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Rest Haven Motel

815 Grant Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have just stayed here for one night before road tripping. Pros- clean rooms, comfortable beds, free parking, free wifi, central to beach, food etc. Cons- questionable area (homeless people outside room), noisy (fast food speaker box right outside our window). Overall, it was an okay stay for one night.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Inexpensive, clean, comfortable older motel just off Hwy 1. We had a quiet room off the private rear courtyard. Just minutes from the beach, Santa Monica Pier, Promenade, etc. Unfortunately, we were sharing the area with several homeless people, including a guy camped-out at night in the Jack-In-The-Box parking lot next door, and a group of men passing around a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stayed here for one night so we could be picked up early the following day for our bus tour. 4 of us shared a room and it was a tight fit but manageable. The bathroom was tiny and the sound from the taco stand was a little distracting. It was about 20-30 minute walk to Santa Monica pier and not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were completing Route 66 so wanted to find something close to the pier and downtown. Santa Monica generally is expensive so we picked this place on price. Whilst pretty basic it has everything you need a comfy bed good TV and is a 15 minute walk into Santa Monica. We are glad we chose it and it made a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Stayed with my girlfriend just for one night but it was like being in a bad film. Outside the motel it seemed like a homeless people convention was taking place in there. On the room next door there was this guy that seemed extremely drunk and depressed who sang sad love songs until finally falling asleep around 4am. On the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There were 4 of us staying in this motel for one night and we were very pleased. The place was nice and clean with a very good location in Santa Monica. Close to the place are shops and nice places to eat. The owner who accomodated us was very nice and friendy and gave us some suggestions where to go... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here however it is extremely noisy. There are a lot of hobos that hang around this area and the Jack in the Box drive in is just across the parking lot. I don't think I would stay here again but we really did enjoy our stay. It was a great American motel experience. I would however... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Perfect for a one night road trip stop off. Everything you need to get some rest and move on. The decor is dated but that doesn't matter when the shower is hot and the bed is comfortable. It would have been nice to have tea and coffee making facilities but there were a couple of shops close by to buy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

this was a cute little place to stay, it was clean and the grounds were well kept. The room was small and so was the bathroom but the bed was comfortable. No air con but thee was a fan, however it wasn't really warm enough to use it. It was a fairly quiet motel which was surprising because it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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