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“One night stay” 3 of 5 stars
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Ranked #25 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia
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“One night stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Me and my friend had to find a place to stay one night prior to a 2 week tour we had already orgainised. We wern't looking for anything special, just a cheap place close to central Santa Monica. Seaview ticked all the boxes. We arrived early from our international flight to find our room wasn't ready, which we predicted. They said we could leave our luggage there while we filled in a few ours around town. The lady at the front desk wasn't very professional, but for a small cheap hotel you can't hope for much. When we returned they asked if we wanted a room upstairs or downstairs - because of our luggage. We said down but discovered our room was up? There was no lift. Confusing, and the gentlemen sitting in the front desk with the lady didnt offer to help. The rooms we basic. We were just happy to have free wifi and a place to rest our heads. Situated on a busy road but the noise wasn't too bad. I'd recommened this place for a cheap stop over.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bakersfield, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The motel is walking distance to the pier, beach, and great restaurants. It is a older hotel right on Ocean Ave. It is very tough to get any decent sleep, because of lights and noise(you can hear every conversation). The bathrooms are very old and need updating. The staff is friendly, but you must ask for towels and washcloth.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is the coolest! Now if you want 5 star then prolly not your cup o tea. Close to beach, clean, nothing fancy but safe and has all you need. Awesome location, great landscaping, private patio as well as a roof top sun deck with ocean view. You cant beat it! The staff is awesome. Would highly recommend!

Room Tip: you get whats available, theres not a lot of choosing!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

So close to everything. Safe and quiet location. Perfect terrace to watch the sunset. Close to santa Monica pier short bike ride to Venice beach. Would defiantly stay again. Friendly owners. Thankyou!!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

This was one of the cheapest places to stay in Santa Monica and its location near the beach (just one street ) was excellent. Its also a short walk to the shops and restaurants.
The room itself was more like a small apartment set round a small courtyard which was quite pleasant.
Bedding was clean but the bathroom felt a bit grubby/dated as did the small kitchen which we didn't use. The walls/floors are also thin so you can hear people moving around/talking.
However, i am not saying don't stay here, its still a great location, and if the things that bugged me don't bother you it will be great.
Oh they offer free wifi too which is really helpful.
Hotel is listed as sea view motel in sat nav if your taxi driver doesn't know where it is!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is a great place to stay! Very short walk to Santa Monica Pier, 3rd St. Promenade and Venice Beach. Felt very safe. Hotel room is clean, roomy. The staff are friendly and courteous. I will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I needed a cheap and cheerful place for an overnight stay, and this certainly fit the bill. Room was clean, and bed comfy. There is a lot of noise from the building works opposite, but this stopped at night . . . in fact I woke up at 4am because everything was so quiet! Easy walk to 3rd Street Promenade and the beach etc. You get what you pay for - the place is very basic - the towels are very thin, and not even a glass in the room, and no hope of making a cuppa. (Coffee shop next door serves REAL coffee - nice!) I had a late night flight, and was able to leave my bags in the office once I checked out. Staff are friendly and helpful.
By the way - there is a bus(#3) from LAX which takes you to within walking distance to this hotel . . . not bad for $1 versus a $40+ cab fare :-)

Room Tip: I would ask to be away from Ocean Ave if possible.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1760 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Seaview Hotel is a 1950's art deco gem by the ocean and is super affordable! The rooms are recently renovated with fresh colors, cozy fibers & trendy furniture! Each room includes free wireless, flat screen TV's & complimentary maid service. There is also free parking on a first come first serve basis. Footsteps from the beach via a private walkway.Many of Santa Monica's finest entertainment, restaurants, cafes, shopping centers, and art galleries. Santa Monica Pier is 2 blocks away, while Third St. Promenade is 3 blocks. ... more   less 
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Seaview Motel Santa Monica

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