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“Excellent”
Review of Sea Shore Motel

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Sea Shore Motel
Ranked #16 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

A fabulous family run motel with a great crew. Chris and his wife and staff are friendly and helpful, and every request I made was carried out with great speed and courtesy.
A great location very near the beach promenade.
The room was excellent, spotless, and extremely comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

This is our second stay and we will simply never stay some place else when in S M due to price, friendly staff and LOCATION. It is a motel, retro in style: hot pink building on Main street. The staff are really friendly and genuinely interested in their customers. Gotta love it. Will be back ✌️☀️

Stayed July 2014
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Pittsburgh
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We stayed at the Sea Shore Motel for a week. We spent three days in one of the suites (6 people in two queen beds and a sofa bed) and then three days in one of the motel room. The suite is actually an apartment with a kitchen, dining area, and a lot of space. The room is a two queen beds room with a small bathroom. In both cases we found clean areas, new or renovated. The room is not huge, but after all we are talking of a Motel room.....a very nice hotel room. The price is not low but compared to other "hotels" in Santa Monica is very affordable. And it is all about location, location, location. If you want to be less than 5 minutes far from the beach, with several excellent restaurants on Main street....you gotta pay for it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Hotels in Santa Monica are costly especially in the summer. Did a lot of research on the net before deciding on this motel.
It was nearly full when I booked nearly 3 months ago and decided to take the 1 bedroom kitchen suite.
Check in was a breeze and we were allotted suite 42 which is in the annexe, recently done up suite and facing away from the noisy Main Street which was a big plus.
The motel is ideally located, just 5 minutes walk to the beach, almost at the centre of Venice beach and Santa Monica. Lots of great dining options and shopping nearby.
And great customer service and advice from the front desk, especially from Tom.

Room Tip: Get a room that does not face Main Street. Suites 42 and 43 would be ideal for a family of 4 or 5.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Odense, Denmark
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I think it was quite expensive compared to what it is. The reason must be that it is so close to the water, but for me who isn't into laying on the beach all the time i could have preferred a bit cheaper and then more away from the beach, but that's not how it was, but doesn't matter now :)
We were 4 girls traveling together, and thank good we didn't have problems with intimacy because the 2 beds was small. The room wasn't build to contain 4 people + baggage if you want to be able to walk in the room. The service was very sweet and that was the best about this place. The day we checked out we wanted to walk to Venice beach because we had some time to kill, but we had a car with us, but they allowed us to keep the car at their parking spot without we pad to pay for it.
That was very nice of them.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
354 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I had the pleasure of staying at this property for the first time in September 2011, and again this May. The motel has so much charm that I can't help but enjoy my time there. The location, the front desk staff, the rooms themselves, the whole process is just perfect. The bed was so spacious it felt like my partner and I were in fact sleeping in seperate zip codes (but we still had a wonderful night sleep), I can't fault this place at all. The price is reasonable given the location, and the free parking is a bonus. If you are thinking of staying, go ahead and book, you shan't be disappointed :)

Thanks Sea Shore!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Clovis, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a nice motel but difficult to find a vacancy during the summer months. It is only a few blocks from the beach and located along a very quaint shopping area, Main Street. I found the motel to be clean, well appointed and free parking is included with the room. I paid $200.00 per night for a weekly suite which is quite affordable by Santa Monica standards. The staff was friendly and the sounds at night were not too noisy given the busy street. One can walk to the many shops, restaurants and coffee houses along the street. All things considered, I would have no reservation about going back again. Correct that. I'd better have a reservation if I expect to spend the night.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Sea Shore Motel

Property: Sea Shore Motel
Address: 2637 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4001
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Monica
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#13 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our rooms feature terra-cotta tile floors, refrigerators, air conditioning, cable TV, granite counter tops and more. We have a sun deck and an on-site restaurant and Laundromat. All our rooms are non-smoking. We offer free parking in our own parking lot. We are located within walking distance to all Santa Monica attractions and within a 1/2 hour drive to all Los Angeles attractions. Plus, we're only TWO SHORT BLOCKS from Santa Monica's famous white sand beach. Along historic and charming Main Street are numerous restaurants, art galleries, museums, dress shops, coffee shops, and more. A 2 night minimum stay is required on weekends and holidays. ... more   less 
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