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“Not a courtyard balcony!” 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 #6 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not a courtyard balcony!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not a bad hotel, great location right on the seafront and close to the shops.
However, dont fall for paying more for a "private courtyard balcony".
It wont be private, it will be looked over by pretty much all other balconies, and most importantly the courtyard is the parking lot. There are a few plants on the concrete overheads but you'll hear beeping from car alarms and engines pretty much all the time. I was expecting a garden courtyard but it certainly wasnt. They are also very small.
Would i stay there again? Only if it were the last choice - it was very expensive for what it was.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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 4 days ago NEW

This is a great find - recent remodel of an old property that is now in the hands of a very capable and professional hospitality group. All the employees we encountered were friendly, helpful and extremely professional - especially the front desk (kudos to Joy). If we return to SM or refer anyone it will be to stay at Ocean View - very conveniently located, excellent view of the beach!

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  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rooms recently renovated
Contemporary style
Spacious bathrooms
Lots of plug points and USB charging points
Five minute walk to beach and pier
Lots of bars and restaurants in walking distance
Friendly service

Stayed May 2015, traveled with friends
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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great service, from the moment I arrived through my departure. The front desk and parking staff were so welcoming and made me feel at ease after a long travel day. The room was comfortable with a nice and cute (though tiny) deck space. I really appreciated how kind the staff was to my family when they asked for an upgrade. The bigger rooms are so awesome! Plus, the hotel's name is appropriate--gotta love the ocean view from their lobby space. I recommend this hotel to visitors to the area. Great location.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Elizabeth N, Team Member at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Dear Brittany D,

We thank you for your lovely review on Tripadvisor! We're very proud of the beautiful view we have in our lobby, it's a perfect match for our hotel name. It's great to hear your family enjoyed the upgrade and the views from the room! We understand you have options when travelling and would like to thank you for your business. Can't wait to welcome your return.

Kind Regards,
Elizabeth N.
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Mississauga, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I stayed at Ocean View Hotel and everything was perfect. The location was great as it is close to restaurants, shopping,beach and the Pier. Staff was always helpful and attentive. The rooms, including the bathrooms are specious and clean. Hotel is highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with friends
    • 4 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, 6 days ago
Dear JTSB 1,

We thank you for your kind words. It's great to hear our attentive staff was a part of you enjoying a perfect stay at our hotel. We can't wait to host you once again.

Kind Regards,
Elizabeth N.
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Would recommend this hotel to anyone. Great views (beach view king room), friendly and helpful desk staff (special thanks to Joy for helping make our last day so much more relaxed) and central to everything Santa Monica. Also the young guy who was the valet was brilliant. We will be back.

Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
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Elizabeth N, Team Member at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Dear Simon W,

We thank you for such a lovely review. Our front desk staff strives to go above and beyond to all our guests making the stay memorable. It's great to hear we've earned your recommendation! Please feel free to contact us directly during your next visit to Santa Monica, we can't wait to welcome you back.

Kind Regards,
Elizabeth N.
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply put,

It's in a great location right in front of the beautiful beach with not that bad room and services.

The hotel room was relatively clean and modern, but not that good enough to be seen as great at all (smaller room than expected).

I found my stay just ok for a business trip, but potentially too expensive for a personal stay unless you have money to burn (not reasonable for $400 a night at all).

Stayed May 2015, traveled on business
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Elizabeth N, Team Member at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Dear Min C,

Thank you for telling us about your recent stay at the Ocean VIew Hotel. We apologize if you we didn't meet your expectations but would like to thank you for your feedback. All comments are greatly appreciated as this only helps us better as a hotel. We understand you have choices when travelling and would like to thank you for your business.

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:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#9 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#9 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#14 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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Ocean View Hotel Santa Monica
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