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Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Marina del Rey
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Been trying to find the time to write this since we got home! My husband and I stayed for three nights at the end of February and it was another fantastic experience. Perfect location right on the beach! The rooms are incredibly comfortable and really well appointed- and spotlessly clean.The view from the upstairs balcony rooms over the harbour- twinkly lights, boats pottering around is so pretty +watching the world go by endlessly entertaining! The Foghorn is so convenient to LAX, so a really easy drive after a transatlantic flight.All excellent but what really is makes the Foghorn extra special is the fantastic and welcoming staff- professional, efficient and friendly- they make you feel right at home and clearly take such pride and care in their work. A Huge thank you to all the staff for making us feel so welcome- to Graham, Eileen and Rachel and all! We loved it so much, we just booked again last night for the summer!

Room Tip: Would definitely recommend an upper floor bay view room- fabulous!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2014

We are grateful for your rave reviews on your February stay at our hotel. I know how busy life is & how hard it is to find time for extras. Sometimes it takes me longer to respond to the reviews and it doesn't feel good.

The Marina View side rooms are the best, as you recommend. I will make sure the staff (especially the ones you mentioned) read your review. Thank you so much and we look forward to your summer visit.

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at Foghorn Harbor Inn last week - I had a King Room on the 1st floor, with a balcony overlooking the beach and found it very comfortable. I thought it was good-value-for money - it felt small enough to be homely, in a good location, within easy reach of Venice Beach.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our hotel comfortable and homey.
Hope to see you again, if you travel this way. Thank you for taking time to review your visit at the Foghorn Harbor Inn.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

A strange hotel with some rooms in the basement with enclosed patios overlooking the beach. Our room was one of these and although spacious with comfortable beds, the whole thing was just a bit shoddy and downmarket, as if it needed some money spent on it. The furniture looked home made and cheap, the lock on the patio door was just a hook, a sturdy hook it's true, but a hook none the less. And it is disconcerting to have people walking along the path just outside the glass wall of your patio. No privacy. Some of the staff on reception were very helpful, some were not. The hotel is in a great situation and surrounded by five star establishments, but I would only give this two and a half.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

Thank you for your recent visit and comments. We are an older, smaller hotel. The way we compete is by offering clean rooms, a decent continental breakfast, free parking and numerous other complimentary amenities. We also offer a much lower price than the 5-star hotels you are referring to and have one of the very best locations in Marina del Rey.

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

We parked our car in the free parking lot, and explored nautical Marina del Rey and Bohemian Venice Beach by foot. We took a second floor, marina-side room, which is our strong recommendation. It was clean and nice. The view was tremendous. We were right on uncrowded Mother's Beach, with a view down the yacht harbor. We entertained our 20-something, LA-living kids on our room's balcony. We walked the paths of the Venice Canals. In the morning, the Venice Pier is a fishing pier, very restful and calming. The Foghorn Hotel (no foghorns!) is probably 15 minutes from LAX, with easy access to the 405 and Orange County. It's a great location. You should be able to tell from the name that it's not a franchise hotel. It's a California one-of-kind.

Room Tip: As I said, get a second floor, marina-facing room, for sure.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2014

We love your comments about our great location - it is hard to beat. We're glad you chose the beachside balcony room, the views are fantastic; fun for people watching and relaxing. Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. Please come again.

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Reviewed February 14, 2014

Location is nice, free parking, and terraces in all rooms, friendly staff, bad free breakfast but still, great for visiting friend and family nearby. Would stay again. Try the cheese cake factory close by super cozy with a nice atmosphere, but bad beds...

Room Tip: Marina view
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2014

Thanks for staying at the Foghorn Harbor Inn while visiting friends Sorry you didn't find the beds comfortable (hope you complained to the management). We strive to improve, so if things are not satisfactory, please let us know. Can't say much about the breakfast, we do not have cooking facilities and the County keeps very close tabs on breakfast items - somewhat limits what we can and cannot offer. Anyway, we hope you come back & enjoy the many good things about our little Hotel.

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

We usually stay at the MDR but wanted something a little smaller and near the water. Foghorn was just what we were looking for. Decent rooms, great staff, excellent fluffy towels, little older 'Bates Motel' type place, I loved it. Nice breakfast places nearby, which is good because (sorry guys) the free breakfast was sad. Will stay there again

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

We are glad you were able to experience our hotel (older) and acknowledge some of our great qualities, Obviously, breakfast was not one of them. We don't have room for a kitchen. Our manager offers a large variety but is always open for suggestions. We thank you for your review and do hope you come back to enjoy our location, friendly staff and fluffy towels.

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Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Arriving here at night in the dark does not do the place justice. We had booked a street side room but chose to upgrade to upper water view for $30 extra. Only room left was just across from lobby and we could hear the manager talking to other guests, which was not ideal. However, waking up to the beautiful marina and beach view made it all worthwhile. Fairly decent breakfast included. We will be back on a warmer day.

Stayed: January 2014
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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

We appreciate your comments. The hotel is small so voices carry; sorry for the inconvenience.
Glad to hear you upgraded to a Marina View Room, it is a great location and worth the extra cost.
Very happy to know that you would come again. We welcome your next visit.

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Additional Information about Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel

Address: 4140 Via Marina, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5301
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Location: United States > California > Marina del Rey
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Marina del Rey
#7 Family Hotel in Marina del Rey
Price Range: $180 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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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