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“A Place to Crash, that's about it.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Park Inn

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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
Orange County, CA
1 review
“A Place to Crash, that's about it.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2006

I stayed 1 night, didn't want to drive home 40 mins after a few drinks. The manager is friendly and when I asked him when checkout time is he actually asked me what time I want, I told him 1PM and he said fine. The place itself is pretty much a hole. It was fairly clean, I didn't do any kind of thorough inspection, but the place is shabby at best. The toilet seat probably cost them 5 bucks, and it was about to break off. There were people talking out front alot, so noise was a bit of a factor. But, I needed a place to crash, and it served that purpose. My biggest complaint is that it cost me 90 bucks. It's still cheap for the area, but overpriced for what you get. If you're looking for 5 stars, this aint the place to stay. If you just want a bed and a shower, it works.

  • Stayed October 2006, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 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 13, 2013
Thank you for taking a time and post this review. We care for any review , bad or good we know that we can improve from it.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2006

I booked this hotel for five people because we were on a strict budget. The hotel was awful - despite the fact I was assured it was a very nice, clean hotel. There was urine on the floor and hairballs in the bathroom. When I made the reservations the hotel clerks explained that the hotel was a very nice, clean hotel. It was not. It was not at all a bargain. Sleeping in your car might be preferable - at least you know what's been there before you!

Stayed February 2006
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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
On a average we check in about 60 guests per day and majority of them are very satisfied guests. We love to keep every one happy but we know it is a very difficult task. Some of allegations on this review is completely untrue. Please see the room first before renting it.
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los angeles, ca
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2005

This hotel is for those who are desperate. If you need a cheap place to stay while you are waiting/looking for a more permanent home...this place will do. They offer a weekly rate of $250+tax, which you can't beat around west la. However, you get less than what you pay for still. I strongly advise you not to stay here for a vacation.

On our first day of arrival, we were told that it is a "self-service" kind of place. There is no maid service for the bedrooms. The communal bathrooms are the cleanest places in the hotel (cleaned daily). The bedrooms are not for those with weak stomachs. I advise bringing your own cleaners and definitely a can of lysol. I'm pretty sure there was some vomit on our wall from the people before us. The carpet was not clean, I threw a blanket on the floor. There is a cable tv, a fridge, and you have DSL access in the rooms. There is a communal laundry room with two computers w/free internet access, some overpriced vending machines, and an omnipresent older guy looking at porn. The staff is not friendly and seem to be drug-dealers, it's best to keep out of their way. Overall, the hotel has potential to be nice, but it is not well-maintained (their solution to problems is paint and duct tape).

The hotel is affiliated with westside rentals and has a great location. Parking is limited, only one spot/room (since half the lot is full of old westside rentals junkers). The hotel is ~30 blocks from the beach and there are bus stops right out front. A Trader Joe's is two blocks away.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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oceanparkinn, Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, February 7, 2011
This is not the hotel you stayed. The hotel you stayed is ocean park hotel a 30 blocks from beach and with community / common bathrooms our hotel is Ocean Park Inn , we do offer daily maid service, all rooms have private bathrooms and we are just seven blocks from beach.
This is very unfortunate that travel advisor never check the validity of the claims . Some of the bad reviews also belong to another hotel which is few blocks away from us. An our weekly rate is $450+tax (not $250+tax). Thank You.
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Blairgowrie, Scotland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2005

Although in a good location for the beach this hotel was VERY noisy due to its close proximity to heavy traffic on Lincoln.
The staff ranged from being incredibly friendly, to downright rude.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 10, 2013
Most of our guests are very happy with our staff and if there is any problem please email us and let us know and certainly we will take action . The office has a closed circuit camera and we are monitoring our staffs day and night. Thank you.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2005

I stayed at the Ocean Park Inn for two evenings in February 2005, based largely on the reviews that had been posted suggesting that it was a quiet, inexpensive place to stay.

The rooms are tiny and dumpy. This isn't a quiet location because it is right on a highway and you hear vehicles all night. One evening when we came in someone was hanging around in front of the motel, a little creepy. Travel guide information suggested that you could get double rooms from $50 (too good to be true, no way) you're looking at $80 for very little.

Although LA is expensive, I would hope that you somehow can do better for the price. Some of the early reviews on this motel are misleadingly positive, I think. I will keep looking . . . .

Sleepless from the Northwest

  • Stayed January 2005
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 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 very sorry that our guest was disappointed . Santa Monica has a lot of homeless people and it does not matter where you stay, they are still hang around. But our area has a very little exposure to homeless people and we are catering more than 100 guest per day and there has not been a problem. City of Santa Monica is a tourist city with a very limited number of hotels. Our hotel is one of inexpensive hotel and what we are offering is a best value for your money.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2005

I have nothing good to say about this motel. My room was tiny, reeked of smoke and not well maintained. The carpet in particular was filthy, with lots of visible stains. The furniture was old and funky and there were no bed lamps, only an overhead light. The bed was uncomfortable. It's located on a very busy 4 lane street, so there is a lot of street noise. The only window in the room was very small and opened to the street, so keeping it open was not an option noise-wise. No amenities whatsoever, not even an ice machine. When I asked for ice, they actually gave me a tray of stale ice from the office refrigerator! You have to park your car next door in a lot out of sight of the motel. It didn't seem very secure to me. Take my advice and spend a little more. It'll be worth it.

  • Stayed January 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
We always recommend to see the room first. We do have two small rooms which are cheaper than other rooms and some people prefer to spend less money. Our parking is very secure and we do have camera watching the parking and most of all it is free to park.
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Petaluma, CA
2 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2005

The reviews on this place were extremely misleading. This is no way a French style inn. It's a poorly maintained, dirty, seedy motel. It's not close to the beach. It would take at least 15-20 minutes to walk to the beach and another 10 to get to the boardwalk. The restaurants close by are only fast food types. I was extremely disappointed. I made my reservation over the phone and the clerk was very friendly and I had high hopes for a nice clean no frills motel. I checked in and was given a very small (basically just room for a bed) oddly shaped room in the back corner with one louvered window overlooking an alley. The carpet was sticky dirty and looked as if it hadn't been cleaned since the place opened. The furniture was all chipped and warped and the closet had no door. The sink made a wailing sound when it was turned on. When the couple staying above us walked around it sounded like elephants clomping. I went back to the front desk to ask for another room. The guy said "that's our biggest room, very nice!" I said "are you kidding me?". He finally agreed to move me to another room, the only other room available he told me. It was marginally better, but smelled as if it had just been vacated by a 5 pack a day smoker. I said, "this is a smoking room". He said "no, no, it's a non-smoking room" and pointed to the no-smoking decal on the door, as if that meant anything. Clearly, someone had been smoking in the room a lot. At that point I should have just asked for my money back and gone somewhere else, but my sweetie and I were tired so I accepted the new room. He came in and said "geez has someone been smoking a cigar in here?" It was pretty awful. The carpet in this room was also stained and sticky feeling. The toilet tipped back and forth when you sat on it and the shower didn't work at all providing only a mist when turned on. We immediately went out for drinks hoping that we could just come back and catch a few hours of sleep before catching our train in the morning. To top it all off the next morning, my boyfriend made the mistake of looking under the bed. Not only had no one ever vacuumed under there, but there was a homemade club and a mysterious plastic bag with something in it under there. Who knows what that was! One of my worst motel experiences ever.

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Ocean Park Inn, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Here again a review that does not belong to our hotel. Our hotel does not have a louvered window and we do not have any carpeting on the first floor. We have wood floor. 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): $$
Number of rooms: 29
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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