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849 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1003
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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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/17/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/17/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 38 hotels in Santa Monica
Travelers' Choice
Just steps from the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica’s most coveted neighborhood, the newly transformed Oceana embodies a whole new level of luxury. Here, urban sophistication and best-in-class service unite with the intimate allure of a private beach home, creating a singular destination for exploring the best of the Southern California lifestyle. Offering spacious accommodations thoughtfully designed to evoke an airy, beachy vibe, our guest suites capture coastal living at its best. Under the guidance of famed chef, Raphael Lunetta, Oceana’s intimate dining experience pairs locally sourced produce and artisanal purveyors from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market with an al fresco setting to create an aesthetic as creative as the cuisine. From beachside yoga classes and guided hikes, to personal trainers and customized spa treatments, Oceana is the perfect place to relax and recharge, perfect for getting into the relaxed SoCal flow.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Makeup services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Harbor View
Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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MITCH WILLIAMSON wrote a review Apr 14
San Diego, California2 contributions
This is a luxury boutique hotel just north of the Santa Monica Pier. Very professional yet kind and solicitous staff. A pool with lots of loungers and a gym that gets the job done. My suite was well decorated with designer touches. The king size bed was so comfortable I stayed an additional nigh !! The restaurant was very tasted and you can have your meals wherever you like !! Check out the outdoor deck on the 3rd floor It’s a Treat to hang there and watch the ocean.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: Check the website and call the hotel directly. The are kind and helpful
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Dianne E wrote a review Nov 2020
Granada Hills, CA31 contributions22 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
My daughter and I ( and her stowaway friend!) just spent three nights at this stunning hotel located across the street from the beach in beautiful Santa Monica. What a terrific property. I believe all of the rooms are suites, and the living room area is huge and the whole room is decorated exquisitely. But without doubt the best part of the trip was the amazing service we received from Jessica, Avante and Michael. I think I drove poor Jessica crazy before we arrived, because things were changing rapidly in Los Angeles county due to the pandemic and I kept checking to see what was open and what wasn’t at the hotel. But she always had a smile on her face and was happy to help. The same is true of Avante, who checked with us multiple times to make sure we had everything we needed, as well as Michael who took care of us at the pool, but felt more like a friend. This is a lovely, quiet property and we would gladly stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Avante Agurs, Other at Oceana
Responded Dec 5, 2020
Dear 79diannee, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay. It is so great to hear that you enjoyed your staycation! I'm pleased to hear my staff was able to provide you with such a good experience. Jessica, Michael, and Jaime are absolute super stars and we are lucky to have them on our team. I will be sure to share your kind words with each of them. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again and hope it will be soon. Warm regards, Avante A, Hotel Assistant Manager
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Artiste-Michael wrote a review Apr 11
MV78 contributions44 helpful votes
Simply put, Frankie in the restaurant is highly attentive. He predicts my needs before I know I need them. I think the Martini has served me was perhaps one of the best in my life and I'm comparing them to San Francisco. Melody and her Team at the Front Desk were extremely attentive and courteous. Some of the best in the industry. I met the Chef. Very personable and his dishes are 5 star. Reminds me of the days when I was a Chef. Thank you! Highly recommend. You have to see Frankie. One of the best in the industry.
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Date of stay: April 2021
shoshosho wrote a review Apr 10
Saratoga, California199 contributions202 helpful votes
This is actually a great place to stay. I have been to many different hotels around the world, and this hotel deserves a title as one of the best hotels. The staffs were generally nice, except for one in the restaurant. The room is nicely decorated with high end furnitures. The only downside is the sink. It has a small /single sink that you can not place your own amenities. The bathroom amenities are from Bottega. I have never seen a hotel uses bathroom amenities from Bottega. Wow! Nice touch. The location is pretty nice. You can access to beach in 5min. You can also walk along the beach. Very pleasant experience. To the shopping area, expect to walk about 20min. I understand it is COVID time, but their restaurant service for breakfast definitely needs some improvement. It took me 90min to order and get food. The server was agitated by us, and it ruined our day too. There were only 3 tables occupied, but two workers in the restaurant seem to be not efficient enough to handle the three table. Perhaps they are also handling room services. I saw one group gave up and left without ordering any food. If they can handle it, they should limit the number of guests or ask us to go somewhere else. So, my recommendation is not to use their restaurant for breakfast. The dinner was actually ok. One additional tip: ask for a room not facing the street. It was actually pretty loud in the morning due to all the traffics, constructions, and whatever. I know there us nothing the hotel can do, but you can avoid those by staying away from the rooms facing the street. In summary, there were some negatives, i still think this hotel deserves 5 star rating considering COVID situ. When we checked in, Hana was very nice and helpful. She gave us nice booster drinks for our family. I am a Diamond HH member, and they treated us pretty well with $44/day breakfast credit! Very nice. I will definitely stay here again in the future.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Taylor D wrote a review Apr 9
2 contributions
Frankie at the Oceana bar is AWESOME!!! He took such good care of us! He made us feel so welcomed and even gave us complimentary shots! He made a specialty drink for me with a lot of shimmer! so pretty see below. I will always book at Oceana when i visit Santa Monica!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Avante Agurs, Other at Oceana
Responded 1 week ago
Dear H3880Mtaylord, Thank you for reviewing your stay at Oceana. I'm happy to hear Frankie took such good care of you during your stay. He has a knack for anticipating what a guest wants or needs. We are thrilled to hear Oceana is your choice hotel when visiting Santa Monica. Best, Avante A, Hotel Assistant Manager
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$651 - $870 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Oceana Santa Monica
United StatesCaliforniaSanta MonicaWilshire / Santa Monica
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oceana
Which popular attractions are close to Oceana?
Nearby attractions include Annenberg Community Beach House (0.4 miles), Third Street Promenade (0.5 miles), and Montana Avenue (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Oceana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Oceana?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Oceana?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Oceana?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oceana?
Conveniently located restaurants include Burger Lounge, Tender Greens, and SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Oceana?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Oceana have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Oceana offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Oceana?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Oceana?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Oceana?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Will Rogers State Historic Park (2.3 miles), Annenberg Community Beach House (0.4 miles), and Los Angeles California Temple (4.7 miles).