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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have recently had one of my more relaxing experiences when I stayed for 2 nights at the Santa Monica Motel. I didnt think at first when I saw the price I mean $360 for 3 nights a complete bargain for money only 20 minutes from the beach and the pier which is the main reason I came down here... More 

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Thank Kyle S
svanger, General Manager at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Kyle, Thank you for choosing Santa Monica Motel for your recent stay in Santa Monica ! I was delighted to receive your feedback . It made me happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us at the Santa Monica Motel. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Best of luck with your " Pokémon" search Sean Vanger... More 

Cabestany, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights in this motel which we found overpriced ($165 the night) but much less than the ones we first visited on the sea-front. The idea was to use this as a base to visit Los Angeles, which was finally a bad idea because the bus-ride from S.M to L.A. was very long (1hour and 1/2) and uninteresting.... More 

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svanger, General Manager at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Santa Monica Motel for your recent stay in Santa Monica ! I was delighted to receive your feedback , and was especially pleased to read your kind words about Cheri. It made me happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us at the Santa Monica Motel. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location location location. This motel was lovely. The price was high but that's because prices are high in Santa Monica. The room was spacious and clean. We could walk everywhere. The staff on reception are friendly and helpful, they even lend beach towels and beach chairs. Recommended.

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svanger, General Manager at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Santa Monica Motel for your recent stay in Santa Monica ! I was delighted to receive your feedback , and was especially pleased to read your kind words about staff and property. It made me happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us at the Santa Monica Motel. We are looking forward to welcoming you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time at this little gem. The place is cute and the rooms very clean and airy. It was nice and breezy no need for AC. The location is perfect, and the staff extremely friendly especially Sharee at the front desk and Sean the GM. Loved the free fresh coffee in the morning. Would recommend and return to... More 

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svanger, General Manager at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Santa Monica Motel for your recent stay in Santa Monica ! I was delighted to receive your feedback , and was especially pleased to read your kind words about Cheri. It made me happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us at the Santa Monica Motel. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite its lower star rating and lack of inbuilt air conditioning we have enjoyed our stay at the Santa Monica Motel. It is budget accommodation that was clean and within walking distance of the pier. We were particularly impressed with Cheri at the front desk who was helpful, friendly and just generally fantastic. She went the extra mile to help... More 

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svanger, General Manager at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Santa Monica Motel for your recent stay in Santa Monica ! I was delighted to receive your feedback , and was especially pleased to read your kind words about Cheri. It made me happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us at the Santa Monica Motel. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Right in the middle of Santa Monica but: - No air conditioning (the description says it does have it...lie) - The cleaning lady only remade the bed and put fresh towels on the bed (but only body, no new towel for face) no new cups, no new ice bucket plastic bag, no tidy up (and there were a lot of... More 

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Cheri P, Front Office Supervisor at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Dear SilviaSilvia91, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback., I would like to apologize for the experience you encountered during your stay, I have notified the correct department and we have begun to take corrective action. I am hopeful that this experience will not deter you from staying with us in the future, the next time your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

If you want to share a room with 3 friends, you will find yourselves very cosy and need to be good friends as the rooms are tiny. However the friendly receptionist upgraded us on request to a room with a tiny kitchen (the fridge was very much appreciated in August heat) which was slightly bigger. You can also request a... More 

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Cheri P, Front Office Supervisor at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Dear Renata S, Thank you for taking the time to share your Feedback, Our Front Desk Team strives to go the extra mile for our Guest's and I am happy to hear you were able to see that during Check In. Regarding the Housekeeping issues you encountered during your stay, I have shared your comments with our Housekeeping Staff so... More 

Redmond Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Checked in through a glassed window like at a movie theater which was our first clue that this may be a bad experience. Very unfriendly greeting. Our tiny room was right by the noisy highway. No air conditioning - only a ceiling fan. No cross ventilation that some older motels have. When we checked out the minuscule bathroom we found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This young lady was so professional and such a pleasing and pleasant personality, I came back to secure the room. I would return if in need of a room. She is really a model representative for this establishment. July 11th 2016 Jimi G.

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Cheri P, Front Office Supervisor at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Dear Jimi G, Thank you for your wonderful feedback in regards to Janely, I will be sure to pass your amazing comments along to her. We look forward to seeing you again the next time your in the Santa Monica area. Kind Regards, Cheri Perez Front Office Supervisor More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Please be careful when making a reservation for this Motel. If reserving online you might think it is an ok place to stay but it is not. The room is small, mattress are old, bathroom is supper small. There is a parking space but your car must be small or it will not fix. The noise is terrible, there is... More 

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Staying in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Santa Monica Motel

Address: 2102 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1319
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $160 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Santa Monica Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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