by Lissa Poirot
This newly renovated oceanfront hotel in Santa Monica overlooks the beach and the pier. With its new, clean look of seaside hues of blues and whites, the affordable Ocean View Hotel provides 66 guestrooms, complete with free Wi-Fi. Rooms with views of either the ocean or the courtyard feature coffee makers, 40-inch flat-screen TVs, and iHome docking stations. Ocean view rooms, with balconies, only provide one king bed and not suitable to share as a larger family. Instead, families will want to select a room with two double beds, which are available overlooking the courtyard and gardens. Children under 14 stay free with one paying adult. The hotel does not provide onsite dining but is within walking distance of the Santa Monica Pier and a number of restaurants. A fitness center and spa services are available by request. The hotel is 100 percent non-smoking.
Our Editor Loves
- Oceanfront hotel
- Kids under 14 stay free
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free Wi-Fi
First off the hotel staff and manager were super helpful and friendly, everything we needed was in walking distance including the Santa Monica pier. The sunset view from our balcony was spectacular, the room was really nice, clean and the shower was great. We will definitely be back.
My husband and I have been loving our stay here. The location is fantastic and surrounded by all of the places we’ve wanted to go during our stay. Amazing ocean views across the street, fantastic shopping, & several restaurant options. Loved the included amenities like the bike rentals which allowed us to ride along the coast for fantastic views. The cookies at the front desk were a fun little surprise too. Our room has been quiet, clean, and comfortable. And the hotel lobby and hallways smell amazing, which I feel is rare to find. Finally, the staff has been very friendly. I typically stick to hotel chains when traveling because I’ve had several bad experiences with smaller/independent/boutique hotels, but Ocean View has exceeded our expectations and we will be back!