Ratings based on 435 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Toronto, Ontario

Good location, but overpriced

Posted Nov 11, 2014
Pros: Location was good. About a 10 min walk from the pier.
Cons: Overall condition of the rooms was okay.
We stayed at the Foghorn Inn during our family vacation last week. The staff were very friendly and the location was good, I felt that it was way overpriced for what it is. In reality it is an old motel and should be priced accordingly. It would be okay at $100/night but we paid more than twice that which is outrageous.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Essex. UK

Location on beach and nice and quiet. Good eating

Posted Oct 21, 2014
Pros: The ideal location to Fishermans Village and Santa Monica and its own quiet inlet.
Cons: Bedding should be updated. Should have drinking glasses in room and bottle opener.
Location: Covered above
Found goof eating places on top of the motel. Nice quiet beach to watch from own patio. The motel breakfast was excellent and complementary. Had everything you would want and plenty of it. Very impressed.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

I enjoyed my time in this hotel

Posted Oct 13, 2014
The hotel is so personal and comfortable I swear you won't want to leave! MUST HAVE A OCEAN VIEW....can't imagine being this close to the beach and not being able to see it...
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Southern California

Not worth the price.

Posted Sep 30, 2014
Pros: It's location in Marina Del Rey and close to the water.
Cons: The room decor and furniture need to be upgraded and uniform. Much of it looked like they got it from Ikea. Also, get expanded cable service.
Location: Marina Del Rey has much to offer.
Staying at this place was like staying at a YMCA. They should be charging nightly rates comparable to a Motel 6 or a Super 8 Hotel, not what we paid.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Oakland

Delightful old place by Marina Del Rey

Posted Sep 25, 2014
Pros: Nice people, clean, location
Cons: For what it was... I guess this hotel is the best thing around.
Location: Right next to the Marina and a short walk down to Venice Beach and a short drive or long walk to Santa Monica.. Killer Shrimp was good.
I was greeted at the door by an affable woman who took a long time explaining every detail of the complex. She was funny. My room was downstairs and had a beach fronting patio, The "beach" is a man-made type deal that is near the marina so no waves but good for a swim, especially with kids. The room was dated but clean and reminded me of simpler times. The TVs don't have cable but use antennas but the staff welcomes you to their extensive DVD collection ( I didn't peruse but there were a lot of cases. The bed was comfy and the room had a fridge as well as a microwave. Coffee is available in the lobby 24 hours a day. Breakfast was ...okay. They had bananas, apples, yogurt (yoplait and activia), packaged bagels, packaged muffins, other packaged pastries, OJ, assorted cereals, and I think they had some pre-made breakfast sandwich jimmie dean things. It was standard at best but it was free ... so high five.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Carmel-by-the Sea

It's right on the beach!

Posted Sep 11, 2014
Pros: Good location, free parking right in front.
Cons: Change all the carpets and noisy, old air condition units.
Location: Near by Venice Beach. Right next to Cheescake Factory.
Very good location and very nice view from the balcony. It has little bit of old carpet smell but overall is an OK hotel. Breakfast is included. Free parking! Free internet as well but it didn't work in our downstairs room. We've got an upstairs room the second day and it was much better than downstairs. They charged 20 dollars more for the room change but it was worth it. We might stay there again. ( If they give us a room upstairs!) :-)
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice place to stay.

Posted Sep 5, 2014
Pros: The views.
Cons: The housekeeping.
Location: Cheesecake factory and market near by. Venice Beach close but still a bit of a walk. Killer Shrimp is good for sea food and fairly close.
We checked in the Friday before Labor Day. Rooms are nice but older. Housekeeping could do a better job of cleaning and restocking supplies in the room. Views of Mother's Beach are very nice. Although the beach was very crowded during the day, the rooms were very quiet in the evenings. Was nice to sit on the patio and eat breakfast. The continental breakfast was good and had about anything you could want. If you are looking for hot foods, then you would want to eat breakfast somewhere else. The staff was pretty friendly but could use some improvement in that area. The Cheesecake Factory is next store and there is also a small market next store. If you are wanting anything else to eat though, it is a bit of walk if you don't have a vehicle. You can walk to Venice Beach, but is is a lengthy walk. If you are there when the Water Bus is running, it is nice to take it over to one of the other areas and eat or shop. Overall, I would rate the hotel fair to good for the price.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom NZ

Great location

Posted Sep 1, 2014
Pros: see above - also one front desk person was extremely friendly & helpful :-)
Cons: Roadside room was quite dark
Location: beach, marina, santa monica
Good sized room, lovely view from foyer, nice staff, good breakfast
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

terrific location, comfortable room

Posted Aug 27, 2014
Pros: patio and location
we had a wonderful patio with lounges and a table with an umbrella. the front desk clerk was so nice and accomadating. Free use of DVD's, coffee 24 hours a day and a nice continental breakfast.
5 out of 5
for Getaway With Friends
by Mattfrom San Diego, CA

Really nice little place

Posted Aug 26, 2014 on Hotels.com
Had nice customer service and was located right by Venice beach and only a little ways from Santa Monica. Would stay again!