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The Kinney
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Marina del Rey
Certificate of Excellence
Burnaby, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good choice”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Very pleased with the Inn. The room was really nice, the staff was excellent and the location was great. As others have said, the breakfast room is small, but we took ours in to the lounge. We will definitely stay here again. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, and thank you for the recommendation. We are thrilled to have exceeded your expectations and hope to have the opportunity to host you again on your next visit to the Los Angeles area.

With hospitality,
Stacey Rivera, GM
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

We spent 3 nights here before heading down to Mexico . After a long flight from the UK it was perfect - near the airport , near lots of facilities and within easy walking distance of the beach .
The staff were fantastic , the room was very comfortable and the breakfast made it good value for money . One hint ..... if going to LAX from here ask for a taxi rather than the deal that hotel offer with a local company . Our taxi to the hotel cost just $25 , including the $4 airport supplement but going back to the airport was $30 flat rate . OK we got mints and a bottle of water .......

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
We sincerely appreciate your feedback. We are delighted that you were pleased with our convenient location, free breakfast and friendly staff. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again on your next visit to the Los Angeles area.

With hospitality,
Stacey Rivera, GM
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Wisconsin
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Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

I recently spend one night at The Inn at Marina del Rey. The room was spacious and clean and the bed was very comfortable. The pool and hot tub leave something to be desired but overall it was a great find.

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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TheInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to complete this review. Your business is very important to us. We are very pleased to have met your expectations and hope to have the opportunity to host you again on your next visit to Los Angeles. Again, thank you for your feedback, it is only through such open communication with our guests that we are able to create the ideal guest experience.

With hospitality,
Stacey Rivera
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California
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

I was looking for a place to stay last weekend that was near to Loyola Marymount University. There were two directions to go, toward the LAX airport or toward Marina Del Rey. They are both about the same distance for LMU. I looked at price, reviews, location, and photos. Between these criteria I ended up choosing The Inn at Marina Del Rey. There was no fee for parking or for the internet, which was a plus! All hotels I searched near LAX had a high parking fee and internet charge. I wasn't quite sure what I was in for when we arrived. Many hotels around the area were not very nice. I was very pleasantly surprised! The hotel is not a spa hotel with a 5 star restaurant! But, for what I was looking for it was perfect. The staff was very nice, especially Anthony! The rooms were very clean and the bedding was comfortable. The breakfast was more than a continental breakfast. There were waffles, scrabbled eggs, cereal, etc. It was well done. There's a nice pool and an awesome patio and the hotel is a mile away from Venice beach. Typically, When my family and I go away for a vacation, we typically stay at nice, 5 star hotels with restaurants and a spa, but if we were to come back to this area for a family trip, we will stay here. For the price and the location, I don't think this hotel can be beat!

Room Tip: Choose a room off of the main road. Ours was and I had no issue with noise.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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TheInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to complete this review. Your business is very important to us. We are delighted you enjoyed our complimentary amenities including our deluxe breakfast and hope to have the opportunity to host you again on your next visit to Los Angeles. Again, thank you for your feedback, it is only through such open communication with our guests that we are able to create the ideal guest experience.
Stacey Rivera
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Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Lovely quiet bedroom with separate sitting area, very helpful front desk staff, scrumptiously soft white bath towels...and coffee and cookies on arrival!. A previous reviewer mentioned timing of breakfast to avoid the rush hour, and I concur. But with free WiFi, free parking and free breakfasts, that is a very minor point!

Room Tip: rooms not facing Washington are quieter....
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheInnatMDR, General Manager at The Kinney, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Hello Pam! Thank you for taking the time to complete this review. Your business is very important to us. We are delighted you enjoyed our complimentary amenities and hope to have the opportunity to host you again on your next visit to Los Angeles. Again, thank you for your feedback, it is only through such open communication with our guests that we are able to create the ideal guest experience.
Warm wishes,
Stacey Rivera
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Elmhurst, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

Looks really unimpressive from street, but once inside kinda cute. The rooms are nice and big, with mini fridge and microwave. The pool is literary 3 feet deep and 15 feet long by 6 feet wide. More for soaking. But it has an awesome hottub. And has a pretty little outside lounge/courtyard with lounge chairs and a fire place. The free breakfast was nice. It had everything from waffles to cereal to eggs and bacon. And with it being a mere 10 minute walk to the beach you can't beat it in my book.

Cons:
Parking... Kinda park in wherever in a small indoor parking garage. And had no real maneuvering room.

The stairs. So I don't know if it was me or whatever. But every time I'd take stairs down stairs I'd end up on the street instead of the first floor.

But still it's was a great hotel to stay at. And try the travel websites to find better rates.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2014

I chose this hotel for its proximity to LAX, Venice and Santa Monica - booking direct was the cheapest way, although in my opinion, it is still only reasonably priced (off season I expected it to be a bit cheaper).
Prior to my arrival and based on other reviews, I've requested a refurbished room at the back, so as expected, the spacious room was quiet and well decorated, including a very nice TV, although on the first day the hot water didn't work, so the staff provided an additional nearby room, where it did work (the next morning they did fix the problem, as well as a slow to clear toilet).
In summary, the hotel is quite decent, and the staff very helpful and friendly, but note that:
1. The breakfast room is too small (the hotel was not busy but the room was full by about 08:30am) - not a problem for me, because I usually like to go to a local Cafe.
2. Parking could be an issue when the hotel is busy, especially if you need to double park

Room Tip: Ask for a refurbished room at the back - it is quiet, although the view is somewhat dull.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Property: 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 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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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