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Palm Motel
Ranked #31 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This is my favorite less expensive place to stay when I am in Los Angeles. Charm all the way, great location, I like walking around here. No, I would not pick out the same flooring, materials, etc but I am here on vacation and the pricing is ultra reasonable.

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I travel extensively worldwide. I've stayed at the Palm Motel frequently since May while helping my son launch his recording engineer business. Though I have friends nearby because I worked and raised my kids in SM, I prefer staying at this cheery, clean, affordable enclave. It's within walking and/or biking distance to all Santa Monica attractions. The Palm is immediately... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

I was visiting Santa Monica to see some friends over Christmas. I usually stay with them but this time they had relatives in so i chose a budget accommodation because i m between jobs. I was a bit worried with some reviews i saw about linoleum floors etc but i didn't have much choice! Well i m happy to say... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I have travelled a lot around the world and Palm Motel in Santa Monica is my favourite motel ever! I have stayed in this charming motel several times over the last four years, I always go back to this place every time I am in Santa Monica. It is a charming motel in a beautiful setting with fresh flowers in... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This place is a great deal, comfortable and clean. From the beginning it was an extremely positive experience, from the rooms to the gentleman who owns the place the motel was warm and inviting. I highly recommend it, anyone that says otherwise is crazy!

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Olney, MD
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This place, while somewhat charming on the outside, painted in bright blue, bright red and white with funky painted five-gallon cans filled with shrubs and stuff, IS A DUMP!! Our room had a bed (ok but not great), a bed-side table that was falling apart, a chest with the fronts of all the drawers falling off. Nothing else; not even... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Wow, where do I start? This place has it all... If you are coming to Santa Monica and you want to experience a Venice Beach Boardwalk meets Beverly Hills skid row like vibe here in Santa Monica then this quaint little motel is the ticket; Behold the power of Cuckoo! Quite a collection of people seem to be dwelling here... More

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New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2007

Clean and tended to daily by maidservice. Appropriate help from owner and manager on parking, noise levels etc. given the regular inflow of young European travelers. Would recommend and will return. Busy Pico but mellow suburbs just block away.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2006

The motel was mostly clean and fairly well kept for it's age. There seemed to be a lot of live-ins on site. The major problem I had with this hotel was the couple next door fighting at midnight and someone else locking their teenager out of the room who then proceeded to bang on the door quite loudly. Noise moved... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2006

When we checked in, the queen we had reserved was not ready yet, so we were given a king at no extra charge. Although the Fodor's description says non smoking, there were ash trays in the room, and the smell of smoke. The freshly painted room had a bed, dresser, and 2 plastic lawn chairs. The bed was the hardest... More

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Additional Information about Palm Motel

Address: 2020 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Palm Motel Santa Monica

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