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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Grade: 100 out of 100
82Restaurantswithin 0,5 km
24Attractionswithin 0,5 km
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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Two nights with parking cost $600 in February. But the location was perfect as it was a short walk from the pier. The parking lot is small and cost $40/nt. No phone in the room. Only a window AC, so on a hot day it may not be ideal. It was in the 50’s the two days we stayed
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We only stayed for two nights but it was well worth it! We were treated fantastically well and given advice on where to eat and things to do! Plus, our rooms were ideally located, just 2 min walk from the pier and beach! Highly recommended for people looking to get a away a few
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Fabulous location and terrific service at the Sea Blue hotel. The friendly staff,especially Jova,Alexis and Mari met all our needs and expectations with a smile. Complimentary coffee and nutri grain bars in the lobby were the perfect start before heading down to the boardwalk
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5 min away from the beach I was pleasantly surprised by this place. you see only 2 floor and you might think bad motel but is was't. my room was big and nice. the bed was very comfortable and the stuff was very nice. I Recommend this place to solo travelers or couples.
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Response from Sea Blue S, Manager at Sea Blue Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear BleedinGuitar, Thank you for your time. The team and I are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Best, Mari Estrada Manager Sea Blue Hotel
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Mari, manager, Alexis, office, and Sol, cleaning, were excellent, helpful and attentive. It made for nice romantic time for our 48th wedding anniversary trip. Perfect location, close to everything, beaches, restaurants, services. Great location for seeing the Getty Villa and
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Response from Sea Blue S, Manager at Sea Blue Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Hello Stevestin, Thank you for choosing the Sea Blue Hotel. It was such a pleasure to meet you and your wife. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your anniversary! We look forward to your next visit. Best, Mari Estrada Manager Sea Blue Hotel
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I think they will probably answer you directly. I was a little worried about that too, but they have a system where no one gets blocked in. They will work it out for you, should be no problem.
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Is there air conditioning?
I believe only in certain units- you have to ask fir those rooms... but they did give us fans.
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Yes the rooms do have a safe. Sorry for late reply
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Yes I'm sure it will be. No reason to change it I don't think
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Sorry for delay - no idea as have short cropped hair !
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"Ask for one in the back, which I understand are larger and more expensive. We didn't get to see them as they were all occupied."
"Room #35 was just fine."
"Choose a room in back"
"I understand some rooms have AC and others don't. Request it when you book if you want it."
"Some rooms have no AC. Hotel is being remodeled. You should probably call ahead to confirm an AC room. Parking is tight."
US$239 - US$382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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