Inn at Playa Del Rey
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... we went to bed and slept like babies.
San Diego’s main attraction is Sea World, a gigantic aquarium where all major sea animals can be found. The three of us took an early bus on Wednesday morning so that we arrived at location as soon as the park opened. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the killer whales and could not believe my eyes when these gigantic animals effortlessly jumped out of the water or impressed the audience with their synchronized tricks. I know ...
... was FANTASTIC. It took us to some spectacular scenery and past dozens of famous people's houses including; Cher, Ronald Regan, Johnny Weismuler (abandoned since his death), Steven Speilberg, Brittney Spears, William Shatner, George Lucas, Tom Cruise, Justin Temberlake (only a 20 foot drop behind that wall), Iced Tea, and lots more I will add when I can find the pamphlet. We were dropped back to the hotel about 7 and gave them $10 tip even though the ...
... raw veg option.... Big mistake! I envisaged getting a bowlful of yummy fruits and fresh vegetables/salads...dinner wasn't too bad but for breakfast I was served a container full of sliced capsicum!!! Capsicum!!! I mean really not even a rawtarian wants to eat an entire capsicum or two for breakfast.... Really disappointed and I really must get around to writing to Virgin Australia and let them know I wasn't impressed! To tell you the truth I was almost in tears at the ...
... and won a close one by 2. Poor Mitch, he has never been to an NBA game and then I take him, organise seats 5 rows from the front and then the game is a 2 point come back game. He has been spoilt and nothing will ever be the same again for him. Godfather duties, tick!
After the game we stroll back into town, jump on the train back Hollywood where we say goodbye to Mitch and jump in a cab for what hopefully will be a quicker ride home. Hold on a minute, Ellen has this thing about ...
... level. You can stroll down the Santa Monica beach to the Venice beach which is much more hippie and alternative.
Public transportation does exist and work, but not very efficiently. You never know when the bus is going to come as all you know is the intervall, which after 10pm can be "every 60 minutes". Otherwise you know the bus will be there between 20-40 minutes. So you have to be patient and you will get ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Inn at Playa Del Rey Los Angeles
Recently, we had the wonderful experience of staying at the Inn at Playa del Rey. Being a "sister" inn to the Channel Road Inn at Santa Monica, this Bed and Breakfast offers surprising solitude in the middle of the hustle and bustle of LA and within a 10 minute drive from LAX!!
We were on holiday from the UK. Sadly we could only stay one night at this gem of a B and B as we had to leave early the next morning for the airport. Our room had a wonderful view - we videod the view at dawn with the moon still up and mist rising from the marshes. Our room was large and beautifully furnished, had wonderfully comfortable beds and above all was very quiet. There was a little sitting room, a balcony and a spacious bathroom. The welcome was genuinely friendly and the overall service excellent. There was free cheese and wine in the stylish, comfortable sitting room, again with great views over the estuary.
Our experience at the Inn was wonderfully warm and if felt like we were staying at a best friend's beach house or a New England cottage for the weekend.
Small town in big city
We enjoyed 2 nights at the Inn over Valentine's weekend. Although the Inn was full, it didn't feel that way at all. The staff was extremly friendly and accommodating. The Inn is within walking distance of the beach and several restaurants, and very close to the bike/jogging path running along the beach up to Santa Monica, etc. Take advantage of the Inn's bikes. The wine and cheese was relaxing and a great way to meet other guests. The breakfast was excellent and convenient. There is some road noise in the rooms facing the streets and the hot tub is a bit too visible from the road to be relaxing, but overall the house has a charming, homelike feel, and its convenience to major LA attractions (and the airport) make it a great choice. We did not want to leave.
It was beautiful and had free bikes. The hosts' were kind and the snack were great. A bit of traffic noise for rooms on the street side. Rooms on the waterfront side definately worth it. Free internet and videos. I was well rested after a one nighter.
Our son recently moved to Playa del Rey, and when we visited him we decided to stay in his area rather than stay at a hotel in Marina del Rey. Are we glad we did! The Inn at Playa del Rey was a treasure. Our room on the third floor was decorated in a nautical theme and had the largest king-size bed I've ever seen! The chocolate chip cookies and welcome note were a nice touch, and the wine and cheese every afternoon provided an opportunity to meet the other guests and enjoy the view of the wetlands from the deck. There are very good restaurants within walking distance of the inn. Bikes are provided to guests and we took both a north and south ride -- north to Marina del Rey and Venice Beach was more fun! The staff was most gracious and accomodating. One tiny quibble ... something other than an egg casserole (French toast, perhaps?) would have been welcome at breakfast either of the two mornings we were there. But it is a small gripe, for the inn was truly lovely and a refreshingly change from the large hotels in Marina del Rey.
Great Bed and Breakfast
This is the only place to stay by the beach that's close LAX. We loved it. The rooms are comfortable & nice and the staff are all friendly and knowledgable. We had French Toast one morning that was to die for!
Wedding Night Bliss
Married at Verandas in Manhattan Beach earlier in the day, leaving our families behind, enjoying the happiest day of our lives, we headed to the inn to enjoy each other as husband and wife. The inn is absolutely beautiful! We stayed in one of the romance rooms with the whole package, of course, and it was supreme. Walking in to the room, music welcomed us into a new world of relaxation and beauty. The cookies made us feel at home, and were delicious. The accomodations are extravagant, with plush linens, and a CD player as well. It was the best. The breakfast brought to our room was one of the best we've ever had. Watch for their specials...as the prices are a little high. $400 was worth it as it was the first night of our marriage, but might not be worth it all the time.
This is a wonderful B&B with a Nantucket atmosphere in LA and minutes from the airport. We stayed for four nights two of which were in a suite with double jacuzzi and fireplace and two in a king room with fireplace and view of wet lands. The views are wonderful and rooms were very comfortable and clean with nice furnishings, although some updating of carpet and worn items would be nice (shade on lamp in suite was shredded, wall paper peeling in places) However staff was very accomodating and little touches like cookies and personal notes of welcome in room were nice. Evening wine and cheese and afternoon snacks made it feel like home. My only criticism of breakfast was that it was an egg souffle variation for all four mornings...a little variety would have been better.Overall this is such a nice alternative to big hotels in LA and the price is extremely reasonable. I would definitely recommend it and would stay there again on my next visit.
I love this place. breakfast is delicious - cookies, are great - the wine and cheese is something to look forward to. My room was quite pretty, and the staff are so nice. I even borrowed a book from my room, and returned it 6 months later - it wa slike being at a good friends house. It has been two years and they still send me X-mas cards. They made my fiance's birthday very special.