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The Kinney
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Marina del Rey
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica, California, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Recommend”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

The rooms have been renovated in recent months and are generally clean and well-kept. Flat screen TVs, new bathrooms, microwaves, mini-fridges all make for a comfortable stay. The staff has been professional and friendly and responsive to requests. Even the housekeeping staff make it a point to say good morning—something I have not found in other local hotels much.

There are plenty of restaurants within walking and/or delivery distance. The discounted rates are better than most local hotels. Covered parking is also a plus.

Room Tip: Washington is a busy street so if you want quiet ask for a room toward the back.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Good location, about 1 mile from venice beach. Just walk down the main road and you hit the crowds. Even though it was only 11.30 am the very friendly manager let us check in and even provided us with an upgrade. Quiet, big rooms, clean. Parking garage included in room rate, only about 20 min drive from the airport.
Nice courtyard with sofas to sit and relax.

Room Tip: We had the rooms to the back side and to the courtyard, both were very quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

The hotel is very nice and clean. The service was very good. The Suite we stayed had two rooms. A siitting room and a bedroom. The breakfast was excellent both in quality and service. There are many nice restaurtants nearby. It is a short walk to the beach. The pool was small but the water was warm.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

The Best Western was a very convenient and nice place to stay. We were kindly upgraded because we arrived early, and they had availability. The room was generous in size, clean and nice. The complimentary breakfast was delicious in a friendly breakfast room. The second floor hot tub was warm and looked inviting.

The queen bed was a bit soft for our taste, but servicable. The Hotel is near the Marvin Braude Bike Path and the Marina, and the staff on duty kindly made us a reservation for dinner at the nearby Chart House. I would recommend this hotel, and stay there again.

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Lone Pine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

You can tell how much effort has been put into this hotel. The staff are very pleasant and the accommodations are top notch. Extremely clean would be my top descriptor. Look forward to coming back for a beach trip in the summer.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

My adult daughter and I shared a very comfortable and clean large double queen room with the usual ensuite facilities and including a microwave, a fridge ( no mini-bar but a liquor shop next door to the hotel ) and a selection of various teas plus fresh (!) coffee and coffee maker. Along by the outdoor lounge area there is an ice machine ( ice-bucket in room) and an automatic snack and cold drink vending machine. We were very pleasantly surprised at the all round high standard of what is very much a traveller's hotel. Perfectly adequate buffet breakfast - with American and continental style options and plentiful supply of hot and cold food, drinks, juices etc, included in the price. Very pleasant and helpful staff, good free parking, free wi-fi throughout the hotel and two laptops available in the tiny but modern reception lounge area. Even a small swimming pool with a hot tub section and outdoor lounge seating areas on the first floor. No restaurant but a "Room Service" menu that is basically a takeaway service provided by several different local eateries - if you just want to eat in rather than enjoy the huge range of restaurants in the area.

We needed to be near the marina for a wedding and it was ideally situated for all our needs. Very easy to walk around the locality to visit the charming independent shops and restaurants along Abbot Kinney Boulevard, the famous Venice Beach, and the beautiful canals. For shopping we drove ( hired car may be cheaper booked from the UK!) to Santa Monica where there is a really smart modern shopping open air mall with all the big names including Bloomingdales and Nordstrom department stores ( with friendly and helpful assistants in all the shops) as well as Tiffany's, Chanel etc. The mall faces a huge pedestrian area with more familiar names like GAP as well as other USA brands.

We did get a deal on the price but I would definitely book this hotel again.

Room Tip: The Ist floor (this is the 'second' floor in USA) is handy for the vending machines, the po...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Kinney

Property: The Kinney
Address: 737 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5542 (Formerly The Inn at Marina del Rey)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Marina del Rey
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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