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“Great stay for family” 4 of 5 stars
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2637 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405   |  
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Ranked #11 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great stay for family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

These guys were very accommodating, we were upgraded to a small unit before our stay and they were very understanding and helpful when we arrived a day late due to delayed flights. The unit was very clean, well stocked with kitchen items and utensils, blender was great.
It's an easy walk down to the beach and bike hire place and a 20 minute walk to santa Monica pier.
We enjoyed our stay here and have rebooked to stay again before flying home.
Travelling with 2 adults and 2 kids (4yo & 1yo).

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manchester
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9 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The hotel was adequate. We arrived early in the morning as we had a tour booked to see the stars homes in LA and were being picked up. We couldn't check in until 2.30 but the receptionist was excellent and let us park our car in the car park and gave us lots of tips about what to see in LA. He even offered to make us coffee if our tour bus hadn't turned up on time. After a long day in LA we finally got back and were shown our room. It was quaint although one of the smallest rooms we had had on our road trip. It was on the first floor and about 2 blocks from the beach. Santa Monica pier was about a ten minute walk away. On the first night we went to an Irish pub just across the road with a quiz night - it was fun and the food was gorgeous. The hotel staff were really friendly and the room was clean and liveable. Only downside it didn't have a pool but we knew that when we booked it - would have been nice to chill in a pool after a long day in LA. If you are staying in LA then stay in Santa Monica - it isn't near enough to go out to LA at night but Santa Monica at night was lovely and quiet. I would stay here again

Room Tip: We had a room on top floor which was quieter than the bottom floor as there were a few restaurants n...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

What a great place. Near lots of places to eat and drink. Near beach. Only 30 mins to all major attractions by car. Room was perfect. Staff really friendly and helpful. Perfect place to explore LA, Hollywood and Beverley Hills. Would love to come here again. Stayed here for two nights.

Room Tip: All rooms great.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

There’s nothing too fancy about this place, but I really liked staying here. It's in a great location and is walking distance to everything you probably want to do in the Santa Monica district. The staff were very friendly, helpful and made us feel welcomed. With a popular restaurant across the road (and others close by), it was a little noisy at late at night….as the air conditioning in the room. Still, for the price, a great place to stay (both the motel and area) when swinging through L.A

Room Tip: The further away from the street the better I would imagine
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great staff, really friendly and helpful, great advice on local meals and sights to see. I liked the room, was spacious and clean. Had a nice "Cali beach" feel. Good onsite cafe, (and the people running it were super friendly too). If staying in LA, I would recommend this place! Close to Venice beach and Santa Monica Pier. Thumbs up!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Read all the reviews and stayed for one night. Place was OK, that's about it... Again the reviews lead us to believe it was in close walking distance to the pier and promenade but actually it is over a 40 minute walk just to get to the pier! Parking was secure. Room was clean but just fair and the location is noisy!! Street traffic, sirens you name it. It is close to the beach tho and the path that runs along it, so that was good.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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SandySocks2637, Manager at Sea Shore Motel, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Hi and thank you for your review! To be fair, it actually took me 14 minutes to walk to the pier from our office yesterday and I think the average the average walk time is about 18 minutes or so :) We pride ourselves in being close walking distance to all the action in Santa Monica and Venice Beach.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My Mum and I stayed here for a few nights while we visited my brother who lives in Santa Monica. He recommended it to us because of the location-we didn't have a car and it is within walking distance of the Pier, Venice Beach, The Boulevard, Shops, Restaurants and everything you'd need! The room was a great size and clean. The bathroom was the same. There's Wi-Fi, a TV and even a kettle if you ask for one! The deli downstairs does delicious coffee and pastries so I would definitely recommend going there for some breakfast. There's also a lovely farmers' market opposite on Sundays. The Reception has lots of information about where you are and how to get to places so if you're unsure-just ask. The only downside was that, being in the middle of the city when the bars close it can be noisy-but just take ear plugs! Thanks for a great stay!

Room Tip: I'd recommend being up on the balcony.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sea Shore Motel

Address: 2637 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Monica
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#11 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#16 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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