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The Kinney
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Marina del Rey
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We just returned from a wonderful two night stay at this hotel. I've been a Travel Agent for 30 years so I'm very picky! We were very happy with the Suite which gave us a bit more privacy. The room was absolutely meticulous and the staff are very friendly. The location is perfect for exploring Venice Beach and Santa Monica.

I would explore restaurant choices in a car before walking to eat. We got in late so walked to a nice Mexican restaurant. The prices were ridiculous for what you got. If we had looked around first, we would have found more affordable choices.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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BestWesternInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2013

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you were happy with your suite and our friendly staff. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again in the near future.
Stacey Martines

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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Great location: 15 min from LAX, 5 min from the Venice Beach pier.
Hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating .
Rooms were comfortable and clean (they were recently redone).
Breakfast was very good.
My wife and I come to LA every summer for 4 or 5 days to visit my son. This is the 1st time we have stayed at this hotel, but it won't be our last.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank JoeYonkers
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BestWesternInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2013

Thank you for your comments. We certainly appreciate your time. It’s great to see that you were satisfied with our comfortable rooms and friendly staff. We hope to see you and your wife again soon.
Stacey Martines

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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights in August for a family wedding in Santa Monica. We had about 10 rooms in the end. We called ahead and weren't able to officially get a group rate but the manager was very accommodating and gave us a discount for a short period of time when we called in May.

Rooms were perfect for what we needed. Beds and linens were very nice and comfortable. There were coffee makers and small fridges in all of our rooms. Bathrooms were nicely appointed.

Breakfast in their lounge was very nice. Hot items varied between eggs, bacon, sausage, and the like. They always had a waffle maker that you could make your own waffles. The staff was always refilling the station and were very helpful. There was cereal, bagels, muffins, etc. each day along with hard-boiled eggs. Some fruit was available

This hotel is about a mile from the beach. Each morning many members of my family had a very nice walk down to the beach and back. It's not close but it's flat and we all wanted some exercise. One day we also walked to a bike shop about 2 blocks from the beach and rented 17 bikes for a fabulous ride up to Santa Monica and back. Very fun. Overcast most of the time which was perfect.

The staff at the hotel was very accommodating to our needs. They were able to let us bring in pizza and use a common area when we got back from our wedding.

The pool is small but very nice. The jacuzzi is very inviting and integrated into the pool area very nicely. There is a very nice outdoor gathering area by the pool as well.

All the rooms are enclosed inside a street front but the hallways, interestingly, are open to the air. It is very secure but at the same time open to the elements.

Room Tip: All the rooms seemed very similar, updated and nice.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank maw8
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BestWesternInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2013

Thank you for taking the time to offer us your feedback. I’m so glad the group discount worked out for you, and I’m thrilled you enjoyed our free breakfast and friendly staff. Please come back to see us again soon!

Stacey Martines

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Reviewed 31 August 2013

The good stuff:
a) less expensive than other hotels in the areas e.g. Jamaica Bay Inn
b) nice retro architecture
c) seriously big rooms with good bathrooms
d) clean
e) great staff (Francisco was amazing on the front desk - knows all the cool restaurants and routes to get around)
f) no overnight parking charges of compulsory valet
g) the beds are large and comfortable

The not so good:
a) a very long way from Venice Beach
b) lots of tattooed guests which you don't get at the Jamaica Bay Inn
c) breakfast is self service, narrow selection of budget food and often a line to get a table

If you need a place to stay for a few days which is clean but not very expensive then this is a great place (I would stay again) - but this is not a place you should consider for an anniversary or a first overnight date!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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BestWesternInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2013

Thank you for your feedback! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our spacious rooms, cleanliness and friendly front desk. We look forward to serving you again in the near future!

Stacey Martines

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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We stayed there for three nights on our Los Angeles vacation. The rooms were nice, large and clean but not more than other motels we have stayed in. It is not so close to the beach as we had expected and had to walk a long way to get there. The vicinity is beautiful next to Venice canals and the marina. Good service from front desk but they could be a bit warmer.
At first we got a room facing the street and it was very noisy so we asked to change the room, which they did.
Breakfast was very good with a wide selection of fruit, cereals, eggs an waffles, which were great.
The price -280$ per night was too expensive for such a place.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
1  Thank shish89
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BestWesternInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write this review.
We are thrilled that you enjoyed our free breakfast and large guest rooms. Please come back to see us again soon! We genuinely appreciate your business.
Warmest regards,
Stacey Martines

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Reviewed 23 August 2013

We were more than satisfied with our stay at The Inn. The room was large, quiet and comfortable. Good breakfast with both hot and cold foods included, but the breakfast room tends to be crowded.
The little pool area, including spa, was nice to relax in after a day in busy LA. Being able to park the car in the garage (no extra charge) felt safe.
Nice perks: Free coffe and cookies in the lobby.
What we appreciated most at The Inn was the staff. Jason at the desk, houseman Antonio and all the rest were extremely helpful, always greeted us with a smile and had knowledgeable answers to our questions.
The Venice Beach boardwalk is only 1,5 kilometers away - don´t hesitate to walk! You´ll get exercise and save parking money.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing away from Washington Boulevard.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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BestWesternInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

We greatly appreciated your review, and thank you for choosing the Inn at Marina del Rey. It’s nice to see that you enjoyed our friendly service, and close proximity to Venice Beach.
Please come back to see us again very soon. We’ll have the cookies ready for you!
Stacey Martines

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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Convenient secure self parking at no charge. Staff (Jason and Francisco) very knowledgeable of LA area. Great home baked oatmeal raisin cookies at check in. Wonderful breakfast. Cleaning staff courteous and helpful. Even the other international and local guests were friendly. Great location for restaurants: Cucina for Italian and Eva at Akbar Indian cuisine. Jason recommended both. Loved the patio firepit and exceptionally reasonable room rates for the area.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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BestWesternInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our knowledgeable staff and nearby restaurants. Please come back to see us again soon! We genuinely appreciate your business.
Stacey Martines

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Additional Information about The Kinney

Address: 737 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5542 (Formerly The Inn at Marina del Rey)
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Region: United States > California > Marina del Rey > Venice
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Marina del Rey
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Marina del Rey
#2 Romantic Hotel in Marina del Rey
#4 Family Hotel in Marina del Rey
#7 Business Hotel in Marina del Rey
Price Range: £168 - £244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Kinney 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With our playful style and central location, live like a local at The Kinney hotel in Venice Beach. Grab your entourage and truly experience So Cal - from courtyard loungin' to beach cruisin' - our house is your house. Keep the Snaps going with complimentary Wi-Fi, cool off in our dipping pool, and when you're ready to call it a night, refresh in brand-new beds. Now is the time to truly experience Venice (and give your friends a little FOMO). ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus The Inn At Marina Del Rey Hotel Marina Del Rey
Holiday Inn Marina Del Rey
Marina Del Rey Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express Venice Area

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