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Santa Monica Motel
Ranked #25 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Was a long walk to the pier. The room was small, damaged and smelt bad. Wifi was terrible. Bed was old and very uncomfortable. Staff were not very friendly and were seated behind a plastic screen which made communication difficult. Don't recommend this place.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

My wife and I are staying here for one night and think that it quite long enough, really. Certainly it is clean and in a good position - we walked to the pier and felt quite safe - but for $100 a night (with lastminute.com) we would have expected more. There is no kettle or coffee making facilities at all. There is an open wardrobe (ie. just a pole between two walls) in the washing area and not even a plastic beaker for a tooth brush. The queen bed really is just a queen although the headboard is for a king size! - and the bedding isn't long enough for a queen. Although limited, the furniture is mostly modern but no storage drawers, save for single ones in the bedside cabinets. The walls are very thin and a pain with us having noisy neighbours. Internet (free Wi-Fi) connection is good.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank DavidB027
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great location but poor rooms, we stopped here for 3 nights, five mins drive to beaches as it didn't feel save to walk, very helpful lady working on the front desk, but we really only used room to shower and sleep

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank theellitts
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Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Santa Monica Motel for 5 nights.
It is 15min walk to the beach. We could not afford a place near the beach. This place is perfect. The room are new and refresh.
During our stay, they changed the TV in the room to a brand new flat screen!
I stayed in many motels in CA, and I can tell this is the best i've ever see.
Friendly employees!! Great service!! Great afforadable rooms!

Pierre & Steph

Thank Pierre L
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

First, I must say that parking can be fairly tricky here. Spots are tight, and you may have to back out to the main street, since turning around may in fact be impossible. At night, we took to ordering a cab since moving the car would just have been too much of a hassle. The rooms are fairly clean, albeit sparse in amenities. Don't expect a hair dryer, toiletries, or even an alarm clock. However, they have free Wi-Fi, and you're near everything. The staff are very polite and helpful I must add.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bob A
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Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Coming from England and having to work in the local area I found the Santa Monica Motel a sound base.
This is the second time I have stayed here .
The rooms are clean and recently been refurbished, Cheri Perez on reception is very informative and helpful.
I would recommend this Motel to anybody wanting to stay in Santa Monica.
All the best, and good luck with your trip.

Yours sincerely,
Richard Lee

Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
2  Thank Richard L
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

I stayed here for 2 reasons: it was close to the the places I wanted to visit and because of its relative price. I will never stay here again! Next time I will go to a hotel that is farther away and deal with the traffic! I don't even know where to begin with this place...It was the 3rd worst hotel I've ever stayed in....its in a shady area, the parking lot is TINY and hard to maneuver if you have a bigger car, the room left much to be desired (do they even wash the sheets and blankets?!)...so yeah, I wouldn't stay here again or recommend it.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Charel C
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Additional Information about Santa Monica Motel

Address: 2102 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1319
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range: $182 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Santa Monica Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 7 blocks from the beach & world famous Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Motel offers the most affordable accommodations of all the beach hotels in Santa Monica, CA. Near Santa Monica College, the Santa Monica Place Mall and famous Third Street Promenade, our economy motel is only minutes away from the most desirable tourist attractions in the city. The Santa Monica Motel offers comfortable, private, safe, clean rooms, conveniently located a short walk away from the beach, exquisite restaurants, the pier, and most of Santa Monica’s iconic attractions. Our rooms offer either one queen bed or two double beds, en suite bathrooms with Shampoo and body wash, In room coffee makers, flat screen televisions, in room refrigerator, hair dryer, clock radio, iron and ironing board available upon request, fresh complimentary coffee served every morning, vending and ice machines on property, free Wi-Fi and free parking. All rooms at The Santa Monica Motel are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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