3400 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Our Neighbor Marina Del Ray

03 December 2020 Written by Published in blog

We know you could spend weeks in the South Bay and still not see everything our neighborhood has to offer.  The Sea View Inn is centrally located to great cities to the North, East, and South, and staying at the Sea View Inn means you have easy proximity to iconic towns to like Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Malibu, and Downtown LA. The closest of the bunch to the North is The Marina.

Marina Del Rey also referred to as “The Marina” and can be accessed by a pleasant 30 min bike ride along the coast (check out a bike from our front desk) or less than 15 minutes away by car. The Marina offers great oceanfront dining, wonderful bike paths, stand-up paddleboarding tours to see the local Sea Lions, and wonderful boat and fishing tours. Next time you stay with us be sure to spend some time at one of LA’s most beautiful hidden gems. For more details visit @marinadelrey_CA or

Fun Things to do with the Family

03 December 2020 Written by Published in blog

Manhattan Beach and much of the South Bay caters to families and kids. The city offers parks, museums, aquariums, and hikes. It wasn’t easy for us to pick our favorites but here are our 3 favorites.

Roundhouse Aquarium – Located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier. It's free to visit but donations are highly encouraged. Your kids will love the sea creatures in the tank!

Sand Dune Park – Get your workout on!  It’s a 100-ft sand dune hill and a play area with swings and picnic tables. Kids will love climbing.

The Beach – Yes, we know, this was a predictable one but the beaches in Manhattan and Hermosa are terrific. We’ve got waves, volleyball courts, and eateries right in the sand.

** Please check before you go due to COVID-19 Restrictions

Holiday Shopping

03 December 2020 Written by Published in blog

If you’re spending time at the Sea View Inn in Manhattan Beach or the South Bay this holiday season, here are a few of our top destinations for holiday shopping.  All of our favorites are under a 30-minute drive!

Manhattan Village – 2 Min Drive

Downtown Manhattan Beach – 2 Min Drive

Del Amo Fashion Center – 15 Min Drive

Downtown Santa Monica including the 3rd St. Promenade – 25 Min Drive 

Golfing… In Manhattan Beach?

14 October 2020 Written by Published in blog

Most people don’t visit Manhattan Beach, CA for the golf but that’s all starting to change. Business travelers have begun to flock to the South Bay because they can handle their business and squeeze in 9 or 18 holes.  


Here are our top 4 favorites golf courses near the hotel!


  1. Lakes @ El Segundo 
  2. Los Verdes Golf Course 
  3. Trump National Golf Club 
  4. Manhattan Beach Golf Club

Escape The Stress With A Staycation

14 October 2020 Written by Published in blog

For most of us, life has been and continues to be pretty stressful.   While we may want a change of scenery, it needs to be something easy to manage.  In comes a staycation! If done properly a staycation will offer you the new scenery you crave, a chance to recharge, and the opportunity to explore a nearby town or community. 


3 things to remember when planning a Staycation


  1. Keep the drive time short! We recommend 2 hours door to door


  1. Know the amenities! Will your destination offer wifi? Are there restaurants close by? Do they offer bikes?  10 minutes of research can ensure the trip is a success.


  1. Schedule activities in advance. Even during times like these, activities can fill up so plan ahead. If planning ahead isn’t your thing, identify places that have all kinds of free activities like the beach, hikes, and bike rides, walking, etc..

Biking in Manhattan Beach!

24 September 2020 Written by Published in blog

Right now, we are all looking for those wide-open spaces. The Seaview Inn offers complimentary bicycles that enable you and your fellow guests to explore the South Bay!
We have the charming Playa Del Rey and family-friendly El Segundo to our north and the iconic Hermosa Beach and scenic Palos Verdes to our south. Take our bikes, get out, and explore. 

A Surf Spot For Everyone

24 September 2020 Written by Published in blog

The Sea View Inn is steps from the ocean, in the heart of El Porto, and walking distance to downtown Manhattan Beach. However, a hidden secret is we have five unique surf spots within a 10-minute drive! Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a rookie, you’re sure to find a spot suited for you near The Seaview Inn. 

El Porto Beach – 1 Minute Walk

Manhattan Beach Pier – 10 Minute Walk 

Redondo Beach – 10 Minute Drive South 

Torrance Beach – 13 Minute Drive South 

Dockweiler Beach – 8 Minute Drive North 

Exploring the Entertainment Capital of the World: Los Angeles

17 January 2020 Written by Published in blog

Los Angeles has always been the city of dreams and entertainment. The rich history and diverse background of its people create a place that welcomes everyone. From gastro bars to theme parks and beaches, this city is filled with magic and fun in every corner. 

Explore the Bizarre at the Museum of Jurassic Technology

10 January 2020 Written by Published in blog

When you first enter the Museum of Jurassic Technology, it seems cloaked in mystery. The facade of the building doesn't offer much of a hint as to what is contained within, and the unassuming vestibule doesn't answer your questions, either. It quickly becomes clear that, like many of the weird little quirks of this lesser-known Los Angeles gem, that air of mystery is a deliberate choice meant to prepare your mind for the oddities, curiosities, and quirky little stories to come.