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“Great location but not a tourist hotel”
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The Georgian Hotel
Ranked #9 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
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Reviewed December 27, 2004

Seven of us (ages 17 to 80) in four rooms for six nights last July. First things first. The location is terrific stepping out from the foyer and seeing palm trees and the Pacific. We are not very demanding and therefore the valet parking and the cost of it around $20 a day was steep particulary when the more notice you give you want the car the longer it takes because those last minute I'm in a rush types put on pressure to get their cars immediately.

The staff are really nice and the beds are to die for. But you can arrive back at five o' clock and your room hasn't been made up. I was on a non smoking floor but when the next room had a 'gathering' and the smoke was coming through to our room at 2 in the morning the management response was to open the fire doors and let the smoking and the noise continue. Also be careful with the ocean views. We got upgraded but couldn't see the ocean for the palm trees blocking our view. Ocean view means get up above the trees. Also front of the hotel means street noise into the early hours of the morning.

But you get newspapers and internet in the foyer and they're seeking to put in restaurant facilities in the basement to expand their licence. If you care about nice staff, great beds and a really good location then this place is for you.

It was my mistake to go for what is really a business hotel where the bathrooms are small which for almost a week's stay becomes a nuisance. My bill of just under $5,000 dollars entitles me to have some opinions and despite what I've written it is not all bad.

  • Stayed: July 2004
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Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed November 5, 2004

A cool character hotel in a good location. Attentive service from the front desk to room service to doormen. A little disappointed with the wireless service, however. If you're staying for work, be prepared to get kicked off often. Despite that, would stay again.

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Reviewed October 13, 2004

We stayed at the Georgian for two nights in September as we drove down the coast of California. Our first impression of the hotel was that it was in a great location and had a rather retro interior. The hotel is older but it has been kept up well. The rate that we paid was $169 a night plus $20 a night for parking. Our room was on one of the higher floors and had a great ocean view. The room was not overly impressive but it was very well kept. I have to admit, we usaully prefer modern properties but found the retro feel and decor of this hotel very comfortable. I must say that the staff were fantastic, especially at the front desk. They were extremely knowlegeable and very helpful, a rarity at many hotels.

5  Thank remax
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Reviewed October 10, 2004

I am a travel agent and stayed here with my family (husband and 2 children). We had a City View Suite, which was lovely and very roomy. Nicely decorated. I was very impressed with this hotel. It was in the perfect location. I would recomend this hotel over and over again...

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Reviewed October 4, 2004

Stayed here in August on our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. The location is fantastic, overlooking the Pacific, especially nice when sipping a chilled glass of wine on the terrace watching the sunset. The staff were courteous and helpful and made you feel very welcome. The room was lovely and the bed was to die for. Loved the fact that when you were out enjoying Santa Monica in the evening the bedroom fairies visited and dimmed your lights, filled your ice bucket, turned the bed down and left you chocolates! Even the look of the hotel is impressive.Would definately recommend The Georgian Hotel, it makes the whole LA experience much more enjoyable.

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Alpharetta, Ga.
Reviewed September 30, 2004

My wife and I just got back from a stay at the Georgian (Sept. 2004). From the moment we checked in (happy to give us an early check-in) all the way through check-out, everybody at the hotel made sure we had everything we needed. The hotel is located across the street from the beach and the view from the room was great. This is an older and smaller hotel, but this is what made it so perfect. This is where we will stay the next time we visit Santa Monica.

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Reviewed September 19, 2004

We stayed here for three nights in September 2004 and it was lovely.

The staff were very helpful; the location was perfect and the hotel interior was fantastic.

Our room was decorated in chocolate colours and our bed was the most comfy EVER. They even put chocolates on our pillows every night. The room was spotlessly clean - I couldn't fault it.

The only downside is that there is no pool.

I'd definitely stay here again, I just need to save up first...

  • Stayed: September 2004
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Address: 1415 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401-2116
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
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 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#7 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#12 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range: $324 - $507 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Georgian Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 84
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