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Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Marina del Rey
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Tokyo Japan
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Everything is fine!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2007

I stayed this hotel for 3days.(2nd floor)

This hotel is near the airport (LAX).about 15min from the hotel.
It faces the beautiful harbor. Very quiet and safe place.
Venice Beach and Venice Canal are close to the hotel.(About 10min walk)
The requor shop is next to the hotel .The shop opens until midnight. It's very convinient.

We stayed 2 queen beds room.
(refregerator , microwave oven, iron in the room)
The room and bath room are very clean and confortable.
The view from the balcony is beautiful!!

Enployees are firendry .They helped the plan of our sightseeing.
I want to stay at a different season next time.

  • Liked — Room
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank vivainohiko
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Stoke on Trent England
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26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2006

we ended our three week tour of america here and it did not dissappoint. one of the, if not the nicest hotel we stayed at. very clean, friendly staff, excellant location. walked to venice beach where we hired bikes and rode the beach path. cheesecake factory next door lovely food, but be warned you will be stuffed when you come out as the portions are huge. liquor store next door very handy. room had flat screen tv and dvd player and you could borrow any dvd from reception free of charge nice touch also free coffee available all day.
we would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone and would love to have the chance to stay there again

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — don't do full tour of hollywood 4 hour one would be plenty
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 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
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 Thank sandalan
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Central Coast, NSW
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2006

Our family stayed at Foghorn for 3 days and found the motel basic but clean. Rooms were a little small and only double size beds but OK. The breakfast provided was excellent and the outlook from the room (upstairs is the best) great. Beach volleyball outside your room and balls provided by the motel. The staff here were exceptional, giving us plenty of advise and directions and willing to give us all the time needed for this. Nothing was a problem for them. Great position (safe) easy access to Venice Beach and surrounds. Would recommend this motel just for the great staff.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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7 Thank Meryl H
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Wisconsin
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2006

My husband and I stayed at the Foghorn for one night. The room was basic but clean.

There is a liquor store right there and a restaurant within walking distance. The hotel is right on the beach. You can walk out the patio door and you are in a bay where lots of boats are docked. I'm sure in the summer the area is very busy. There are volleyball nets set up and it looks like a big picnic area.

The staff were nice and very helpful. I checked many hotels in the area and this was the most reasonably priced.

We would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank lookinforsun
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London
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2006

I booked the Foghorn Harbour hotel for my father after having problems finding a reasonable hotel in Santa Monica or Venice beach. I was living in SM at the time and so thought to widen my search to Marina Del Rey which is only a 5 minute drive to Santa Monica (pier area).

I almost booked the holiday inn but declined when I drove down to check it out and saw that it was on a busy road. Found the Foghorn by chance and they were offering good rates for the time of year.

I reserved an upstairs balcony room (i agree with the previous post about the downstairs rooms). It had a great view of the small beach and harbour. My father said the bed unbelievably comfortable and also raved about the great staff and the breakfasts which he enjoyed out on the balcony. There was free tea and coffee all day. Next door there is a convenience store and the Cheesecake Factory restaurant. Santa Monica and Venice Beach districts are 5 minutes away by car or a 15 minute bike ride.

This hotel and Marina Del Rey in general is a great altervative to the overpriced medocre hotels of SM and Venice. The neighbourhood is clean and safe.

I might just add: after I made my original booking I noticed I had booked the wrong weekend. I called to cancel and i was assured it had been cancelled. I also checked again when my father checked in, that the reservation for the following weekend had been cancelled and I was told by the front desk that it had. However, I was charged the '1 night fee' charge for non-cancellation of the booking. After an email to the manager, the issue was quickly resolved and my cash refunded without fuss.
I thought this was worth a mention but it did not in anyway change my view of the hotel. Simply a small mistake in my opinion.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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17 Thank citychick
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2005

Stayed at the Fog Horn for two nights in March, 2005. Overall, a good and safe place to stay in LA. Found good rates at (---) website. Got a nice non-view room, but the back of the Inn opens into a nice beach and marina, so did not mind the walk around. Kids enjoyed playing at the marina both days. Lots of places to eat around including the Cheese cake factory. Room was nice and clean with a fridge and microwave. Bathroom was especially charming. Front desk staff was nice and helping. Though TV had limited channels but the place has a free video library. Continental breakfast was good with choices. Coffee, tea was available all the time in the lobby. Will consider it for future stays as overall it was a good deal for my $$$.

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Endwell, NY
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34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2005

Stayed three nights in March 2005. Very Clean and comfortable. Balcony overlooking marina made a great breakfast spot. Easy access to Venice Beach and many restaurants. Only complaint came from my 11 yr old because of limited TV channels, but he survived just fine. As a note, the cheescake factory was excellent and if you go early there was no wait.

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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12 Thank SWPickerel
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Property: 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:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Marina del Rey
#7 Family Hotel in Marina del Rey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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