Sea Sprite Motel
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Sea Sprite Hotel

Sea Sprite Motel

Carmen and Marty Brussels of Phoenix have been vacationing at the Sea Sprite Motel in Hermosa Beach for many years. The motel’s owners are bombarded by offers from large chains and others to buy the property. 

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Vacationers at the Sea Sprite Motel, one of the last affordable family-operated beach motels on the California coast.

 

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Sea Sprite Motel co-owner Darrell Greenwald, left, and his daughters Kristen Greenwald and Cynthia Greenwald-Bever. The sea-blue stucco throwback was opened by his parents in 1966.

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Larry Trudgeon, left, of Northridge bumps fists with his son-in-law, James Williams, on a warm summer afternoon while vacationing at the Sea Sprite Motel, in Hermosa Beach. THe family has been vacationing there for 22 years.

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James Williams, of Northridge plays with his son, Kyle, 4, in the surf while vacationing at the Sea Sprite Motel.

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Trey Williams, 8, of Northridge bodysurfs with his mom and dad, Amber and James Williams, not pictured, while vacationing at the Sea Sprite Motel.

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James Williams, of Northridge watches his son, Trey, 8, ride  on the bike path while vacationing at the Sea Sprite Motel in Hermosa Beach.

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Volleyball players compete in front of the Sea Sprite Motel. The 38-unit, no-frills throwback, which has offered affordable beach vacations since the 1960s, isn’t going to last forever. 

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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