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Sea Blue Hotel
Ranked #21 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Great little but funky hotel centrally located, clean, and reasonably priced for Santa Monica. Cute side patio with chairs and a distant view of the beach. Easy walk to Santa Monica pier and beach. Be prepared to give up luxury bathrooms and plan on toting your own luggage, but for the budget minded this is a great option to the expensive high rises that line the street. On site parking is limited but we arrived early afternoon and parking was available.

Stayed: September 2015
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Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

The location is perfect for the beach and Santa Monica Pier. We had room 14 which is street level on the front. Parking is $36 and no guaranteed spot if you leave and come back. The rooms appeared to have been updated recently, although the decor is a mix of 1930's meets surfer. The room was clean and comfortable. The staff was freindly and helpful. The rate was good for the location at $100+/night less than the other hotels. All in all it was ok for the price.

Stayed: September 2015, travelled with friends
Thank gkandrews
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Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

The hotel itself was very accommodating, the room had style and was very comfortable. The reason this is getting 3 out of 5 is because of parking. Their website say they have onsite parking for a fee, which is true. But they do not have enough spots for everyone staying in the hotel. Their back up plan is to send you across the street to another hotel which will cost you as well. But in our case the second place was full as well, so we then had to park in public parking which was much cheaper but was 4 blocks away, that was quite the hike with luggage, especially when we were expecting to park at the hotel.

Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

This hotel is in an ideal location close to the pier! Its quirky and cool and the reception staff are lovely! Our room didnt have aircon which made it stuffy but it was a particularly hot day when we stayed! It also added to the vibe and was fine for one night so I wouldnt let that put you off! The beds are comfy and the decor is cool!! I'd definitely recommend it! A tip would be to use the parking lot on the opposite side of the road which is cheaper and remember to grab a coffee at breakfast!! :)

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank EmmaParn
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

This is a truly individual hotel right near the beach at Santa Monica. Our room was very comfortable with funky decor and a really nice outdoor area. James on reception was really friendly and helpful. Only criticism would be the $36 parking charge but parking in Santa Monica seems pretty expensive generally.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sea Blue Hotel

Address: 1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212 (Formerly The Hotel California)
Region: 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
#15 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#17 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#17 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range: €174 - €330 (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
Hotel California Santa Monica
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