Obviously, you can't please everyone! It seems some people checked into a two star hotel and expected 5 star rooms. Come on, people...really.
We were very pleased! It was just the unique and quirky vibe we were looking for to break up the monotony of the chain hotels we'd been staying in during this vacation!
Is it a little dated? Sure! Does it have air conditioning? Nope! Were we the least bit hot in the evening? No!
The room was great! The kids got an absolute thrill out of the surfboard headboards! The "extra" room between the bedroom area and bathroom was SO appreciated! It made for a wonderful changing area with two kids! :-) We walked in off the street and the manager was an total sweetheart. He gave my husband the last room and a discount! So...it may be a 2 star hotel, but it was FIVE STAR service!!
The location was perfect for us! It was a short walk to the beach (Brrrr!!!) and the pier!
We wouldn't hesitate to return if we're in Santa Monica again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Classic, Oceanfront Santa Monica Hotel (formerly Hotel California) Unwind at this laid-back, oceanfront hideaway along the Pacific. Bask in the sun and carefree lifestyle of Southern California and stay a while at the Sea Blue Hotel. With a prime beachfront address, our tranquil, seaside refuge welcomes you to the heart of Santa Monica. Relax in our private courtyard with beach access, so you can dip your toes in the sand any time. Stay within walking distance of the Santa Monica Pier and the iconic Pacific Park Ferris wheel, and close to the local shops and galleries that line the Third Street Promenade. Just minutes from LAX, Venice Beach, and Malibu, our modern, surf-inspired accommodations with free Wi-Fi will leave you rested and relaxed, so you can head out to catch some waves and explore the best parts of coastal Southern California. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- California Hotel Santa Monica
- Hotel California Santa Monica
- California Santa Monica