This was my second time staying at the Georgian Hotel - a lovely art déco in a great location (you are minutes away from Santa Monica pier, the beach as well as all the shops and restaurants on Third Street promenade).
Its bright turquoise facade and nicely illuminated terrace make it stand out on Ocean Avenue and add a nice bit of old-fashioned atmosphere. The same applies to the rooms: Especially the bathrooms with their black and turquoise tiles are so much nicer than average standardized bathrooms in similarly priced hotels. A nice extra are the high-quality soaps and body lotion with essential oils, and I liked that they come in large bottles installed into the walls so you don't create a mountain of plastic waste like you do with the usual mini bottles.
The rooms aren't huge (but comfortable) and there are nice details, like the small card you get each day with the next day's weather forecast. It's these small things that make this place special for me.
I must say that on my first stay, the staff was friendlier (back then, they seemed genuinely happy to interact with you, this time it was more standard American politeness, but still efficient and without issues). Also, that time, they participated in an event to raise awareness of climate change and energy consumption - which meant they turned off all lights, and left all guests a mini-flashlight on the pillow with an invitation to a glass of wine in the bar in the interest of saving the planet.
Only disadvantage: The walls are rather thin, so you will be able to follow entire conversations in the bathroom that are being held somewhere next door. I was glad my room wasn't next to the elevators.
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- Also Known As:
- Georgian Santa Monica
- Georgian Hotel Santa Monica