Great family-friendly option
17/10/2016 Brad S, Phoenix, Arizona
The hotel itself is somewhat dated and could probably use some renovating, but it is clean & comfortable. We were quite happy with our room (2 double beds), which had a desk for work plus a small tabl... more
The hotel itself is somewhat dated and could probably use some renovating, but it is clean & comfortable. We were quite happy with our room (2 double beds), which had a desk for work plus a small table with 2 chairs and a decent amount of room. The TV was a decent-size (~ 40") flat screen, and there is a good-sized fridge plus small microwave. The long bathroom counter only had 1 sink, but at least there was plenty of space for your toiletries. The shower / toilet combo was slightly cramped, and it would be nice if they were separate, but that is not a big deal. The bedding was comfortable. My only big wish in the room would be a different climate control system. The old-school wall units are loud, and I frequently had issues getting it to come on (not a big issue as the temperature was comfortable w/o it).
The location is good with plenty of restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance. The Riviera is only a 10-minute walk, providing many more shopping & dining options. The beach is just a 15-minute walk. Plenty of parking is available (no cost) at the hotel and in the parking structure next door.
The amenities definitely make for a pleasant stay. The daily breakfast buffet is typical but has something for just about anyone (eggs, DIY waffles, yogurt, fresh fruit, oatmeal, bread & pastries, coffee, hot chocolate, juice, etc.). You will get dated breakfast tickets to the buffet at check-in based on the number of people registered to your room, but I believe additional tickets can be purchased at the front desk. The pool is small but clean and heated with plenty of chairs around the pool deck, and there is enough greenery to make it feel like an escape. A small solarium off of the pool houses a jacuzzi. It was as hot as I liked, but it was still refreshing. Across the hall from the jacuzzi is a small fitness room with a couple of universal weight sets, an elliptical, a treadmill, and a stationary bike - small but adequate. We never saw anyone else in their, so there was no competition for equipment. The room includes a TV and remote.
All in all, we highly recommend this hotel. less
bwredondobeachinn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Redondo Beach Inn, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your detailed review and comments. I am glad that you and your family found your room clean, comfortable and well appointed and that you were satisfied with the different options we offer at breakfast. I appreciate you mentioning our great location and I am happy to hear that you explored some of the nearby restaurants, shops and beach. Thank you again for the recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again soon.