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“Best Kept Secret in Santa Monica” 4 of 5 stars
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2637 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (Santa Monica)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Stroudsburg, PA
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“Best Kept Secret in Santa Monica”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

This place is great!! It looks like one of those small beach motels from way back when, however when you walk into the rooms, they have been modernized and are quite nice. The guys in the office while we were there were so incredibly helpful and showed us on a map where we could "hoof" it to. This hotel is in a great location being only 15 minutes walk away from the Santa Monica Pier and 15 minutes walk away from Venice Beach. And you are only 2 blocks from the beach!!! Parking is included and is on the motel property.The rates are very reasonable so if you plan to book this motel, do so way ahead of time.

Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

Great location, right on Main Street and within walking distance of lots of great restaurants! Santa Monica Pier is also close - a place you must check out if you're in the area! Chris and the rest of the staff were wonderful and very helpful. There is also a restaurant, Amelie, attached to the hotel and the staff is great there too! The regular rooms are clean and comfortable - tile floors and white wash walls. We extended our stay by one night and they did not have any rooms with two queen beds left, so Chris very kindly put us in one of the luxury suites for the price of a regular room - it was amazing! So spacious, complete with a kitchen, dining area, bedroom, living room, porch, etc. The Sea Shore Motel is definitely a great deal - the best you'll find in LA - with exceptional service. I would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

The Sea Shore motel was perfect for us. With a slightly retro feel, it is spotlessly clean in a great location and free parking. The Restaurant, Amelie, is perfect for a great breakfast with the friendliest staff on the planet. Several restaurants nearby, Italian across the street, seafood, mexican. go to the Farmer's market across the street for breakfast on Sunday. Convenient, convenient.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Stawell, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

My husband, myself and our 5 children (aged 5-12) stayed here in late December as the last stop on a 5 week USA trip before flying out to Hawaii. We were sooooo happy with this choice, which we had made based entirely on TA reviews.
We stayed in a suite on the second floor which was accessed through a separate entrance and consisted on 1 bedroom contained 2 queen beds, a fold out sofa, and a FULL kitchen. The place was huge compared to everywhere else we had stayed - it was so lovely to have some room to stretch out and get a little private time away from others. The lounge/living area was big and had a dvd player as well as tv. There was a large dining table. Free internet was another bonus, as was the free parking. The room also had a small balconey attached
There is no breakfast provided however the full kitchen meant that we were able to cook up anythng we wanted, and save a fortune on eating out. .
There was a laundromat located right next door which made it so easy to do our washing.
Location wise the motel is brilliant - short walk one direction takes you to Santa Monica Pier, whilst a short walk in the opposite direction takes you to Venice Beach.
We priced many different accommodation options when we first started researching our trip, and this motel was by far the best value for money at $175 per night (for all 7 of us)!!
This place is a real gem, I recommend you book as early as you can and make sure you stay at the Sea Shore.

Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

Awesome stay. Clean and in a great location. All you need in a room where you spend very little time. Highlight = Fantastic staff. During out minimal stay we had contact with 3 different staff members and received excellent service from each one.
Would definitely recommend without hesitation.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

Located just minutes from the beach, right between the Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach. This motel is priced right. Very clean rooms with the amenities you want. Free internet and parking. This is a Mom & Pop run type of place with great personal service.
There is also a lovely bakery/bistro just around the corner that serves delicious fresh pastries and coffee in the morning. This motel is located near major highways so you can get to LA, Universal Studios and Disney within an hour. Wouldn't you rather spend time near the ocean than on a resort for 2 or 3 times the money? This part of Santa Monica is charming with great restaurants and crafty stores. A real neighbourhood atmosphere. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

We stayed 5 nights at this motel, the reception is very helpful and it is a nice place to explore some highlights of LA. If possible rent a room on the second floor.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Sea Shore Motel

Address: 2637 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Monica
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#13 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our rooms feature terra-cotta tile floors, refrigerators, air conditioning, cable TV, granite counter tops and more. We have a sun deck and an on-site restaurant and Laundromat. All our rooms are non-smoking. We offer free parking in our own parking lot. We are located within walking distance to all Santa Monica attractions and within a 1/2 hour drive to all Los Angeles attractions. Plus, we're only TWO SHORT BLOCKS from Santa Monica's famous white sand beach. Along historic and charming Main Street are numerous restaurants, art galleries, museums, dress shops, coffee shops, and more. A 2 night minimum stay is required on weekends and holidays. ... more   less 
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