Our Visit to the Inn at Playa del Rey CA January 2018

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Our Visit to the Inn at Playa Del Rey CA


We enjoy an annual visit to the charming Inn at Playa del Rey in the beach community of Playa del Rey, just south of Marina del Rey and west of Culver City in the greater Los Angeles area.


Inn at Playa del Rey


The Inn at Playa del Rey is a very special place for us, a bed and breakfast we discovered perhaps 6 years ago. We have celebrated special occasions there, but in recent years it’s become our tradition in in mid-January.




It’s especially meaningful given how much it reminds us of a Cape Cod Massachusetts inn and the Wellfleet area where we had our beach house. The Inn offers wonderful views of the Ballona Wetlands (some day we’ll do one of the tours), and with Playa del Rey beach homes and the boats moored at Marina del Rey in the distance, the Inn at Playa del Rey is a step back in time. For us it’s where relaxation immediately sets in and we feel like guests in a private home.


Living room at the Inn at Playa Del Rey 


There is no doubt you are immersed in a small Southern California beach community, with all the sights, sounds and smells (the ocean, and lots of restaurants) one would expect. The beach itself is just a few blocks away, but with the back of the Inn facing the wetlands you may not want to even leave other than to have dinner.


We’ve eaten in town (Caffe Pinguini is a favorite), in Marina del Rey, and last night headed 15 minutes south to Manhattan Beach. The Inn has a book of menus from the local eateries, or you can be lazy and stay in, ordering dinner from one of the delivery services.


Dining room at Inn at Playa Del Rey


We always stay in the same suite – top floor corner – to enjoy the quiet but also wonderful views any time of the year.


This romantic hideaway is in stark contrast to Los Angeles just minutes away. On a clear day you can see LA skyscrapers, the Hollywood Hills, and mountains surrounding the LA basin and up the coast past Malibu. While presumably the intent is to escape it, city life is not far away, especially for visitors from out of town.


What makes the Inn at Playa del Rey so successful? For us it’s the charm, the views, the amenities (fireplaces, courtyards, free parking, free bikes, books and movies, free wifi, a wonderful living room with fireplace and comfy couches to relax in and enjoy wonderful views), a fabulous breakfast in an attractive dining room with views and fireplace, wine and hors d’oeuvres in the evening, and friendly helpful staff who treat you like personal guests.


Ballona Wetlands and egrets


It’s well worth a visit (they have wonderful Cyber Monday specials) if you are in the area. The Inn at Playa del Rey is on Culver Boulevard, which has some traffic, so you definitely want the rooms and suites facing north over the wetlands, and preferably on the top (3rd) floor if your budget permits). Each of the 21 guest rooms and suites are unique in size, style and décor.


The Inn at Playa del Rey was truly a wonderful escape, again, and we will definitely be back.


Inn at Playa del Rey

435 Culver Boulevard

Playa del Rey, CA

(310) 574-1920



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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff indeed it has become a tradition for you, looks like you need to move up here and spend less time in your part of the world:)Endre

Jan 20, 2018 09:42 PM #1
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Jeff.

I can see why you would enjoy your stay there.  Maybe on our next visit we'll visit the Inn.    

Jan 21, 2018 03:09 AM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Who wouldn't want to spend time in such a charming, romantic atmosphere...it would be hard to leave !

Jan 21, 2018 03:54 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Jeff. Sounds like a wonderful tradition that gets even better with time! Enjoy your day!

Jan 21, 2018 04:35 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Jeff. What a wonderful and enticing post about a place you clearly love.

Jan 21, 2018 06:54 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Jeff... sounds like a simply wonderful place for a romantic get-away not far from home.

Jan 21, 2018 08:46 AM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That looks like an excellent bed and breakfast to me and it is nice to have a tradition like that.

Jan 21, 2018 10:47 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like a wonderful place and the accomodations appear to be top notch!

Jan 21, 2018 02:11 PM #8
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