Yes, this is a bare bones style hotel, but very good for what it is - you get a moderately sized room with a comfortable bed(s) and a good sized functional bathroom with plenty of hot water. No pillow topped "heavenly beds", no mint on the pillow, and no room service or attached restaurant - but you can walk outside and in 3 minutes be on the beach or in a great restaurant or bar. If you want luxury, stay elsewhere. If you want a fabulous location and a place to lay your head on the pillow and to take a shower before heading out for the day, you will be happy. If you want to be pampered, there are plenty of other much more expensive options for you.
We were on the high floors, so I don't know how loud the nightclub in one corner of the first floor would be if you were closer and staying over a weekend, but we didn't hear anything from our rooms and the party was rocking down there full force.
High floor better, and ask for a room away from Ma'kai (the nightclub on the ground floor)
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Thank you for choosing the Ocean View Hotel for your choice of stay from your journeys from New Orleans. I am very happy we meet your needs during your visit with us. We pride ourselves by providing the highest levels of customer service as well as clean, comfortable rooms at a very low nightly room rate compared to other hotel location on Ocean Avenue. I do disagree with you regarding our service we provide at the front desk. Our team will do their very best to ensure each guest is greeted with a warm welcoming and all questions or information or requests we will for fill. I sure would like a second opportunity to accommodate you in the future and we can prove to you what we are doing on a day by day basis. Please call me or email me whenever you decide to visit Santa Monica in the future!
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