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Ocean Lodge Hotel

1667 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is basic lodging, but the rooms are clean, and 1 block from the Pier, and Great Restaurants within a short walk. You can hear almost every street noise in our unit #217, which was a 2 BR Suite (?). For the price of $250 per nite w/parking a little disappointing. However, Other hotels in the area are $450 per... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

If you want upmarket & luxury this hotel is not for you. If you want clean, affordable in the heart of Santa Monica than this hotel is for you. Travelling with 2 teenage boys is hard in the US especially with bedding - its very hard to find twin beds so when I saw a room that had 2 double... More 

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6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were grateful to find this motel in such a fantastic location. It is a block to the Santa Monica Pier, walking distance to 3rd Street Promenade in one direction, and also to Main Street restaurants in the other direction. There is a beautifully landscaped new park with play areas and sprinklers for kids directly behind the hotel. The room... More 

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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We booked one night and the Filipino receptionist advice us that we could get two rooms for free instead of one room. Or a second night for USD25. What a nice offer! Rooms where perfect for families. Location very very good. We are happy!

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Mill Valley, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The good news is the location of this hotel and free WiFi in the room. On the other hand beware if you have any issues with balance or walking. There is no elevator and you need to carry your own bags up a series of steep stairs. When we arrived there was no one to help. There is free coffee... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Partner, 18 yo daughter and myself had 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom suite. Perfect location, basic facilities, some noise but not too much to worry about. Some homeless people nearby but never hassled by them. Heating difficult to get right, and TV reception dropped out a bit. Free WIFI was good. Great location as 2 mins walk to Pier, and about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

A group of 5 of us stayed here in Nov 2014 in the two bedroom room. Firstly the rooms are alot smaller in real life, the photos are a little deciving, so keep that in mind. However we all fit in with our huge suitcases and had an absolute blast. Literally a two minute walk to the pier and about... More 

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Macae, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Price affordable, bed comfortable. Well priced for the location. Right next to the pier and an easy walk to the 3rd street promenade. Our room had two rooms with a double in each, so perfect for a family of 4 (two young boys). Price reflects what you get. Satisfied.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Wish we could have had more time, but stayed just one night at Ocean Lodge. You must understand that the Lodge is an older building & the rooms could be more up to date & larger, but it makes up for it with excellent service, water views & a great location. Would recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

The service was faultless, with them giving me free toothpaste mouthwash, biscuits and magazines. Everything was spotless with cute shell-shaped toiletries. We had an unexpected large tv. Plus its 5mins walk fron the beach and santa monica strip. At £50 a night its not cheap for a motel, but due to the location I'd definitely come back

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Address: 1667 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Ocean Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica

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