We stayed at the Grandview Inn for 3 nights. The room was a good size and it was equipped with everything we needed including ironing equipment, microwave, fridge, hair dryer and lots of toiletries including a razor, make up wipes and nasal strips. The room also looks exactly like it does on the website which is always a bonus- it was modern and clean. Not a great view from the balcony but that didn't matter to us as we just wanted to be out at the beach anyway.
The hotel is situated one street along from the main street in Hermosa and probably a 30 second walk to a gorgeous sandy beach with volleyball nets. There is a reasonably priced hire shop 2 doors from the hotel where you can rent bikes, roller skates, surf boards etc for either a few hours or a whole day. There is a paved pedestrian street which allows you to walk as far as Venice Beach (I think) it took us 30 minutes to walk to Manhattan Beach which was a must- gorgeous houses to look at on the way and lots of surfing to watch when you get there. The main street in Hermosa had a good selection of restaurants and bars (our favourite was Watermans). However it isn't crazy, busy or loud, if you want mad nightlife Hermosa is not for you but if you want a beach and a few drinks at night, this place is ideal.
The reception staff were very helpful with booking taxis for us. It took around 15 minutes to get to the airport and 45 minutes to get to Santa Monica (where we did a Day in LA tour- highly recommended). Please allow extra time for travelling around by car though as the traffic in LA is very busy!
To sum up- Grandview Hotel is a lovely hotel if you want a beach holiday with dinner and drinks at night, whilst also having the option of a day trip to LA/ Hollywood :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grandview Inn is superbly located 70 feet from the beach in the classic Californian beach town of Hermosa Beach in Los Angeles. Miles of sandy beach, safe, friendly community is the perfect place to stay when you visit the Los Angeles area. And The Grandview Hotel is the perfect place to stay in Hermosa Beach. all rooms are non smoking We're in a cozy neighborhood where a quiet street walk meets a charming avenue of shops and restaurants. Almost anything you could need is literally just around the corner: nightclubs, restaurants, dry cleaners, laundry, beauty salon, grocery store and fitness center ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grandview Hotel Hermosa Beach