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2102 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1319
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#10 of 38 hotels in Santa Monica
Travelers' Choice
Located just 7 blocks from the beach & world famous Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Motel offers the most affordable accommodations of all the beach hotels in Santa Monica, CA. Near Santa Monica College, the Santa Monica Place Mall and famous Third Street Promenade, our economy motel is only minutes away from the most desirable tourist attractions in the city. The Santa Monica Motel offers comfortable, private, safe, clean rooms, conveniently located a short walk away from the beach, exquisite restaurants, the pier, and most of Santa Monica’s iconic attractions. Our rooms offer either one queen bed or two double beds, en suite bathrooms with Shampoo and body wash, In room coffee makers, flat screen televisions, in room refrigerator, hair dryer, clock radio, iron and ironing board available upon request, fresh complimentary coffee served every morning, vending and ice machines on property, free Wi-Fi and free parking. All rooms at The Santa Monica Motel are non-smoking.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Shhh Ject Labroddi wrote a review Jan 9
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No complaints very diverse environment for just about anybody. Including Handicap friendly service. Wheel chair accessible rooms and parking. Vending machines dont offer hot lunches however microwave was available in the room.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Viddi wrote a review Jan 9
1 contribution
My experience at this hotel thus far has been splendid. Nature friendly if you listen closely you can listen to the woody wood peckers early in the morning holing their nest. I would feel safe bringing children here. Personal employed here are friendly and polite. Rooms do not have land lines however their is a. good internet connection here both the hotel and public wifi are available. Computer is available for our business needs . Just a friendly Tip. Decontamination zone for shoes is also available which Ive never seen at a hotel before. Security is tight with Cameras watching over the property.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: room number 20 has a tubby
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Robert E wrote a review Jan 3
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Great place to stay! Clean, comfortable rooms. Great location. Great price! The entire staff is professional, courteous, and provide service far beyond what you would expect from a motel. You can tell the employees take pride in their work and it shows! It's easy to think you're in a Hotel and not a Motel!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Laura Cordova, Guest Services / Front Office at Santa Monica Motel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear RoberteD200FK, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that the Santa Monica Motel was able to meet your needs. As we pride ourselves on providing every guest with a memorable experience. We are pleased to hear that you were able to experience that during your stay at the motel. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to the Santa Monica Motel in the future. Please come and visit us again so you can a enjoy a day at the beach or just get away from the everyday grind. Have a wonderful day and stay safe. Sincerely, Ms. Laura Cordova
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Chad wrote a review Jan 3
Santa Monica, California1 contribution
I enjoyed my stay at Santa Monica Motel! The staff set the bar for professionalism and cleanliness. Even during these trying times, the staff go out of their way to disinfect and make sure everything is always very clean. The rooms are very nice and cozy and come with a very nice refrigerator and microwave. The bathrooms are nicely done. 24/7 vending machine and ice located downstairs. Customer service is always available 24/7 and every attendant is very nice. Laura, I would like to thank you for always being so nice and polite. Your professionalism is outstanding and you always go above and beyond. Yolanda, I would like to thank you for going out of your way to make sure the rooms are nice and clean and always perfect. The staff at Santa Monica Motel is dedicated to making sure that each person has a wonderful stay. If you're looking for a nice, quiet, safe, and cozy place to stay, look no further than Santa Monica Motel!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Laura Cordova, Guest Services / Front Office at Santa Monica Motel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Chad, Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us and we agree, Yolanda is truly a gem to have on our team. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to your next visit with at the Santa Monica Motel in the near future. So you may enjoy a day at the beach or just get away from the everyday grind. It will be our pleasure to have you visit us once again, take care and have a wonderful day. Sincerely, Ms. Laura Cordova
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Olga G wrote a review Dec 2020
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This was one of the most horrifying experiences staying in a hotel in my life. I was woken up by managers inappropriately speaking outside of my first floor room. I expressed my concern but the two didn't like it. Moreover, the manager started playing "angry-moron-abuser" yelling and screaming with blunt threats. As I was leaving the room at 11AM for a run on a beach, I asked for a late check out since I checked in about 10 hours prior so she said fine but only until 12. Without regard to me taking a shower, a male security guard FORCEFULLY entered my room while I was naked and changing female hygiene at 12.55pm. He wouldn't leave blocking the door with a foot. Human beings have situations that make them late. Unfortunately. It put situation in extreme havoc distraction, which was devastating. A manager that works in a hotel should be educated on 'Late Check Out' fees 'Safety Warnings', 'Customers Comfort Level'. I had a right to be in my room 55 minutes after check out time for a late fee or penalty for an emergency reason. A Male Security Had No Right To Forcefully Enter My Room Pushing and Screaming with a half empty hotel during COVID-19. The above attitude makes customers traumatized, creates conflict and shocks the people around. I think that person should be fired for his brainless intentions. I called the police. They were mad that the security man would forcefully enter the door on female customer while they were changing in their room. They created an incident number. STAY AWAY FROM THIS HOTEL.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Laura Cordova, Guest Services / Front Office at Santa Monica Motel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good day OlgagM7026DY, Thank you for your feedback it is very important to us and we’re sorry to hear you’ve had such a frustrating experience. As you can hopefully see from our other reviews, your situation is the exception and far from our usual high standards. This makes us more keen to make sure this doesn’t happen again. We would like to take this time to apologize and let you know how truly sorry we are about what happen during your stay at the motel. Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention and we will be taking care of it, so that in the future this doesn't happen again. We have your details and will be in touch as soon as possible to try and make things right. We wish you all the best in this coming year. May you have a great day. Sincerely, Ms. Laura Cordova
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$115 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Santa Monica Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Santa Monica Motel?
Nearby attractions include 26-Mile Bike Path (0.6 miles), Ocean Avenue (0.6 miles), and Palisades Park (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Santa Monica Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Santa Monica Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Santa Monica Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Santa Monica Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fritto Misto, Pono Burger, and La Vecchia Cucina.
Is Santa Monica Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Santa Monica.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Santa Monica Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Santa Monica Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Will Rogers State Historic Park (3.5 miles), Annenberg Community Beach House (2.0 miles), and Los Angeles California Temple (4.0 miles).
Is Santa Monica Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.