Thursday 24 October 2013

Palos Verdes Inn, Redondo Beach

A very tired hotel in a good location, the Palos Verdes Inn is in sore need of a major facelift and refit. The decor is battered and the scores of plain rooms are noisy - the walls are paper thin and the doors aren't well sound-proofed, so bring some ear plugs. The dated, almost bling, lobby isn't the kind of place you want to linger. The lifts are slow and knackered, while the room balconies overlook the car park. Still, the hotel does offer a distant sea view and comfortable beds.  Although the en-suite bathrooms are basic,  they do the job and the rooms are spacious enough. The free wi-fi is good enough and there is free ice at the end of the corridor.  Although there is no in-room safe, you will find an iron and ironing board in the wardrobe. This substantial, keenly-priced hotel even has a small gym and an ugly pool with a concrete surround inside a massive greenhouse. The Palos Verdes Inn is only a few minutes walk from South Bay's fine broad beach and the staff are helpful, but it needs some tender loving care. 5/10
Noisy, but comfortable bedrooms at the Palos Verdes Inn
The Palos Verdes Inn lobby, where there is no reason to linger
The pool at the Palos Verdes Inn needs paving over