I read all of the other reviews before traveling so here are my thoughts with those in mind. I came for business and brought my wife to stay for the weekend.
COST: This hotel is pricey, but not for the area.
SERVICE:The service was EXCELLENT. The best service I have ever had at a hotel...ever. Staff friendly and go out of their way every time.
NOISE: I requested a high floor ocean side given the room we booked. We received ocean front on the second floor. The room was awesome and the best I have ever stayed in. I brought ear plugs given the other reviews on noise and I am used to quiet sleeping. The road noise disappeared in the evening.A couple of drinks and ear plugs and the sleep was awesome. There was a little creeking from the upper floor in the morning, but not too bad.
LOCATION: Of course it is not ON the beach. Do people who write bad reviews seriously not know what Google Maps is? Place is just like you see. A few blocks from 3rd Street Promenade and right across from the park. Awesome location, just a little walk...which I actually preferred. I would rather have the walk and less traffic.
HIDDEN COST: Not an issue since I know how to read and everything is disclosed. When I went to check out, they had not deducted for my food allowance in the room package I booked. It took about 2 seconds to correct this with NO problem.
I guess all in all, it depends on other hotel guests. I could see having extremely noisy neighbors and the stay being entirely different. Since this was not an issue, I have no complaints there. I will probably not return just due to the cost of staying in Santa Monica. But if I do, the Oceana will be it. The surfing class on Saturday was AWESOME!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceana Beach Club Hotel is luxury boutique hotel located in the premier residential neighborhood of north Santa Monica. With sweeping oceam views, spacious rooms and suites and coastal California cuisine at Tower 8, Oceana offers guests the quintessential coastal California experience. ... more less
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