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Sea View Inn Apartment or Penthouse

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Sea View Inn Apartment or Penthouse

Hi, we are a are a family of 5 planning a 2 week trip to California next August. We are planning to stay close to LAX on our last night. We have decided to stay in Manhattan Beach at the Sea View Inn. On checking out the availability one of the penthouse rooms or 2 bed apartments would suit our needs.

Can anyone recommend one room over the other. I know there are 5 buildings to this complex but am not quite sure where the different rooms/apartments are located.


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1. Re: Sea View Inn Apartment or Penthouse

Why don't you email the manager and ask about the specific room you choose? Penthouse usually means the top floor of a building. There are 5 buildings with top floors.

The original SV Inn is just hotel rooms in a two story building/balconies facing Highland Ave, with parking on the ground floor under the rooms and the swimming pool in the back. Across the street to the south is a parking lot and a two story apartment building with balconies and a attached building behind that with two roof patios.

Those are the highest elevation so might be penthouse rooms because of panoramic view it has and a 3rd floor. Across the street to the west are 4 two bedroom units with the patios facing the walk street and views to the ocean. Parking is street level under the units. Across to the north in the 5th building is a building with windows facing west but no balconies.

All the buildings were acquired over time so it's not a purpose built complex with cookie cutter rooms. No building is the same. If only staying a night before your flight out you may only need the 2 bedroom.

Enjoy your time.

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2. Re: Sea View Inn Apartment or Penthouse

Thank you so much for all the information CAnative. I will email the hotel and ask for more specific information on the room.

Edited: 22 November 2014, 19:10
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