showers as well as free high speed Wi-FI, free parking and complimentary continental breakfast. The Wave Hotel is your ideal getaway for a relaxing trip lovely Manhattan Beach. We are the heart of the South bay. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach Holiday Inn

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