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“Worth $60 per night, not more” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Wave Hotel
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Denver, Colorado
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99 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Worth $60 per night, not more”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

Location was good, one mile walk to the beach. Busy street but hotel walls kept out most of the noise. Rooms were very basic, tv and Internet worked intermittently. Had to go to lobby to get Internet to write this review. Possibly it is difficult to buy California king sheet sets as the sheets were old and stained. This is the first time I checked and smelled the sheets to verify they were actually clean. The next time I would look for another hotel before settling.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

I stayed here in August of 2011. The location was nice, only about a mile from the beach. A nice free breakfast every morning. Clean room, nice pool and hot tub. My only complaint is a small one... the key card reader on our door was going bad, so we had to have someone from the front desk come up and help us a couple times, but they were happy to do so. For the location, price and amenities, it's well worth it. If I ever plan on returning to Manhattan Beach, this is where I'll stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012 via mobile

It was great. they upgraded us to a bigger room due to our room wss not ready yet. It was a great stay.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MsMendoza
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High Desert
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We only stayed for a long weekend but we were happy with our two bedroom "suite" This hotel is
not really fancy but it is in a great location to be able to enjoy many of the area's amenities. Very close to the pier and fabulous restaurants. We were with a very large group of people and some did have concerns about their rooms, however ours were quite fine. Housekeeping spent a good
amount of time in our suite cleaning so we were not really uncomfortable in any way. Not the best place we have ever stayed but much better than what we had anticipated with the price we received. For a short stay, I would not hesitate to stay again. Free continental breakfast was certainly good although fairly plain if you are planning on staying more than a few nights.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Devon, Alberta, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

This hotel is not safe. The rooms are dirty. Lights do not work and bathroom door was falling off it's hinge. The tub was so bad you could see the mess wire at the bottom. We pulled the curtains closed to only watch the bugs fall from the spider webs. Called the front desk to discuss and said we are not comfortable staying the feed back was "we agree this is a dump". We left at 1:00 am and did not sleep in this hotel. We are now fighting with Expedia to get our money back. We stayed near LAX at a Merriott for $10 cheaper. Don't do it!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Chris444747
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Devon, Canada
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

Old hotel with horrible service. Rooms well below standard...seems like no one comes here. Pool is scuzzy and hallways are dirty with leaves and cigarette butts. Bathroom door was hanging off and spiders were in tub. Dude at front desk could only grunt at us.
We got a fantastic room by LAX for same price at the courtyard Marriott... BEWARE!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Woking, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Me and my wife stayed here for a week during a trip to the US.
On arrival we found the hotel on the corner of 9th and North Sepulveda Boulevard. With plenty of underground parking. The parking was not secure but because of the area we found that didnt matter. (no tramps or shady people hanging around)
There is a lift for the car park up to the lobby and the second level of rooms.
At reception we were told that we had been upgraded for the entire stay, this was a nice touch as our room had a 2 person hot tub, as well as proper cable TV. Unfortunately it did smell a lot like cigarettes and as a recent quitter found this quite annoying as we had asked for none smoking. HOWEVER! we had been upgraded so i wasn't going to complain. Nothing a little air freshener couldn't handle.
Other than that the room was large and clean with plenty of storage and hanging space.
The bathroom had an automatic light, which was a nice touch when going to the loo at 5am!
Wired and wireless internet was useful, the wired was very fast, although we had no problem using the wireless with both a PC and mobile phones.
large desk space and two phones with free local calls.
The bed and pillows were comfortable and we slept very well. barley any noise from other rooms.
The door to the room opens out on to the pool area which is fenced off with railings. I didnt use the pool but it looked clean and well maintained. There was also a hot tub Jacuzzi which we didnt use as we had our own!
I did however use the sauna, which was a nice touch in a 3 star hotel, if you do use it though, go and switch it on 10 mins before you go in. Otherwise you will wait for ages for it to warm up.
Breakfast was included which was a selection of cereals and english muffins, bagels, pastries, coffee juices and fruit. We thought this was very good for a free breakfast, we had definitely had worse! (see my other reviews!)
Front desk was helpful and there was a number of samples to take on the counter.
I can honestly say that this hotel was good value, and perfect for sightseeing around the LA area, as loong as you have a car!
People had said they were disappointed but to be honest i have stayed at a lot worse and paid a lot more.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Wave Hotel

Property: Wave Hotel
Address: 900 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Region: United States > California > Manhattan Beach
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wave Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique hotel located in Manhattan Beach. Close to the Manhattan Beach Pier and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach Holiday Inn

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