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Rest Haven Motel

815 Grant Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Ranked #23 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Jeff W Stockton, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stockton, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you see the beautiful photo [in most of the on line booking services] of the exterior of the property covered in vibrant shrubs it looks serene. At first I was a bit put off by the fact that that cute photo was taken from the vantage point of standing in the Jack- in- the- Box drive-thru. Literally. However, I... More

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Perth, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this motel through Tripadvisor. Check in was seamless, rooms are small and old, but very clean, quite and comfortable. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Jack in the box across the parking lot serves a good breakfast, or late night supper.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rest Haven is aptly named. It is small, but in Santa Monica the price more than compensates for the size. The staff is attentive. The property is spotless. I stupidly left a pair of glasses behind, and the hotel shipped them to me in Thailand. I am grateful.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a motel. I kept reminding myself of this fact (because honestly, I don't remember the last time I stayed in a motel). With that said, I showed up at 11pm to check in and the office was closed. I finally located the phone number and called. Only then did someone emerged from a room and checked me in.... More

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Always on the move
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We happened upon this place at 10pm one night when everyone else was full and/or much more expensive. It's an old motel with a cute courtyard in the center. Rooms are very small but the owner has obviously taken care to update the place with new floors, mattresses & flat screen TV's. It's very basic but for the price of... More

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st louis
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Took the wife, kids (6 & 9 yrs. Old), and in-laws to Disney for the week. We stayed at another resort for a week but needed a place for an additional day before flying out the following morning. I booked this resort mainly for the pools and it did not disappoint. I requested an early check in as we needed... More

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

This is not ours. We do not have pool. Thank you. More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I've now stayed at the Rest Haven probably more than 30 times. I guess you can tell I love it- it's tiny and homey, just right for me. Cheap. I love the staff, there's no turnover, eferyone's friendly. I've been using the table in the little courtyard more lately for reading in the mornings. I've stayed at a few other... More

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

Thank you for your review and good words. We do have a lot of repeated customers and we cherish them all. As you well said this is a homey little motel in the heart of Santa Monica. Hope to see you again. More

Nicosia, Cyprus
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Nice friendly hotel, rooms are very clean and there are some nice touches. Overall don't expect anything amazing as this is a budget hotel but is good value for money. Lady at reception was extremely friendly and helpful. This is more like a family run operation so they give you that personalised attention. Would definitely recommend.

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

Yes this is a budget motel in Santa Monica which an expensive city. We try on daily basis to improve the quality of our motel and listen to our guests. Thank you for staying with us. Have a great day. More

Omaha, NE
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Traveling down the Pacific Coast Highway landed us in Santa Monica for the night. We started looking for a hotel using the Yelp phone app, but every place we called was full. We called Rest Haven, were told they had vacancies and she offered to text me the address. When we drove up to the hotel it was not fancy,... More

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

Rest Haven Motel is not a fancy motel but clean with family oriented environment and friendly staff. Thank you again for staying with us. Have an awesome day. More

2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I booked my stay at the Rest Haven Motel after a thirty year absence from Santa Monica. I didn't want to stay in one of the overpriced multi story hotels that have overtaken the once low key community. We stayed in one of the rooms on the side street, and it was a nice sized room with comfortable beds and... More

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

Your wonderful and nice appraisal of Rest Haven Motel greatly impressed the Management and it's Staff. We are glad and thankful that our modest rooms have provided you the comfort you deserved since our main goal is always to meet our Customers' full satisfaction while staying and relaxing in our property, the Rest Haven Motel. Feel free to return to... More

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Additional Information about Rest Haven Motel

Also Known As:
Rest Haven Hotel
Rest Haven Hotel Santa Monica
Address: 815 Grant Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Santa Monica
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1938...... "A marvelous experience"...nothing else can give you the exciting opportunity to visit Santa Monica and its attractions, the sun, the sand, the sea, and especially a night or nights' stay at our warm and cozy Rest Haven Motel.An economy motel located just seven blocks from the beach and a short 15 minutes walk to Third Street Promenade, in downtown Santa Monica, and only 10 minutes walk to Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach; enables our guests to walk to shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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