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Sea Blue Hotel

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A Classic, Oceanfront Santa Monica Hotel (formerly Hotel California) Unwind at this laid-back, oceanfront hideaway along the Pacific. Bask in the sun and carefree lifestyle of Southern California and stay a while at the Sea Blue Hotel. With a prime beachfront address, our tranquil, seaside refuge welcomes you to the heart of Santa Monica. Relax in our private courtyard with beach access, so you can dip your toes in the sand any time. Stay within walking distance of the Santa Monica Pier and the iconic Pacific Park Ferris wheel, and close to the local shops and galleries that line the Third Street Promenade. Just minutes from LAX, Venice Beach, and Malibu, our modern, surf-inspired accommodations with free Wi-Fi will leave you rested and relaxed, so you can head out to catch some waves and explore the best parts of coastal Southern California.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Public Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Suites
Refrigerator in room
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HOTEL STYLE
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Quaint
HOTEL CLASS
Location
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
389Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
65Attractionswithin 0.5 km
Neighbourhood
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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The room is very clean and friendly, the bed is very comfortable, and the most important part the staff was amazing, we had a problem with our flight, and they were amazing help us, a big thank you for Mari and Carter, you are very friendly. The hotel it’s near the beach and and
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Response from Sea Blue S, General Manager at Sea Blue Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Hello Dolce808, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Sea Blue Hotel and everything that our wonderful location has to offer. Mari and Carter, as well as the rest of our staff, take much pride in making sure that each and every one of our guests have a comfortable and welcoming stay. We hope to see you again! Best, Mari Estrada General Manager Sea Blue Hotel
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This hotel is a page out of the past. Absolutely adorable little place very close to the beach and a couple minute walk to restaurants, the Santa Monica Pier, etc.
Rooms are extremely clean and comfy and the staff is wonderful. A special nod to Anthony who made us feel right at h
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Response from Sea Blue S, General Manager at Sea Blue Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Hello Philperetz, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, the location really is amazing. Anthony, as well as the rest of the staff take pride in making sure every guest is comfortable and enjoys their stay. We hope you visit us again at the Sea Blue Hotel. Best, Mari Estrada General Manager Sea Blue Hotel
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Spent a very pleasant night at Sea Blue hotel to break up a trip to Queenstown, NZ. Carter went out of his way to help me upon arrival and departure. Cute little hotel very convenient to the pier and beach. Will most likely book here again in the future. Room was clean, water pr
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Response from Sea Blue S, General Manager at Sea Blue Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Voyage515964, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Sea Blue Hotel. Carter takes much pride in making sure each guest has a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Mari Estrada General Manager Sea Blue Hotel
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The Sea Blue is an ideally located, 27 room hotel run by experienced hospitality professionals. Everyone from Mari, the GM to Soi, the housekeeper made my visit enjoyable. The Front Desk staff are extremely knowledgeable and ready to help. Yes, I will stay here again.
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Response from Sea Blue S, General Manager at Sea Blue Hotel
Responded 31 Oct 2018
Hello Jimco48, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Sea Blue Hotel. Our staff takes much pride in making sure that each and every one of our guests has a comfortable and enjoyable stay. I hope you choose to make us your preferred destination in Santa Monica again. Best, Mari Estrada General Manager Sea Blue Hotel
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Traveling with family (2 adults and 2 children)

What we liked:
- Location

What could be improved:
- The price; 360$ for a small room, ground floor. small beds) is too much
- Cleanness (the floor was full of sand)
- Parking
- Service (there is only a reception)
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Response from Sea Blue S, General Manager at Sea Blue Hotel
Responded 29 Oct 2018
Hello Defe7275, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am so happy that you enjoyed the wonderful location. I would like to apologize for any issues that you may have encountered. If you would like to further discuss any issues please feel free to reach out to me. Thank you, Mari Estrada General Manager Sea Blue Hotel
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Is there air conditioning?
I believe only in certain units- you have to ask fir those rooms... but they did give us fans.
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Coming in September and looking at staying here. Do the rooms have safes to lock away your passport, money etc.?
Yes the rooms do have a safe. Sorry for late reply
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Will the hotel still be known as The Hotel California, with its cool decor, in December?
Yes I'm sure it will be. No reason to change it I don't think
1 vote
Is there a blow dryer in the room? We are arriving tomorrow.
Sorry for delay - no idea as have short cropped hair !
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I read that check-in begins at 3pm. Is there a secure facility on-site where I can drop off my luggage if arriving several hours earlier? Thanks!
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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"Room #35 was just fine."
"Choose a room in back"
"I understand some rooms have AC and others don't. Request it when you book if you want it."
"Some rooms have no AC. Hotel is being remodeled. You should probably call ahead to confirm an AC room. Parking is tight."
"best beach views"
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 190 - US$ 355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
california hotel santa monicahotel california santa monicacalifornia santa monica
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Hotel California
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta MonicaSanta Monica
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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