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“I was a little disappointed.” 4 of 5 stars
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Ocean View Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1447 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401   |  
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Ranked #24 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Marysville, Kansas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“I was a little disappointed.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The oceanview hotel appears to be recently renovated. It's very nicely done but there are some things they need to work on. There are nice new showers but nobody's cleaning the grout. Housekeeping made my bed
but didn't put the decorative pillows back on, there are no towel bars, there's a coffee
maker but it's not near an outlet, and my bathroom counter and sink or not cleaned. When I checked out I was initially charged for three cars in valet parking. Fortunately the gentleman on duty caught it before my credit card was charged. However, the biggest problem I had was the paperthin walls. At 2:30 in the morning there were guys in the bar next-door quoting the movie Braveheart. I heard every word!

  • Stayed November 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Elizabeth N, Guest Service Agent at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear Maureen C,


Thank you for telling us about your recent stay on TripAdvisor. We take our guests feedback very seriously as it only helps us better the service we provide at our hotel. I apologize for any inconvenience you might've encountered during your stay due to noise. We understand you have choices when staying in Santa Monica and would like to thank you for your business. We hope you allow us the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards,
Elizabeth N.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
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109 reviews 109 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is fairly basic, but modern/renovated with a flair, and appreciated the rooms, very comfortable beds, clean, open spaces including corridors with open air and bamboo flooring. Immediate access to the bluff and beach was a plus, although somewhat noisy on the week end.

Room Tip: We had a room at the back, windows open to fresh air, no sea view but fine.
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Elizabeth N, Guest Service Agent at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear BombaxFlower,

Thank you for telling us about your stay on TripAdvisor! We sincerely appreciate your business and would love to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Elizabeth N.
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Chichester England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights in late October.

The hotel has obviously recently been renovated, and it was spotless.

The greeting from the staff of the reception desk was brilliant, and they really did all they could to help during my stay.

It is in a great location, with fantastic views out to sea and across the Pier.

Good value for money, and whilst its not a 4 or 5 star, it is comfortable, convenient and clean.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Elizabeth N, Guest Service Agent at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Perky33,

Thank you for your lovely review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the decor and condition of the Ocean View Hotel. Thank you for acknowledging our staff as it is our goal to make every guest have a memorable experience. We hope to be your hotel of choice during your next visit to Santa Monica as we would love to welcome you back.

Kind Regards,
Elizabeth N.
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, clean and modern. The staff at Ocean view could not do enough to make our stay more comfortable, they were more than willing to assist with any queries and went out of their way to help. I would definitely recommend this hotel. I would also not hesitate to stay there again when visiting Santa Monica.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Elizabeth N, Guest Service Agent at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear dtran6656,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay on TripAdvisor! It's so great to hear you enjoyed the location and set up of the Ocean View Hotel. It brings great joy to us all knowing our staff made your stay more enjoyable as we strive to provide excellent customer service to all of our guests. Please feel free to reach out to us during your next visit to Santa Monica as we would love to welcome you back!

Kind Regards,
Elizabeth N.
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights here, got the room with the ocean view. The hotel is in a perfect location, you can walk anywhere whether it be to the pier, venice beach or to do some shopping on 3rd Street. Close to excellent resturants and night life. The room had a balcony, couldnt hear anything at night from the traffic, modern bathroom.
Would recommend it and will go back there.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Elizabeth N, Guest Service Agent at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear ConnieBrad,

Thank you for your lovely review! We understand you have choices when staying in Santa Monica and would love to sincerely thank you for your business. Please feel free to reach out to us during your next visit to Santa Monica as we would to welcome you back to the Ocean View Hotel.

Kind Regards,
Elizabeth N.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is located a short walk to the Pier and Third Street Promenade. The room is spacious
with comfy beds and modern bathroom. The front desk where all helpful and quite friendly.
I would stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Elizabeth N, Guest Service Agent at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Miroslav V,

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay at the Ocean View Hotel on TripAdvisor! We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed the room and the friendliness of our staff. We hope to welcome you soon in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Elizabeth N.
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Victoria, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night in October. We had the room with 2 double beds (ie. they were tiny!). There was not much space but for night it was fine. Great location, clean, modern bathroom. However the doors and windows need soundproofing as it was quite loud which made it difficult to get a good night's sleep. Onsite parking was very convenient. Easy to walk to the pier, shopping and restaurants.

Room Tip: A great view from the Ocean View room.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Elizabeth N, Guest Service Agent at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear holidayer_717,

Thank you for your review! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed our great location. I apologize for any noise disruption you had during your stay. We understand you have a choice when traveling and would like to thank you for choosing to stay at the Ocean View Hotel. Please reach out to us during your next trip to Santa Monica as we would love to welcome you back.

Kind Regards,
Elizabeth N.
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Additional Information about Ocean View Hotel

Address: 1447 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 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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Also Known As:
Ocean View Santa Monica
Ocean View Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel Ocean View
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