Hotel Oceana Santa Monica

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

849 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, California, 90403, United States

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Oceana Beach Club Hotel
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92%

Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
64%
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Very Good
22%
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Average
6%
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Poor
3%
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Terrible
3%
13

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 65% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Families91
  • Couples88
  • Solo91
  • Business80
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    Beachside Comfort

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    The Hotel Oceana is located on Ocean Avenue, just across the street from the lovely Palisades Park. The hotel appears to be a remodeled apartment building from the 50's and it carries a 50's French Riviera vibe with it's golden yellow and blue and white color theme. The staff are mainly young 20 somethings, eager to please, and offer friendly, prompt service. The hotel is convenient to public transit, the beach, great dining and more than enough shopping -- Montana Avenue, the Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place are all close by.

    Unique Quality: On the upside: comfy beds with Frette linens and down comforters, they are more than generous with the large-sized Aveda bath products, sunny balconies with charming bright yellow andirondack chairs overlooking the ocean and Palisades Park, plus a killer pool for hanging out in, surrounded by the charming verandas of other suites decorated with potted rosemary bushes and flowers.

    All in all, the Hotel Oceana is perfection -- luxe enough, but small enough; with friendly, personable, and down-to-earth staff, and located right by the beach. Try to get a deal if you can, because this place isn't cheap -- we went in off season and got a substantial discount. However, if you can't get a deal, take comfort in the fact that at least the oranges are free to pick on the property.

    Directions: About 1/2 an hour from LAX

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Recommended hotels in Santa Barbara

by mwicks1

Any recommendations on hotels in the centre of Santa Barbara? Have heard hotels are expensive in Santa Barbara so any suggestions for hotels just outside?

Thanks

Re: Recommended hotels in Santa Barbara

by YVRDave

Try The Doubletree Hotel

Re: Recommended hotels in Santa Barbara

by Roadquill

The Hotel Santa Barbara is right on State Streetand fairly reasonable prices. We have stayed at the Best Western (there are two of them and I don't remember which was which) and sometimes you can get a reasonable deal at the 4 Seasons.
http://www.hotelsantabarbara.com/index.html

Re: Recommended hotels in Santa Barbara

by travelgourmet

Why look to the outside of Santa Barbara when there is a hotel/motel that sits only 1 block off the beach and 2 blocks from Sterns Wharf and State Street that is totally refurbished, even down to a name change. It was the Country Inn by the Sea and has maintained the lobby B&B feel, but the rooms are totally modern. See my VT page on this Hotel. http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/736c8/b8758/3/

Re: Recommended hotels in Santa Barbara

by July2

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Re: Recommended hotels in Santa Barbara

by acprincess

I think there's a Motel 6 in Santa Barbara - I know there's at least one in Carpinteria just down the road.

Re: Recommended hotels in Santa Barbara

by orcoastgirl

We loved the Harbor View Inn, if this place is out of your price range, check out the Hotel Oceana, also on Cabrillo and right across the street from the beach and Stearn's Wharf. :)

Re: Recommended hotels in Santa Barbara

by Rixie

LOL, Larry. I was going to suggest the Country Inn by the Sea. It's obviously been a few years since I've been there. Good to have an update.

Re: Recommended hotels in Santa Barbara

by travelgourmet

The way things change in today's economic weather, looking back to old tips and reviewing them is a must. Just cost factors alone have risen in less than a year. Businesses going out or being replaced are now commonplace. the "New" Country Inn of Santa Barbara is named "Avania Inn of Santa Barbara" but it has been completely refurbished and looks great. That's why I enjoy VT, because someone, somewhere, is updating an old tip. Hit that refresh button. lol

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