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The Sea View Inn at the Beach
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Nice location, good room, close to LAX”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We needed a place within short distance of LAX for a flight out the next morning. We wanted a place on the beach so this seemed to fit the bill.

Check in was easy; we were in room 106 which was on the top floor of the main building (two floors up) and had a nice view of the ocean. No elevator though, so be aware if you have a hard time lugging stuff up the stairs you will want to ask for a different location. The room was newly renovated so came with some of the stuffiness of new carpet smells. It was also quite hot in the room because the a/c was off (understandable) and the room faces west so had all the afternoon sun. We opened the balcony door and it cooled off okay. The room had a cool glass enclosed shower that shows into the room--we were a couple staying there but if it were just friends it might get a little weird! 8-)

This location was great. It is several blocks up from the beach and a pretty strenuous hike back up if you are not athletically minded. We enjoyed the walk to and from the beach, were able to get a towel from the front desk. We walked back up and enjoyed some food at OB's down the street. I also grabbed some breakfast at Yolk next door before we left for the airport. So it is quite convenient. I only wish we had more time to explore MB, maybe next time!

All in all, we enjoyed the hotel and the location and would definitely consider staying there again.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We booked at Sea View Inn for 3 nights, but only stayed 2 actual nights as we wanted a very late check out before we caught the plane home.
Manhattan Beach is fantastic. We rode bikes (free hire from Sea View Inn) along the ocean front, walked a bit, had a pretty good coffee nearby and generally relaxed and enjoyed ourselves.

The front reception was very pleasant and efficient.
The room was OK. Comfortable bed and quite roomy with a large bathroom.
The only downside was very noisy plumbing from our room and upstairs.
however, for the price this is well worth a visit.
Recommended.

Room Tip: This a spread out site. Rooms at the back (ours), rooms near the pool and rooms with a view of the o...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We had stayed at the Sea View Inn some years ago, for a graduation downtown, and it remains one of our favorite places. Easy to get to and from the airport, relaxed and comfortable rooms, good view, walk to beach, restaurants, shops, etc. Did I mention free parking, bikes, towels, beach chairs? Management as well as housekeeping were very responsive and helpful in addressing any problems. Breakfast next door at the Local Yoke, and a great bakery across the street. Overall, a very warm, friendly and quiet atmosphere.

Room Tip: Altho we needed the privacy of a two bedroom suite this time, I preferred the one bedroom with full...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

This is not a fancy place- so if you need room service and amenities- look elsewhere.

BUT- if you want a great location for a great price- this place is perfect. Clean, no hassle, convenient to everything. The front desk was super friendly, the room was spic and span and everything I could have needed was within a 1 block radius.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

While only a one night stay this time, my wife and I love this hotel for the convenience to the beach and near by dining options, as well as the exceptional customer service we receive every stay. The rooms are small but offer everything you need for your stay as well as many free extras including, parking, bikes, beach chairs and towels. Many local eateries are just a few blocks from the Sea View Inn and if you have a room with an ocean view, you can really enjoy the beautiful CA coast during your stay in North Manhattan Beach.

Room Tip: Recommend any room with an ocean view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auburn, Washington
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We had a fabulous stay here for three days. Clean room, amazing location for the beach, restaurants, and shops. They provide beach towels, chairs, umbrellas and super nice beach cruisers. We especially liked the three hour limit on the bike usage so everyone gets a chance to ride them. Thanks for a comfortable, fun stay. We would highly recommend this hotel for a visit to Manhattan Beach. The man at the front desk was outstanding! So friendly, helpful and went out of his way to take care of our needs. THANK YOU!

Room Tip: Next time I would ask for a room with either a deck or patio so we could be outside too.
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

We would recommend this hotel as it has a great location in Manhattan Beach with restaurants nearby and free parking. We borrowed the freebies and ride the bike path which was beautiful and a great perk for the hotel. We did have issues with our room such as the safe did not work and had no hot water for 2 days (first the front desk blamed us for not doing it properly but quickly discovered that indeed needed fixing). Close to LAX but never could tell. We had hired a car so it made travelling to the sights easy.

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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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