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Ocean View Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1447 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401   |  
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Ranked #26 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“You can't go wrong with this location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our son who lives in LA had recommended staying in Santa Monica on our recent visit. After spending several hours digesting all the reviews on Trip Advisor we chose to stay at the Ocean VIew Hotel for four nights. Before I start my review, let me say I would happily and enthusiastically stay at the Ocean View hotel again. I cannot believe there is a better hotel location wise in the area and the location made up for the other issues we had. Our hotel room was adequate. Clean, big enough, with the basic amenities. The beds were comfortable and we had no issues with sleeping as far as noise etc. The rooms were nothing special or exciting but for us, perfectly fine. There is no refrigerator in the room which would be nice but they did have an ice maker and safe which we used daily. Our garden view room overlooked the parking lot. Many of the rooms had a balcony that overlooked the parking lot - not the ocean. These rooms cost more so if you are getting a balcony room make sure it is towards the ocean, otherwise it is not worth the money. Another issue was you could see into other people's rooms across the small parking lot. It caught many of us off guard as you would be looking out the window and make eye contact with other guests. More than once did someone come out to the balconies unaware others could see them. Very quickly you learn to close your curtains if you are changing, etc. The other issue is parking. It is very tight here but I am sure it's tight everywhere in Santa Monica. We felt it was worth the parking fee to park on site. We walked to many of the local attractions from the hotel, leaving our car parked. The parking has an attendant for safety. An elevator takes you from the below level parking into the hotel. You must use your key card to get on the upper floors of the hotel which we appreciated. The very best part of this hotel is the location. The ocean and park are just across the street. Be sure to allow adequate time to enjoy Santa Monica Pier. We enjoyed it early morning, afternoon and evenings during our stay. We walked from the hotel to Venice Beach one day and it was a very comfortable walk (about 45 minutes one way) along the ocean. The Third Street Promenade (don't miss the street performers here), great shopping and restaurants are only blocks away. So much to do and so little time! We will definitely be back to Santa Monica and will stay at the Ocean View Hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mtorres1, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
IowaTravelFan,
My name is Michael Torres and I'm the Hotel Manager at the Ocean View Hotel. I recently read your review & wanted to Thank You, for pointing out our exellent location and affordable clean rooms in Santa Monica.

We are committed to doing our very best by providing the highest levels of customer service as well providing clean affordable rooms and cheapest overnight guest parking in Santa Monica. We look forward being your choice of accomadations when you visit Santa Monica in the future.

Thank you for staying with us and have a wonderful day
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have been coming to this hotel for many years, always for the American Film Market. Every year it is a great pleasue to come ' Home' at Ocean View Hotel. The staff is very nice, the location is prefect: Near the 3rd street promenade and the new Mall with all its nice bar's and restaurants and ofcourse very near the gorgeous beach. Some of the rooms have a beautiful Ocean view. The rooms are very clean and have a spacious layout, so you can also use the room to work from. The Lobby is a nice place to meet people. An extra point of attraction is the in house Parking, which is very convenient. There is a computer downstairs where you can print out for free your boarding pass which I feel is a really great small but valuable service. I know that next time I will be staying at my favourite Ocean View Hotel!

Room Tip: This hotel is build in a way that you cannot have a bad room.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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mtorres1, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Clandsberger5,
I would like to Thank you, for writing a your review of our hotel. We truly do our very best to make each guest feel at home and I feel very honored we achived that with your stay. Our staff do our very best to make each guest expierence 2nd to none! Our housekeeping team takes deep pride on making sure each guest room meets the highest expectaions to ensure all of our guests have a clean and comfortable experience with us. We look forward serving you in whenever you return to Santa Monica in the future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed at this hotel. We got the king sized bed with the ocean view and were not disappointed. When we first checked in, we were a little concerned by the hallways, they were very dirty, but the next day the carpets were being cleaned and looked much better later! Overall, a good stay. A little pricey, but still nice, and considering the location was not overpriced. Keep in mind that an additional cost of parking is $20/day. On the plus side, we didn't realize it until our last night that there is some amazing shopping just one block behind! Also, this was one of the quietest hotels we've ever stayed at. I would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Definitely chose an ocean view room!
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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mtorres1, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Dear Tamara C,
I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your beutiful Ocean View room with us. We strive to ensure every guest is 100% satisfied with there room accomadations with us. Although our overnight car parking is $20.00 per night I can assure you it is the most affordable overnight car parking for hotels on Ocean Avenue. Thank you, for pointing out our exellent location which we are located with in a minute walk from the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Place Mall and The world famous 3rd Street Promonade. I look forward having you and the guest you recommend, staying with us in the future.
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Vista, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We enjoyed staying at the Ocean View hotel in SM. Friendly staff (Joy and Jose were very helpful). The close proximity to the 3rd Street Promenade, the beach and the SM pier is great. I'd recommend it!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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mtorres1, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Dear Spicerconant,

My name is Michael Torres and I am the General Manager at Ocean View Hotel. I am very greatful you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you, for pointing out Joy and Jose outstanding service. Our entire hotel pride ourselves on exellent customer service and providing clean affordable rooms in Santa Monica. I hope the next time you visit Santa Monica we will be your choice to stay. Thank you, and have a wonderful day!
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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This hotel was a great find given the high priced hotels on ocean avenue. The hotel room was nice and roomy plus add in clean to boot. All we really need is a clean and compfortable room to stay in for the 2 nights we stayed in Santa Monica. The position of this hotel cannot be beat! Come on accross the street from the ocean and a minute walk to the pier and the promanade the two most main attractions one would want to visit for sure. The front desk workers where very friendly and helped us with all of our pickey request. The rooms are old but very clean and like I said it fit us just perfect! We will see you soon Ocean View Hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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mtorres1, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
My name is Michael Torres and I'm the Hotel Manager at the Ocean View Hotel. I recently read your review & wanted to Thank You, for pointing out our exellent service and affordable clean rooms in Santa Monica.

We are committed to doing our very best by providing the highest levels of customer service as well providing clean affordable rooms and cheapest overnight guest parking in Santa Monica. We look forward being your choice of accomadations when you visit Santa Monica in the future.

Thank you for staying with us and have a wonderful day
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is in the center of everything in Santa monica. The service from the front desk was great! We had a courtyard room that was just the right size for us. The room itself was pretty clean but the furniture was dated but the price for the room is just perfect. If you are looking for a nice clean hotel at a affordable price stay at this hotel because we will be back for sure. Thanks ocean view hotel for your good service!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 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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mtorres1, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Frankyandlourie,

My name is Michael Torres and I'm the Hotel Manager at the Ocean View Hotel. I recently read your review & wanted to Thank You, for pointing out our exellent service and affordable clean rooms in Santa Monica.

We are committed to doing our very best by providing the highest levels of customer service as well providing clean affordable rooms and cheapest overnight guest parking in Santa Monica. We look forward being your choice of accomadations when you visit Santa Monica in the future.

Thank you for staying with us and have a wonderful day
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Turned up on a Saturday night with no booking after we were messed around at a so called world renowned hotel. We were offered a room at a great rate. The hotel is in a superb location close to everything, especially the beach and Santa Monica pier. The staff were very cheerful and helpful. Will definitely stay there again when we go back.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mtorres1, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Dear Kodabel,

My name is Michael Torres and I'm the Hotel Manager at the Ocean View Hotel. I recently read your review & wanted to Thank You, for pointing out our exellent service and affordable clean rooms in Santa Monica.

We are committed to doing our very best by providing the highest levels of customer service as well providing clean affordable rooms and cheapest overnight guest parking in Santa Monica. We look forward being your choice of accomadations when you visit Santa Monica in the future.

Thank you for staying with us and have a wonderful day
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Address: 1447 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 66
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