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Seaview Hotel

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1760 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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is excellent. The staff were very friendly. The cost of the room was reasonable in comparison to all the high cost accommodations in Santa Monica. Not worth the price,though. If you want nostalgia, you get it with this motel. Limited free parking. Decor in the room was an attempt at industrial 50's with IKEA blended in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Free parking, excellent location & price are what attracted me here. I didnt have hotel-like expectations and this was a great stay. It was within walking distance to beach everything, abundant restaurants around. Just footsteps opposite is cora's coffee shoppe which is excellent too. Despite superb location, the decor of the place provides a natural haven that is quiet and... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

PROS: free parking (but limited, so come early), close to pier and beach, quirky atmosphere, CHEAP CONS: a little dingy, check-out time said 11 am but when we left at 10 am, there was a man waiting for us outside wanting to clean our room (creepy!), lots of noise from outside street Overall, great price and location. You can tell... More 

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend & I spent a weekend in Santa Monica & stayed at The Sea View Hotel. This place is AWESOME!!! Its just a very short walk from the beach/pier, and the Promenade is walking distance as well. The rooms are very clean, well lit & very comfortable. The atmosphere is very quiet, relaxed & yet right in the middle... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only word that can properly describe this hotel is HORRIBLE! They charged us $165 for one night for a tiny, dirty room with two queen beds, but the minute we stepped into the room, we realized it was impossible to stay there, so we chose to leave. No refund, of course, but were were just happy to get away... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us shared a two queen room - a little crowded but good value as a result. Stay here if you like a slice of yesterday... the hotel has been going since the fifties and is old but the rooms have been refreshed and there is a modern feel. If you expect everything to be just 'so' then this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We wanted to stay in Santa Monica and the reviews of this hotel looked pretty good. We were there with another couple and both rooms had very poor light blockage of windows with flimsy covering that let the light through and didn't fully cover the windows. The shower was a mere trickle of water and on the second morning I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

What a privilege to have stayed at this beautiful, quaint Hotel near the sea. This establishment definitly lives up to its name.I had been going to Cali since 92 but came upon this place in 2003 and never looked back.I became a frequent guest after having stayed at LA' best hotels. Seaview Motel was the best kept secret in Santa... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Must be called Seaview from before when all the buildings blocked its view. Thin walls, sex noises from other room, thumping from upstairs from people simply walking around, lumpy spongy beds, noisy road, felt dirty and cheap. Close to everything and that's it. You don't get much in Santa Monica for this price. I dont have a lot of money... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had a great stay here for a quick winter getaway. Loved the close proximity to the beach - went boogie boarding every morning! Good base location to travel out to all the Hollywood & Beverly Hills attractions too. Staff was extremely friendly & helpful, especially when it came to saving me a handicapped parking spot right out front. The rooms... More 

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Kyle B, Public Relations Manager at Seaview Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your winter getaway! Our hotel is a great affordable place to escape the bitter cold that is across the country. Boogie boarding in January, amazing! Send us an email before your next visit and we can make sure to keep an eye out for returning guests. More 

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