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“Great Hotel by the Beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Kinney
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Marina del Rey
Certificate of Excellence
Lakeville, Minnesota
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40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Hotel by the Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

We picked this budget-friendly hotel to be close to the beaches. We had four suites booked for our extended family reunion trip. Each was comfortable and clean; the staff even accommodated our early arrival at the hotel. The hotel is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the beach. The free parking was great and the continental breakfast was decent. I would definitely stay here again if we were in the area!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Monkida
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Arizona USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

We passed up Marina del Rey's pricier hotels to stay in this reliable budget hotel, booking a suite for three days. The location is excellent, parking is free, and while the rooms are small the layout gave each of us a fair amount of storage and privacy. The staff was helpful and the breakfast is reasonably good.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ehoran
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Ramsey, Minnesota
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138 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

We booked this hotel as it was a good deal and close to Santa Monica area (pier). Staff is friendly and helpful, service is good. On the other hand, being an older property, the rooms are small if you have accompanying children or teenagers. Bathrooms are small as well, although I liked the idea of having the sink outside the bathroom. Another major drawback: if you are on any level but the top level (third floor) you may not be able to sleep well if you have people above you walking around all night long and early morning! If you complain, nothing can be done! Avoid staying in a room near the jacuzzi because you will be unpleasantly and undesirably be entertained by little kids screaming and running around in the morning. In short, this hotel has the "too close for comfort" feel that makes me definitely not want to repeat.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joe H
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Mafra, Portugal
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77 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

I'd never considered staying in Marina del Rey before my recent trip to L.A., but when I return not only will I again, but I'll be at this hotel, which I found online. There is always someone friendly and efficient at the front desk, where hot coffee is available. In the computer area there are also couches, fresh apples, water with lemon slices, and a stack of USA Today newspapers. The free breakfast includes scrambled eggs and oatmeal in a chafing dish--not little packets of dried cereal--accompanied by fresh cranberries or raisins, brown sugar, and slivered almonds.

I lucked out the first time and was given a suite for the price of a regular room, but even when I returned the following week and spent a second three days here in a traditional room, I was totally satisfied. The rooms are clean, with comfortable beds, and huge flat screen TVs. The design of the building affords attractive open air seating, and there's a small outdoor pool and hot tub on the second floor. The covered parking garage is right by the front desk and the street. The place was quite busy (at Christmastime) although I was told it's REALLY busy in the summer, so plan accordingly.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TriciaPimental
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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

A very nice budget hotel. Rooms, staff, service and parking was very satisfactory. Breakfast was ok, though the diningroom was to the small side, there can be a queue - so be early.
The exterior and the nabourhood isn't anything to boast about.
We can recommend this value for the money hotel. It isnt charming but it works.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Torben_Aarhus_DK
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new york
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

Although we weren't sure what to expect when we saw this place from the street, we were very pleasantly surprised the minute we stepped into our room. The layout of the place is smart, with open courtyards/walkways that keep the hallways fresh and the whole space inviting.

Room fixtures and layout are nice and comfortable. The breakfast on offer is great and full of options (although the staff monitor watching everyone take/eat is unnecessary and nervous-making.)

And the location is really pretty good - a short drive to Venice and Santa Monica, very close to the airport for morning flights, and the streets around the hotel are pleasant residential ones that make for a nice walk.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

We were staying here for 3 nights and have only good things to say about the place.
We were 4 people in one room, the room was big so there was one grand lit and one sofabed for the boys. The room had bright colors and was very nice.We came with a car and they had the parking garage at the same floor as the reception which was very good.They hade a very good breakfust with plenty of choises to eat.
If coming back to LA we would gladly stay here again.
We think it should have another star.
Recommended ;)
The family from Sweden

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Manne61
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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)
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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 Romantic Hotel in Marina del Rey
#2 On the Beach 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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