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“Sea View Inn - ideally located if you love the ocean and good food”

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The Sea View Inn at the Beach
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Rifton, NY
1 review
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“Sea View Inn - ideally located if you love the ocean and good food”
Reviewed 28 February 2008

Sea View Inn is beautifully located near LAX and a 3 minute walk from the beach. It is two blocks from Panchos, the best restaurant we have ever visited, and Rock'nFish, another superb restaurant about 1/2 mile stroll down the beach. Within 200 feet is a beautiful place for breakfast - The Little Yolk. Sea View has bikes available for use on the wonderful bike trail along the coast, large beach towels to use, and beach chairs as well. For the price, very reasonable, you get much more than is usually the case. Rooms are clean and very comfortable.
Watch the Dolphins, Pelicans, other beach birds and the surfers and refresh your soul and spirit in the process. The guys at the front desk were friendly and helpful, adding to the privilege of having found this wonderful place to stay while in LA.

Mark and Krista Clement

Stayed February 2008
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SLC, Ut
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Reviewed 19 February 2008

Stayed here the last night of a road trip up highway 1. Was 10 minutes from LAX for flight the next morning. Very convenient.
Stayed in luxury room on top floor . Not overly large, but very clean with wet bar, microwave and fridge. Tiny balconey with a great view of the ocean, which is about 3 blocks away. Nice, bazillion dollar houses all up and down beach. Baywatch type beach was very clean.
Best priced hotel we stayed at in Cal., and well worth it.
James took our reservation and was wroking when we checked in. Great guy, very helpful. Offered us free use of bikes, beach chairs etc. Good sandwich shop three doors down from office.
Check out the sunset photo from our balconey that night.

  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Libertyville, IL
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2008

This is the second time I have stayed at the Sea View Inn. It is a great location (within walking distance of the ocean) at a great price! The staff was very friendly and helpful, clean rooms and some with ocean views. They don't have a restaurant on the premises, but there are a couple of great breakfast places a couple of doors away for take-out coffee or eat-in meals. The Inn is within walking distance of the beach and lots of other great restaurants in Manhattan Beach. They have beach chairs, boogie boards, etc. available for your use, and they have their own little pool (which I've never used due to cool weather or no time). I would definitely recommend the Sea View Inn and plan on staying there many times in the future!

Stayed January 2008
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Palm Springs, California
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Reviewed 2 February 2008

Manhattan Beach is so beautiful this time of the year. It was nice to walk on the beach in the early morning hours before anybody arrived down there so that one could meditate with the beautiful waves coming ashore.
I had the pleasure of staying at the Sea View Inn for 7 nights in Manhattan Beach as I was attending 6 days of intensive classroom training in the area. I really enjoyed staying at the Sea View as it was truly like a home away from home. It was a fully contained 1 Bedroom apartment like setting that really made me feel at home. The location was central to everything that one could possibly want. Everybody on the staff was warm and welcoming and always consistent and available for every question or need that they could never steer you wrong. It was nice in the evening to hear the ocean from your room that I fell asleep many nights being rocked gently to sleep by the sound of the waves.
Everything was inside a short walking distance to the Inn - for those late class nights - if you just wanted a burger and a beer then OB's down Highland was convenient and mighty tasty as was Beach Pizza across the street for great pasta and pizza. Just went as I was - straight from class. If you would like something more elegant and stylish then take the time and go to the Bora Bora everything that we sampled there was just out of this world.
I am awaiting the next opportunity to recapture that place and to enjoy the area and Sea View and the fun things to do in Manhattan Beach again real soon. Zen_Regor

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2008

We booked the Sea View Inn based on some good TripAdvisor reviews. We stayed there last fall (so this is a bit of a dated review ... I'll be honest about that up front). I have to say, we were kind of chuckling to ourselves about how in the world the place got such stellar reviews. Now I see there are a few more reviews that are more in line with what our thoughts about the place were.

First, I think the quality of the rooms varies widely, as the entire property is made up of several buildings on either side of the street. Our first room (foreshadowing!) was in the main building where you check-in. It was motel-ish at best. The carpet was dirty, buckling, the windows seemed a bit mildewy, the furniture was class-less. It just seemed worn. The toilet, too, needed a plunger nearby.

We asked to be moved and the staff was pleasant and provided us a 1-bedroom suite across the street for a nominal upgrade charge. It was better ... with a full kitchen, a better bath, and hardwood floors. Still, for the price ... uh, I didn't find much to rave about.

Others, as you see, really like this place. Still others are with me and thinking it isn't all that great. In short, you could certainly do worse ... but I know there are better places near the beach in the area, too.

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  • Disliked — Dirty, run-down appearance.
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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seaviewinn, GM -Sea View Inn at The Sea View Inn at the Beach, responded to this review, 27 January 2008
Thank you for your response, but it seem you have not explored the pricing of other hotels to the beach. Our rates are well under all others you are complaining of the rates.
As far as the rooms, the standard room you speak of have just been painted in December 07 all NEW carpets, blinds that you wrote were dirty and had mildew. At $130 for this room, FREE parking, wireless internet, and other amenities, other guest responses area more truthful than you are providing.

People should get a TRUTHFUL REVIEW and I hope travelers read all the review and see what other guest have written.

James McCleary
GM - Sea View Inn
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san jose, ca
1 review
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Reviewed 25 January 2008

I travel to the area a good amount for work and was so pleased I found this place. My ocean view was absolutely incredible. There don't seem to be any places in manhattan beach that provide ocean views. Location was great and could walk to places to eat and drink...and it was LAX convenient.

  • Stayed January 2008
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Property: The Sea View Inn at the Beach
Address: 3400 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3341
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Region: United States > California > Manhattan Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#6 Business Hotel in Manhattan Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Sea View Inn at the Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sea View Inn At The Beach is an intimate seaside hotel located just blocks from the Beach. And is the closet hotel to the sandy beaches and panoramic views of Manhattan Beach. The Sea View offers casual comfort, modern conveniences and features a "live like a local" atmosphere. Dine at local eateries, stroll eclectic shops or borrow one of our beach cruisers and cruise the beachfront bike path and enjoy the ocean views. Or relax and swim in our heated Outdoor Pool. We offer FREE Parking, Wifi, Bikes, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella's & Beach Toys for the Kids. The Sea View Inn is located just minutes (3 miles) away from Los Angeles Airport,(LAX), 35 Minutes to Disneyland, 40 minutes to Universal Studios, 25 minutes to Downtown Los Angeles, and 30 minutes to Hollywood. ... more   less 
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