Hotel Oceana Santa Monica

849 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, California, 90403, United States
(4 star hotel)
#4 of 39 hotels in Santa Monica
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 1 review
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Beachside Comfort

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 16, 2005

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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Amenities at Hotel Oceana Santa Monica

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Suites

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