Took my 8 yr old granddaughter to Disneyland this summer and wanted to share 3rd Street Promenade with her as she is a bit of a singer and entertainer so I thought this would be entertainers heaven. Made no reservations and drove around the area we wanted to be until we saw this hotel had a vacancy. I was very shocked at the price of the small room approx $200, They said it was high season, August. Expensive for what looked like a budget hotel with no pool.Being a tired Grandma we decided to stop driving around and check in 1/2 block from the Santa Monica Pier. Parking is very dicey, tight spaces and no room to maneuver. But the housekeeping staff was eager to help add an extra set of eyes when parking. When the room was opened it was overpowering of what smelled like carpet deodorizer/perfume, but there were no other rooms. So we opened the windows and the odor dissappaited shortly and we were able to rest in a comfortable bed with very nice linens and good pillows. The bedspread was a nice soft heavyweight 100% cotton spread. I cannot stand the slippery synthetic ones. The furniture looked newly decorated and was tastefully done. It was nice to have a window in the bathroom for better airflow from the 2nd window along the front of the bedroom. We slept well, it was close to a full service grocery store, good food next door restaurant. At first my 8 yr. old granddaughter was put off by the ambiance of the next door restaurant. It looks like a bar. But she was won over by the yummy pancakes the next morning and decided she had been too judgemental of what her first impression was. It was a nice crowd in the morning and not all all loud and crazy as she had expected. We even enjoyed the free peanuts & veggies before the meal in the afternoon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ocean Lodge is located in the heart of Santa Monica, just steps away from the Santa Monica Beach, World famous Santa Monica Pier and the popular 3rd Street Promenade. Just the perfect location, courteous service, great rooms and modest pricing makes us "The Travelers Best Choice" We may be small in size but we are Big on service. Customer satisfaction is our commitment and guarantee to you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Hotel Santa Monica