We booked this 2 story hotel via Hotwire because it looked decent and was in a good location. However, it's barely a 2 star hotel at best. It's old and needs some updating. Once we arrived and asked for an upstairs room with a marina view, we were told that would be an extra $30.00. If we didn't take that, we'd be in a low level, parking lot view room that has the ambient light of a dungeon. The room was clean, the towels were clean. The TV is upgraded. However, it has the appearance of a dorm room, complete with freestanding mini-fridge and a microwave placed on a table. The beds were okay, but the linen is showing some age. The rest of the room seems stuck in an early 60's style. We were told the room came with free wifi, but could never get it too work with either a laptop or ipad. Breakfast is an assortment of items you're college student would buy at the grocery store if you gave them $20.00 and told them you need to feed 50 people. Coffee, juice, milk, individual muffins wrapped in cellophane, yogurt, small boxes of cereal and fruit. I give it a C-. Actually, make that a D+ because the coffee creamer was a packet of whitener. Really?
The staff were nice and friendly. We walked to Venice Beach (about 3/4 mile away.) There is a liquor store that shares the same parking lot, so that was a plus! There is also a Cheesecake Factory that shares a common wall on the south side of the property (which abutted our room in fact.) The noise didn't bother us, but a light sleeper might be affected. At least getting a desert was easy...just walk around the liquor store and treat yourself to great cheesecake.
Overall, if I needed to stay on the westside, I'd probably spend the extra money to get a better property. This place was still over $200.00, which is pretty high for me. In most places, I'd expect to pay $75 for a similar room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small, friendly, but big on details. "Diamond in the rough". Great location in Marina del Rey, with water & beach views. Cheesecake Factory Restaurant next door (package available). Close to Venice Boardwalk. Extensive complimentary continental breakfast, 7:00 am to 10:00 am. Coffee in lobby 24/7 with snacks. Free taxi to & from LAX, on-site parking,free WiFi in all rooms, DVD's & desk-top computer with printer in lobby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Foghorn Harbor Hotel Marina Del Rey
- Hotel Foghorn Harbor