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Travelodge Santa Monica
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   3102 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (Santa Monica)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Really good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

This was the first place I stayed when I arrived in the US and it was the best. The room was clean and spacious. The kitchenette had a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. The free breakfast was also quite good with a selection of breads, cereals, fruit and yoghurt. I had a car and I found it easy to get a car park.

The only downside was that the air conditioner was a little noisy but I was able to sleep with it on.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

A friend and I stayed in the double queen room for 2 nights and found this hotel fantastic! It is a further than walking distance from the Santa Monica pier, but the blue bus, just one block uo, will take you anywhere you want to go for $1!

We arrived early from our international flight and the very friendly receptionist let us know that she could check us in 5 hours early at no extra charge!

The room was neat, clean and extremely comfortable, with working air conditioning!


Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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smtl90405, Front Office Manager at Travelodge Santa Monica, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your visit to Santa Monica. We appreciate your kind words and are pleased you enjoyed all the conveniences that we have to offer including Bus #7 to the Pier and Promenade and early check in is a great little perk of our hotel as long as the room is ready! Look forward to your return to Santa Monica.
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Broadstairs, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel room with great facilities in Santa Monica.

Good Points:
-Nice room with nice amenities.
-Shared BBQ (borrow tools at reception and buy from trader joes) is very good fun!
-Bus stop directly outside to get around.
-Breakfast was ok

Bad Points:
-Have to get a bus/taxi around to get to pier etc.
-We were there specifically for July 4th celebrations and had to go to Pacific Palisades for the nearest party! Dissapointed in the area rather than hotel though.

Overall a good base when you're on Santa Monica...a rental car is a good idea otherwise you will have to take the bus!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed one night here in August during our honeymoon road trip. When we checked in we were upgraded for free to a jacuzzi room and the reception staff couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. The rooms are a bit dated but very clean and comfortable and a good size. Breakfast is limited, but not bad. The hotel is excellent value for money though, in a convienient location and the staff are what really sets this place apart. Every single person we spoke to from the maids to the reception staff were polite, friendly and very very helpful. The staff are a credit to the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Well, I have to be honest, we stayed in 13 hotels during our trip and this was actually one of our favourites. We stayed as a family of 4, for 2 nights, costing a total of $332.60 all in.
Firstly, I must comment on the very friendly and welcoming staff that greeted us! Both the lady & gentleman were cheerful and answered all our questions & gave us advice regarding activities and local transport.
Our room was on the first floor of the second block...219, a 2 queen bed with free breakfast! It was located toward the rear of the second building and reached by outside stairs. We had no problem with parking. Anyhow, we were pleased when we opened the door...décor was very nice, it was clean, the kitchenette area was large enough for us and included a small table and 2 chairs, microwave, fridge, sink, coffee maker, ironing board etc and a assortment of compliments and our bathroom was clean including a hairdryer and just to our needs, again with compliments. It was very reassuring to have a safe in the room too! We used the free Wi-Fi only on a couple of occasions, which was sufficient and causing no problems.
The only thing we found was the Air-con blew straight up the curtain, blowing it into the room. Therefore, we had to rest a book against it, to stop the light coming in. Even so, we slept like logs!!!
Breakfast was fantastic! It was very crowded, with seating indoors as well as out. Awaiting customers were not helped to proceed in getting food by those who'd already eaten. Going up for seconds and sometimes thirds whilst ensuring someone in their party stayed at the table to ensure their seats, seemed inconsiderate to others!
The choice of food & drink was unbelievable...too much to list. Certainly the best we'd found out of all the hotels we stayed in! Food was constantly being topped up and the area cleaned by a lovely lady.
We didn't use the courtyard or Laundromat, but if we stayed longer, I feel sure we would of, especially the Laundromat with teenage boys!
We liked the location...a 2.8 miles from Santa Monica Pier. We could walk this, but decided to take the Big Blue Bus 001, located across the street costing $1.000 each and The BBB Rapid 7 return at $2.00 each. Visiting other places, we took the car.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We had an excellent stay there. Rooms were very good and clean even had a fridge and microwave. Bus stop just a few steps away for the Santa Monica Pier, takes about 15mins down and only $1 each way. buses run until 11pm and a taxi is approx $10. Staff were very polite and very helpfull, we asked about tours and they recommended a took a tour of LA with a company called Amazing Tours which they booked for us, we paid them directly deposit and then paid the balance direct to the company. Tour was good, we had John who was extreamly funny!.

Had free breakfast, free parking and free wifi. Highly recommend this hotel for a Budget hotel "nearish" to the Santa Monica Pier.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Address: 3102 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Santa Monica
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#5 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#6 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Travelodge Santa Monica 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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