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Oceana Beach Club Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   849 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (Formerly Hotel Oceana Santa Monica)
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Ranked #13 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great little central courtyard and pool area. Rooms are clean and large. Restaurant food is pretty good but expensive. 30$ for breakfast buffet? This was my first stay, and I'd come again. Great staff.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 3rd visit back to the Oceana - A fantastic little boutique hotel right on Ocean Ave. This was a work/play trip, so during the day, I worked in our room (virtual worker) while my wife and sister-in-law went shopping and sight seeing. As always, the staff was very professional and accommodating. We mainly used the hotels Tower... More

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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93 reviews 93 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our new favorite place to stay in Santa Monica!! Our ocean view room was huge and beautiful, all blues and yellows! The staff was very helpful and friendly. The complementary cruiser bikes were fabulous and made getting around so easy! The bed was so comfy. We love the location, the cute bar and restaurant and will definitely return.

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West Harrison, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Upon arriving, The guys who meet you at your car couldn't be nicer with a welcoming greeting. That sets the tone right there. They were great the whole time. Always a smile. Check in was easy and brief. Our room, one bedroom suite was spacious, clean and very bright. Bedding was really comfortable, shower had very good pressure. plenty of... More

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Winnetka, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I recently stayed at the Ocean Hotel in Santa Monica. It is a very pretty hotel. I had two rooms one was a suit and one was a standard room. I was charged $455 a night for the standard room. While it was clean and very nicely decorated it had a very small dark window and a shared entrance with... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I often travel to and stay in Los Angeles, and I have stayed in many hotels, including all of the top ones, but Oceana is, as of now, my very favorite. The room was large and cheery and comfy, the pool just right for a dip and the restaurant excellent for both breakfast and dinner. And the location couldn't be... More

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I've wanted to stay at the Oceana since I learned that Stan Laurel lived in a apartment there for the last 6+ years of his life (The Oceana's Facebook page links to a nice article about Stan's time there). I'm a huge Laurel and Hardy fan, and it's been a bucket-list item to stay in Stan's last home. Mr. Laurel's... More

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Megan S, General Manager at Oceana Beach Club Hotel, responded to this review

Dear lwag725, Thank you for taking your time to share your fantastic review of the Oceana Hotel and Team! I am so pleased you and your daughter enjoyed your stay and were able to experience the great connection with Stan Laurel. I will share your wonderful comments with our team and very much look forward to welcoming you back to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We live inland and wanted to getaway to the beach for a weekend. The Oceana exceeded expectations! We had a huge guestroom with the most amazing bed we have ever slept in and a bathroom with soft oversized towels, then add in the warm and friendly service - we felt like we were really someone special... While sitting out by... More

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15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Oceana Beach Club is a good hotel. It is all about large rooms and decent service. The downside of this hotel is it's location: you are far off from everything. - Even though it is "oceanfront" you walk 10 minutes to the beach. And you walk 10 minutes to downtown Santa Monica. If you consider Santa Monica as being... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We thought we would try a different hotel for this trip to Santa Monica and selected Viceroy based on the positive reviews. We however were very disappointed with its location and the room provided so checked out after one night after having agreed with Oceana Beach that they could accommodate us at very short notice. We were treated like royalty... More

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Address: 849 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (Formerly Hotel Oceana Santa Monica)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Oceana Beach Club Hotel 4*
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#5 Business Hotel in Santa Monica #6 Family Hotel in Santa Monica #8 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica #12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
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Oceana Beach Club Hotel is luxury boutique hotel located in the premier residential neighborhood of north Santa Monica. With sweeping oceam views, spacious rooms and suites and cuisine by Two Michelin Star Chef Josiah Citrin at Tower 8, Oceana offers guests the quintessential coastal California experience. ... more   less 
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