I'll be staying in SM, arriving July 2 and leaving July 5 and staying with my 12-yr old son. I currently have 3 nts reserved at the Sea Shore Motel near beach and at Comfort Inn at 2800 Santa Monica Blvd. We plan to go to SM Beach, 3rd St. Promenade, and Venice Beach at least once during the stay along with a Hollywood tour but we don't have to "live" at the beach.
The big question have is, is the Sea Shore Motel's proximity to beach worth staying at for three nights (able to walk to beach from motel), given it has no pool, no free continental breakfast, and appears to be located on a busy street with low-rise motel?
I realize the Comfort Inn looks like all others and is probably not in the scenic areas of Santa Monica, and is located about 1.5 mi from the beach but it may be the best overall hotel for cost and ammenities.
Hope to hear from someone who may have stayed at or is familiar with the Seashore Motel.