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    Sea Blue Hotel

    1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
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    • Excellent40%
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    “hotel california” (307 reviews)
    “movie posters” (15 reviews)
    “great location” (160 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    While it looks great in the photos, in reality it is tired and rundown. We had a junior suite (I think thats what its called) that has a separate bedroom. The main room that also has a bed has no air conditioning, just a fan...More

    Thank travelbunny
    Response from Hotel Californi... S, General Manager at Sea Blue HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Hi Travelbunny, We appreciate your honest feedback. We do understand that the building is older and in need of some renovation in certain areas. This is some thing we are improving upon with our new name change. We do apologize for any lack of hospitality...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    2nd time staying here. Was formerly called Hotel California. Under new ownership but still a great place to stay. Neat setting and rooms and a great location for enjoying pier, shopping and restaurants Santa Monica offers.

    Thank Crosby66
    Response from Hotel Californi... S, General Manager at Sea Blue HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Hi Crosby66, Thanks so much for the great review! We are glad you still enjoy our laid back California style hotel, even with the name change... Looking forward to seeing you next time! Mari Estrada General Manager

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I stayed here last Thursday with my 2 sisters and niece. We wanted to stay in Santa Monica and the location of this hotel is second to none - right beside the beach and pier. Carter on the front desk couldn't have been more friendly...More

    Thank Chasmina
    Response from Hotel Californi... S, General Manager at Sea Blue HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Chasmina, We appreciate your response... We are so glad we could take part in your Santa Monica experience and that you enjoyed our laid back California style hotel! Carter is indeed a great help and we are so happy he could assist you. In...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I will definitely be suggesting this hotel to friends & family vacationing in Santa Monica. The hotel is very small, very clean, and has very friendly staff, especially Denise, she was very accommodating and put me in an excellent room! I look forward to returning...More

    Thank chochosw
    Response from Hotel Californi... S, General Manager at Sea Blue HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Hi Chochosw, Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy you want to spread the experience you had with us here in our California bungalow hotel. We are also thrilled Denise could assist you in getting a great room! We will be waiting for...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We stayed here on Sunday night and then again on Thurday night. We went to Mexico in between and Carter was fabulous for holding our excess luggage for us. The rooms are ultra cool and comfy. Last stayed on 2009 and it was even better...More

    Thank Jacqueline D
    Response from Hotel Californi... S, General Manager at Sea Blue HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Hi Jacqueline, The name change is going to be a transition for all of us, but we believe it will be one for the better. We will still keep our retro California feel! Rooms will stay cool and comfy too, so we look forward to...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
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    Alison P
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    Response from Sharon H | Reviewed this property |
    Yes I'm sure it will be. No reason to change it I don't think
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    Response from Canadauk2012 | Reviewed this property |
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    Response from SFTrish | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, My guess is that you can leave your bags in the reception area. They are quite accommodating to their guests
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    "If they have rooms that don't front onto Ocean Avenue, they would be quieter"
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    "Great comfy hotel"
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    "My “Cabana” was on the ground floor, No.35 Even better would be the room upstairs,No.37,since it’s hard wood..."
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    "Suite 35 was spacious with the living area in the front and the master bedroom in the rear on a little..."
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