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“Great stay near LAX!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Kinney
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Marina del Rey
Certificate of Excellence
Half Moon Bay, California
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great stay near LAX!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We drove down from the Bay Area to meet our daughter/husband coming in from Australia and wanted an accomodation for a night near LAX but in a nicer area! We booked the One bedroom Suite with Queen bed (rm. #211) which worked perfectly for our needs. The area is just off Lincoln Blvd but close enough to the Marina and Venice beach to afford interesting tourist visits/excursions. Parking is inside which is definitely a bonus. The pool is small but this was a winter visit so it was great as a dip after the warm hot tub. Breakfast was very adequate and very popular. Staff could not have been nicer.

Room Tip: We had an inside room as the street rooms could be noisy...lovely outdoor courtyard on 2nd level nea...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Centralia, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The hotel rooms are spacious and updated. Free garage parking. Breakfast buffet was adequate for you to start your day. Good value for the area. Staff are friendly and helpful. Midafternoon cookies were wonderful as was the flavored water available throughout the day.

Room Tip: Ask for a room not facing the street--the street noise woke us during the night.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This smallish boutique hotel was great value for money, comfortable and conveniently located close to Venice Beach and Santa Monica. The rooms and decor were modern, very clean and inviting with 2 flat-panel televisions and a small kitchenette area. Parking was ample and free and there is a small pool and jacuzzi area as well as a fire pit to relax by. The staff were super friendly and the continental breakfast was ample-with waffles, scrambled eggs, fruit, cereal and sausages all a cut above the usual coffee and donut fare.

Room Tip: Booked with the hotel directly after a search on Kayak. Gave us a corner room on the third floor-wes...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on business for a night.

Pros:
- clean, decent sized room
- dual LCD TV's with a full HD lineup
- FREE GARAGE PARKING!
- free Wi-Fi with good speeds (tested @ 6mbps)
- very friendly staff
- good water pressure
- microwave and mini fridge (hidden in a cabinet)
- good pillows

Cons:
- scalding hot water
- slow elevator

Bottom line:
I'd stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed February 2013
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London
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is a motel with some boutique style modern furniture in the lobby and decent toiletries in the bathrooms. The rooms are basically cheap pine furniture in classic motel style, although everything is relatively new and quite clean. The walls are like paper - I was kept up all night by someone talking on the phone next door to me. The building itself is quite old and has really poor insulation so I had to keep the heater on all night (very loud and intermittent at best). Internet kept turning off so I had to keep reregistering. Breakfast was free and plentiful if not the best quality food - I've had nicer at the Hampton Inn. The breakfast room also has terrible heat/cooling problems. It was like an oven in there even when the outside temperature was only in the mid-50s. Staff are super nice and competent so do hope that the owners choose to invest in more than cosmetic upgrades and turn this into a true boutique. Location is very good. They should look at the Joie de Vivre chain and the Kimpton chain for ideas. Those boutiques are my go-to choices when travelling.

Room Tip: This is a three story motel so not much choice. The walls are very thin and the windows are single p...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank TallSuzy
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CA
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I was skeptical when I booked here but was definitely surprised. The staff was very friendly and the room was spacious and very clean. I had no trouble with noise as other reviewers had. The breakfast wasn't wonderful but that would not dissuade me from returning. The price was great compared to others in the area.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Best price in the area! Newly renovated (formerly a Best Western). Free hot breakfast, free SLOW Internet & free parking. Rooms & bathes are small, but very nice since it's newly renovated. This is a small boutique hotel. Ask for a quite room in rear off the main street. Very positive stay! Paid for a queen, but they upgraded us to a king when we arrived.

Room Tip: You can upgrade from a queen to king once you're there if available free of charge. Ask for roo...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Marina del Rey
#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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