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What We Love

  • Unpretentious low-rise option on a prime slice of Ocean Avenue, just steps from the beach, the famous Santa Monica pier and local boutiques
  • Fresh from a top-to-toe revamp; the new look is modern and beachy
  • Ocean View rooms are worth the splurge for sundowners on the private balcony

What To Know

  • The heart-of-the-action location means some noise from the road and crowds
  • Valet parking is available but pricey
  • The hotel is 100 percent nonsmoking
  • No restaurant, but lots of options nearby

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
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Overview

Refreshed Santa Monica landmark in a prime location just steps from the beach and Third Street Promenade

The Lowdown

The clue is in the name at this smack-dab central Santa Monica sleep, set just a block from the world famous beach. Fresh from a top-to-toe revamp, the new look is modern but laid-back, in a beachy palette of cream, white and sky blue. The 66 guestrooms are on the small side (typical in this part of town), but expertly styled with King or Double beds, 40-inch flat-screen TVs, work desks, tea- and coffeemakers, and stocked minibars (no alcohol). The petite bathrooms have single vanities and over-tub rainfall showerheads. Courtyard and Courtyard balcony rooms are good for light sleepers, but Ocean View balcony rooms are well worth the splurge for the sunset views. There’s no bar or restaurant, but the best of Santa Monica is on your doorstep. Ask the concierge team for their picks, but don’t miss a wander through the Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Place Mall and serious local eats at the Food Truck Bazaar and Downtown Farmers Market.

In the Area

Take a walk out on the Santa Monica Pier’s wooden planks and you’ll encounter local anglers fishing for mackerel while jugglers, sketch artists and other street performers put their talents on display. If you’re visiting with kids, ride the roller coaster or get a bird’s-eye view of the bay from the solar-powered Ferris wheel. Walk the outdoor shopping center that is the Third Street Promenade, where you’ll find outposts of 7 for All Mankind and Anthropologie, Burberry, Fred Segal and everything in between. For the best burger in town, head to Father’s Office — but be forewarned, the place doesn’t take reservations and there’s always a line. But like much else in SoCal, it’s worth it.

How to Get There

Ocean View Hotel
1447 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 816 Reviews
Mr
Reviewed 1 day ago

Not what I expected-

This place is too isolated. Description of the pxe is very misleading. Five days w/o hot shower. Guess need to be instructed regarding the use of the apartment....

Date of stay: March 2019

In addition, change the name from City/Ocean view to TALIMA. This is damn confusing. It took the taxi 45 minutes to find it. Your management and TripAdvisor should get together and rake care of this matter.

The Best Santa Monica Hotel - Excellent Location, Excellent Service, and Super Clean!
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at the Ocean View Hotel for a week and we couldn't have been happier. We had an amazing experience and loved the location, the service, and the cleanliness of the hotel. The staff was so helpful and made our stay very pleasant. We are especially grateful to both Joy and Sonny! They were both always there to greet us with a smile and help us in any way possible. We're already planning our next trip to Santa Monica and we plan on staying at the Ocean View Hotel.

To the entire Ocean View Hotel and staff (especially Joy and Sonny) - Thank for the excellent experience!

Disappointing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly it has to be said the hotel location near the beach is perfect and it is impeccably clean. However it has no facilities. No bar and not even possible to have breakfast there. At £250 a night I find it incredible that there is no provision for breakfast . Wouldn’t stay there again at that price.

Great hotel with Outstanding Service
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is perfect. Steps to the beach and many great restaurants. Lots of shopping ti choose from. The rooms are modern and very comfortable.

The service was outstanding. I left something behind in my hotel room. When I contacted the hotel, I spoke with Sonny who was able to retrieve my item. While trying to figure out how to have this small item shipped, Sonny volunteered to ship it to me at no cost. Now that for outstanding service! Thank you Sonny and the Ocean View Hotel. We will definitely be back again!

Annual Personal Retreat at Lovely Boutique Hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Revived after my annual personal retreat at the boutique Ocean View Hotel with the exceptional guest relations service by Gerald, Joy, and Sonny. During my stay, they helped me with the complimentary bike rental, bag for farmers market shopping, umbrella for an afternoon shower, transportation to LAX, etc. Earth Bar is adjoining so healthy choices nearby.
The location makes it possible to take in all the activities by foot or bike including the Pier, Promenade and Main Street shopping, many restaurants, beach yoga, and massage options. I look forward to my trip back to the Ocean View.