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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved staying at Santa Monica Motel, it was everything we were looking for. It was a perfect walking distance to Santa Monica/ Venice for the price that we were paying. The rooms were clean and well accommodated.

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svanger, General Manager at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your stay with us here at The Santa Monica Motel. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and are appreciative that you took the time to tell us about It. We are glad the Motel met your needs and that you had a wonderful time. We value our guests and their feedback and hope that... More 

Santa Monica, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really wanted to compliment the staff on their excellent help, in particular Cherie who always makes the stay much more pleasant with her very helpful charming style. As usual my room was lovely and clean.

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svanger, General Manager at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Phillip, Thank you very much for your stay with us here at The Santa Monica Motel. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and are appreciative that you took the time to tell us about the above and beyond service from Cheri. It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to your next visit. Thank you for your... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday my friend and I stayed for one night at this economical and cute motel just a few blocks from the Santa Monica pier (4 mins driving). Sherry, whom we met and checked us in, was extremely sweet and helpful. She was obliging and upgraded us to a bigger room which was tucked in the back of the motel where... More 

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svanger, General Manager at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your stay with us here at The Santa Monica Motel. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and are appreciative that you took the time to tell us about It. I am happy to recognize Cheri for your kind words. We are glad the Motel met your needs and that you had a wonderful time.... More 

Laughlin, Nevada
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great time at the motel staff friendly room clean need to security widows better again needs small refrigator in room parking a little tight beds were clean and comfortable over all experance was fine

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svanger, Front Office Supervisor at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Dear 362general, Thank you for taking the time to share about your stay with us. We love to hear you had an amazing time and that you also enjoyed our rooms as well as the staff. We would love to welcome you back the next time your in the Santa Monica area. Kind Regards, Cheri Perez Front Office Supervisor More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Guy at reception was very helpful and friendly. Expensive area and this motel is at the cheaper end so expectations should be adjusted accordingly. Everything just ok - be realistic. Odd smell in room meant we had windows open.

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svanger, Front Office Supervisor at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Dear Blueshat64, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, Guest satisfaction is our main priority and our team works hard to ensure that our guests are taken care of. Yes you are correct, Santa Monica Motel offers some of the most affordable rates in the Santa Monica area and we are within walking distance to downtown Santa... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Santa Monica Motel is a classic motel with good Wi-Fi and free parking. When we arrived we had complains on the cleaning of the room. Both the desk clerk and the manager took our complains seriously and helped us in the best of ways.

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svanger, Front Office Supervisor at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Dear Stefanrichard2016, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, I apologize for the issues you encountered during your stay however I am pleased to see that our Manager and Front Desk Agent were able to resolve your concerns. Should you find yourself in the Santa Monica area again please let us know as we would love to... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Great location, we were happy that we were able to walk to the Pier and Venice Beach quite easily. Bit strict on checking in time, we turned up at 2.20pm and check in was 3pm so we were sent away which was annoying, particularly when we had driven down from Santa Barbara. However, we found a delicious vegan Thai restaurant... More 

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svanger, Front Office Supervisor at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Dear Claire S, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, I apologize that your Room was not ready when you arrived as I understand how frustrating that can be after a long day of Travel. I will share your comments with the correct department as we strive to make improvements. Our Motel is situated in a Prime... More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Excellent value for the money. The motel is not on the beach, and its room rate reflects that fact. Its an older motel, but the room interior is first rate (spacious, clean and modern. No skimping here). The motel exterior? Not so impressive - not much curb appeal. The motel is located in a commercial sector of Santa Monica -... More 

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svanger, Front Office Supervisor at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Dear B78757Dpauld, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, It was a pleasure to have you as our Guest, I am happy to hear that you felt the value for your money as our Motel is one of the most affordable in the Santa Monica area. If you are ever in the Santa Monica area... More 

Godsownacre Sussex
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Well what a let down arrived early and left the car whilst they prepared a room which was good came back late afternoon room not quite ready but what a dreadful room when we got in - very small and on the main road NO AIR CON just a fan Windows overlooked sidewalk so curtains had to remain closed no... More 

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svanger, Front Office Supervisor at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Dear Alex L, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations during your stay at Santa Monica Motel. If you find yourself in the Santa Monica area again, I hope you will give us another try and allow me personally to take care of you. Kind... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great budget Motel in a great location. Easy to walk to the beach and the pier. Fast food eateries and a pharmacy on the same road which was great convenience. Also very convenienct for public transport with bus stops just up the road.

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svanger, Supervisor at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this review

Dear Naomir883, Thank you for taking the time to share your Feedback, Our Motel is very well located as we are close to Downtown Santa Monica, the Beach and Pier, there are also a lot of great Restaurants nearby . I am happy to hear you were able to experience that during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

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Staying in Santa Monica

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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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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about Santa Monica Motel

Address: 2102 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $210 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Santa Monica Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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“I would go for upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles Philipi2i, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not room 30”
 of 5 bubbles Alexnange, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Arrive early to be sure to have a room.”
 of 5 bubbles rimal66, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get a fan from reception, make sure you have enough towels.”
 of 5 bubbles 778renatas, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere!!”
  • Mold in a shower
  • Damaged and dirty bed linen.
  • Very dirty, unchanged bed linen
 of 5 bubbles Peter7777Southampton, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
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