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The Kinney
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Marina del Rey
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great little hotel that won't break the bank. Nice room, good staff. relatively clean. Pool is not the greatest and parking was not easy when the hotel was busy, but overall we would certainly stay here again. it is a long walk to the beach which was a pain, but the beach is a busy spot and there was plenty to do by the water. Also, breakfast is not the greatest - continental, nothing really healthy, and tight for space with all the guests. a couple of times we could not get seats.

Stayed: August 2013
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TheInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2014

Dear David K,

Thank you sincerely for the time you spent on your review. Our guest’s feedback is extremely important to us, and is discussed with our department heads as we strive for continuous improvement. We are delighted that you enjoyed our friendly staff and found our rooms to be nice and clean. Again, thank you and we hope to see you again in the near future.


With hospitality,

Stacey Rivera
General Manager
Inn at Marina del Rey

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Reviewed July 10, 2014

Very happy with this hotel. We stay in California near Venice beach at least once a year and this is the first time we've stayed here. The room was very comfortable and I really liked that the room had sliding doors so if a guest was staying on the pull out couch they could have some privacy.

I came with my mom and boyfriend and we all felt very comfortable. They even have a fridge and microwave in the room which I was not expecting.

My biggest disappointment with this hotel is that, while there is free parking, they don't have you register your car and now that I am ready to leave I can't. The car behind ours blocked us in and did not leave their keys. What a jerk. A staff member said this happens every summer so beware!!!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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TheInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2014

Dear RachelLikesToTravel,
We know your time is valuable and we genuinely appreciate the time you spend on this review. We are delighted that you found our accommodations to be comfortable and liked the in-room refrigerator and microwave. Thank you for your comments regarding our parking garage. Your feedback will be discussed with our department heads as we strive for continuous improvement. We look forward to seeing you next year for your annual trip!
With hospitality,
Stacey Rivera
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Inn at Marina del Rey

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

From the second you stay and you park your car in the (unusual for the area) free and plentiful parking - you will start to enjoy a real gem of a hotel.

The staff who greeted us were pleasant and massively helpful.

Room sizes are generous and our room was very clean. All the facilities worked as they should, which I appreciate should be a given but isn't always.

Have a query? Just ask the desk staff and they will be more than happy to help. You will be made to feel like a really valued guest.

The complimentary breakfast is basic but plentiful and really sets you up for the day. As there are alot of people, things may run out - but again the staff on hand will be more than happy to help you.

The hot tub and pool are both a little small - the pool very small in fact - but they are both very clean and well maintained.

On check out you will be asked for any feedback, which will be taken down and you get a real sense that it is acted on.

Only small criticisms - if you go for a bigger room then it is a little expensive, but then you are paying for the customer service. Also, you are not that near to the beach, although for those who don't mind a short walk it shouldn't be a problem.

Room Tip: Pay for a bigger room - well worth it
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Shrek41
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TheInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2014

Dear Shrek41,
Thank you for the time you spent on this review. Your feedback is extremely important to us. We are thrilled that you were satisfied with our free parking and spacious rooms. Glad you liked our “What One Thing” program. I hope to have the opportunity to meet you during your stay with us.

With hospitality,

Stacey Rivera
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Inn at Marina del Rey

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Reviewed July 6, 2014

We chose the Inn at Marina del Rey as it was approximately half way between family members we were visiting, and it was in "a good area".
What we got was easy access to everything, the freeway connection to the 405 San Diego Freeway is literally 5 minutes away, there is a good mall nearby, good restaurants are with in walking distance, and you are 15 minutes walk from the beach.
The hotel itself has GOOD WiFi (beware they change the passwords without telling you, but a quick trip to the desk fixes that), really good, free, undercover parking, quite a nice breakfast, a nice, if small, pool & spa and a very helpful front desk. Nothing was too hard for them and we really appreciated Francisco's willingness to go the extra distance.
Our room (221) was a little smaller than we had expected from the photos, but was quiet, well set out, quite clean, and the bed and pillows were very good - especially the pillows which this person with a sensitive neck really appreciated.
The safety of the area was shown by locals in beach attire walking & riding & skating past to the beach all day - in fact it's worth staying there just to see the parade.
OK, any gripes - even if fairly minor? The breakfast area is tiny, and while you can eat at the other end of the Foyer or upstairs, there is a bit of inconvenience in carrying your plates that far especially if you want both cereal and a hot choice. The food is quite good, which may be why coming back to select from the other choices is noticeable.
So, are we coming back, certainly! Excellent value, good location, pleasant staff, a good night's sleep with all the amenities mean the Inn at Marina del Rey is right up the top of our favorite LA hotels.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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TheInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2014

Dear scubal0ver,

Your feedback is very important to us! Thank you for taking your time to write this review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our free amenities and experienced friendly service at our Front Desk. Please come back and see us again soon!

With hospitality,
Stacey Rivera
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Inn at Marina del Rey

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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Booked this hotel on Expedia as part of flight package. Was not anticipating much more than a clean place to sleep, however, I was pleasantly surprised. Every staff member was friendly and overly helpful, attending to every request we had, most notably Francisco and Jose. Complementary breakfast was VERY comprehensive: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, bagels, "make your own waffles", juices/milk, in addition to all other expected "complementary breakfast" items. We never had difficulty finding a convenient parking spot in hotel lot, which is free, and that's a HUGE perk in LA and the surrounding area because parking is sparse and expensive! (expect to pay between $9.00 and $12.00 at every beach/shopping center). Beach is a 15 minute walk with several decent restaurants along the way. Free WiFi was reliable. Two computers with printers in the lobby came in very handy to print boarding passes. Coin-operated washer and dryer available 24 hours was a life-saver for swimsuits and beachtowels. Swimming pool/jacuzzi combo was small but clean and well-kept with available towels. Would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and plan on staying here again when visiting the area!!!

Room Tip: We had a third level room and it was VERY quiet with no traffic noise.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Tony B
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TheInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2014

Dear Tony B,
Your comments are very important to us! Thank you for taking your time to offer us your feedback, and thank you recommending us to your friends. We are delighted that you enjoyed our free breakfast and free parking. Looking forward to meeting you during your next stay. See you soon!
With hospitality,
Stacey Rivera
General Manager
Inn at Marina del Rey

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Reviewed June 29, 2014

15 minutes walking distance to the beach next to Venice beach you find this valuable hotel with free parking, free good performing WiFi and breakfast included.

The rooms are clean and spacious, we had a two double bed room.

The hotel is nicely maintained and has also a pool and a whirlpool.

Definitely we would go there again.

Staff also very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Thank mavb77
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TheInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2014

Dear mavb77,
Thank you for spending your valuable time on this review! Your feedback is very important to us. We are delighted that you were pleased with our closeness to Venice Beach, free amenities and clean rooms. Looking forward to meeting you the next time you travel to our area!
Best wishes for a great holiday,
Stacey Rivera
General Manager

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Reviewed June 25, 2014

As with most of the hotels near the ocean in this area, this hotel is not much to look at from the outside. I was very pleasantly surprised once I checked in. The lobby area is tiny but comfortable but the room was very nice. It was clean, well stocked, roomy and well decorated. I was there for work so it was very important that I had a solid WiFi connection as well. It was very easy to connect and the signal was much stronger than most hotels I have visited.

The walk to the beach was a short distance and there were plenty of shops and restaurants very close to the hotel.

Room Tip: If you can get a room on the second floor, it is really open and has a great lounge area.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Thank April Y
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TheInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2014

Dear AprilY,
We sincerely appreciate the time you spent to offer us your comments about your stay. Thank you! I am delighted that you were satisfied with our free wi-fi service and clean room. Please come back and see us again soon.

With hospitality,

Stacey Rivera
General Manager
Inn at Marina del Rey

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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 Best Value Hotel in Marina del Rey
#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: $225 - $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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