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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sea Shore Motel

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Sea Shore Motel
Ranked #15 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Ankara, Turkey
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81 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Perfect Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

A very lovely and quiet motel in the center of Santa Monica offers clean and comfortable rooms. Has the perfect location. 5 minutes walking distance to Santa Monica Beach, 15 minutes walk to Santa Monica pier, 5 minutes bicycle ride to Venice beach. You can rent bicycles for like $5-10/hr from Santa Monica Beach. There are lots of nice restaurants coffee shops located just a few minutes walk from the Motel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. No need to have a car to enjoy Santa Monica but the motel offers free parking!!! Also offers free WiFi. Very good value.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

We found the Sea Shore Motel in Santa Monica to be perfect for our needs. We were there for a family wedding in the Victorian Hotel across the street. It was within walking distance to the beach and bike hire and many restaurants and bars.

We had a self catering room, which had everything we needed to eat in. It was clean and the housekeeping was top class. The staff were very friendly and easy to deal with.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

really pleased with this choice of motel. in a really good location. you can walk to venice beach and so long as you don't mind a 25 min walk you can walk into the new downtown area. tom on reception was especially helpful with local tips and info and booking us universal studio tours. yes, i know they get commision for it, but it is nice to be sold it in a helpful manner. really good sized rooms, bathroom really good too, furniture and bathroom fittings a bit dated but the place all really clean. we stayed in room 9, tucked away behind reception. room nice and cool so didn't have to use ac much. sun deck area great for getting come rays or having a meal - but it needs a good clean and wash down - lots of greasy marks on tiles. motel on the busy main street so i think if you upstairs and looking over the street it might be rather noisy. that said we sleptvery well. free wifi good but signal strength a bit hit and miss away from room window. free off street parking a bonus. given everything i'd certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Located far away from all main restaurants and shops
The room is big but not cozy.
The bed is comfortable but the blanket is dirty and not pleasant to touch Аll the furniture is very old
and need to update!The way Motel located it has an echo and it makes it difficult to sleep because even small noise gets louder at night !I could not sleep all night!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Sea Shore was our next to last stop on our mostly northern California trip. I knew going in this was not going to be a 4-5 but clean. To our surprise this little hotel sit's right in the middle of where we like to be. We parked the car for 3 days and were able to walk everywhere. What we did not reach by foot our tour we booked took us too. It was funny that I had tried to book something in Venice beach. After making a tour stop there we are SO glad we didn't. Venice Beach a combination Bourbon Street, Vegas Strip, Carnival side show, Homeless shelter, Drug infested zoo with a touch of keep your hands on your wallet at all times kind of area. But cross the line in to Santa Monica and you will find safe, family oriented, great beach with a touch of paradise. Then finally the little cafe that is attached is wonderful. It seem's to be a family owned and operated place. The service was awesome. I'm not a first thing in the morning food guy but the food is fresh and looked great.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Watertown, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Pleasantly surprised. Clean and comfortable bed. Excellent location. Great location. Friendly staff. For my needs, couldn't have been happier anywhere else as I only needed a place to sleep. Walked to beach every morn after breakfast and loved it.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Charleston, South Carolina
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105 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

The staff is super friendly and helpful, really really nice. The location is perfect, there are tons of restaurants and shops and coffee shops on Main Street. The rooms are a bit outdated, but absolutely and totally worth the price. I dare anyone to find a better hotel for the same price. Clean and comfortable and FREE parking. This hotel can't be beat!!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Sea Shore Motel
Address: 2637 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4001
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Monica
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#13 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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