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Days Inn Santa Monica/los Angeles
Ranked #31 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
California
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29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“Not bad -- Great rooftop sun deck!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2007

I stayed in two rooms at this hotel with a group of friends for one night to enjoy the area nightlife. I was a little nervous about staying there after reading some of the other reviews, but I was not disappointed.

The hotel is definitely aging and in need of a full makeover, but it seems to be clean and well-maintained and average as far as Days Inns go. Our sheets were definitely clean, as were the bathrooms and the rest of the rooms.

The 4th floor has rooms with huge patios, and opens up to a big rooftop sun deck that is very cool. There's lots of cheesy Santa Monica patio decor, and it's a great place to relax and enjoy the ocean breeze and California sunshine.

Contrary to some other reviewers, the staff was very helpful -- in particular the manager, Tom. I witnessed several instances of them going out of their way to help guests.

The computer in the lobby was out of order, I did not check for other available wifi or high speed Internet service.

I would definitely stay at this hotel again for budget accomodations in Santa Monica.

  • Liked — The fabulous rooftop patio.
  • Disliked — The hotel is aging.
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled with friends
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Scott R, Front Desk Clerk at Days Inn Santa Monica/los Angeles, responded to this review, 6 September 2015
Thanks for the feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed our Crane Garden Roof Sundeck. We look forward to your next stay with us!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2006

My experience involved pubic hair on the "clean" sheets and sour milk at the breakfast. When I came downstairs to address the sheets issue, the manager guy hid in the breakfast bar area. I had the feeling the guy dealt with this before. We stayed next door at the Comfort Inn the next three nights in a nicer room, great customer service, and saved some money. Stay away from the Days Inn!

  • Disliked — unsanitary
  • Tips/Secrets — stay at comfort inn next door
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled on business
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Scott R, Front Desk Clerk at Days Inn Santa Monica/los Angeles, responded to this review, 6 September 2015
We are so sorry you had a bad experience. Our GM has reached out to you and we look forward to your next stay with us!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2006

We were in the Santa Monica area visiting our son and his financee for the purpose of meeting his future in-laws.

We chose the Days Inn for it's location & it's price. We have no complaints about this; however, our room & the motel amenities were not acceptable. We could have been in a Motel 6 for that matter.

The room was very small with pidgeons outside our window. The hotel cleverly put up spikes to ward off the pidgeons on the outside ledge. They however, just found another location to rest.

The air-conditioner was noisy. The television picked up only 5 channels even though the amenities stated satalite tv.

There was an open closet for clothes underneath of which was a broken bathroom scale. The wallpaper was beginning to come off the wall. The ceiling had huge water stains.

As for their gym, it consisted of 4 stationary exercise equipment pieces siituated to the left of the elevator, off from the hallway. Certainly, not what we expected. Furthermore, if anyone were to use this equipment, they would have been right outside our door.

The bathroom, although it did appear renovated, lacked absorbant towels and wash clothes. The glasses were plastic.

Needless to say, we were glad we didn't have to spend too much time in our closet, and perhaps next time we will give up location for comfort and better amenities.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — room
  • Tips/Secrets — Stay near the airport
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank therox
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Scott R, Front Desk Clerk at Days Inn Santa Monica/los Angeles, responded to this review, 6 September 2015
Thank you for the feedback. Next time please let management know if you have an issues with your room so we can address it during your stay. We look forward to your next visit!

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San Diego
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2006

This was the only hotel with an available room for under $200 that we could find in the Santa Monica area. After reading all the reviews, we were very afraid. It was better than we expected. Fairly clean, non-smoking room and free parking. Place didn't smell. Continental breakfast was marginal but not less than we expected. Service was ok. All we did was sleep there. I would stay there again in a pinch.

  • Liked — Availabl for under $200, felt safe.
  • Disliked — Needs to be updates. Better coffee.
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank RentfromK
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Scott R, Front Desk Clerk at Days Inn Santa Monica/los Angeles, responded to this review, 6 September 2015
Thank you so much for the feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us!

-Days Inn Santa Monica
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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2006

After searching online for nice reasonably priced hotel in Santa Monica for a Labor Day weekend getaway, my companion and I chose this one. Mixed reviews on different sites, some of which concerned me, but overall happy with our choice. AAA discount came in handy. Good location, quiet, FREE PARKING (a biggie for me when traveling near L.A. area). Our room was decently spacious, clean, with a big bathroom and plenty of counter space, good water pressure and ample amount of clean towels. My companion complained of the uncomfortable bed and the pillows were pretty flat; we asked for fluffier ones and they arrived within 5 minutes. Continental breakfast was adequate. Dined out in some of the many fabulous restaurants nearby, sightseeing on the Promenade and the Santa Monica Pier. I agree with the comments of some the not-so-friendly front desk staff, however. Check-in person was very mechanical, barely looked at us; not mean or rude, just didn't seem very welcoming; did not smile at all, or say thank you for staying, or have any suggestions for anything (maybe he was mad that he had to work a holiday weekend?). Morning staff we had contact with and the check-out person were very attentive, cordial, asked how we enjoyed our stay and to come again. All in all, yes, I would stay here again.

  • Liked — free secure underground parking
  • Disliked — check-in staff could have been friendlier
  • Tips/Secrets — enjoy as many of the fabulous restaurants nearby as you can!
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Scott R, Front Desk Clerk at Days Inn Santa Monica/los Angeles, responded to this review, 6 September 2015
Thank you so much for the feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2006

I read some terrible reviews about this hotel and was worried what I would find when I arrived - but you know what ? It was fine!!

The room was clean,comfortable & quiet. The complimentary breakfast was okay and over all we didn't really have any complaints ( maybe the staff on reception could have been a bit friendlier and helpful).

For value for money and a place to stay in Santa Monica I would receommend it!

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Scott R, Front Desk Clerk at Days Inn Santa Monica/los Angeles, responded to this review, 6 September 2015
Thank you so much for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed you stay with us!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2006

My friend and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. It was great because it is across the street from a fun bar and has free covered parking. The area is a lot better than we saw and we felt very safe here. We are both 24 year old females from Scottsdale, AZ so that says a lot. If you want a nicer hotel than this then pay more and go to a fancy hotel, but for the price this was a great place. The only downside is it costs 35/per trip to go to the clubs in Hollywood. We met 2 other guests and shared the fare with them though, so it worked out. The front desk was helpful and gave us free food when we were wasted. I dont know who was helping the other people on here that are complaining.

Stayed March 2006
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Scott R, Front Desk Clerk at Days Inn Santa Monica/los Angeles, responded to this review, 6 September 2015
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to your next visit!

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Property: Days Inn Santa Monica/los Angeles
Address: 3007 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-2505
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Santa Monica/los Angeles 2*
Number of rooms: 68
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