$189 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 25, 2015 Check-out: Jan 28, 2015

Ocean View Hotel

3 stars
1447 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
68 reviews
Rooms a remodeled!

I was so excited to get there and see all the remodeling they were doing to the rooms. They have me... See full review

  • Chrizztopher
  • Apr 14, 2014
Service Needs Work

Great Hotel Manager. Poor desk service. Poor phone answering, concierge service. See full review

  • GI Jenni
  • Nov 20, 2014
The perfect hotel in Santa Monica - affordable- stylish and across the street from Santa Monica Beach- only one block from the Santa Monica Pier- Shopping Mall and Third Street Promenade. Travelers to Santa Monica will find refined charm in a warm and appealing atmosphere at the AAA 3-diamond rated and green certified Ocean View Hotel. Guests to this hotel will enjoy close access and panoramic views of beautiful Santa Monica Beach. Hotel accommodations feature well-appointed 100 percent non-smoking guest rooms and free high-speed Internet access. Select rooms include private balconies with ocean views. This Santa Monica hotels prestigious location places guests within walking distance of the areas finest restaurants- shopping-entertainment- cafes and art galleries including the excitement of Santa Monica Pier and the popular Third Street Promenade. Experience year-round sunshine- caressed by gentle Pacific breezes and cooled by the clear blue waters of Santa Monica Bay at the Ocean View Hotel. Our staff extends you a warm and friendly invitation- Come and enjoy our hospitality and let us make the Ocean View Hotel your place to stay in Santa Monica. Make an online reservation today for a low rate guarantee. Located across the street from the beach- one block from Santa Monica Pier- Third Street Promenade- Santa Monica Place Shopping Mall- and Civic Auditorium. 6 miles from Los Angeles International Airport-LAX. 1 mile from Venice Beach. 15 minutes to Malibu Beach- Beverly Hills- Hollywood- and downtown Los Angeles.

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Ocean View Hotel Rooms

1 King Bed-Courtyard
1 King Bed-Courtyard-Non Smoking-Complimentary Wireless Internet
1 King Bed-Courtyard-Private Bal
1 King Bed-Courtyard-Private Balcony-Non Smoking-Complimentary Wireless Internet
1 King Bed-Ocean View-Private Ba
1 King Bed-Ocean View-Private Balcony-Non Smoking-Complimentary Wireless Internet
Two Double Beds-Courtyard-Privat
Two Double Beds-Courtyard-Private Balcony-Non Smoking-Complimentary Wireless Internet
Two Double Beds-Courtyard
Two Double Beds-Courtyard-Non Smoking-Complimentary Wireless Internet
Two Double Beds-Ocean View-Priva
Two Double Beds-Ocean View-Private Balcony-Non Smoking-Complimentary Wireless Internet
ROOM AMENITIES
Description not provided

Amenities

General
Concierge
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Golf
Tennis
Fishing
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Barber/Beauty shop
Parking
Parking
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (68)

Ratings and reviews for Ocean View Hotel

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
68 out of 68
Amenities:
2.4
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
2.8

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Enica C.
Business
N/A
Dec 21, 2014

Construction Troubles

It was a very expensive hotel for the low comfort. It was being remodeled and there was no true lobby, only one way to get in (that was mostly unsafe - where the cars came in), you had to pay to park (I hate when hotels do that!), and the room SMELLED. It was because it was newly remolded, but the new chemical smell was so strong that my eyes cried. Also, when I used the toilet it was not screwed into the ground - when I reached for the toilet paper I almost fell (lol)! They gave me a new room (with attitude - I don't know what that was about, I was nice about it), however this one smelled, too. Finally, there was horrible construction noise for most of the day (it was summer time so lots of daylight hours). I was underwhelmed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GI Jenni
Business
Malibu, CA
Nov 20, 2014

Service Needs Work

Great Hotel Manager. Poor desk service. Poor phone answering, concierge service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
KittyTina
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 1, 2014

Blatant Misinformation on this 2* hotel masquerading as 3*

First of all, the lies based on the listing: -This is a 2 star hotel. The reasons are listed below. -Listed with Fitness Center or Spa. Instead, there is a gym nearby they will give you a discount for. It is not on property, and it is not included. -Restaurant. There is no restaurant on site. -Room Service. There is no room service on site. Instead, they will give you a listing for a private delivery service to deliver from local chain restaurants... If this is room service, than every hotel in Santa Monica has room service. -Parking is $30, and that price is not listed anywhere on their site or this one. -Barber/Beauty Shop - Again, not on property. In addition to not having half of the amenities they list on their page, the "courtyard view" is a view of the parking lot/back alley; The checkout is 11:00am, not 12:00pm as they list; and all of their hallways are exterior. The rooms themselves are dimly lit and not well cleaned (3 downstairs hairs in the tub were there at our arrival). Additionally, there is no food on property AT ALL other than your minibar offerings. No vending machines, no room service, no restaurant, no water stations...It's $8 M&Ms or you're leaving the hotel. Quite simply, I don't know anyone who would be happy here. No Frills Travelers: If you are looking for a no frills 2-2.5* in a good location, then this would be great, except they seem to charge roughly 200% more than the other 2* locations in the area. Romantic Travelers: Thin walls, and alley views Family Travelers: Thin walls (again), Exterior Hallways, No vending, No food, etc. For the price they charge (I just pulled a random date, and they priced themselves as more than the actual 3 stars AND some 4 stars in the area), you shouldn't stay here. You will be disappointed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Randi L
Business
Boston MA
Sep 18, 2014

Great location but...

The hotel is in a great location. Room was nice. The night front deck had attitude. The building was being painted outside so we couldn't sit on our deck facing the ocean which we paid for. We had to complain, so they came and removed the film on the windows but couldn't find the deck furniture. When we arrived we didn't have any shampoo etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chestickles
Business
Gold Coast, Australia
Sep 18, 2014

All about the location

Our stay at the Ocean View apartments was short but sweet. Renovations and painting were still being done while we were there and the compulsory valet service was a slight pain, but the location is enviable; a 5 minute walk to the pier with restaurants and bars within even closer proximity.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Book yourself a room with a view if your budget allows, watching the pier light up at night and all the characters walk by from the comfort of your room is worth it.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Juls checking colleges
Business
San Jose, California
Sep 8, 2014

Good looks on the outside can't cover for flaws

We were severely disappointed in this hotel. Upon check in we were hit with a steep per night parking fee that was never mentioned in the reservation process. It's not in the hotel policies and additional billing information. Several parking lots within a block away charge less. Newly remodeled our television was not cabled correctly and did not work. After a 45 min wait someone came to fix it. The cable offerings were not as advertised, there were very few channels, no channel guide capability and no HBO which they touted on the website. They were short staffed and thus multiple trips to the front desk were required because phones not answered. The phone system was not set up and pushing speed dial buttons for customer service inoperable. Only one of the two elevators serviced the 2nd level parking so if we were on the wrong one, we had to switch elevators in the lobby - very inconvenient. This is an amazing location right across from the beach however for the high dollars charged, everything should work.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ocean View Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Awen89
Business
Rockford Illinois
Aug 13, 2014

An ok stay

Very good location near beach, but for families traveling with children- no. Next to bars that play music all hours of the night. No smoking anywhere- big fines if caught. Beautiful view but for $500 a night I would enjoy to smoke on my balcony. False advertisement. No complimentary breakfast. Parking is real tight. Otherwise, good location and good view.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

3rd street promenade was amazing! Lots of places to shop and eat. The beach was a further walk than expected. The pier was also decently close but very crowded!

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
tmbpinal
Business
Santa Monica, CA
Aug 5, 2014

Not as it seems

I was hoping this would be a great hotel to the end of our trip. Was I wrong - key machine not working - couldn't get in and out of room or elevator without going to get help. No drink machine or food on premises. Major construction day we were there and our car was filthy and very loud and dirty. When I asked for discount - was told flat out no refunds!!! Very displeased. Staff not helpful with help on room keys etc had to ask several times.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The pier was a lot of fun and very beautiful!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Southern Cali girl
Business
San Diego, ca
Aug 1, 2014

Nice hotel near the beach

Good hotel for the price. Very close to the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ocean View Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
H.Sku
Business
Minneapolis
Jun 14, 2014

Three stars all around

Nice small hotel. Rooms are a tiny bit tight but nice enough. Staff was nice and helpful. Location was about a block north and across street form pier and beach. Our room faced rooftops and other balconies but that was fine as we didn't spend much time inside. The tv and furnishings were nice. And the room was clean and smelled wonderfully of Aveda!! Parking is only $20 and it's right downstairs, it's tight but seems safe and secure.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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