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“Great Hotel, location not so.”
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The Kinney
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Marina del Rey
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Recently stayed here for seven nights, hotel was great, room large and spotless with excellent amenities, large TV, fridge, two Queen beds etc. Pool and Hotub are small but again spotless with towels provided and the outside seating area is superb but with benefit with a small bar in the evenings.
Breakfast was good and simple but a bit repetitive over a week, great to a have a free daily paper and Wifi though.
The staff are very helpful and will do anything they can to help.
Now for the downside which is really the location, this is not really in Marina del Rey(which is very pretty) but rather on Washington Boulevard which is a very busy urban street, our room was road facing and incredablly noisey, I do suggest that new windows are put in so top the noise!.
It is about 10-15 minutes walk to Venice beach and Marina del Rey,.
Overall good stay , would stay again but this time with a car, to be closer to the action and if new windows were installed.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Location was important to us when we chose to stay here. We were able to walk to the Venice canals , Venice beach, famed Muscle Beach and artsy Abbot Kinney Blvd. We chose a suite since we would be there for 3 nights. Plenty of room. We enjoyed the hot tub after a day of sightseeing.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel is very clean, the rooms are efficient, beds are comfortable and the staff is friendly and helpful. Bathroom is small but very clean. It has free parking in an underground garage, which is nice in the neighborhood. The full breakfast was not very good - standard stuff, eggs out of a box, but in general the value is there. The only thing that I don't like about this hotel is its location. The title is Marina Del Rey. But it's many blocks from there. The neighborhood is well, "gritty" is a word that comes to mind. Except for a big liquor store next door that has a decent selection, there's absolutely nothing around in terms of restaurants, bars, convenience stores, etc. It's certainly not a slum, but proceed with caution on foot at night. It's not a hotel where you can stroll down the street and pop into a cool restaurant. Francisco, and Jose, the guys who were at the desk were very nice. extra pillows, etc. Good service.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that doesn't have windows on the corridor. Top floor has an A/C compressor on...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Big fan of this hotel (recent stay was 2 nights)! The location is great for anything Venice & Santa Monica (and getting downtown to Staples Center isn't too terrible). Clean rooms, free continental breakfast, free wifi, and free parking makes this place a no-brainer.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed 6 days here on a recent visit to LA. The Hotel is 10 minutes walk from Venice beach. The hotel is in an older building, but the furnishings and fittings are modern and new. The room was very comfortable and clean. The staff were friendly and efficient. The breakfast room was well stocked and the staff refreshed supplies regularly throughout the morning. There are a couple of restaurants within an easy walk of the hotel. This is a could place to base yourself if you want to spend time in the Venice/Santa Monica area. It is also not too bad for getting to other parts of LA and is only about 15-20mins from LAX airport.

Room Tip: There are a couple of larger suites with separate lounge area
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

3rd stay here- A very nice standard+ hotel, one mile from Venice pier- The rooms are very clean and spacious with a bathroom, microwave and fridge that looked new- The front desk staff was always super helpful, even to the point of upgrading me when my room was not ready. Breakfast was HOT (full continental with eggs) but sometimes, yes..it can be crowded.. in That case→ there is an excellent outdoor sitting area with canopies on 2nd floor near the small pool.(great for evening cocktails too!) -the Free parking was an awesome plus -- So... 4+ stars-

Room Tip: 2nd floor Near pool \ Atrium area could be noisy if late nighter's are up late hanging out-
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

We have been coming down to Marina Del Rey for about 13 years since my son moved there due to business. We usually go about two or three times a year and have stayed at a lot of hotels on the Marina. Since we really come to visit we do not use most of the facilities, but the Best Western Plus Inn was one of the nicest accommodations that we have stayed at. The fact that it had a living room with a TV was a plus for us since my husband and I watch different programs. The breakfast was more than a continental breakfast, it was great. The price was right and we would definitely stay there again. The staff was just great and very polite and housekeeping was wonderful. Thanks again to Best Western Plus for helping to make our vacation.

Karen A.

Room Tip: We had a courtyard room and it was extremely quiet.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Kinney

Address: 737 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5542 (Formerly The Inn at Marina del Rey)
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Location: United States > California > Marina del Rey > Venice
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Marina del Rey
#1 Best Value Hotel in Marina del Rey
#2 Romantic Hotel in Marina del Rey
#4 Family Hotel in Marina del Rey
#7 Business Hotel in Marina del Rey
Price Range: $220 - $331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Kinney 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With our playful style and central location, live like a local at The Kinney hotel in Venice Beach. Grab your entourage and truly experience So Cal - from courtyard loungin' to beach cruisin' - our house is your house. Keep the Snaps going with complimentary Wi-Fi, cool off in our dipping pool, and when you're ready to call it a night, refresh in brand-new beds. Now is the time to truly experience Venice (and give your friends a little FOMO). ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus The Inn At Marina Del Rey Hotel Marina Del Rey
Holiday Inn Marina Del Rey
Marina Del Rey Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express Venice Area

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