I booked this motel after reading reviews on trip advisor. We were looking for an inexpensive option in Santa Monica for 2 adults and a teenager.
We arrived at about 2pm and booked in at the little booking in window-we were allocated room number 4 on the front of the hotel.
The room was split into a main and smaller room with a separate bathroom. 1 double bed and 2 singles round the corner in the a joining room.
It was clean throughout and had a safe, fridge, TV and wireless internet. There was no AC but there were 3 fans that kept the room cool.
There were also plenty of towels and toiletries.
The motel is directly opposite a Jack in a Box drive through. I notice that some reviews have mentioned the noise/smell from the drive through- we didn't notice this- returning from an evening out in Santa Monica at about 11pm and sleeping through undisturbed until morning.
The motel is a 10 or brisk 5 minutes walk from the beach front. The area seemed perfectly safe to me although we did catch a taxi for $5 from the pier in the evening back to the motel.
Anybody booking here should be aware that this in an old style motel, the rooms are clean, the facilities good but everything is not immaculate and brand new like in some modern resort hotels- you are getting what you pay for; $117 for 3 people in Santa Monica is pretty good going in my opinion.
The owner and staff where friendly and helpful.
I would stop here again without any hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- *All request, including room type, are non-guaranteed and shall be honored depending on availability at check-in.* We are a small and basic motel. To noise sensitive; we are behind the Jack in the Box(fastfood chain) and the night Bar name TriP. Welcome to Rest Haven Motel, Santa Monica !!! Feel good in this neighborhood if you would! This is an economy motel conveniently located in Lincoln Blvd and Grant Street just 20 minutes walk to the Third Street Promenade in downtown Santa Monica and the famous Santa Monica Pier where fun and enjoyment can be had beyond compare. The place is quite accessible to many other favorite tourists' haunts known the world over like Venice Beach, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Universal Studio, Disneyland, and more which makes every stay a pleasure. Built in 1938..."A marvelous experience"... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rest Haven Hotel Santa Monica