Location is perfect, short walk to the beach and Santa Monica Pier. You can even walk to the Venice Beach Boardwalk from here. If you are looking for 5 star luxury, this isn't the place for you- it's an older building with only window a/c units in some of the rooms. The showers are small and the water temperature is unstable. But, the hotel has its own unique charm and personality that you will not find anywhere else. We stayed in room #32 which was upstairs and had a view of the beach from the front window. We were also surprised with a second bedroom which made it nice when my husband wanted to wake up early and watch tv.
Front desk staff was some of the nicest I have ever encountered in my travels, especially James. I hope I get to stay here again someday.
Free wi-fi, parking $36.
- 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