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“Gem on the Coast.” 4 of 5 stars
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The Pacific Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Seal Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Port Ludlow, Washington
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Gem on the Coast.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We just spent four wonder days in quaint Seal Beach, CA. We stayed at the Pacific Inn and can't tell you how much we enjoyed it. The front desk staff we more than helpful when asked of a good restaurant we could walk to. Just across the street are several. The include fast food and fine dining. We settled on Fin Bar's. This italian restaurant has been in Seal Beach for over 15 years and what a delight. When you register with them you get a free breakfast included with your room however they also give you a card for free breakfast at Hennesseys on Main street. A pleasant four block walk from the hotel. The menu is yours. FREE. Best breakfast in town. Hands down.

Room Tip: try to stay on the second floor or away from the breakfast room that is located on the third floor.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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sagaseal, Front Office Manager at The Pacific Inn, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate the feedback. Having guests leave our hotel satisfied is our number one priority and anything we could improve on or make your stay even better just let us know! Can't wait to see you again!
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

What a little gem. We were very pleaesd with the hotel and the staff. The staff was responsive to a need we raised and even followed up the next morning to ensure we were satisfied. Highly recommend staying here during your next visit to the area.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Hebrews416
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sagaseal, Front Office Manager at The Pacific Inn, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and can not wait until you come visit us again!
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Ada, Michigan
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

The Pacific Inn is located close to Main Street with shopping and restaurants. It's a short walk to the Seal Beach Pier. The rooms have been refurbished with all we needed, flat screen tv, microwave and small refrigerator. Bathrooms are newly done. The style of our unit reminds me of a Hampton Inn. Very clean.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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sagaseal, Public Relations Manager at The Pacific Inn, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Thank you for your comment, it will be very helpful for other guests and travelers! We appreciate you giving us feedback because anything we can maintain or improve on to make your stay better is our top priority. Hope to see you again soon.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

First time at the Pacific Inn on trip to visit Grandkids. Location, for me, is terrific--virtually across the street from their house for the general visitor quite convenient to the Main Street shopping district which has numerous restaurants of all types. The room was perfectly comfortable and seemed clean and well-maintained. The staff was pleasant. Free breakfast is exactly what you've already encountered in free breakfasts elsewhere---no better and no worse. Starbucks coffee machine in the lobby is a nice touch for a good cup of coffee any time you like. There is a smallish pool and hot tub but January weather discouraged it's use so I can't comment but the area surrounding is nicely furnished with various lounges and couches and would be nice in the summer. For the quality of the room and location, the $159 price was good value.

Room Tip: All the rooms have balconies but the view from some of them are pretty dispiriting.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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sagaseal, Public Relations Manager at The Pacific Inn, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Thank you so much for your comment and feedback! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you visit us again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We stayed here recently on a short visit to Seal Beach. The property is older and shows wear around the edges but seems fairly well maintained. Our brief interactions with the staff were pleasant and professional. The room was clean and in good order, a bit sparse but not disappointing. The beds were not the most comfortable but fine for one evening.

Our biggest complaint was the free breakfast... pretty sad all things considering. They had a small fridge with milk and juices but it was barely working... the milk was just a few degrees from being hot... put a damper on the rest of the selections.

This is about the only choice if you want to be within walking distance of downtown... and we would stay here again.

Room Tip: Eat breakfast downtown...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank UncleMeat
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sagaseal, Public Relations Manager at The Pacific Inn, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Thank you for your feedback! The Pacific Inn is always looking for ways to improve and make our guests stay the best as possible. We will definitely take your comments about the breakfast room and adress them. Thank you again for your feedback!
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Victoria, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I have stayed at the Pacific Inn several times in the past and been satisfied. My most recent stay in December 2012 was very unsatisfactory. 1. They need to shampoo the carpets which felt slimy in my room. Perhaps allowing pets and smokers is making a difference in their ability to keep the carpets clean. I felt the need to wear slippers at all times. 2. Water was leaking from the toilet in the bathroom and over 5 days it was not repaired. 3. The noise from other guests running through the halls, screaming and yelling and noise from the pool was VERY annoying. I asked three different staff members to ask the guests causing the disturbance to be more quiet but over 5 hrs there was no change. I asked them myself to be more quiet and respectful of others but to no avail. As a business traveler, I will not be back despite a great location and previous positive experiences.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Long Beach, Washington, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We visit our grandkids every couple months & have stayed here regularly for years. My 1st priority in a hotel room is a comfortable bed & we've always had that at the Pacific Inn! But there are numerous other things that keep us coming back. Wonderful, attentive service from everyone. They really care about your stay there. I much prefer staying in a small, independent hotel rather than a chain. Rates are very reasonable, the rooms are nice - perfect size & very comfortable for 2. The rooms have balconies and being close to the beach we always leave the balcony door open for fresh air. We can walk to the pier and shops easily. Easy driving to local attractions or other shops, grocery etc. Very convenient location. The continental breakfast is just fine with basic choices - cereal, yogurt, a waffle machine and fresh fruit. It's open really early, very handy & again the service is wonderful. The complementary breakfast at a local restaurant is excellent. The new Starbucks coffee/hot chocolate machine in the lobby is a wonderful addition! There's a nice pool & jacuzzi with comfy chairs to lounge, read a book or even swim. The exercise room is simple and has everything you need. We really enjoy our stays which are consistently comfortable & relaxing. As far as we're concerned this is what a hotel stay should be like - excellent service with thoughtful additions for a travelers comfort. Our kids live in Long Beach but we prefer to stay in Seal Beach & always at the Pacific Inn!

Room Tip: We've never had a bad room & we've staying on each floor, either side. Our preference is...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank HoboJ
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sagaseal, Public Relations Manager at The Pacific Inn, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Thank you for taking your time and writing a review! We are so happy that you had a enjoyable stay. Can't wait to see you again!
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Property: The Pacific Inn
Address: 600 Marina Dr, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6123
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Seal Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Seal Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Pacific Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pacific Inn Hotel is located just a few blocks from the water in beautiful Seal Beach, California, one of Orange County’s best kept Secrets. The Pacific Inn offers many of the amenities you may expect at a larger hotel while maintaining the out-going service and attention of a wonderfully appointed boutique hotel. What separates The Pacific Inn from any other hotel is our superior location that makes us unique to any other property within a 20 mile radius. Our 71 newly renovated guest rooms are all non-smoking, featuring high speed wireless internet access, granite entryways and private balconies to enjoy the mild Southern California climate. We offer a complimentary shuttle service which travels anywhere within a 5 mile radius of the hotel. And a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast is served every morning in our breakfast café overlooking our open air atrium pool. Located in the heart of Seal Beach, a pleasant walk takes you to the Main Street shopping district, the Seal Beach Pier and over 30 local restaurants varying from casual to international cuisine. The Pacific Inn prides itself on going above and beyond for all Guests in an effort to exceed expectations. ... more   less 
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