Hermosa Beach Travel Guide
Even though Southern California has plenty of beaches, beachfront hotels are a rarity with most hotels located across the street from the surf and sand action but not actually on the sand. Yet the indie hotel collection, Provenance Hotels, based in Portland, Ore., has snapped up some prime beachfront real estate in Hermosa Beach along the Strand.
The hotel will be built in partnership with Bolour Associates, Inc. and will have a 104 rooms that overlook Hermosa's legendary beach volleyball courts. The hotel's address will also include the space formerly occupied by the Mermaid Restaurant, a well-known Hermosa Beach landmark. No word if the Mermaid restaurant will be revived but it's a possibility. The joint is expected to open in 2016 with a project schedule to be released soon.
Snookie's going to want to make a trip to Los Angeles: The Beach House Hotel Hermosa Beach is offering in-room spray tanning for guests. Only in Southern California.
Instead of baking on the sands of the beachfront hotel, you can tan the safe way. Of course, in keeping with SoCal ethics, the Hermosa Beach hotel's Beach Babe tan service is organic.
[Publisher's note: Here is an update we got from a hotel maven exploring Hermosa Beach. If you are a hotel, and you are referred to as the real slim shady, that is not a good thing. If you put on a fake accent to avoid talking with customers, that is also not a good thing. Sounds like Cyblil might be managing this hotel, at least during R.J.'s stay. As always this is one customer's experience, so do with it what you may. ]
Wow. What a mess. Look up the word "shady" in the dictionary and you'll find the Sea Sprite Motel.
Let's get beyond the actual dingy property, complete with moldy rooms, dog-hair covered carpet, and barely functioning toilets.
The Sea Sprite are outright thieves! Cancelled a final night with them after being promised by the manager that they had re-rented the room and it would be no problem. I would receive a check in the mail.
Yes, those were my first and last two mistakes: "The check's in the mail" and I walked away without the money in hand.
I've been calling him and have gotten him several times, but he would act like somebody else! Even putting on a lame accent.
I finally caught him by acting like a friend and saying his name..."Hey, what's up?" To which he finally said, "Hey, what's up?"
When I told him who I was, he promptly put me on hold for 5 minutes. Hm.
Do not stay here. Every guest I witnessed while in and out at the front desk were having problems too, to which their staff were completely unmoved.