This is a great choice for budget travelers in Santa Monica.
Which says a lot as it's quite expensive in this part of town!
The room was great, very clean, free parking, and about a 15 minute walk along the beach to the Santa Monica Pier (or 40 minutes if you are hobbling along the sand in jandals/flip flops with feet full of blisters...)
The lady at the desk was a bit brisk with us but helpful none the less. In the little reception bit are plenty of helpful brochures as well as some magazines and books for you to borrow which is a nice touch. Had a small fridge and a place to sit and eat. Bathroom was good too, if a bit noisy.
Noise is actually the thing that lets this place down. It was quite noisy and after midnight this truck pulled up at the drive with a band playing in the back (um...only in America?!?!?!) which filled our room with lights and noise. They seemed to stay for ages (prob only 10 mins) but it was really annoying as we were super tired from our day.
Our room was close to the front- I'd recommend asking for one near the back to get away from the street noise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our rooms feature terra-cotta tile floors, refrigerators, air conditioning, cable TV, granite counter tops and more. We have a sun deck and an on-site restaurant and Laundromat. All our rooms are non-smoking. We offer free parking in our own parking lot. We are located within walking distance to all Santa Monica attractions and within a 1/2 hour drive to all Los Angeles attractions. Plus, we're only TWO SHORT BLOCKS from Santa Monica's famous white sand beach. Along historic and charming Main Street are numerous restaurants, art galleries, museums, dress shops, coffee shops, and more. A 2 night minimum stay is required on weekends and holidays. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sea Shore Hotel Santa Monica
- Sea Shore Santa Monica