The Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach

3 stars
View map of 900 North Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
279 reviews
Very good resource

This was the second time we have stayed here. The last time it was quite adequate, but this time it... See full review

  • Classics Prof.
  • May 19, 2015
great location

close to beach, good restaurants... See full review

  • gttt
  • Apr 27, 2015
Just a 15-minute walk from Manhattan Beach Pier, the Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach is well located for a business or leisure stay. The hotel offers guests the chance to experience a heated outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, and the onsite restaurant serves a complimentary continental breakfast on the terrace in good weather. There are also a variety of local restaurants dishing up cuisines such as Cuban and Szechuan fare within a few minutes' walk. Located on the famous Pacific Coast Highway, the Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach provides easy access to LAX airport as well as major attractions such as Disneyland, Universal Studios and the Los Angeles Convention Center. The friendly staff members speak English and Spanish and are happy to help with tours or car rental. There is ample free parking on site.
Rooms
The Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach rooms come in a variety of options, including accessible rooms, all decorated in a warm neutral style and offering wooden furniture, large work desks, a hairdryer and ironing facilities. Bed options include one King or two Queen beds and some of the larger rooms also offer Jacuzzi tubs. Families are welcome and can opt for a "family unit" room: adjoining double and twin rooms, both with bathrooms. All 44 rooms at the Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach supply free wireless high speed internet access as well as coffee and tea making facilities and a mini fridge. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available and all rooms offer the benefits of free local phone calls and a complimentary USA Today newspaper. There are more than 70 cable television channels including HBO and ESPN as well as premium movie channels (fees apply).
Highlights
  • Walking distance to Manhattan Beach Boulevard, with sandy beach, pier and aquarium
  • Heated outdoor pool complete with sauna and Jacuzzi
  • Microwaves, cable TV and free Wi-Fi in all rooms
Nearby attractions
  • Manhattan Beach (0.7 mi/1.0 km)
  • Redondo Beach (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • Marina Del Rey (10.4 mi/ 16.7 km)
  • Santa Monica (12.3 mi/19.8 km)
  • Downtown Los Angeles (21.5 mi/34.6 km)
  • Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park (31.8 mi/51.2 km)
  • Disneyland (32.9 mi/52.9 km)

The Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach Rooms

Standard King
Corporate King Deluxe
Double Queen
Double Queen with Courtyard View.
Deluxe Family Unit
Deluxe Family Unit with 1 King and 2 Queens. 2 separate bedrooms are included with 2 separate bathrooms.
STANDARD - HOTEL
King Feature including a Whirpool Spa.
STANDARD - HOTEL
King Feature including a Whirlpool Spa and Fireplace.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Hotel Map

33.8848 -118.3959
Area served
Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, Palos Verdes
Nearby airports
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Long Beach Airport (LGB)
Area description
20 miles from Downtown Los Angeles

Dining

El Gringo
Mexican Retaurant located directly across the street
Fast Food
Jack in the Box, and El Pollo Loco restaurants located on the same block
Back Home in Lahaina
Hawaiian cuisine directly adjacent to the hotel
Szechuan Restaurant
Chinese restaurant located on the same block
Versailles
Cuban cuisine located on the same block
O - Sho Sushi
Japanese restaurant and sushi bar directly across the street
Baskin Robbins
Ice cream shop located directly across the street

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (279)

Ratings and reviews for The Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
279 out of 279
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.5
Comfort:
3.1
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.4

65% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Crystal B.
Friends
N/A
Aug 17, 2015

Evidence of bed bugs.

I think they need to remodel and clean up the old Remanence of the bed bugs here. Some of the paint was chipped and pealing in the room also. Very old and dusty place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of The Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Heather D.
Family
Marion
Aug 4, 2015

Summer Vacation

This was a nice place. The staff was friendly. Good location away from the hustle and bustle of LA. Decent breakfast. I would recommend this place to my friends and family.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jamie I.
Family
N/A
Jul 25, 2015

Failed

Even though this is a in a great location it is not worth a try even if was for free. No one will ever pick up the phone when you call the front desk, yet they are always at reception playing a game or surfing the web on their cell phones. Many of the items promised in a continental breakfast are not available (juice machine broken), bananas are over ripe, very basic selection of unwrapped vending pastries. And good luck with the internet…if you're ok with sitting outside of your room to get a mediocre reception, then you'll be fine but don't even think about having internet in your room…none existent after attempting to connect to the only 3 networks provided. I thought the worst offense was what they give as pillows…you get a choice between a bag full of paper, a bag full of lumps and a bag full of cardboard…all from a half inch to 6 inches high…ridiculous…however, the worst offense was when the room below us caught fire in the middle of the night. No one notified us and we'd have never known if it wasn't for the firefighters making a commotion. THEY JUST WANT YOUR MONEY…AND DON'T CARE ABOUT PROVIDING WHAT YOU PAID FOR.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jamie I.
Family
N/A
Jul 25, 2015

Failed

Even though this is a in a great location it is not worth a try even if was for free. No one will ever pick up the phone when you call the front desk, yet they are always at reception playing a game or surfing the web on their cell phones. Many of the items promised in a continental breakfast are not available (juice machine broken), bananas are over ripe, very basic selection of unwrapped vending pastries. And good luck with the internet…if you're ok with sitting outside of your room to get a mediocre reception, then you'll be fine but don't even think about having internet in your room…none existent after attempting to connect to the only 3 networks provided. I thought the worst offense was what they give as pillows…you get a choice between a bag full of paper, a bag full of lumps and a bag full of cardboard…all from a half inch to 6 inches high…ridiculous…however, the worst offense was when the room below us caught fire in the middle of the night. No one notified us and we'd have never known if it wasn't for the firefighters making a commotion. THEY JUST WANT YOUR MONEY…AND DON'T CARE ABOUT PROVIDING WHAT YOU PAID FOR.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Laura H.
Family
Denver
Jul 23, 2015

303 family

Good location. Nice staff. Free parking on site a great perk! Breakfast was included another plus! This hotel has so much to offer, but...it is desperately in need of updating the rooms are showing their wear but they were clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
m m
Friends
bronx
Jul 23, 2015

This is basically a motel

The price was reasonable but this is basically a motel. The room was run down - big - but very basic - and did not seem very clean. Light in the batroom would turn on or off by itself. AC worked well, but the overall condition of the room was not great. My room had a jacuzzi which was not working. Mgmt told me this on the way in, but there were actually parts of it laying inside. If you need a quick, cheep place to crash overnight - ok - but not for an extended stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of The Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Hakki A.
Couples
ELMONT
Jul 22, 2015

It was ok

It was ok . The price was cheap so people should not expect too much from it

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sheryl
Family
N/A
Jul 21, 2015

family trip

I have stayed here several times. This is great location to my family in manhattan beach. The price is good for this location. However I was disappointed to see housekeeping family members in the pool for hours. The breakfast is only pastries, cereal , coffee and juice now.Otherwise I wont complain because the price of the hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J. L.
Family
N/A
Jun 27, 2015

Comfortable and affordable

We enjoyed our stay here. The room was clean enough and comfortable. We appreciated the price and it was close to the airport. Kind of far to other areas largely due to traffic but not too bad: 1 1/2 from Legoland, 45 min from Universal, 5 min from Manhattan beach. Rented body boards for $15 from el padros. The kids loved the pool and the jacuzzi was nice and hot. Thank you!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Wave Hotel Manhattan Beach

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Randy M.
Couples
Campbell
Jun 19, 2015

No lights on in the room?

The hotel itself on the outside was nice. The room was clean and well furnished. Our complaint though was the light switches didn't work for part of the room. The other thing was there was a huge hot tub in the room that had been drained and they just left it in the room! I would stay here if they fixed the electrical issues and remove the tub from the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

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