Channel Road Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

219 W Channel Road , Santa Monica, CA 90402 USA (Show map)
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Channel Road Inn recently was ranked by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the Best Bed and Breakfast inns in Los Angeles. Located in the seaside community of Santa Monica, this charming inn boasts many rooms with ocean views, fireplaces and/or jetted spa tubs. The finely crafted historic inn offers visitors to the Los Angeles area a relaxing haven by the sea. Guests enjoy the fabulous complimentary amenities including a bountiful breakfast and afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres. History of Channel Road Inn: The Channel Road Inn was built in 1910 by architect Frank T. Kegley and is a rare West Coast example of a shingle-clad Colonial Revival home. Originally owned by Thomas McCall, a prominent local businessman, the house was moved to its current location near the beach in the Santa Monica Canyon in 1977. After having been abandoned for years, and with the encouragement of the local historical societies, the house was lovingly restored and opened as a bed and breakfast in 1989. Although extensive renovations have been done throughout the years, the house still boasts many of the original Craftsman accents such as the massive oak front door and Batchelder tiles in the living room fireplace.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Stay wasn't as wonderful as in the past

4.2 on September 04, 2017

I requested a room in the front which is sunny and bright, but ended up in a room in the back, rather drab, and not quite happy with it. Beds . are wonderfully comfortable, as are the rooms downstairs, but the bathrooms and water pressure definitely need upgrading


A prize find

4.6 on August 25, 2017

Wonderful location - our room was what we expected. We got to see many of the other rooms and they looked good too. The value, staff and other guests were great. The evening wine and cheese was a nice benefit.


Charming and very close to the beach!

5 on August 15, 2017

Absolutely beautiful and full of charm! We loved staying at the Channel Road and hope to come back again! Highly recommend.


Channel Road Inn

4.6 on August 13, 2017

Great place to stay in Santa Monica. Beautiful historic home within walking distance to the beach.Staff are super friendly and the breakfast is wonderful. My only gripe was the parking situation (not enough spaces for the number of rooms). There is on street parking close by, but it wasn't always easy to find a spot. Would definitely stay there again.


Best kept secret in Malibu

4.6 on August 11, 2017

We could not have been more pleasantly surprised at this B&B. The house is immaculate and comfortable. The service is welcoming and the food delicious. I am glad there weren't any "chain" hotels in the area because it forced me to do some research and find Channel Road. We could only stay a night but we would stay much longer in the future plus take advantage of their amenities for the beach. Lovely stay!


Quick trip to Malibu

3.4 on July 24, 2017

We had a quick 24 hour stay to visit with our son and avoid awful one day round trip between Newport Beach and Malibu. Getting too old to deal with the traffic. Instead, we had a pleasant lunch and dinner with our son and a very relaxed evening and leisurely breakfast at the Inn. Glad we did it; nary a problem and we left with especially nice feeling. I think we'll do it again.


Charming Inn in Santa Monica

5 on July 21, 2017

Channel Road Inn is a lovely oasis in the midst of Santa Monica. All of the unique rooms in this grand craftsman style home are beautifully furnished with comfort in mind. The staff is friendly and gracious, and the buffet breakfasts were delicious, with everything including homemade baked goods, eggs, fresh fruit and juices. On the first day we arrived homemade cookies were in our bedrooms with a welcoming note, and wine and hors d'oeuvres were served in the afternoon. The beach is just a short walk down the block, which was perfect for an evening stroll. I can't imagine a nicer place to stay, close enough to enjoy exploring LA, but a wonderful retreat after long days of seeing the sights. I look forward to returning to the Channel Road Inn.


Perfect stay

5 on June 25, 2017

We absolutely enjoyed our stay. The staff was wonderful, especially Heather! Best freshly baked cookies we've ever had. Very clean and relaxing!


Lovely Stay at the Channel Road Inn!

4.2 on May 31, 2017

I stayed 2 nights at the charming inn and would recommend it. Reception was friendly and helpful from the moment I walked in the door; the innkeeping staff were capable and responsive; the "petite suite" was cozy, clean and comfortable. The old house has all the charm one would expect of a Four Sisters Inn -- I will go again!


NWC Review

4.6 on May 13, 2017

The Inn had considerable character and as should be in Santa Monica, it had ample outdoor spaces above in a lounge garden area, both front and back porches. The wine hour with cheese and breakfast offerings are both casual and excellent. The rooms are different, clean, spacious with quality furniture and excellent bedding and bath products. I prefer boutique hotels often when I travel, yet this inn had enough different charms, a casual elegance, superior location and a level of privacy that would be hard to surpass.


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Rooms & Rates

Budget Queen

Our smallest and most casual guestroom, perfect for the budget-minded. This room has its own private entrance on the ground floor of the inn and includes a queen bed, private bathroom with two luxuriosly soft bathrobes, an electric fireplace and flat screen television. If you have any questions about the specific location of your guestroom please call the inn directly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Cozy Queen

This cozy guestroom includes a queen bed, private bathroom with two luxuriously soft robes, a television and alarm clock radio. Please know that the inn is a three story building and does not have an elevator.This guestroom is located on the third floor. If you have any questions about the specific location of your guestroom please call the inn directly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Queen Guestroom

Our queen guestrooms include a queen bed, private bathroom with two luxuriously soft robes, writing desk, television and alarm clock radio. Please know that the inn is a three story building and does not have an elevator. Many of the guestrooms are located on the second and third floors. If you have any questions about the specific location of your guestroom please call the inn directly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Deluxe King Guestroom

Our Deluxe King rooms include one king bed, a peek of ocean or garden view, a private bathroom with a bathtub & shower combination, two luxuriously soft robes, writing desk, television and alarm clock radio. Please know that the inn is a three story building and does not have an elevator. Many of the guestrooms are located on the second and third floors. If you have any questions about the specific location of your guestroom please call the inn directly. Guestroom may differ from that pictured.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Superior Fireplace

Queen bed and gas fireplace, private bathroom with a bathtub & shower combination, two luxuriously soft robes, writing desk, television and alarm clock radio. Please know that the inn is a three story building and does not have an elevator. Many of the guestrooms are located on the second and third floors. If you have any questions about the specific location of your guestroom please call the inn directly. Guestroom Nine also features a private patio and Guestroom Three features a jetted spa tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Spa Suite Guestroom

Our Spa Suite guestroom features a queen bed, a separate sitting area with sofa and television, a private bathroom with shower and additional nook with a spa tub for two, two luxuriously soft robes and CD alarm clock radio. Please know that this guestroom is located on the second floor and we do not have an elevator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Petite Suite

This unique guestroom boasts a queen bed with a separate nook offering a day bed plus a trundle. This is an excellent choice for small families with children. The room also includes a private bathroom, a separate entrance and is located on the first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Notes and Events

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

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Location

Location Type

City, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Suburban

Airport

Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 10 miles

Directions to property:

2 miles North of I-10 - 1 block from the Pacific Ocean

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, 30 mile beach bike path, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Guests Must Get Prior Approval and Reserve Pet Guest Room
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: 48 hours prior notice is required for any refund. Special cancellation policies may apply to group bookings (whether booked together or separately) and during peak seasons and promotions.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Heather Suskin

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:30 to 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

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