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Seaview Hotel
Ranked #28 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Reviewed September 22, 2012

And this is certainly in a fabulous one. 2 minutes from the beach, 5 minutes from Santa Monica Pier and about 7 minutes from 3rd street promenade. We sayed in Room 15, recently refurbished, it was clean and well decorated. A small kitchen with hob and fridge, a large bedroom with king bed and an ok bathroom, with hair dryer. No problem parking any of our 3 nights we were staying.

Only 2 criticisms - 1) no air conditioning and room got very hot - the fan provided helped; and 2) better quality toilet paper would be welcomed,

For the price this hotel is fantastic and I would recommend if saying in LA particularly if u want to be close to the beach.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Martintracy
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Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Some people have had complaints about about the noise, but as someone who travels a lot I did not find the noise standing in the way of my sleeping. The lady at check in was nice, as was the gentleman who was there that made many suggestions about places to go. Cora's next door has delicious coffee, even though it is a few dollars more then places back home. The room it self was #8 and I found it to be very clean and for the price, nicely appointed. The private patio was an unexpected bonus! The pier and the beach are less then 5 minutes away when you take the private pathway down.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank Calvin D
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Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 3nights for 2 ppl in early September. Very close to the beach and a short walk from the pier. Rooms are very clean and nicely presented. given the cheap price and convenient location, this place blew us away and Rosa is a lovely lady who let's us leave our baggage in her office early prior to check in while we soaked in Santa Monica. Thank u

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank Sue C
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Great location less that 5 mins walk from Santa Monica pier, rooms are good 2 big double beds and the owners were fantastic they couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, they gave us so much infomation as to where to go how to get places what to do and we arrived early and we got into room early would definitely book this hotel again, best value for money amd so close to the pier, they also have a nice little area to sit out on we were too busy to use it but if we had more time we would have

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

The wife started laughing when we walked in. We were two couples and she knew it would be cozy. It was great that we were close friends because we were close in this room. It was clean and sparce with no extras. Bottom line: Reasonable price because of the location, friendly staff, no ocean view, lots of street noise, walking distance to everything.There is a great little place to eat (b,l,d) right next door.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank oldrls
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

In any other place, I would never have considered staying here. However, the hotel rates in Santa Monica are outrageously expensive, and the Seaview is ideally located for ANYTHING you want to do. The rooms have been minimally updated, but the bathroom was a mess. The faucets leaked and the shower looked pretty disgusting. There are very few amenities, and travelers should be aware of this. There is no phone, no shampoo, no conditioner, no lotion, no alarm clock, no air-conditioning and no drinking glasses. Fortunately our friends had stayed here before, and they brought plastic cups. There is free wifi and a rotating fan which didn't help much. The room layouts vary, so you should make specific requests. For example, some rooms have kitchens, and some rooms have cross ventilation which makes them much cooler than the room I had (#8). Some rooms on the ground level have private patios. I would highly recommend requesting a room away from Ocean Boulevard as there is extremely loud traffic noise 24/7.

On the plus side is the fact that the Seaview Hotel is just steps from the beach and just a block or two to the pier. It's a short walk to almost all the Santa Monica shopping areas and just about a half mile to Venice beach. There is a small parking lot and the outdoor areas are very pleasant. Given these positives, I would stay here again. I would request a room away from the main road, and I would pack a a plastic cup!!

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

I liked this hotel very much. The rooms were refurbished and had a nice feel. Very spacious, clean and even with a small kitchen we didn't expect. The location is superb only some metres from the seaside. The couple running it were very nice. Free wi-fi.
The only drawback is the price, which is quite pricey compared to other places in LA, but this is Santa Monica! I would definitely come back.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank oconeeNY
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Additional Information about Seaview Hotel

Address: 1760 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3214
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Santa Monica
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range: $93 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Seaview Hotel is a 1950's art deco gem by the ocean and is super affordable! The rooms have fresh colors, cozy fibers & trendy furniture! Each room includes free wireless, flat screen TV's & complimentary maid service. There is also free parking on a first come first serve basis. Footsteps from the beach via a private walkway. Many of Santa Monica's finest entertainment, restaurants, cafes, shopping centers, and art galleries. Santa Monica Pier is 2 blocks away, while Third St. Promenade is 3 blocks. See you soon! ... more   less 
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