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The Kinney
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Marina del Rey
Certificate of Excellence
Denver, Colorado
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50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Disappointment”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. While the hotel is a great value, do not be misled by the 4.5 star rating. This is a 3.0-3.5 hotel at best. Three times during our stay, the front desk was unattended, once for several minutes. The facilities are fine, nothing exceptional. Breakfast was adequate, although the seating area is too small and crowded. If you're looking for a nice, higher end hotel in the area, I recommend staying elsewhere. If you're looking for a great value, with average facilities, this is it.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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BestWesternInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Your feedback is very important to us and thank you for your comments. We will be using your review to implement improvements to ensure we offer the best guest experience in the future. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

Stacey Martines
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Very nice, clean hotel. Always smells nice as you walk in, staff go out of their way to help and are very friendly. Beds comfortable and rooms spacious with a good choice of tv channels. Free parking and free wifi are a big plus. About a 10 minute walk to Venice beach and from there you can easily walk on to Santa Monica beach. Fantastic hot whirlpool and small pool on the second floor. Nice complementary breakfast with good choice. A liquor store is next door if needed. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a beach holiday in the Santa Monica/marina area of LA.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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BestWesternInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Your comments are greatly appreciated. We are very happy to hear that you really enjoyed our free breakfast, our free parking and our friendly staff. We hope to see you again soon!

Stacey Martines
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Spend 2 nights here on a recent 2 night visit to the Los Angeles coast area. Rooms were very large with separate seating area and 2 flat screen TV's,very clean and modern. Nice pool and seating area on the second floor,good adequate breakfast and free underground parking. Its about 15 min walk down the main road to Venice beach then a further 20 min to Santa Monica. Definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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BestWesternInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Thank you for the time you spent on your review. It is great to see you enjoyed our free parking, our delicious free breakfast and our heated pool. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Stacey Martines
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chicago
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

I travel a lot for work and play. The best way I can describe this Inn is the following:

Better than a Holiday Inn Express and just under a Westin (For the rooms, no joke, suite style, two TV's robe, nice bathrooms with 4 star shower head + free breakfast!) but at a HI Express Price. They have parking, a hottub and fitness center. Okay, so now the dose of reality. Pool is small and fitness center has bare basics but are you there to swim laps or do squats? A 7 minute walk gets you to the marina.
Staff was very friendly and professional. So for $119, if you thik you can do better, sorry, you would be wrong!

Room Tip: they advise all suites so I am presuming 302 is just as nice as the rest.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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BestWesternInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for the time you spent on your review. We are very pleased you were happy with our one bedroom suites, free parking and friendly staff.

When business brings you back into our area, please come back and see us!

Stacey Martines

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Cortaillod, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Nice hotel, nice and friendly people, the location is great, practical free parking, the pool is a bit small but has a jacuzzi!, small breakfast room (included in price), fitness center, good Wifi connection, nice and clean room, close to the airport and close to Venice Beach. I enjoyed my stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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BestWesternInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for the time you spent on your review. It is great to see you enjoyed our free wireless internet, our clean rooms and free parking.

We look forward to seeing you both again in the future!

Stacey Martines

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Niagara Falls, Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights while visiting LA. Hotel is close to the airport and close to Venice Beach, Santa Monica pier etc. We paid about $125 per night and this was much less than other nearby places. Great free breakfast and parking as well. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013
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BestWesternInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
We greatly appreciate your feedback. We are very pleased you were satisfied with the proximity to the airport, our free breakfast and our free parking.

Please come back and see us again!

Stacey Martines

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Worcestershire
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Lovely big rooms, recently refurbished. Parking under hotel, small breakfast room (included in price) get down early as it fills up at busy times. Great place to eat nearly opposite 'The Sunny spot' with a courtyard,(south american/Caribean food). Nearby MUST to visit- Abbott Kinney Boulevard, cool place to shop and browse.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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BestWesternInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for the time you spent on your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our free parking garage, large rooms and local area. We look forward to seeing you and your family again in the near future!
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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 > Venice
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room 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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