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“Overall, great stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Travelodge Santa Monica
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3102 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405   |  
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Ranked #6 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
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“Overall, great stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We wanted to stay close to the beach but not willing to spend $300+/room for a room by the beach since we were only going to be there for 1 day and there were 6 of us. This hotel was 10-15 minutes drive from the beach. You could take Pico Blvd all the way down. The hotel is built motel style and consists of 3 buildings along with 3 parking lots. We were in the 2nd building, so on both sides of the room, we were facing the parking lot. This helped with noise, as I read from many reviews that the street side is loud. No pool, but who needs a pool when the beach is right there. Check in was super fast. There were two ladies manning the lobby when I was checking in, and they were both nice and helpful. Parking was difficult, and this is why I didn't give this hotel 5 stars. The parking is really tight. It's literally head in first. Pico is an extremely busy street, so I did not enjoy backing out onto that street. It seem everyone who stayed at the hotel the night we stayed had SUVs. Although you are given a parking permit, parking is very limited. We ended up loosing our spot coming back from dinner. You can't park on the street at night, and it's metered during the day. The night staff did however help us with parking at night. The downside, the additional parking was 1.5 block over in the Trader Joe's lot, and we had to park in the back far end of the lot. Doesn't make it fun or safe walking back to the hotel at 2 in the morning. That particular night, there were two bums standing outside of our building talking really loud. Although they weren't bothering us, it was scary since I'm a female. The night hotel guy who worked there, was helpful and shooed them away. So no problems after that. Breakfast is located in a room next to the lobby in the first building and can only be accessed through the lobby. Typical complimentary breakfast, nothing big. I had a pancake, and bagel. We got 2 rooms, 2 queen beds in each room. I was very satisfied with the rooms. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to take pictures of the room, but there was plenty of space for 4 adults per room. There's also a little kitchen area towards the back of the room that has a small sink, microwave, refrigerator, and a small table and two chairs. Oh, coffee maker included as well. Bathroom was big enough. However, the tub is deceiving. The height of the tub is low, however when you get in it, the tub feels like it's lower than the floor. At least, for me, that was the way it felt. No fan in bathroom, so we kept the bathroom window open all night for ventilation. Overall, I was pretty satisfied with this hotel. Definitely recommend it for anyone who wants to stay near the beach but cannot afford $300+ a night per room.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BobbySmtl90405, Front Office Manager at Travelodge Santa Monica, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
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. Look forward to your return to Santa Monica!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Santa Monica travelogue is convenient for Santa Monica as the 7 and R7 buses go straight past outside and for $1 take you straight to the pier. There is a very good Mexican restaurant nearby.

The hotel itself is clean and feels safe I with its secure gates. There is plenty of parking ans a decent spread continental breakfast is included.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BobbySmtl90405, Front Office Manager at Travelodge Santa Monica, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
We appreciate your positive review of our hotel. Our staffs always try to be as helpful and accommodating as possible. Hope to see you again on your next trip to our hotel.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The hotel was nice but a little far from the the sights in Santa Monica. It was about a 10-15 minute drive to the Santa Monica Pier (traffic is always bad on the freeways).
The hotel is clean and looks recently updated. Breakfast was standard fare, nothing special but it was nice for a free breakfast. Parking lots are small!!!! It was free parking but if you get back to the hotel too late, you might be stuck on the street.
FYI: no pool. But overall we had a good one-night stay.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank you for the kind review. We appreciate your feedback. Thanks again for being our guest and we look forward to hosting you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed at the Travelodge for 3 nights and were extremely pleased with the rooms, service and price. Rooms were clean and newly renovated with wood floors and granite counter tops. Free breakfast was good. Location was great. Many hotels in the area charge for parking or require street parking. Parking spaces were compact but not an inconvenience, in my opinion. There is a good sized courtyard with two gas barbecues and picnic tables. Grounds and landscaping are well maintained. Would highly recommend to anyone staying in the Santa Monica area.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BobbySmtl90405, Front Office Manager at Travelodge Santa Monica, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. I am happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Your feedback is really important to us as we use your comments as learning opportunities. Our team strives to ensure that each of our guests is provided with excellent service .Thank you again for being our guests and we hope to see you again soon!
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We needed a low cost place for the night but wished we were staying longer. From the greeting and friendly help by the two women on the front desk to the secure gate and pleasant check out we felt the staff were really trying.

Would stay again

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BobbySmtl90405, Front Office Manager at Travelodge Santa Monica, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience during your recent visit to Santa Monica. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the location of our property and the friendliness of our staff. Looking forward to your return to Santa Monica
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Seabrook, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great experience. Four nights. Great location. Parking is challenging-small tight spaces. For the money it is great. Staff very helpful. Kinda noisy at night, but good for the money. Free breakfast is good.

Room Tip: No elevator. two story building
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BobbySmtl90405, Front Office Manager at Travelodge Santa Monica, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed yur stay and the amenities on the room. I am hopeful that we will be your destination of choice when visiting Santa Monica! Hope to see you soon!
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Address: 3102 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#5 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#8 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Travelodge Santa Monica 2*
Number of rooms: 84
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Also Known As:
Travelodge Santa Monica Pico Boulevard Hotel Santa Monica
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