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Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts

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849 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1003
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  • 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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#3 of 38 hotels in Santa Monica
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4.9
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4.9
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4.7
Value
4.4
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Daily Resort Charge will be added to the room rate and includes: wifi: morning beach yoga: beach cruiser bike rental: water and coffee: newspaper delivery: in room streaming/bluetooth: welcome gift and beverage: house car use.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Makeup services
Manicure
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Salon
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
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Telephone
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Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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JasonFromArizona wrote a review Aug 6
Arizona195 contributions164 helpful votes
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Over the span of just two nights, this hotel easily became one of my favorite Hilton family properties. Every aspect of our stay was truly outstanding but what really stood out was the staff. The service we received throughout the property was warm, inviting and welcoming! It is clear this hotel team is dedicated to the providing a great guest experience. We did not want for anything during our stay. I cannot wait to return!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Peter K wrote a review Jul 2022
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The staff at the Oceana Santa Monica makes every guest feel welcome - from our first visit through our most recent. There are always warm welcomes from the valet staff upon arrival through the front desk for check-in and the restaurant and lounge during the visit. The hotel is perfectly staffed for the scale and size of the property to give appropriate attention to every guest. We have stayed 4 times so far in 2022, and would like to commend the staff - each and every person we have had the pleasure to meet. The valet staff: Lenny, the manager, made wonderful recommendations for our experiences in LA, and was always ready to help; Cesar, who is an exceptionally mature and thoughtful young man who really stood out among the team; Cham Sean Mario And I know I am forgetting others, and they are all excellent! At the front desk: Nathan Victoria Krystal Melody Some others whose names I don't recall At the restaurant venues: Sarah, who is absolutely the hardest working most gregarious person who chipped in with wait staff and others to make sure no detail regarding anyone's experience was overlooked, Nery Alyssa and some others I don't recall. Also, weekend guests are treated to exceptional musical performances by David Aldo, an extremely talented male vocalist, whose voice is wonderful and musical selections perfect for setting the tone as we watched the sunset from the intimate 3rd floor lounge.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: The ocean view rooms offer a wonderful view of Ocean Avenue, Palisades Park and the beach along...
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Response from Emily Boyce, General Manager at Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear @Curious621654, thank you very much for your kind response and we will be sure to congratulate those mentioned here for their notable hospitality! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us at the Oceana just as well as your first experience here. We hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Again, thank you for your time. Warmest Regards, Emily & The Oceana Team
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kelly b wrote a review Aug 5
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This review is a long time coming. I was very hurt by an incident that happened at this hotel. Being handicapped is hard enough as it is, but to have a hotel not be able to accommodate your disability is heartbreaking. First off they have stairs leading to the lobby. They do have a make shift lift at the side of the building that was supposed to accommodate me. While mid rise, the lift got stuck. The management didn’t know what to do. As I waited claustrophobically, I started to feel weak. They luckily found a step later and I had to be pulled up. It was embarrassing and scary. I used my Hilton points to stay the night and after the incident I didn’t want to leave my room, so I got another night; so as to build up strength to go out again. When I informed them that I would stay another night, they offered no apology or even a slight discount on the second nights stay. Nothing. I was left shaken by this incident and it has taken me awhile to recover, hence this late review. I hope the powers that be fix the problems that affect the disabled wanting to stay at this hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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W H wrote a review Jul 2022
44 contributions57 helpful votes
We just stayed at the Oceana Santa Monica to celebrate my mom’s 80th birthday. Mom has mobility issues, the wheelchair lift helped greatly. The bell stand staff were so friendly and helpful with mom getting in and out of the car. The hotel upgraded the two nights stay to an oceanfront suite which truly made it special for my mom. She was able to enjoy an ocean view from her own room. The location of the hotel is perfect on Ocean Ave. I would definitely stay there again
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Emily Boyce, General Manager at Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Responded 6 days ago
Dear @728wh, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed a lovely birthday stay to celebrate your mom's very special 80th year. We would love to have you back again in the future. Thank you again! Emily Boyce
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Liz W wrote a review Jul 2022
Sonoma County, California14 contributions16 helpful votes
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent 3-night stay. We loved the California beach design and our room was beautiful and comfortable. The location is perfect - walking distance to the beach but out of the crazy scene near the pier. We had two delicious meals at the restaurant. But the best part was the staff. Chamron made us feel welcome from our first arrival and every time we saw him throughout our stay. Other standouts: Joshua and Tory at the front desk, Sarah at the pool and restaurant, Antonio at breakfast, and Cesar at the valet station. We had one small problem with our bill and Emily took care of it immediately. We appreciate everyone who made our stay so wonderful and we're already planning a return visit for my birthday!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Suzanne D wrote a review Jul 2022
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Thought the hotel was beautiful, but their bill was very confusing upon check out. It had Meal, meal tax, drinks, drinks tax, tip, tip tax etc Only upon leaving and checking bill did I discover they had charged me for two separated breakfasts (over $100) for the same morning. I called and they did credit eventually but shouldn't have to deal with this in the first place. I echo other people's comments that as a Diamond member they only grudgingly gave us a 12pm "late" checkout.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Emily Boyce, General Manager at Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear @SuzanneD, thank you very much for providing us with the feedback on your stay. I do very much apologize there was a discrepancy with your bill and we will be sure to take note of this error on our end. As a smaller property, it is indeed difficult to accommodate later check-outs as we truly care about the arrival experience of every guest. I am sorry we could not accommodate a later check out for you on this occasion. Please do let me know if I am ever able to welcome you back on a future occasion. Warmest Regards, Emily Boyce eboyce@hoteloceana.com
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Wayne K wrote a review Jul 2022
San Diego, California1 contribution
The hotel is in a perfect location in Santa Monica. It does have the closest access to the walk way to beach of all the hotels on Ocean Avenue. The room and amenities were excellent including the pool and on-site restaurant . The staff was attentive and went out of their way to make our stay even better which is helped by this being a smaller boutique hotel rather than a large resort. We usually stay at the Fairmont down the street which is a good large resort if that is what you want. The general manager Emily was always around and at the front desk ready to help with any request which she did many times during our stay. As Hilton Diamond and Hyatt Globalist members we have found we usually get better upgrades though Hyatt except here. We were upgraded from our base room to an 850 square foot one bedroom suite poolside. The kids loved the easy access to the pool and would swim throughout the day. The only things I would mention is that the restaurant and bar prices are comparable to other hotels in the area which is pricey but expected. Also they do include a 20% gratuity which I didn’t have a problem with since the service was always excellent. We plan to stay here for all our future trips to Santa Monica.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Our kids loved our poolside room and would swim throughout the day.
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Response from Emily Boyce, General Manager at Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear @waynekP4346BJ, thank you very much for your kind remarks and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We take pride in our level of service and it is always appreciated to see remarks such as these. Thank you again for your time and we do hope to see you again in the near future! Warm Regards, Emily & The Oceana Team
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Billy wrote a review Jun 2022
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Oceana tries hard. However, they fall short. The property is beautiful and well maintained. The valets are incredibly helpful and have great recommendations. They offer waters and always hold the door. I loved that they had complimentary bikes to use and we rode all the way to Venice Beach one day! The front desk employees are so-so and often were condescending and dismissive. They were not able to honor a late check out (we are Diamond status, so I was surprised) and I did request an ice bucket, which didn't show up until I reminded the front desk employee. The service isn't great. Like I said, they try hard, but I was often times waiting 20-30 minutes for drinks at the pool. The servers are friendly enough, but the wait time was irritating, especially because outside drinks are not allowed at the pool. We had the cheese board at the pool one day though and were very impressed with the quality and portions for the price. The most frustrating thing about Oceana is that they allow guests that have already checked out to use the amentias. On day two, we left our belongings at the pool and came back about a half hour later and someone was sitting on our day bed at the pool. I was blown away, because that guest did not have a room for the night, but was able to take our day bed and also bring her children to use the pool. I went to the front desk and all my belongings were packed behind the counter. However, my expensive beach coverup was conveniently missing. We spoke to several other (three full families) that were given a late check out (12:30p), but didn't leave the property until around dinner time. This should not be allowed at a "luxury" resort, especially when they are able to sit at the pool and drink water, as we are racking up a $300 bill and getting our belongings moved when we go for a short walk. The children screaming in the pool at the top of their lungs at 9pm really was the icing on the cake on the first night. The last day, we decided to eat breakfast at the restaurant on site. I was given the wrong order. I waited 20 additional minutes for my two eggs to come out and they were a very interesting orange color. I did not eat them, our waitress never came back and checked on us, and we STILL had to tip her 20% because it was included in the bill. As stated before, the service lacks. So, would I recommend Oceana? Probably not. Would I go back? Again, probably not. I was excited for this trip and left feeling disappointed.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Emily Boyce, General Manager at Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear @brear7469, thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. I am very sorry to hear of your experience at our pool and that it was a challenge in enjoying your experience with us. We do allow our guests to enjoy the pool that are not able to be granted a late check-out as a means of still enjoying the property before their departure from Santa Monica. We have certainly noted your remarks of service times as well as the disturbance of other children around the pool. I wish I had had the opportunity to speak with you during your stay and thank you again for your time in sharing your feedback. I hope that you have a lovely week. Kindest Regards, Emily & The Oceana Team
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gltrottersfo wrote a review Jun 2022
San Francisco, California39 contributions82 helpful votes
The location near the beach in Santa Monica is great. But I’m perplexed by all the glowing reviews for a hotel that charges a fortune for what are, mostly, very small, under-equipped rooms – few of which have any sort of view. Hilton Diamond members should expect no real benefit, apart from the $25 food credit and two small bottles of water. My “Diamond” room was tiny – no room for a desk, apparently – with a view onto the dingy neighboring apartment building 10 feet away. (The hotels itself is a renovated apartment building, I’m guessing.) My late check-out “benefit” as a Diamond member meant I could have an additional hour to leave – until noon – and that was given only grudgingly. I will certainly not be returning.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Emily Boyce, General Manager at Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Responded Jun 26, 2022
Dear Guest, thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with some helpful feedback in regards to your stay with us. I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your accommodations and that we were not able to provide you with a later check-out. We are very thankful for our Diamond members and I am sorry to see that you did not feel highly valued. Please allow me to be of any assistance to you on any future visits to Santa Monica. Thank you, Emily Boyce
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Veronica R wrote a review Jun 2022
Surprise, Arizona6 contributions
I brought my new fiancé here after proposing to her on our flight to Los Angeles. I needed a place that was perfect, a place that was in a beautiful location without being overly crowded. High end without feeling fake or like a carbon copy of other higher end hotels. Oceana delivered on every aspect and more. From the moment we walked in and were warmly welcomed and given a tour of the property by Joshua who is an absolute gem of a human, the tour concluded with him walking us to our room! The team had setup champagne, rose petals and towel swans! The communication, the small touches, the rooftop lounge with the amazing views! Everything was perfect and out engagement night went off without a hitch!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Emily Boyce, General Manager at Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Responded Jun 20, 2022
Dear Veronica, we are so thrilled to receive this review and hear you enjoyed a memorable stay with us! We are so pleased to hear our team was able to make the occasion special for you, and we will be certain to commend Joshua on his specific recognition from you. Please do let me know if I may be of any assistance in welcoming you back for your future anniversary stays!
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PRICE RANGE
$1,070 - $1,517 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Oceana
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta MonicaWilshire / Santa Monica
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Which popular attractions are close to Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts?
Nearby attractions include Montana Avenue (0.4 miles), Third Street Promenade (0.4 miles), and Annenberg Community Beach House (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts?
Conveniently located restaurants include Burger Lounge, SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa, and Tender Greens.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts have airport transportation?
Yes, Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Will Rogers State Historic Park (2.4 miles), Annenberg Community Beach House (0.5 miles), and Shotgun House (1.8 miles).