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Rest Haven Motel

815 Grant Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a little hotel off Lincoln in Santa Monica. Any hotel in Santa Monica can be pretty pricey but the Rest Haven is very affordable and for the age of the hotel the rooms are very nice. The rooms are all updated with wood floors and flat screen T.Vs. Much nicer inside than you would think. Hotel staff is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is not what one would initially think. It's a bit older; yet, it's cleanliness and great staff outweigh its lack of updates. It seems as if this is an older 2-story bldg, within a neighborhood converted into a quaint motel which makes you feel as if you're a resident of Santa Monica vs. being a visitor. The best... More 

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Oak View, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great price, clean rooms. It was the most affordable place we could find close to The 3rd St. Promenade and The Santa Monica Pier. A very nice young boy checked us in. He told us where to park and escorted us to our room. Our room was nice. I liked it better because it was behind a locked gate. The... More 

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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Rest Haven Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. For info, the young boy is the son of the front desk clerk and just helping her out, for him it is always a pleasure to talk with different people from all walks of life because he`s a smart kid and is curious about everything. Hope you had a good time in Santa Monica.... More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Fantastic staff, secure rooms, close to Santa Monica beach and shopping and shops/ fast food if you want it close by. It takes about 15 minutes to walk in a straight line to the beach, very simple. We had never been to LA before but in this location found it easy to get anywhere we wanted to. Seriously consider this... More 

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Crolles, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I was looking for an affordable and conveniently located room for my familly (2 adults, 2 children) in Santa Monica. The Rest Haven motel is very easy to locate, is close to dining places and conveniently located in Santa Monica (not far from beach and highways). We also had a room with separted beds for our children, which was appreciated... More 

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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Amazing, friendly owner, very clean, very comfortable. Great location and I didn't find the area unfriendly at all. Great price! However, unfortunately our safe was broken which left us worried about money etc. Also, although I told the owner I was arriving late and she saved a space for us, she still charged my card I had gaurenteed the booking... More 

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Paris
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Price, and lack of other options, drove me to book this place. It being Labor Day weekend, the prime locations were already full. It is reasonably priced and decent value for your money. The location is not the best - situated behind a Jack in the Box with a bit of car traffic. Rooms are clean but sparingly decorated. The... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This motel, with its classic neon sign, is very much in keeping with the by-gone era of roadside motels sadly dwindling from the american landscape. Our room was simple, clean, and comfortable. The motel has a lovely, private patio area to enjoy the outdoors. The owner is a generous and attentive person. It's obvious that this property is a labor... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I booked this motel after reading reviews on trip advisor. We were looking for an inexpensive option in Santa Monica for 2 adults and a teenager. We arrived at about 2pm and booked in at the little booking in window-we were allocated room number 4 on the front of the hotel. The room was split into a main and smaller... More 

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Layton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I stayed here and at first we were a little worried by the location but it turned out to be such a cute little place!! Our room was very clean with a very comfortable space and bed, the grounds and building were well maintained, and the staff was very friendly, helpful, and knew a lot about the... More 

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