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“Expecting more from this kind of hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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Ocean View Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1447 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Santa Monica)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
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“Expecting more from this kind of hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I picked this hotel because it was close to the Smashing Conference being held in Santa Monica. Company payed for it so I wanted a hotel I close to everything in Santa Monica. Location of this hotel is great. Near the 3rd Promenade. Close to the Santa Monica Pier. The room were comfy and clean. The staff were also helpful.

Downside is the parking that is not for free. No breakfast if you are looking for a hotel with breakfast. No pool or gym. Maybe they did offer this in near location, but didn't see or get any such. If you want a room with a nice view be willing to pay for it. Tried asking for a room with a view because the room I got had a view of the parking space at the back. The staff could give me one the next day but would be with extra charge. One of the most annoying thing was the wifi. It was bad. Maybe it was because of my room was almost the end and reason for bad coverage of the wifi.

I guess if the downsides that I mentioned is not important and just looking for a comfy and great location hotel then this is it! But if the little things such as wifi, parking, view, etc are also something you need then look for somewhere else.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here for a mini get away a few days after my birthday with my significant other. The hotel location is excellent. Right on the beach. Our room was on the 3rd floor and had an excellent ocean view. The hotel staff and manager, Michael were all very nice. They even provided us early check in since we drove in from out of town. The hotel has a fresh and young vibe to it and I would definitely come back. If you are looking for something in Santa Monica with a great location next to the beach, shops and restaurants -this is your spot.

Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice clean hotel with super comfortable beds which was very welcomed after camping at Coachella. Awesome location, with great views of the beach and Santa Monica Pier. Fantastic staff...thanks Jose. We will be back next year :)

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Elizabeth N, Team Member at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear suzymargie,

Thank you for telling us about your most recent stay at the Ocean View Hotel on Tripadvisor. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the comfort of our beds after a long weekend. Can't wait to welcome you back after coachella next year!

Kind Regards,
Elizabeth N.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a group reservation of 18 guys and the service that we were given by the staff at Ocean View Hotel was world class! The girls at the front desk Joy and Elizabeth made our stay 1000 times more enjoyable with there calm and lovely natures and great knowledge of not only Santa Monica but also the entire city of LA. I would definitely recommend staying at this hotel and would like to thank Joy and Liz for making our trip that much better!

-lee

Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
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Elizabeth N, Team Member at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear leestapo7,

Thank you for such a lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and the guys! It's great to hear our unbelievable hospitality has earned your recommendation. We can't wait to welcome you back during your next visit to the area.

Kind Regards,
Elizabeth N.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for 3 nights recently and found the place to be very comfortable, well maintained with staff who were very helpful and polite, they had good knowledge of the area and locations to go and see. Only drawback was the empty bottles being poured into bins late at night from the bar next door.

Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
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Elizabeth N, Team Member at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear David T,

It's great to hear you had a relaxing break while staying at our hotel. We enjoy hearing great comments about our staff being very helpful and polite to you during your stay. Please feel free to contact us directly during your next visit to Santa Monica, we can't wait to host you once again.

Kind Regards,
Elizabeth N.
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed 4 nights in this hotel (room # 409), the view from hotel room was amazing. Location was great 2 min walk to the pier or shopping center. The staff of this hotel was always willing to go an extra mile to help us out especially "Elizabeth", Joy and Jose. Room was cleaned to perfection every single day. I would recommend this hotel 100%.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Elizabeth N, Team Member at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear mbedi2015,

Thank you telling us about your stay at the Ocean View on Tripadvisor! We'd like to say room 409 is definitely one of our favorites views, so glad to hear you enjoyed yourself while staying at our hotel. It's a pleasure knowing our staff was able to make your staff more enjoyable. We look forward to hosting you during your next visit to Santa Monica.

Kind Regards,
Elizabeth N.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is now my 4th business trip here within a month, so I must like the Ocean View! The rooms - newly refurbished in cool blues and white - are immaculate, beds and bedding are of high quality and very comfortable. The staff (especially a warm, extremely helpful receptionist named Joy) is friendly and gracious. The location is central to business in all directions, the beach is quickly accessible for running during time off, the hotel is surrounded by good restaurants and the promenade is just a few minutes' walk. While pricier, the ocean facing rooms on the 3rd and 4th floors are the quitest, with views through palms of the beach and Pier ferris wheel. I recommend bringing a couple of battery-powered "candles" for ambience, as the rooms lights are very bright... I'll surely stay here again, and my only regret in posting a review is that it's getting harder to get reservations!

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Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
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Elizabeth N, Team Member at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Dear taysi,

Thank you for your lovely review and continuing to be our repeat guest. We thank you for compliments for our staff and hotel. We look forward to taking care of you soon!

Kind Regards,
Elizabeth N.
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Address: 1447 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#7 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#15 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 71
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