Ocean View Hotel

Ocean View Hotel

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4.5
#7 of 37 hotels in Santa Monica
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.5
Value
4.1
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This casual hotel opposite Palisades Park is 7-minute walk from both the shopping and amusements at the Santa Monica Pier, and the upscale shopping and dining options on the 3rd Street Promenade. Cozy, airy rooms offer soothing tones and plantation shutters, and have free Wi-Fi, minibars, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Upgraded rooms offer minifridges, and/or balconies with ocean or courtyard views. Amenities include a business center, and an ornate marble lobby with an elegant sitting area.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Business Center with Internet Access
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

1447 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2116
Getting there
Great for walkers
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,782 reviews
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Nestled in a prime location near Santa Monica Pier, Ocean View Hotel garners praise for its spotlessness and the convenience of being within walking distance to beaches and shops. While the bustling locale contributes to some street noise issues, guests are charmed by the modern decor and ocean vistas. Though opinions on value diverge due to additional fees, the provision of amenities like beach towels and bike rentals is well-regarded. Service is commended, though improvements in valet parking are suggested.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Stylish
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Spotless
Noise level
Noisy
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Jazz_and_cocktails wrote a review Feb 2020
Purchase, New York185 contributions166 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We made a last second reservation after departing another property due to problems with our room there. Joy got us into our room, in the 17 series fast. The room was small but very well outfitted - bathrobes, minibar, etc.

The raison d'etre of this place is in the name - small balconies overlooking Ocean Avenue, the pier, and the sea beyond. Very pleasant.

Sleep quality was very good. The bed was comfortable, the room was quiet and we were not disturbed by the HVAC.

The bathroom featured a stall shower with rainfall shower head. Soap, lotion, shower gel and conditioner were in Lather pump bottles, but there were also vanity kits, a toothbrush kit and a sponge.

There was a Keurig in our room, and a better one in the lobby. If you want breakfast the hotel gives a 20% off coupon for breakfast at the Shore Hotel, a related property down the block. We checked that out but the room was not to our liking.

The hotel has valet parking at $46 a night. I thought service there, and throughout the hotel, was very good. I would return.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Make sure you get an Ocean view.
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Response from DanielOVH, Rooms Manager at Ocean View Hotel
Responded Mar 1, 2020
Hello Jazz_and_cocktails: We thank you for your recent visit and for sharing your experience with the TripAdvsior Community. You detailed our hotel with the type of amenities and the views of the Pacific Ocean. We hope to see you soon. Daniel Villegas Rooms Manager DanielVillegas@oceanviewsantamonica.com
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swtraveler2 wrote a review Dec 2020
Las Vegas118 contributions154 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the least expensive ocean view hotel in the Santa Monica/Venice area so it is a relative bargain. The room was very nice and my ocean view room had a nice vista of the beach, the shoreline north of Santa Monica, and the Santa Monica Pier. As you see in some of the guest photos, the view is somewhat obstructed by a small museum across the street as well as the mature foliage but I knew that when I made the reservation and was pleased with the view nonetheless. While the beach is a short walk, if you are a bodyboarder or surfer you will want to walk about 1/2 mile south of the Pier to towers 20-24 where the surf is much better. The beautiful and famous (as seen in hundreds of movies and TV shows) Palisades are just across the street and the Pier not much further. The Third Street shopping pedestrian promenade is a few short blocks away. Lots of nearby restaurants with takeout service too. So the location is excellent.
This is a much newer hotel compared to others in the area. The rooms had nice amenities. The HVAC system was quiet and no noise from other rooms or the street traffic. The bath has a large rain-style shower head which was very enjoyable. Their COVID protocols seemed excellent. Thus includes no housekeeping of your room during your stay. My only suggestion is that the valet attendant should wear gloves that are changed with each customer. Get the rate that includes valet to save on the substantial valet fee.
One negative note for the Santa Monica/Venice beach area is that it has a large homeless population evidenced by several makeshift tent camps. (I walked to Venice and back.) They seem to keep mostly to themselves and are not aggressive panhandling. However, single women might be uncomfortable outside alone in the evening.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Get the rate that includes valet. Best surf is between towers 20-24 south of the Pier
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Response from Gerald Dobard, Guest Services / Front Office at Ocean View Hotel
Responded Dec 28, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are happy that we were able to provide a clean and safe room with a great view at a great deal. We are happy to be able to add to your great experience overall and we are looking forward to having you back with us again soon!
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Footprints38938 wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We went up to visit our long time neighborhood of Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades on our first fully vaccinated excursion away from home. Ocean View and its sister hotel The Shores are on our favorite Santa Monica street, overlooking the beautiful beach, the Bay, and the Santa Monica pier. Our room was quite comfortable and the view was great (though the balcony was quite small). However, we went at Easter Week and an unwanted call the first night and noise from the street the next night caused us to move out of the oceanfront room. Back from Ocean, it was quiet but lacked the special character we wanted for a special visit.

Despite these downsides, we really appreciated the price adjustment made by the Room Manager, Gerald, because of the unexpected noise, and the work of the housekeeper, Prudy, who moved our things when we were out meeting longtime friends.

For a great location and a moderate Santa Monica price, I could recommend it when it is not for a holiday week or weekend. The sister hotel, The Shores, is just far enough south of major streets, and a bit more set back from Ocean Ave, to be a good alternative. And if you want a charger for your electric vehicle, The Shores, rather than Ocean View, has one.
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Date of stay: April 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Just don't go when you might expect a lot of noise from Spring break or at s similar time.
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Response from Gerald Dobard, Guest Services / Front Office at Ocean View Hotel
Responded Apr 27, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review despite the noise and electric vehicle charging mix up during your stay. I want to apologize again and thank you for your patience and understanding. We would love to have you back with us again during a calmer time in the future should you feel like giving us another go. We are happy that things worked out overall and we wish you safe travels for your future trips.
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SR22 wrote a review Aug 2020
Seattle, WA314 contributions193 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location. Housekeeping needs to vacuum hallways better. Also, there were tissue dispensers so you didn't have to touch the elevator button, but they were empty at least half the time over a 2 day stay. Note there is an $18 "destination fee" per night, which is a combination of various city taxes and assessments.
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Gerald Dobard, Guest Services / Front Office at Ocean View Hotel
Responded Aug 10, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We appreciate your feedback and will continue to monitor the cleanliness of the hallways and the stock of tissues. We do prioritize cleanliness, now more than ever, and we will continue to improve in these areas. We hope to see you again soon.
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TravelNurse123 wrote a review Dec 2020
Alabama967 contributions205 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was directly across the street from the Santa Monica Pier and the beach. There were several restaurants on the same street of the hotel which was convenient. I decided to order most of my meals via Grubhub and experienced no problems with having my food delivered directly to my room. A few things to know: The Valet parking was close to $50.00 per night, the rooms do not have a microwave, however, they do have a refrigerator, you'll need to request a Ocean view, all rooms do not offer this view, lastly the rooms are not large but very comfortable. Overall, the customer service here was superb and the Housekeeping team did an excellent job cleaning the rooms. I felt very safe that everything was approximately sanitized.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Gerald Dobard, Guest Services / Front Office at Ocean View Hotel
Responded Dec 31, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are happy to know that you had such a great experience during your stay here with us. It means a lot to hear that our cleaning and our customer service both stood out. We appreciate your time and we look forward to having you back with us again in the future.
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611malim wrote a review Oct 2021
Dallas, Texas12 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is centrally located to everything you want and need. Walking distance to the Santa Monica pier, bars, restaurants and shopping. Valet parking only and it’s a bit pricey but honestly if you don’t plan on leaving the Santa Monica area a rental car isn’t needed. You can literally walk to the Santa Monica outlet. Promenade and several other restaurants. The ocean view room facing Ocean Ave will give you beautiful views of the ocean. The interior of this hotel has a few issues but I could overlook most because of the customer service and nice view from the balcony. The bed is hard, lumpy & uncomfortable, furniture a little outdated. Walls are thin- can hear the neighbors conversation. You can hear the housekeepers and staff loudly talking on radio from the hallway. All the doors slam, which is disturbing especially when trying to sleep.
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Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Gerald Dobard, Guest Services / Front Office at Ocean View Hotel
Responded Oct 17, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We apologize for the shortcomings that you experienced during your stay here with us from the noise and mattress. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us overall with our location views and customer service. We hope to have you back again in the future.
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Jamie Spur wrote a review Aug 2020
Bakersfield, California2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at ocean view last week. I wanted to say I felt very safe there regardless of the pandemic. Everyone was wearing masks and they had hand sanitizer in different locations for guests. The staff was also very nice. I spoke to David who was kind enough to give me some recommendations to do in LA bc a lot of things are currently closed. He had a lot of knowledge and was very respectful. Overall my stay was excellent.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Gerald Dobard, Guest Services / Front Office at Ocean View Hotel
Responded Aug 18, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review! We are happy that you enjoyed your time here with us and we appreciate your business. We hope to have you here again with us soon!
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Terri C wrote a review May 2021
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here 3 nights with a friend and we felt totally comfortable. The hotel and rooms were super clean and respectful with health and safety measures, and the staff was super friendly. Doris, Joy, Zulme, and Luis were wonderful. The cleaning service was amazing. She even organized my make up on a wash cloth so it was displayed nicely and I found that so kind. I sought her out from the front desk so I could give her a gratuity directly. The location is amazing although, it does feel like the area could use a fire hose cleaning on the sidewalks lol. The hotel is near the pier and it draws tons of people including the less fortunate homeless. It's hard to see and they are everywhere. We were not approached and didn't feel unsafe, though. Always lots of people around. The valet is the way to go if you drive. Just give it up and spend the extra $$ to have 5-star car service. Call from your room and most times, it will be waiting. Also, they offer a discount breakfast at a nearby hotel (just to the right of the Ocean View) and whoever is managing the quality of food, service, and efficiency is 100%.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Gerald Dobard, Guest Services / Front Office at Ocean View Hotel
Responded May 15, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave this review! We are thrilled to hear about your fantastic experience here with us from the front desk to housekeeping and valet the whole team works hard to make our guests stay special and we very much appreciate the recognition. Thank you again and we hope to have you back with us again soon!
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Gabino wrote a review Nov 2020
Los Angeles, California1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a great little hotel with a big heart. Not only is it situated in a great location, right in the middle of everything in santa monica, but it also offers all the amenities that you would expect from a 5 star hotel.

+The view
+The rooms are super clean
+Huge tv in room
+Mini bar
+The beds were super comfy
+Gym with peloton access
+Ocean view pool 😁
+The workers were A-class, especially the front desk employee name David whom helped us correct an issue with our credit card. A class service david, thanks.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Gerald Dobard, Guest Services / Front Office at Ocean View Hotel
Responded Nov 14, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are thrilled that you had such a great experience and that our team took such good care of you. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to have you back with us again in the future.
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Mario041 wrote a review Mar 2022
Wiesbaden, Germany179 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
At the end of March 2022 we stayed for two nights at the Ocean View Hotel in Santa Monica. The location directly on the beach opposite the Santa Monica Pier is outstanding. As requested, we had a very quiet room on the top floor facing the courtyard, the room was spacious, very clean and also the bathroom gave no cause for criticism. We were very satisfied with these overnight stays. The only downer is that for two nights about $ 100 parking fees are due.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Gerald Dobard, Guest Services / Front Office at Ocean View Hotel
Responded Apr 1, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review! We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay here with us so much and that the room and cleanliness were up to standard. We look forward to having you back again soon.
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Answer from RAC66
Bath, United Kingdom101 contributions148 helpful votes
Booked through my regular travel agent and nothing was mentioned about resort fees being payable. Had to cough up in departure. Also hotel charges 50 dollars per night for car parking. Very few options nearby to park so had to use it. Added a lot to our stay. It’s fairly regular to charge resort fees now. Las Vegas was extortion at 59 dollars per night. Funnily SF didn’t charge us anything so was happy with that.
Answer from RAC66
Bath, United Kingdom101 contributions148 helpful votes
No but they have a laundry service.
지연 이 asked a question Sep 2022
Are there any meeting rooms?
Answer from Jean W
3 contributions2 helpful votes
I am unsure of this as I was only there for a holiday
Tim L asked a question Jun 2022
Huntington Beach, California
How old you have to be in order to check in
Debbie S asked a question Jan 2022
Denver, Colorado5 contributions
Are the rooms quiet?
5 contributions6 helpful votes
Yes, the rooms are basically quiet, however, the traffic and commotion outside on the street is loud, but is fine when you close the balcony doors.
Anthony C wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Let the staff know right away if you do not want your room cleaned, you will save money. "
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researcher45 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania26 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"During weekends the noise has to be super loud"
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Heather B wrote a tip Mar 2024
Big Bear Lake, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure to get an ocean view room with balcony, not all rooms are ocean view "
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VeraSK33 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Pilsen178 contributions71 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a seaview room in a higher floor. Park your car in the hotel, it is safer. "
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SHIRIN Y wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"checkout with parking with the staff if you are on a budget . "
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PRICE RANGE
$307 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ocean view santa monica, ocean view hotel santa monica, hotel ocean view, best western ocean view hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta MonicaSanta Monica
NUMBER OF ROOMS
67
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean View Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean View Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Santa Monica Bay (0.3 miles), Santa Monica State Beach (0.3 miles), and Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean View Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a business center, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Ocean View Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Ocean View Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean View Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa, and True Food Kitchen.
Is Ocean View Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Santa Monica.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ocean View Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ocean View Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Ocean View Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Will Rogers State Historic Park (3.0 miles), Annenberg Community Beach House (1.2 miles), and Los Angeles California Temple (4.5 miles).
Does Ocean View Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Ocean View Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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