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Sea Blue Hotel
Ranked #21 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here a couple of weeks ago and we are so glad that we found this little gem near the beach! We stayed in a suite in the back area and there was plenty of space. The breakfast and coffee were great, and so was the staff. James went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and let us know about a really cool Hollywood hiking trail. Would love to visit this hotel again!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Hotel Californi... S, Front Office Manager at Sea Blue Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2014

Thanks so much!! We've really upgraded our courtyard and breakfast offerings. I'm totally excited that you appreciated the hotel and enjoyed your stay! When you return, I've got plenty more hiking trails in mind :) See you soon! James Broome, Front Office Manager

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Super fun hotel! Loved staying here. Good location, even better price We got a better deal by calling the hotel directly and booking with James. He also checked us in when we arrived and was very attentive throughout our stay!! Cant wait to come back next holiday! Cheers!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Hotel Californi... S, Front Office Manager at Sea Blue Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2014

Thank you for your kind post. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay... We look forward to your next visit! - James Broome, Front Office Manager

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

My family stayed here for 8 nights after our massive Disneyland visit earlier. It was absolutely perfect in every way. The Hotel California is minutes to be beach, pier, shopping, and plenty of places to eat. Rooms were clean, and we loved the decorating in them, beds were a pleasure to sleep on. Breakfast was a bonus, and the random Pizza Parties were a lovely touch, my children are still talking about them! A huge shout out needs to go to Katie, Aaron, JP, James and Co, fantastic staff who were fabulous to deal with and totally awesome with my kids - thank you!

We highly recommend The Hotel California, and are already planning a repeat visit.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Hotel Californi... S, Front Office Manager at Sea Blue Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2014

We're all pumped your family had a great stay! Since we've upgraded our free breakfast offerings our guests have been very happy! Sleeping on a BEAUTY REST mattress :) is popular as well...Remember your room key for your discounted return visit. We'll save some pizza for you! - James Broome, Front Office Manager

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Reviewed April 4, 2014

The staff here is excellent. Even though it's a relaxed atmosphere no details are over looked when it comes to the service. The location is just a block away from all the action yet the hotel feels like it's tucked away in it's own little beach front world. I travel to Cali often and have stayed in luxury hotels but this place has become my new favorite spot to chill. Going back in August!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Hotel Californi... S, Front Office Manager at Sea Blue Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2014

Thank you for posting such a great review! We look forward to welcoming you back in August - great weather and big waves ahead! - James Broome, Front Office Manager

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Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed staying close to the beach while in town for business. Great, amazingly friendly staff, lots of nearby restaurants. Comfortable room with all the essentials. Quick walk to the Santa Monica pier, and some great nearby food.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Hotel Californi... S, Front Office Manager at Sea Blue Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2014

Louis,

Thanks so much for spreading the word about our hotel. Hopefully next time you visit us it won't have to be for work! Be sure to let us know when you are heading back and we will be sure to welcome you back with a nice return guest discount. We look forward to seeing you soon!

All the Best,

James Broome

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

The hotel and staff were above and beyond what we expected. The staff is amazing, the hotel has a relaxing atmosphere although, I must warn the hotel is old, and can use some maintenance in the rooms. Can't say enough about the staff, James was truly a big part of why our stay was so great, He helped with transportation, made my kids laugh, and really made my family feel taken care of in every way. Breakfast buffet was excellent, great food, wonderful staff. We will definitely visit this hotel again on our next visit to Santa Monica! Great beach, awesome location for kids with all the fun games and rides on the pier!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Hotel Californi... S, Front Office Manager at Sea Blue Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

We're so glad that you guys had such a great time while visiting us in sunny Santa Monica! It's awesome that you appreciated and took advantage of our newly upgraded breakfast offerings. When the family is ready to return I'll be here! Don't forget to bring your room key for your return guest discount!

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Reviewed March 30, 2014

I stayed at the Hotel California during the LA Marathon. The staff in the lobby were so nice, they even got us a deal on a ride to the airport. If you stay here make sure you ask for a room in the 30's. James and Aaron were so nice and went WAY out of their way to make our stay special. We are going to bring our family back here this summer!

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Hotel Californi... S, Front Office Manager at Sea Blue Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post such wonderful feedback! We are pumped you enjoyed your stay with us - Remember to bring your Hotel California room key for your return discount!

- James Broome
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Additional Information about Sea Blue Hotel

Address: 1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212 (Formerly The Hotel California)
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#13 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#15 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#17 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range: $196 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Blue Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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
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