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“Nice Place” 3 of 5 stars
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Ocean Park Inn
2452 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405   |  
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Ranked #32 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice Place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Anywhere near Santa Monica is nice to be honest you are not going to spend that much time in your hotel when you near an awesome beach and lovely restaurants and shopping. The place is average its not the Ritz but it was clean and nice and quiet there was about a 15 minute walk up to the Promenade. We got in their late at night and I thought the drive from the airport to it was kinda dodge but it must have been the route the taxi driver took in the light of day the area was perfect.
if your looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful I def recommend it.

Room Tip: I would recommend you choose a ground floor room if you have heavy bags.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Thank you for your candid review. Our new beds have arrived , mattresses are all with pillow top with memory gel for your comfort .
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Well the only reason why I can only say it is mediocre is because of the price. The hotel is OK, the room is OK clean (left wing), the bathroom wasn't too bad and well ventilated but the TV is from another age, the bed and linens felt old, the doors and windows are jokes too, and we had to turn off the fan as it made massive noise.
There is a patio in the court of the right wing of the hotel with a table but no drinks/snacks vending machines.
Location isn't bad, 10mn drive to Venice beach, but on a busy blvd (noisy) so I would'nt recommend a long stay. For us it was perfect to spend the first night before renting an appartment on venice beach for a longer stay. I would think you can find better than this one even if it does its purpose...for one night.

Room Tip: I'd recommend the right wing rooms as it cannot be worse than the left ones.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
This review could belong to another Hotel since we have all new windows and our T.V.s are all flat 32" LG top of the line. Our linens are very high quality. The only thing that we have to admit is the noise from Lincoln Blvd. during the day time. Thank You
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Padua, Italy
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17 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Room (2) - The room was very small and terribly unclean. I don't recommend this motel. / Services (4) - Only a fridge. / Location (2) - Very far from everything: if you want to stay close to the downtown and/or the sea, choose another hotel. [1-6 scale]

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
We are just seven blocks from the ocean and our prices are fraction of the prices that the hotels offer on ocean Ave. It takes 10 to 15 minutes walk to the ocean and 25 walk to down town Santa Monica. If that is too far then we suggest to book a room with the hotels on ocean Ave.
thank you
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Very helpful and friendly staff, easy access to Hollywood blvd, beach and LAX airport.
Had two twin rooms between six and was plenty of space, both rooms were clean and done to a decent standard with decent shower pressure.
Even though its on a major road are rooms were at the back so no problem with noise even with the windows open at night.
Had no problems with parking even with seven seater Ford

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
What a wonderful feeling for our staffs to have a satisfied guest. We did replace windows to triple glass to reduce the noise and that is working now but we still know that we are on a main road and we will get sensitive guests. Our parking is sufficient if we do not get a lot of SUVs in one night.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights. Nice rooms, clean and well equiped. No a/c but big ventilator. It's close to the beach you can easely walk. To the Pier you better go by car. Parking is a little tight. Specially if other guest park to close to your car so you cannot get in. Nice patio too. One tip to management.... buy some new matrasses. They squeek... very much.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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resthavenmotel, Front Office Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Yes you are right and our parking is little tight built in 1956 but at least we do not charge for parking while other hotels do. We are getting new mattresses in very near future. Our Mattresses are under two years but our new mattresses are coming and thank you for your tip.
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Firstly I just want to say that out of many reviews this is the first review that I have given 1 star....

we paid for 2 nights on arrival but left after the first night due to the worst nights 'sleep' I have ever experienced (and trust me I have stayed in some terrible places)

The bed was small and EXTREMELY UNCOMFORTABLE. The mattress felt like it was at least 10-15 years beyond its life, its was lumpy and made the most awful noise, even if you moved ever so slightly. I am a really heavy sleeper but each time my partner moved it woke me and vice versa. I ended up sleeping on the floor to somewhat combat it

There was NO AIR CONDITIONING and it was so warm inside the room that sleeping was almost impossible

The first thing I did when I got into the room was look to turn the overhead fan on and noticed COBWEBS all over the light fitting, it was evident that these had been there for a long time. I removed these with some tissue and hoped that this would be the end of it... Nope... I was stood in the room and casually put my arm on the window ledge and it was just full of dirt. This place was as if it hadn't been cleaned properly in months

The location is pretty poor too unless you plan on driving everywhere and paying the parking fees

Stay here only if you don't plan on sleeping and only need a place to store your bags ... It hurts to know I gave this place my hard earned money

Room Tip: A refrigerated room without a mattress would be a good start - go elsewhere
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
You can always check our room first and then decide if it is ok with you to stay. Our rooms are extremely clean and this is a must for us. We do not have A/C, we are very close to ocean and we get ocean breeze every morning and evening. This dear guest chose a very small room with full size bed not a queen because it was cheaper but we do have larger room. Every room has a ceiling fan and if it is needed you can ask for an extra electric fan. If you require A/C then the hotels on Ocean Ave. are the better choice with starting rate of $350.00 per night at this time of the year. Thank you
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

No ocean view, but who spends their time in the room anyway?

Great service, got some good advice on sight seeing of the Hollywood sign and beverley hills without wasting money on an expensive bus tour.

Traffic on Lincoln blvd was a bit noisy, dont recommend if youre a light sleeper

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Lincoln Blvd. is busy during the day time and we do have triple-glass windows now which will help a light sleepers a lot. Please check with morning shift and get all kind of good tips from sight seeing, rental car, rental bikes, restaurants, coin laundry. Thank you
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Additional Information about Ocean Park Inn

Address: 2452 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a relaxed beach attitude and total comfort in Ocean Park Inn. We are located in the beautiful city of Santa Monica, only 7 short blocks away from the beach and minutes from Santa Monica Pier, 3rd St Promenade, Santa Monica Civic Center, Venice Beach, Malibu Beach, Fishermans Wharf, Getty Museum, UCLA, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles International Airport, Marina del Rey, Hollywood, Universal Studio, Magic Mountain, Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ocean Park Hotel Santa Monica
Park Inn Santa Monica
Park Inn Ocean

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