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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

I usually don't like to put bad reviews but this place was horrid. The location is just off a busy street behind a 'jack in the box' all we could hear was the constant drive though service and traffic. I complained about the room smelling of smoke and was told its because all the homeless people are smoking dope near... More

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

We are a non-smoking motel and there was no smell of smoking in the room. Our dear guest was sensitive. Told her we will give her a refund for - 2nd day if she wants to check out but still she decided to stay for the second night which made us very surprised. Have a great day. More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This was our first place to stay on our trip. We arrived late due to our flight but the lady who greeted us was lovely. The rooms were basic but clean and did everything you needed. The motel was a few blocks away from the beach/shops but it was a good base. We had a car and it had easy... More

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

We were only staying in Santa Monica for 1 night and this small basic motel served that purpose. The manager allowed us to check in a couple of hours early which was helpful. 5-6 min drive from beach front and a little further to main shopping/eating area. Room was ok but bathroom was small and shower didn't work well.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My husband and I were travelling and just needed somewhere to crash our head for the night while in LA. Although you just have to take Rest Haven for what it was, cheap and cosy and a place to rest your head. The room was very small, and the bed was even smaller. My husband's feet hung off the end,... More

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Stockton, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

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

Thank you for your remarks. We are small, basic but clean, comfortable and friendly. Have a wonderful day. More

Bangkok, Thailand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

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 March 23, 2014

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Address: 815 Grant Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Santa Monica #11 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
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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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