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Reviewed 5 September 2013

After living in Marina Del Rey, many years earlier, my husband took me back for a nostolgic visit. I must have driven by the Foghorn Inn hundreds of time years ago, but never entered the door. The location is perfect, great views of the marina and beach, breakfast provisions were excellent and our balcony was terrific. Best bargain in the...

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

We are so glad you had the opportunity to come back to the Marina and finally walk through our doors! Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay. We are so glad that it was a good experience for you. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the views from your patio or balcony. Please...

Placitas, New Mexico
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Stayed at Foghorn with teen daughter for a quick weekend trip to Venice Beach. First, thank you Rick for all your help in sorting out our reservation and patience with all my questions. We stayed in a upper level Marina view room - with balcony. Great advantage point for watching the world pass by. Lower level - hmmm. Your patio...

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at The Foghorn Harbor Inn. We love your review. It speaks volumes for how we try to make our guests feel. We will let Rick and the rest of the staff know how much you appreciated their efforts. The Manager shops almost daily to keep the breakfast plentiful and fresh, so our guests can...

Reviewed 27 August 2013

Had a 2 night stay and this was within our budget For $179 a night you are directly on the beach. We had a lower room with outdoor patio which is boxed in by a plexiglass window. There was a volleyball net about 20 feet away and you have access to the public beach. Despite my concerns about noise it...

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at the Foghorn Harbor Inn. It is not new and lacks some of the advantages of the bigger hotels. We make up by offering lower prices and a large selection of complimentary amenities not available at the other hotels. We have one of the best beach front locations in Marina del Rey We are...

Rockwall, Texas, United States
Reviewed 16 August 2013

I traveled to Marina del Rey on business in April of this year and was put up in this hotel by my company. I was underwhelmed when I first saw it as it is fairly low key. My opinion changed very quickly the minute I checked in! The staff was WONDERFUL. Very friendly and helpful upon my arrival. The room...

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments regarding your April stay at our hotel. We appreciate the time our visitors take to post on Trip Advisor, especially when they are good. We hope you will come back. Look into our package offer and treat your family to The Cheesecake Factory, next door. Hope to see you soon.

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Absolutely brilliant hotel/motel, only 10min walk away from Venice beach and only a short drive away from Santa Monica. The rooms were lovely and there is a store right next door. The breakfast in the morning is lovely, and there is a great selection.

1Thank Sam C
Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We take great pride in our little hotel. We try to keep it fresh, clean and with many complimentary amenities to choose from. Our manager takes great care in the breakfast choices. If you haven't tried the Cheesecake Factory next door you should look into the package we offer. Their menu is fabulous. We...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 26 July 2013

We used to live in Marina del Rey and have stayed at the Foghorn a number of times since moving away. On our most recent trip, we were more impressed than ever by this modest 1970s-style motel for its cleanliness and the customer care. First, you are right on "the beach" (even though Mother's Beach is among the most polluted...

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to the Foghorn and your review. We are very glad that you noticed the improvements and that you have stayed with us and choose to return. All of our staff try very hard to please the guests. The maids put a lot of effort into keeping the hotel clean (which is harder to do...

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 23 July 2013

My fiance and I are from Vancouver, BC, Canada and had traveled to Disneyland at the beginning of July - from there we went to Marina Del Rey and stayed in the Foghorn Inn. It surpassed our expectations by far! It is intimate but spacious for an inn, has a GORGEOUS location, attached to a market with a deli and...

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. What we lack in size, we try to make up for by offering other incentives like our many complimentary amenities. The view is probably one of the very best in Marina del Rey. Thank you for staying with us, posting the pretty pictures of the Marina view and...

Phoenix AZ
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Excellent location! Had a second floor room overlooking the bay. Room was adequately furnished with comfortable beds, refrigerator and microwave. Loved watching the sunset from the balcony. Hotel also has free parking.

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. The sunsets are wonderful from the patio. If you are an early riser the sunrise is amazing, as well. Location, location, location, that really speaks for itself. We do take pride in our comfortable rooms, friendly staff and many free amenities. We hope you visit us again and...

Twentynine Palms, California, United States
Reviewed 3 June 2013

I just checked out of this hotel today (6/2) and immediately came home to write this review. This hotel is not as modern as some of the others close by but that was not an issue for me. A friend of mine booked this hotel on a whim and we are sure glad things worked out that way! I stayed...

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

It makes us so happy when our guests are pleased with our hotel, location and staff. We try very hard (owners, management and entire staff) to offer clean, friendly and comfortable accommodations for our visitors. Thank you so much for your timely and favorable review. We welcome your next visit.

Lanark, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2013

The hotel is conveneintly located close to LAX is next to a small supermarket, the cheesecake factory and the marina's beach. The hotel main reception has wondeful views of the marina as wiil the rooms on that side of the hotel. Our room was not amazing but good for the price the lighting could be improved but otherwise clean. The...

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Siri O, Guest Relations Manager at Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel, responded to this review

We thank you for your recent stay and comments on our inn. We are very fortunate to have the lovely views and close proximity to The Cheesecake Factory, market and beaches. We offer the many free amenities, clean rooms, etc. to compensate for the size and age of our hotel and to keep our guests happy. We hope to see...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small, friendly, but big on details. "Diamond in the rough". Great location in Marina del Rey, with water & beach views. Cheesecake Factory Restaurant next door (package available). Close to Venice Boardwalk. Extensive complimentary continental breakfast, 7:00 am to 10:00 am. Coffee in lobby 24/7 with snacks. Free taxi to & from LAX, on-site parking,free WiFi in all rooms, DVD's & desk-top computer with printer in lobby. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel

Address: 4140 Via Marina, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5301
Region: United States > California > Marina del Rey
Price Range: RM917 - RM1,175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Foghorn Harbor Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Foghorn Harbor Hotel Marina Del Rey
Hotel Foghorn Harbor
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Marina del Rey
#7 Family Hotel in Marina del Rey
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