"Nice Hotel for Nice Price"
Though I didn't stay in the room or facilities that much due to nonstop fun on the beach, the hotel is nicely priced for the luxuries it possesses. Relaxing, quiet, and a accessible to restaurants, beaches, and shops. I'd come back for another stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not so good"
Lighting broken, burns in carpet, room not cleaned one day, understaffed but they tried.Genuine Expedia guest review
"For me was expensive comparing what we had.."
is like a motel but alitle bit expensive. Was clean but old.Is very close from Manhathan beachGenuine Expedia guest review
"not the rating it claims"
there was a pile of dirty linen bags in front of our room door, three lights were not working including the one over the vanity sink the remote control didn't work there was a moldy food cup behind the night stand the hot tub jets were not working there were pipes in the parking lot where we parked raining down into the garage areaGenuine Expedia guest review
Convenient to LAX Free Continental breakfast was adequate would stay againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We were pleasantly upgraded at check in from two Queen room to a 2 room suite. The hotel is in a great location. Short drive to the beach and near places to eat. There is a Target close by if you need something. Breakfast was basic, but great to just get up and grab something. Beds were comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not very clean"
somewhat dissappointed, not clean, lights not working, etc.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Horrible hotel too far from the beach. Not a walki"
The room was not very clean, jacuzzi in room not working, fire place not working and is full of spider webs. Outdoor patio tiles Brocken and missing, pool outline all dirty and cracking, all chairs and tables very dirty. Outdoor jacuzzi didn't work for most of the time. Breakfast was horrible with stale food. Outside corridors dirtyGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great staff but a little disappointing."
We were surprised at how great the pictures were and how lackluster the hotel really was. The hot tub was broken and we weren't told that when we asked if there was a hot tub. The beds could use new mattresses and TV could've been more updated. For the price, we got a great deal, but I was disappointed.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It's JUST a Holiday inn Express"
This hotel is lame - I believe it used to be a Holiday Inn Express (it still shows up that way on Google Maps), and got purchased and "rehabbed", but the rehab didn't really make it significantly nicer than a cheap motel. To top it off, they still had the beige "Holiday Inn" garbage cans in the room. The room was at least pretty clean, and cheap, although […] I've paid less money at a Hampton Inn and had FAR better experiences there. I certainly would NOT stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wow.Not what we expected"
First room stank like smoke and had no towels. second room had a broken bed. Third room had the screen broken off the slider, and the light wouldn't turn on in the vanity area. Oh and we never got a set of keys for the room (key card machine was broken). Manager was very nice and did his best to keep us happy but never again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stunning amount of room for the price"
We booked last minute, over dinner and on the way into town. Two adults and a child, we asked for a room with two queen beds and were told that only rooms with a King were available, but that a roll-away could be provided. Upon arrival we were instead offered a double-suite with a King in one room and two Queens in the other! Amenities were fine, including […] the pool and the continental breakfast. Not a fancy hotel that spends large sums on decor and appearances, but friendly staff and comfort plenty. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A grade above camping"
Our room was large and unclean. The door to the bathroom did not close nor did the handle work. They did fix it after we pointed it out. Wallpaper falling of bathroom wall and mold starting in exposed areas. They have conserved energy by not using the vacuum regularly. Internet connection allowed for multitasking (not on the internet, but as you waited […] for it to load) Save a museum visit by looking at their computer in the loby Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The Staff was nice but the hotel was just plain dirty.. Our room had trash under the bed from previous guests and there was mildew in the bathroom and fridge. The carpets were so gross and torn. Jacuzzi area under construction and the ice machine didn't work.. Over all needs a lot of work.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"not a bad place, but kinda expensive for one night"
We enjoyed our stay. The room was spacious and overall clean. I felt rested when we some up. There was a weird stain on the bed skirt. Didn't bother me, but my wife noticed it. The location was the only down fall. The street in front of the hotel is pretty busy in the morning. Also, not too many blocks away is what seemed to be a pretty ghetto area. […] Overall, not a bad stay or experience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"big trip west, love Manhattan beach area"
Some issues with hotel. Had a huge contingent of life guards while we were there. Really loud and rowdy, hotel didn't do anything about that. Washing machine was broken, had to use the hotels next door. Breakfast was ok. Computer SLOW, AS MOLASSES..but if you just want a good location. This worked great for us. We drove to beach area etc....very nice […] town, great beach. Shops restaurants Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
No problems. Little old. Felt safe, ex parking included- great if u are driving.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It was ok.."
The carpet was filthy and it smelled strongly of cigarettes and there were burn marks everywhere. Front desk staff wasn't very happy but housekeepers were nice. 1.5 mile walk to the beach, not too much appealed close by.Genuine Expedia guest review
"TERRIBLE experience - and we didn't stay."
I was traveling with my 16 year old daughter, visiting colleges. I am familiar with Manhattan Beach, so thought the Wave would be a great hotel in a great location. Our visit started with a young woman in the hotel parking lot, wearing short shorts and thigh-high boots. The manager wrote our room number on a scrap of paper and told us the number outloud […] (anyone in hospitality knows that breaks safety rules). There was a lone man sitting on the couch in the lobby, which made us nervous. But the part that sent us over the edge the GIGANTIC oval Jacuzzie tub right next to the bed! (honestly, I've only heard of these kinds of rooms, and I thought they rent by the hour!). We asked for a room change, but had no improvement in the ambiance. In fact, we got to meet two more creepy guys. The conclusion to the story? We left without staying, nor getting a refund (no refund reservation - let that be a warning to you!). I went to the next city over, to the Courtyard by Marriott, where I should have gone in the first place. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for the price"
Room was spacious. It's about a 15 minute walk to the beach. Hot tub was down for a remodel but should be up in a month or so.Was surprised to find an old CRT TV in the room. Wine bar across the street was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I stayed at the Wave Manhattan Beach because I was competing in an ocean swim race that ended at the Manhattan Beach Pier. I was to check in after 3pm. I checked in at 5pm, and they gave me the key to my room... Which was NOT cleaned. It was torn apart. They told me to come back in 20 minutes. I did. It was NOT clean yet. Then they reluctantly put me […] in another room... And the bathroom lights and television did NOT work. I had to drag a lamp over to the sink so I could see in the mirror. The pool was under construction, and the elevator was slower than molasses. This place is a dump... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
the hotel looks nothing like the online photos. everything was broken in the room and had a really bad smell. the carpet was sticky?? walls paper thin, bed had springs stabbing me in the back all night. i would not suggest staying here.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Mediocre at best"
Decent sized room. Nice sauna and pool. Jacuzzi was not in working condition, nor was the light over our vanity. Also -- our door handle fell off when we went to open it on the last day of our stay. When we requested extra bath towels we were brought pool towels. Additionally, found some toenail clippings on our carpet. Gross. Location was nice as […] we were only a mile from the beach and some decent restaurants. However if you're expecting a quality stay on vacation, book elsewhere. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Traveler Beware! BOOK ELSEWHERE!!"
DO NOT RECCOMEND: First off, I had extremely low expectations and even those weren't met. All I typically ask out of a hotel is for it to be clean and this room was far from it. Upon arrival the toilet and toilet SEAT were filthy with of which I had hoped were simply stains until I wiped down the seat with toilet paper and was able to remove all matter […] from the visible dirty toilet seat. After a long drive I was excited for sleep until I examined my pillows, ALL 4 of which had DIRTY pillow cases and the previous occupant's hair covered the obviously unchanged bed, blankets and sheets. Almost nothing worked (except for the AC, thankfully!) and the floor was wet, all over... I do not know why. Moldy showers and a "Jacuzzi" tub that isn't functional. This place is not worth the money. Days Inn is a better, cleaner, cheaper hotel. This establishment is a joke. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Pretty poor all around."
This hotel is nowhere near 3.5 stars. Our room was moldy-smelling with one small window. The staff was disinterested at best, and the breakfast was just not up to par. We had to take our breakfast to the room since there was not enough seating in the breakfast room. All in all this hotel is not good value.Genuine Expedia guest review
checked in about 8pm and stayed in room for the evening.... there were 12 laundry bags full dirty linen out side my door they remained there all night .... checked out at 11:oo am and the bags were still there...bad odor disgusting to look at......... Told front desk about and they did nothing... wont use again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fit our needs"
We were house hunting for 3 days so spending a ton on a room was not in the cards. The rooms has everything we needed and the hotel was more then accommodating. The hotel is making many improvements and that is why it will be our choice when staying in Manhattan Beach... Can't beat the priceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great large room, lots of extra floor space in case you want to bring in an extra bed or something. The king size bed we had was very comfortable for every purpose. The water got hot very quickly and the shower head was adjustable so we could all be comfortable. The A/C worked almost too well, as we were frequently having to adjust warmer or turn it […] off. The one negative was the TV. Couldn't these guys update things and put in a flat-screen TV instead of the ancient CRT unit? I can't remember the last time I watched anything on a dinosaur like that. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Average but served its purpose!"
Room was spacious for two people. It appeared to be clean and sheets and towels were clean, old but overall no stains, yellowing or crazy odors. Hotel is definitely dated, and yes, the TV is not flat screen (who cares?). Key card took like 4-5 swipes each time to open the door. However, I didn't go to complain to management or attempted to get replacements. […] Room had some paint chipping and wall paper was pealing a bit. Fridge is very small but sufficient for me. A/C unit was a bit loud but nothing that would prevent me from falling asleep. Alarm clock didn't work, but again, I never use it. I looked at the time every time I looked at the cable box. The pool was small and had some stuff at the bottom (sand?). Two-story building with all rooms facing the pool/jacuzzi area, so you have a window. Ice machine out of order. It has an elevator that takes you directly tot he parking area. Cleaning ladies were nice and helpful. Washer and dryer available. There is plenty of underground parking (good as the car doen't get hot). Complementary coffee in the lobby. Continental breakfast was ok adn very typical (milk, orange juice, whole fruits, cereal, oatmeal,etc). There is an Indian restaurant and Pollo Loco within a few yards. Also, there is a shopping center within walking distance and it has a Target and banks. Major plus for me. Beach is not really within a pleasant walking distance, BUT it's under 5 mins driving. Overall, we had a good experience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Basic but Safe"
This is our 2nd time in a row staying at this hotel. It's a basic beach motel that's relatively clean (it's just an older property) with decent staff and we feel safe. Mostly families and couples stay here so it's pretty quiet. Located approx. 6 miles (15 mins) from the airport. We take a taxi from LAX to the hotel for about $20 then take the hotel […] shuttle back to the airport which is free but we tip the driver. The hotel has 2 floors (with elevator), not many rooms so it's a smaller property but has free wifi and free parking in an attached garage. They host a simple complimentary breakfast in the mornings (cold cereal, oatmeal packets, bananas, apples, pastries, bagels/english muffins, juices, coffee and tea). It's walking distance (2-3 blocks) to a Super Target so we get snacks, waters, etc. No fridges in the rooms though. We also don't mind the almost straight-shot walk down to the Manhattan Pier area which is approx.1 mile (20-30 min) from the hotel. Or a taxi is about $7 each way. Overall, we recommend The Wave Hotel if you're looking for a decent place to stay that's budget-friendly. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Over priced, in need of lots of workGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decent place and a short drive to the beach."
This hotel is basic, but does have a pool and jacuzzi (jacuzzi was closed during our stay), and a good, free extended breakfast. We were close to the main lobby and felt there was too much noise. There is plenty of parking and the staff was nice. Overall, this is a decent basic, though a bit noisy, hotel. I would stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good not great"
Decent enough place to stay for the price. It's on a busy street but parking was ok and the free breakfast was passableGenuine Expedia guest review
Shower flooded the bathroom, asked for more towels, they handed us pool towels, hottub wasn't working, elevator didnt work when we went to use it late at night, front desk person didnt understand English, would never stay there again. A dive hotel, an not even that close to the beach to put up with it poor maintained property!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Not happy at all I paid to much for this hotel room did not worth itGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"In desperate need of renovation"
The hotel is in a good location near beautiful beaches and the pool was nice and warm. Hot tub had really strong jets, but it was usable. The actual room was pretty bad. Floor was filthy and needed replacing (not just a little dirt, just OLD), dust on every piece of furniture. Really thin, worn out towels. This place clearly hasn't been updated in 20+ […] years. Vintage tube TV, no minifridge, super loud old air conditioner. I have stayed in far better hotels for way less money. It was quite disappointing. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fourth of July weekend"
Hotel was nice for what it was. The location was dangerous only because it is around heavy traffic that is constantly moving. I did like how close it was to manhattan beach. The area around the beach was really nice. The room was nice, nothing fancy but nice. The breakfast could've been better. Other then that I felt the workers were calm and friendly. […] I would stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was very dirty, had mold growing in the bathroom. Overall very nastyGenuine Expedia guest review
"Time to spend a few dollars"
The towels were paper thin....no flat screen tv, no fruit on the breakfast bar and the female desk clerk was oblivious to customers, no greeting, too busy on the computer....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old hotel close to beach"
Old hotel in decent condition. Convenient close to the beach, but typical of an old beach hotel. Room was large, but out-dated. Bathroom towels were sort of dingy. Stay was okay for short stay, but wouldn't stay again. Highlight of the hotel was the outdoor pool and hot tub.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I had stayed in this location years ago when it was part of the Holiday Inn chain - once. I thought it would be in a location that was convenient and would be very clean. I was mistaken and never returned. Imagine my surprise when I pulled in years later to find that this was the same hotel under a different name and not much had changed. The hotel […] is clean, but in need of repairs in several locations both inside and outside of the room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean, safe, and quiet"
While my title says what I expect of a hotel, it's the little things that make this place disappointing. The clerk was surly and unfriendly. It was very difficult to get the room key to work -- and you needed to use your shoulder to open and close the door. The refrigerator door did not seal well, and the entire unit was iced up. You had to hold the […] toilet handle down to get it to flush. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
flight was cancelled and the hotel wouldn't allow any modification to the reservation even though Expedia would.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not really close to the beach"
Hotel room was clean, pool & hot tub were clean, elevator a plus, staff was friendly. Manhattan beach is 20-30 minute walkGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"I love the wave of manhattan"
Very nice quiet clean, the personal we're very friendlyGenuine Expedia guest review
Noisy air conditioning unit and very small fridge. Overall a very nice stay. Thank youGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Adequate for the price"
Overnight stay returning from China. 15min. free van ride to & from LAX. Older hotel, but room clean & bathroom updated. Pool in center of complex. Cross busy street then moderate 3/4 mi. walk strait down through nice neighborhood to the beach. Beach sand, surfing, pier, bicycle rental, public restrooms/shower all excellent! All food all prices excellent […] also! Beautiful people. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
You need to upgrade rooms. TV old, coffee maker broken, desighn of room terrible. Carpet dirty. Walls are too thin you can hear neighbors. Do not recommend this hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location Great price"
For Manhattan Beach, not a better bargain. They were helpful at the frontdesk. in arranging cabs, etc. Pool Hot tub basic breakfast all made for a positive experienceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not what you would think"
First the locks wouldn't work. The staff made nothing but excuses. It took me 20 minutes to get into my room after checking in. It took me at least 4 to 5 times of trying to get the door open. In order to turn on the light above the vanity on I had to hit the switch by the door and walk across the room and turn on the vanity light. The TV channels suck. […] Not much to choose from. Then in the morning when I went to take a shower. there was mold on the wall paper in above the shower tile. When I went to the front desk to complain they said they would take care of it. THEY DIDN'T. If I hadn't pre-paid I would have changed hotel. Horrible 4 night stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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