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Oceana Beach Club Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   849 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (Formerly Hotel Oceana Santa Monica)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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“Lovely stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for three nights in August. Everything was perfect right from the moment we arrived. The hotel is clean, modern and has a relaxing feel to it.

We had originally requested a room with an Ocean view however they were all booked up. The room we were allocated only looked on to the side of the another building which wasn't a fantastic view, however, we spent very little time in the room. The rooms are clean and modern and host a great range of ammenities, however, if I was to visit again, I would definitely request an Ocean view.

The hotel is in a great location - only a short walk from Santa Monica centre which hosts a great range of shops and restaurants (our favourite was the BOA steakhouse, well worth a visit!) The hotel also has it's own bikes which guests can take out in the day on a first come first serve basis. We were lucky on both days to have access to the bikes as general hire down by the pier starts at around $18 for the day. I would definitely recommend taking the bikes all the way up the Marina del Rey and back through Venice if you have the time. There is so much to see and do and it makes a really cheap but fun day out.

All in all, we had a fantastic stay here and I honestly couldn't find any way of faulting it, I have already recommended it to friends and family who are thinking of going to California!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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CMoje, General Manager at Oceana Beach Club Hotel, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear charjones8,

Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent stay with us here at the Oceana Beach Club Hotel.

I am excited to learn that you had such a magnificent stay with us during your holiday to Santa Monica. I see you took full advantage of all what the hotel as well as our neighborhood has to offer. I do agree that bikes are the best way to explore all the hidden gems in and around Santa Monica.

Thank you again for all your kind feedback and more importantly for recommending us to your friends which I consider the highest form of endorsement. We cannot wait to welcome you back in the very near future into our home to enjoy a beautiful Ocean View Suite while relaxing on your balcony witnessing an unforgettable sunset overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Warmest regards,

Christoph Moje
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is really an amazing hotel in all respects -- especially for parents who fancy themselves still somewhat in the game, even with their young kids in tow. We stayed in Room 222 -- it was a suite with a kitchenette. Plenty of space for the four of us: two pack n plays in the living room, and my husband and I in the most epic and comfortable bed ever. The kids immediately made kid-friends in the pool. We had breakfast and lunch and/or cocktails by the pool, and the food was good, and the drinks were great. Specifics: rather than booking online, I called and spoke to the reservationist about what/which room configuration would work the best, and she nailed it. We had the suite, and the kids' grandmother had a single room (also huge). We made the kids lunch and had it by the pool, but we were sure to order drinks from the poolside resto as well as lunch or a snack for ourselves. The location is outstanding -- directly across the street on the beach was a decent casual beach resto for lunch, and you can rent bikes there, too. We'll be back for sure. Oh -- and without exception, the staff was extremely patient, outgoing, and friendly to our charming-if-loud-and-restless kids.

Room Tip: Room 222 w/ kitchenette: great for a family of four.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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CMoje, General Manager at Oceana Beach Club Hotel, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear DustyBaker,

Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent stay at our home here at the Oceana.

I am absolute grateful for your very kind words about our hotel, restaurant and most importantly our team members who looked after you and your family. We certainly strive to provide a warm, relaxing and personalized experience for each of our guests and to see that we exceeded your expectations in all these aspects is wonderful to hear.

There is no greater compliment than knowing that you recommend the hotel to others looking to visit Santa Monica. We thank you for this endorsement and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.

Warmest regards,

Christoph Moje
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

This is a beautiful relaxing and low key hotel. Our suite was perfect for our family of 5, large and with lovelt touches .The food and atmosphere was really good. The location was great for trips in and around LA and there was always bikes available for rides alone the coast.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CMoje, General Manager at Oceana Beach Club Hotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
DankLondon,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your most recent stay at the Oceana Beach Club Hotel.
It is very heartwarming to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful and relaxing time at our home. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to the Oceana in the near future to have yet another great family vacation with us.

Warmest regards,

Christoph Moje
General Manger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Well this is a fantastic venue with with outstanding facilities and even better staff. We had travelled across Canada and the States and had four nights on our way home to New Zealand. They Hotel is extremely well appointed and the rooms are a very generous size. I would like to thank Nicole, Ryan and Courtney for making out stay very enjoyable. I have no hesitation in recommending this Hotel. We will definitely be staying again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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CMoje, General Manager at Oceana Beach Club Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear JaysonRyan,

Thank you very much for taking your time to review your most recent experience of the Oceana Beach Club Hotel.

I am very much excited to learn that you and your family had such a memorable stay at the Oceana.
We certainly strive to provide an atmosphere where one can feel relaxed and at home and it is great to hear when our guests are able to experience just that.
I will also share your very kind comments with Ryan, Courtney and Nicole who are wonderful assets to our team with a deep understanding of true hospitality.
I am again thankful for your feedback and hope you had safe travels back to New Zealand.

Warmest regards,

Christoph Moje
General Manager
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

What a wonderful experience!. From the arrival at the newly refurbished lobby, to the beautifully appointed suite, this small hotel is worth every penny. All the rooms open to the open courtyard overlooking the pool. The cozy restaurant and lounge offers fabulous food. The service is great. The staff is nice and, good looking. Room service is delivered on time. Overall five stars for this great property. We will come back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CMoje, General Manager at Oceana Beach Club Hotel, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Dear Arie-Mordejai,

Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent experience at the Oceana Beach Club Hotel.

I am very pleased to learn that you have truly enjoyed our hotel and were able to experience our home as it was intended to be; a beach front home that gives you a true feeling of the essence of Santa Monica with a beach feel, personalized service and locally inspired food fresh from the farmers market.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Oceana in the very near future.

Warmest regards,

Christoph Moje
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We recently returned to the Oceana for a family weekend. The staff could not have been nicer! Our room was huge, every request was answered quickly and with a big smile. We have stayed at Shutters many times and we much prefer the Oceana. It is not on the beach, but it is across the street and the walk along Ocean avenue is very pleasant. We didn't have an ocean view room this time, but if that is important I would request one on the second or third floor.
We definitely look forward to staying there again soon!

Room Tip: We prefer the second floor for a better view of the water
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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CMoje, General Manager at Oceana Beach Club Hotel, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear 7Alexandra7,

Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent experience at the Oceana Beach Club Hotel.

I am extremely grateful for your very kind comments about the hotel and more importantly about our team members. Rest assured I will be sharing your comments with all of them as each and everyone of our employees have a deep understanding of what hospitality means.

I am very much looking forward to your return visit in the very near future and wish you and your family a wonderful summer.

Warmest regards,

Christoph Moje
General Manager
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

location great, staff great, management ...absent..
Paid for a suite with SeaView... a lot of money.
but when arrived, having driven all the way from San Francisco, we got assigned..a suite with.. streetview.. basically, it was street level and the only view was the very large avenue between the hotel and the seafront. This Suite, should never be assigned as a suite with Seaview.
Fair enough, the next day, we were given the same on 3rd floor, and that was good.
But since we were staying 3 nights....this was a shame..Considering its more expensive than for example Shutters.. disappointing.. I was told many people made the same comment about that street level suite.. with .. street view..

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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CMoje, General Manager at Oceana Beach Club Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Dear nabil c,

Thank you for taking the time tor review your most recent experience at the Oceana Beach Club Hotel.
While I realize that your initial impression of the Suite was less than stellar I do appreciate your candid feedback as it allows us to revisit our service offerings. But I am happy to learn that you enjoyed the remaining time at our hotel with your family.

Please feel free to contact me directly next time you are planning to visit the Santa Monica area as I would be happy to assist you personally in assigning your accommodations at the hotel that will fit your needs.

Thank you again for your feedback and I am looking forward to welcoming you back to our home in the very near future.

Warmest regards,

Christoph Moje
General Manager
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Address: 849 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (Formerly Hotel Oceana Santa Monica)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Oceana Beach Club Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 70
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 cuisine by Two Michelin Star Chef Josiah Citrin at Tower 8, Oceana offers guests the quintessential coastal California experience. ... more   less 
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