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“Incredible Location, Great Price” 4 of 5 stars
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1760 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401   |  
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Ranked #24 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Tempe, Arizona
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Incredible Location, Great Price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The Seaview is a great little place. Each room has its own character and furnishings. Some rooms have a kitchenette which could really save a lot of money over a longer Santa Monica stay. The place is less than half most of the other hotels along Ocean Ave and is only 1 block from the beach, not far from Santa Monica Pier, etc. Friendly front desk, great service, clean. NOISY, with lots of urban noise from Ocean Ave especially (and, currently, an epic construction project going on right across the street) so if you are a light sleeper, bring earplugs. Also, if you like in-room coffee, bring your own coffee pot. Other amenities missing: drinking cups, shampoo, soap (there is soap, but it wasn't very good). The outside deck is a great place to sit and hang out. Enjoy the amazing savings of this place, surrounded by hotels with rooms for $450 and up. If you are going to Santa Monica to get out to the beach, walk around the town, drive into LA and generally be active, this is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We arrived in Santa Monica as part of our Route 66 tour and hadn't prebooked a room. We were lucky to get the last room here due to a cancellation. Room 1 was right by the front desk but was lovely and quiet and we didn't hear much in the way of people passing the room. The room itself was big and spacious and very comfortable. Bathroom was small but clean. We found the staff to be very helpful. Location is unbeatable, within walking distance to everything the area has to offer. In addition the lovely decking area outside was a great place to sit and enjoy a drink after coming back from an evening out. Another big perk is the free parking! Loved it so much here that we actually decided to stay for another night, and i could quite happily have stayed much longer than that!

  • 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I booked this room back in January for the GLOW event in Santa Monica last night. The room was $88...that's right $88. Two blocks from the beach and right in the middle of the event. Fun little deck, we brought some wine and cheese and enjoyed the view. Planning on going back again. Things to remember, take a towel, theirs are very small and we didn't have any shampoo. Really great little place. FREE PARKING!!!

Room Tip: If you can, take towels. The ones provided are super small.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

The first time we stayed in this hotel was in September 2010 and loved it. On our return to Santa Monica, in September 2013, we booked this hotel without hesitation based on our previous experience. We found the hotel even better this time round as the rooms had been refurbished.

I want to give it 5 stars but I realise there are some issues that some people may not be happy with. So here is a list of the Pros and Cons

Cons:

1. On a main road (as are many other, much more expensive hotels) - this, however, didn't bother us even though I'm a light sleeper.
2. Bathrooms need some updating - We found the bathrooms perfectly fine but others may want marble 5* bathrooms, in which case they will need to spend many more dollars.
3. Window lock in our room was a piece of wood you wedge between the window and the wall.

Pros:

1. Price! Very reasonable for Santa Monica.
2. Felt Safe here.
3. Big, clean, airy room.
4. One block away from the beach.
5. Location! This hotel is easy walking distance from the beach, the Pier, Main Street, 3rd Street Promenade and an easy drive from the airport. There are also bicycle rent stands nearby so you can cycle easily to Venice and beyond on the beach cycle path.
6. Free parking - you need a car when visiting the rest of LA wherever you stay.
7. Nice flowers all around the hotel.
8. Nice roof garden for sitting and chilling.
9. Friendly and helpful staff.
10. Free Wi-fi.
11. Unlike most hotels, the rooms are not exactly the same - although similar furniture and style, they are individually furnished.

Basically, we loved this hotel. Next time we are in Santa Monica we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Seaview is so close to everything! The rooms are all decorated differently and some have better bathrooms than others and some have little kitchens whilst others do not however we found our room to be perfect and probably more room than some of the expensive hotels nearby. The gardens were magical and very well kept - our room was very clean and serviced by lovely housekeepers each day - the bed was extremely comfy. Rosa and David at reception were a wonderful help with any of our needs. The free WiFi was great and agree with others breakfast at the coffee shop next door is fabulous! The only noise we noticed was from the garbage trucks in the morning but we were up and about wanting to start our adventures so no problem and if you shut your bathroom door you don't hear much anyway. Only one thing was that we had a little refrigerator but no glasses were supplied in our room - I am sure though if we had asked that Rosa or David would have supplied a couple for us. We felt we had won a prize as the accommodation cost was so reasonable much less than any of the fancy places and Seaview has much more of a personality than the other very much more expensive choices. If we visit Santa Monica again we will definitely stay again - perfect holiday accommodation. Remember it is not 5 star but it is excellent value for money.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I absolutely love this place. The people at the front desk, the assistance with everything was so great! The restaurants and shops are close to everything. The coffee place next door has the best breakfast. Make sure to bring your walking shoes!

Room Tip: Bring your bicycle the beach is right there!
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  • 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Made booking in Sept 12 for July. Arrived with family from England to find they had given our room away. Very upset, will we have to sleep in the car. The excuse was that my card had expired in December, you always get a new card with a new date, so why did they not contact me by email or phone, he rang a couple of places, found a room in another motel, where 6 of us slept for 3 nights . Very disappointed, so will never book anything again that does not take a deposit or payment as that is a good excuse not to keep your room, don't trust this motel!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Seaview Hotel

Address: 1760 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) 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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