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The Georgian Hotel
Ranked #10 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
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Picton, New Zealand
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“Lovely hotel”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Great location and close to beach and Santa Monica Pier. Our room was very clean and tidy although the bathroom was quite small. Lovely verandah at front of hotel. Perfect for an afternoon/early evening drink. We only ate breakfast here which was ok but not great. Only downside to this hotel was a very old slow lift. Building has stairs but you need to open 2 doors on every floor so using them was very frustrating. Excellent reception staff.

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Alexandria, VA
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

While the hotel was more than I'm usually willing to pay, I was very happy with the room. I got the package that included valet parking, which worked well. I didn't see a sign, but just pull up right in front of the doors, and the valet will come out to park your car. The room was very comfortable. I was a bit worried since I had the room next to the elevator, but I didn't notice any extra noise. The hotel had has a great location, easy walking distance to the Santa Monica Pier, Muscle Beach, and lots of restaurants and shopping.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

When we arrived at 4pm to check in (normal check in is available from 3pm) the bell boys were very helpful to take our luggage from the taxi and store it for us. We were told our room was not ready and to come back in 10 minutes or so. We were not able to start our check in by filling out paperwork or hearing about the hotels facilities or even directed to the bar for a refreshing drink...nothing. When we went back after 15 minutes or so, we were met by another person who very clearly too old to be working there - she asked us the same question "do you have a car you need to park" about 3 times...very slack service on the front counter. We went up to our room and had to call down for our luggage as the bell boy had not been informed that we were in our room yet. The turndown service offered was very considerate - chocolates and a weather update. I asked for no newspaper but still was delivered one. You would think that in a hotel of only 30 or so rooms...they would be able to keep track - esp when they ask at check in. The next day we needed to use the computer and borrow their scanned - they were very helpful with this task. We had drinks on the deck both afternoons at sunset. They had alot of trouble finding the right alcohol needed for the cocktails listed on their menu - one drink took about 30minutes to arrive and then in the end the right one did not arrive as they had run out of the necessary liqueur. The salmon and quinoa starter that we ate however was lovely. The room itself was fine - comfortable, the TV worked fine and the shower was suitable. Unfortunately we felt we paid more than what it was worth - our room was not overlooking the beach and the staff were not overly helpful. The location itself was convenient - we were able to walk to the Pier and the bus stop to head into town. I am glad we stayed in Santa Monica, however next time I will most definately choose another hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London UK
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Although a bit rough around the edges, this is a great, quirky costal hotel in a fabulous location just opposite Santa Monica pier. Our room was upgraded to a spacious sea fronting suite which we absolutely loved. The corridor and communal areas could probably do with a bit of attention but apart from that very minor point, it was perfect. Particularly appreciated the bed and bedding which were luxurious - great to sink into at the end of the day. The staff were so friendly and helpful and made our visit very pleasant. The hotel has a restaurant balcony at the front serving good food - great place to sit and watch the street activity and the sun go down....would recommend.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed in an Ocean-View Suite, and since part of our experience was intended to simply relax and enjoy a room with a view, it was well worth the extra cost. Not only was our view spectacular, the room itself was so comfortable and nice. I was expecting things to be a bit run down, since it's an old, quirky historic building. But everything was lovely and in wonderful condition. The hotel staff were so friendly and helpful, and we loved dining on the porch!

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Newcastle, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed here from Sept 9th to Sept 12th 2012 as part of a trip around California. The hotel is exactly as described and we had a beachfront room on the 8th floor. The views were amazing but as the hotel is on the main road it is a little noisy but I wouldn't let that put you off. Breakfast in the restaurant downstairs is highly recommended and sitting outside on the terrace overlooking the beach is a great way to start the day! Santa Monica itself is a great place for shopping and dining and as a base for using public transport into downtown Hollywood we found the Georgian ideal with a frequent bus service/stops at the end of the road. The Georgian isn't cheap but you get what you pay for and if you can afford the extra for a beachfront room it's really worth it!

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

The hotel is in an absolutely prime location, being only a short walk to everything in Santa Monica. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The hotel itself is old fashioned in a very cool way - exterior and interior are very charming. The rooms are nicely fitted out. We arrived a bit early and were expecting to drop our bags and return later, but they let us have our room early which was excellent. The food were ordered through room service was nice. Would definately stay here again.

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Property: The Georgian Hotel
Address: 1415 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401-2116
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#4 Green Hotel in Santa Monica
#7 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#7 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#12 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Georgian Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 84
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