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All reviews lincoln blvd great location away from the road coffee making facilities nice place to stay walking distance main road free parking air conditioning following morning ice machine rooms are clean stayed for two nights venice beach minute walk nice room few blocks
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Spring break with the kids in LA, and one of our spontaneous stops ended up here. We book hotels as we go sometimes.. We were planning on spending one night here, but ended up spending two nights, as we just loved the location, being so close to the Santa Monica pier...and you can't beat the price!! The room was clean, and the staff super friendly! Free wifi and parking! Easy to get to and park, and leave for day trips.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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svanger, General Manager at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Anne S,

Thank you for taking the time to post your great review. We are excited that you had the opportunity to stay another day in Santa Monica and enjoy the comforts of the hotel. The associates at SMM recognize how importation family time is and we take that extra moment to ensure you are having an renewing experience. We look forward to your return next year.

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

This is a great motel as far as location, cleanliness, and friendliness of staff. If you like to sleep in cool air, look elsewhere. I wasn’t told there was no air conditioning until I arrived to check in. I asked what the weather looks like at night and was told 50 and 60s. That would have been doable, but we got closer to 80! One box fan and ceiling fan was what we got. Husband slept the majority of the night in the car. Wish we would have just saved our money and gone somewhere else.

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
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svanger, General Manager at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Erin,

Thank you for taking the time to post a comment on Trip advisory. We do have a clean, cute and friendly motel but unfortunately we do not have AC. i sincerely apologize about the experience we have had record breaking high temperatures in LA , and know how difficult it can be trying to get comfortable. The motel does do a great job of providing fans and ice cold water. We hope that you will give the motel a second opportunity if you are in the area.

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Santa Monica motel is comfortable, cheap and in an excellent location. It was 101 so hot at night. NEEDS AC! However, the staff were awesome. Friendly, helpful, polite and couldn’t do enough for us... loved breakfast at 6:30 chatting to Cheri; Cheri was sooooo lovely. We miss her...

Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
Thank Mav1931
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svanger, General Manager at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Mav,

Thank you for taking the time to post a comment on TripAdvisor. We are excited to hear that you had some enjoyable company in the morning. Cheri is a pleasure a to speak with and loves making everyone feel at home. We will make sure to recognize her for the friendly service.

I wanted to apologize about not having AC in the rooms.Santa Monica tens to be on the cooler side of LA but with the extreme heat wave it has provided challenges for our guest. The front desk does a good job of providing cold water and osculating fans.

Please reach out to me directly if you are in the area i would like top personally book your reservation at a discounted rate.

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Reviewed June 29, 2018

Although I normally stay in larger hotels this was a last minute, overnight, quick trip. This motel was close to where I needed to be in the morning. The property was cute, and overall very clean. Janely in the main office was very friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. She quickly took me to one of the rooms so I could view it before making a decision to stay. The room was small, but also super clean. There was not air conditioning, however a fan was provided which was all I needed. It was a good room for 1-2 people. By early evening the hotel appeared to be fully booked.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled solo
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Thank theclarkcamp
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svanger, General Manager at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Theclarkcamp .,

Thank you for taking the time to post a comment on TripAdvisor. We are excited to hear that you had the opportunity to work with Janely and she provided you with the information you needed. The motel has inquired new updates and renovation but we have not added AC to the rooms. Santa Monica has a nice cool breeze that keep the overall property at a nice temp.

Thank you again for staying at the Santa Monica Motel

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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Very reasonable pricing for Santa Monica. nice rooms. And we're very helpful to our stay went beyond the needs on the customer service for us. I'm coming back whenever I'm back in town. I like that it is very close to stores and restaurant walking distance from our room and beach less then quarter mile away

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
Thank Megan F
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svanger, General Manager at Santa Monica Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Megan F ,

Thank you for taking the time to provided an awesome review. We are so excited to read that you will be coming back if in town and that our staff connected with you and your family. The staff is always looking to create those moments that stand out from the rest and keep you coming back.

Please reach out to me directly when you are looking to come back.

Be well

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