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Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I booked here because we were there for an evening event. I was a little apprehensive with the pictures (I thought it was a downgraded Marriott), but the hotel is actually very nice. I was pleasantly surprised. The best asset is the front desk lady named Nailah, who checked us in, helped us with our parking questions, and got us change when we were leaving. She was very helpful and nice. There was also a great gentleman at the lobby bar, although I missed his name, he was professional and hard working. And he handled the crowd with ease. The rooms were new, and comfortable.

This is an unexpecting beautiful property. Located aside of a golf course, above overlooking the greens, it’s a very modern hotel with beautiful furniture and wonderful landscaping. I was there for a business conference and I want to point out that the food served to a large number of people in the conference room was excellent. I think it’s very difficult to serve excellent food to a mass number of people. And they did it well. Very well. Extremely well. I will be back to this hotel for more.

Se reserved online for 5 people (2 adults, 1 teenager, 2 kids). Our option was a king bed or 2 queens and a rollaway bed, we asked for 2 queens and The rollaway bed. But, once we got there they said that a rollaway bed was not an option so we crammed up in the two beds, that is why I gave it 4 stars. We were not able to rest well, but the bed is really nice. View of the golf course is nice. The decoration is fresh, clean and peaceful. We had room service and it was really good. Especially the Thai chicken and the grilled avocado/tomato burrata salad.

I have stayed frequently at this hotel, through all the construction and renovation. So this time, it was pleasant not to have a tent in the parking lot and workers banging hammers. The location is marvelous and beautiful and the hotel is roomy. Everything is clean and new and boring. Sand color only goes so far without some splashes of color. I missed the concierge lounge and the breakfast buffet was just not up to par (the word stingy comes to mind). Housekeeping forgot to clean my room one day but I would put that down to getting everything organized. The ball room was very nice for our big meeting and the catered meal was excellent.

Stayed at Westfrift for a recent business meeting (2 nights). Clean and comfortable with good WiFi. Did not get a chance to visit the pool or golf course though both looked real inviting! Not sure about some of the negative reviews here although I will say the meeting room resembled a converted garage. With rather high ceilings and large gathering space, the acoustics left a lot to be desired especially if one has a soft voice. Rooms were clean and comfy though a tad sterile noting the hotel seems to cater to the business traveler rather than for families.

Stayed in early April, renovations seem to be complete, though the pool area wasn't up and running. Cons: still having issues with the car parking barriers - my card didn't always work. And the fee is horrendous! - One lift was out of order for the two days I was staying. Then on the second stay the only way to call the lift was to push the "down" button, regardless of which way you wished to travel. Informed the staff. Nothing happened. - Air conditioning - don't bother trying to adjust the temperature - it won't happen. - No desk - a round table has replaced the desk, - New towels - (should have been washed before use) white fluff everywhere - over the floor, all through my clothes. - Not a lot of drawer storage. Only a small one, each side of the bed. - No bedside clock. Pros: Nice balcony furniture (2 chairs and 1 table) (South side rooms only) - Keurig coffee machine - Frig in the room - Laptop safe in the room - Stayed in two different rooms, one with carpet, the other with laminate. Both nice. - Comfy bed There doesn't appear to be a restaurant - breakfast is served in the foyer area. Staff were friendly as always.

The hotel recently underwent a much-needed renovation. This is a plus, as it was badly needed. On the other hand, the amenities, especially for Marriott members, have been dramatically reduced. Very disappointing. The renovation is beach-kitsch and I'm not certain it's going to bear up well, either physically, or thematically. Some of the materials feel cheap and the beach vacation theme seems about three miles out of place. That being said, it is clean and new. The concierge lounge is gone and so there is no evening happy hour. Nor is there anywhere for Marriott members to drop in to pick up a soda, water, or one of the big, fat cookies that used to be so enjoyable. The breakfast buffet is much reduced, with a meager offering of thinly-sliced cold cuts, fresh fruit and various breads. The buffet no longer offers bacon, sausage, eggs, potatoes, oatmeal or other hearty fare. There are no longer desks in the rooms. As a businessman who often works in the evenings, I find this to be very inconvenient. Dining is done out in the open at the back of the lobby. It feels like being on display and is not very comfortable. The bar is new with an impressive but strange arrangement of televisions. These televisions are held by metal frames that are mounted right into the surface of the bar, making for an awkward seating arrangement. The bottoms of these televisions are just barely above the heads of the patrons sitting at the bar. A mistake was made on my bill and getting a copy of the corrected statement has proved to be very difficult. After working with the staff for four consecutive days, I was told that it would take seven-to-ten business days for accounting to generate a new statement. I also believe that $32 to self-park in the garage is a bit pricey. Truly, from a very longtime (several hundred nights) customer's perspective, what has really happened is that Marriott gave the property a much-need facelift, reduced the amenities, and slapped a new name on it.

I am a little behind, I stayed while they were transforming from the Marriot to Westdrift, right before completion. I did get to experience some of the new amenities and had a newly remodeled room to give a taste of what was to come. Give the modern vibe of the hotel room, I was at first skeptical, and being I was there for work, and there was no desk in the room, I can't give it a 5. Otherwise, even with the bar and restaurant being outside, it was a comfortable and quiet stay. Given all the construction the property was well maintained. The staff was incredible. I give kudos to the front desk and valet. Both were amazing. I look forward to a revisit now that the construction is completed.

1400 Park View Ave Manhattan Beach CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Golf course
  • Outdoor pool

Located 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Manhattan Beach Pier, Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection is within a 15-minute drive of other popular attractions like Redondo Beach Pier. This 393-room, 4-star hotel has a golf course along with an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Near the airport, the hotel is also within a 20-minute drive of StubHub Center and Sony Pictures Studios.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection's 393 rooms are air-conditioned and provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes. TVs come with pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection features a golf course, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Valet parking is available for USD 39 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this golf hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Room, City View

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Balcony Room, 2 Queen Beds, Golf View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 8 reviews