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User currently offlineAOMlover From France, joined Jul 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 11
Posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

Hi guys & gals,

I'm gonna spend 3 days in Los Angeles with my boyfriend next March, and therefore I'm looking for a good hotel to stay at, preferably by the beach...Which beach, you may ask ? Well during my last trip to LA I spent a few hours walking around the Manhattan Beach area, and I really liked the atmosphere there. In addition Manhattan Beach is not far from LAX, which is a good thing as we'll be arriving late at night (DL B757 from JFK btw). Of course I'm not focused on Manhattan beach only, so if you have another nice beach spot to recommend, please don't hesitate !

The Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach looks nice, but it's wayyy too expensive. Our price range is 70-140$ per night.

I know tripadvisor is full of comments about hotels in LAX, but I like to get information first-hand, hence my post...

Thanks in advance for your help !

AOM

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24884 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Ah yes one of my favorite parts of town also with good lifestyle.

Besides the Shade the real only beach side hotels in the immediate area is the Beach House, which technically is in Hermosa Beach right next to Manahttan. Personally if you want to be on the beach the Beach House is the place as the sand comes up to the front door almost.
http://www.beach-house.com/hermosa-beach-hotels.html

If you want to possibly go a bit inland(and have a car to drive) there are many more options.
In Manhattan Beach you have both the Manhattan Beach Marriott and Belamar Hotel which are adjacent to the Manhattan Beach mall. In a office area a little further inland you have Spring Hill Suites, Towne Place Suites both by Marriott, also Residence Inn on Sepulveda Blvd next to a car dealership. In adjacent El Segundo you also have lots of inland hotels - Doubletree, Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn for example.

Now if you don't mind be suggesting another area slightly down the coast in Palos Verdes - the recently opended Terranea Resort. Looks very expensive however they often do have good specials for about $150.
http://www.terranea.com/

Enjoy your visit!



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24884 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

p.s. - for a webcam shot of the Beach House it can be seen on the top right here.
http://hermosawave.net/webcam/

Also for some nice photos of the area you can check out a local photographers archives at.
http://www.hermosawavephotography.co...thumbnails.php?pageNum_rsPicture=0



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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8030 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

If you really want to be in the thick of things and are limited to $150 budgets, I'd recommend the Holiday Inn on Colorado in Santa Monica.

http://www.hisantamonicahotel.com/specials.html

Of course if you're willing to splurge the Shangri La or Casa del Mar are far better.



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User currently offlinesq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1633 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica is nice. So is Loewes on the same strip. The Ritz Carlton in the Marina is very nice as well, though it's by a boat dockage area rather than the actual beach - nonetheless its close to the airport and close to Santa Monica, and by water. There's a Marriott close to the Ritz as well. All are nice hotels but I think my favorite is Shuttes - they have a great restaurant there too, with gorgeous views of the beach!


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24884 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

The lifestyle and experience in a place like Santa Monica is vastly different than Manhattan Beach area the OPer was asking about.

Manhattan Beach is a laid back middle/upper class residential area, while Santa Monica is a busy city adjacent to the beach. You want the hustle and bustle then SM is fine, if you want more laid back smaller beach town feel than MB is the ticket.



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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8030 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 5):
Manhattan Beach is a laid back middle/upper class residential area, while Santa Monica is a busy city adjacent to the beach. You want the hustle and bustle then SM is fine, if you want more laid back smaller beach town feel than MB is the ticket.

Manhattan Beach is entirely residential to be sure (though the refurbished pier and The Kettle make up for that) but you forget that even SM has its quiet parts, especially anywhere off Montana Ave. There are little spots of seclusion off Ocean Ave once you head south of downtown as well.

He asked for recommendations is all.



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User currently offlinesq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1633 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 5):
The lifestyle and experience in a place like Santa Monica is vastly different than Manhattan Beach area the OPer was asking about.

Manhattan Beach is a laid back middle/upper class residential area, while Santa Monica is a busy city adjacent to the beach. You want the hustle and bustle then SM is fine, if you want more laid back smaller beach town feel than MB is the ticket.

Yeah I know this, but he said he wasn't focused on Manhattan Beach only so I gave some suggestions close by given that you had given some great suggestions for Manhattan Beach already  

I personally love Manhattan Beach, there was this great little Japanese shabu shabu place on the main strip (I forget the name of the street) hat was awesome (horrendous service though) that I have recently found out closed down   Then of course there's Uncle Bill's. It's so sad that I have such a short amount of time every time I go to LA...



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