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Oceana Beach Club Hotel
Ranked #1 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Berkshire
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12 reviews
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“the most magical hotel!”
Reviewed 9 October 2009

i am a bit late writing this review but now have some spare time so thought i would take the opportunity to tell you all about this amazing hotel. My husband and i booked the oceana hotel as part of our honeymoon and boy was it romantic! We had a massive room with two large plasma screens, sofa, chair,beaututiful artwork and the most spectacular sea view. We couldn't believe our eyes when we went into the room and felt a bit cheeky that we had asked for an upgrade (although they said no as they were fully booked) when the room we had been given was so fantastic! The bathroom was fab, massive shower, nice toiletries and robes. There was a turn down service which came in every night and made our room super cosy. They gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne - mote and a lovely fruit platter to celebrate our honeymood. Location is fab, mins walk to the sea front, close to shops and restaurants etc. Staff were lovely and friendly. Basically i cannot in anyway fault this hotel and believe me i am hard to please! i would certainly stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Colchester CT
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Reviewed 8 October 2009

We traveled with our 2 teenagers and one tween in late June and stayed at the Hotel Oceana. Even before arriving we knew we picked the right place when they remembered that we wanted an ocean view room and one became available a couple of weeks before our trip. They called us to see if we would like it. When we arrived the very pleasant staff greeted us and answered all of our questions. The hotel itself is GORGEOUS and our girls felt as if we were at Melrose Place! It is a warm comfortable atmosphere and you do not feel as if you are at a hotel- it feels like you are staying at someone's home! The location is perfect- we never needed a car until we decided to drive to Hollywood. Plenty of great restaurants within walking distance and the hotel restaurant is excellent! would definitely be back and would highly recommend this place to others- we have already!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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Denver, CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2009

First off, as mentioned, the rooms are large and comfortable. My husband and I were there on a combination business/leisure trip. After spending the day at a trade show - and travelling from a much cooler climate (heck, it was snowing in the mountains at home!), I was welcoming the thought of having a little warm, sunny pool time before dinner... the pool, however, closes at 6 p.m. For us, that was a bit like choosing a hotel without a pool, which we would not have done.

We had planned on having friends arrive Friday evening and having dinner poolside - nice outdoor fireplace area - but when we returned to our room after another day of business, there was a letter left on the table stating that the pool area was being used for a wedding reception until 10:30pm. No mention of the wedding when I booked at the Oceana, no mention of the wedding when we checked in... how thoughtless - and kind of sneaky - of the management.

It is true that the ocean view - depending on where your lanai suite is located - is a very, very small sliver of a view. In my opinion, those rooms should be considered regular, non-view rooms. Very misleading - and disappointing for those who come from landlocked areas desiring a view of the water.

Parking: $32/night

Staff is friendly and welcoming; rooms are clean and quiet -- but so are many other places in Santa Monica!! :)

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 September 2009

The Hotel Oceana is a trendy (but unpretentious) hotel at the 'nice end' of Santa Monica. It is about half a mile north of the Pier so is a long way from the noise and cluster of other hotels/ tourists.

The building is a converted apartment block built around a central swimming pool, so the rooms are very spacious and the atmosphere very relaxed. We had a sea front suite and had a wonderful view out over the ocean. Getting to the beach is a just a short walk across Ocean Boulevard and down the cliffs of Santa Monica.

All the staff were very helpful and found us a great local florist.

The only slight snags were that the only breakfast option was a full buffet ($20 a head) and the air-conditioning was occasionaly noisy.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2009

One of the best I've had the experience to stay at. The views are amazing, the service is EXCELLENT. Trully makes you feel like royalty. Love th efact that the beds were always made, there were always clean sheets in the suite and in the pool area. Breakfast was absolutely delicious. Makes you feel like you're right at home, with a gorgeous view and easy acces to shops and the ocean!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled on business
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Barcelona
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2009

We took advantge of an special offer for last minute reservations in internet, standar rates are quite high as most hotels in Santa Monica...but it's really worth. Good service, very nice and huge rooms, it had been an apparthotel before!! Modern decoration, nice funiture, confortable bathroom, very clean....You can even buy some items that you find in the room if you ask for it....Our room had no views, I guess because we took this special offer...The swimming pool is quite small but enough...It's a really good place to spend some days of relax and this is what we were looking for......

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Dobbs Ferry, NY
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Reviewed 30 June 2009

I stayed in the Hotel Oceana for almost 1 week. Because we were part of a larger contingent, we were able to negotiate the larger "suite" type rooms for a very reasonable rate. I LOVED my suite -- and could have moved right in. It had large, flat screen TVs, a small desk alcove for working, nice decor complete with books, and my own backgammon/checkers game table. There was also a balcony -- granted it was on the street side, but it did have an ocean view if you sat off to the side. There was also a good fitness room, and a very nice outdoor pool. Plus it was within reasonable walking distance of the Pier, restaurants and shopping. My only complaint would be about the cost and quality of the room service food. I had their homemade pizza one night which was good -- on another night I ordered the fish with artichokes and it was almost inedible. And not cheap. But all in all, I would highly recommend this place for both business and pleasure. I'll be back.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
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Property: Oceana Beach Club Hotel
Address: 849 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1003 (Formerly Hotel Oceana Santa Monica)
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Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Oceana Beach Club Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceana Beach Club Hotel is luxury boutique hotel located in the premier residential neighborhood of north Santa Monica. With sweeping oceam views, spacious rooms and suites and coastal California cuisine at Tower 8, Oceana offers guests the quintessential coastal California experience. ... more   less 
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