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Ocean Lodge Hotel
Ranked #31 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
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Reviewed 6 June 2006

this aint a hotel its like one of them motels out the horror movies where you meet a masked murderer , the rooms are well overpriced , the sheets are yellow , the ironing boards like a mini surfboard , and theres about hundred bulldozers out the back , so you get a really good nights sleep, stayed here one night and moved hotel ..... beware

Stayed: May 2005
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Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach a California Beach style property is comitted to customer satisfaction. We are well know for quality accomodation, value & Location, Location, Location.............. which is soon to be enhanced by Botinical Gardens and a nearly 5 acre park. We are proud of our facility and serve 10,000+ guests per year. Satidfaction is Guaranteed.

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Reviewed 23 May 2006

Hotel was clean but thought the price a little high for what you get. There is construction going on next door and it was loud due to the street noise. Great location and very nice staff. Definitely just a place to sleep, not to spend too much time in.

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Reviewed 17 April 2006

What a find on the beach front of Santa Monica. This hotel was one of the cheapest in the area -- being at least $35/night than other locations, and easy to miss if you are not looking for it. It's great if you just want somewhere to lay your head at the end of a busy day, but are not interested in the frills and fancy free "stuff" offered by other hotels trying to grab your business.

The hotel has only 20 rooms. The one we had was quite large considering the cost. A queen bed with a TV, and separate shower area and bathroom. The bathroom was clean, and stocked each day. The shower was powerful, and hot. It was a comfortable and welcoming environment.

The reception desk offers complimentary coffee/tea/hot chocolate -- although there is an abundance of coffee shops in the area which you may prefer.

Across the street is Santa Monica Pier, and about a 5-10 minute walk is the 3rd Street Prominade. A Bus to downtown LA, and other locations, is available right outside the hotel, providing convenience to everything.

There was only one downside, and this is not the fault of the hotel: noise.

When I was staying there, construction was going on either side of the hotel. One morning they started at 5am. For myself, this is not a problem as that is my normal wake-up time. Other people will have a problem.

Also, since you are right on the road, you will be kept awake by traffic --- especially if you live in a quieter location. People running up and down the stairs will also keep you awake.

All-in-all, I was very happy with my stay here. It offered great value for money in a great location. If you forgive the noise, it's a perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2006
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 July 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 June 2017
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 May 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ocean Lodge Hotel

Address: 1667 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3211
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range: £176 - £317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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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