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Sea Blue Hotel

Waterfront hotel within walking distance of Santa Monica Pier


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1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, 90401, CA, United States of America
8.0.Very good.
  • At check in time, at 4 pm instead of calling me to know if I was coming in they call me…

    Jun 16, 2021

  • Loved the location of this Santa Monica hotel. Not all amenities that we are used to (no…

    Jun 13, 2021

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Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 27 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden

For families

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bathtub or shower
  • LCD TV
  • Self parking (surcharge)

What’s around

  • In Downtown Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica Beach - 2 min walk
  • Santa Monica Pier - 5 min walk
  • Third Street Promenade - 9 min walk
  • Venice Beach - 22 min walk
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk - 24 min walk

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Single Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Junior Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
  • Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
  • Double Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
  • Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
  • Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Classic Room


1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, 90401, CA, United States of America
  • In Downtown Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica Beach - 2 min walk
  • Santa Monica Pier - 5 min walk

What’s around


  • In Downtown Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica Beach - 2 min walk
  • Santa Monica Pier - 5 min walk
  • Third Street Promenade - 9 min walk
  • Venice Beach - 22 min walk
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk - 24 min walk
  • Santa Monica Place - 10 min walk
  • Santa Monica College - 35 min walk
  • Abbot Kinney Boulevard - 35 min walk
  • Muscle Beach Venice - 43 min walk
  • Original Muscle Beach - 2 min walk

Getting around

  • Los Angeles Intl. (LAX) - 27 min drive
  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 25 min drive
  • Bob Hope Airport (BUR) - 42 min drive
  • Van Nuys, CA (VNY) - 30 min drive
  • Long Beach Municipal Airport (LGB) - 34 min drive
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 18 min drive
  • Van Nuys Station - 22 min drive
  • Glendale Transportation Center - 24 min drive
  • Downtown Santa Monica Station - 10 min walk
  • 17th Street/SMC Station - 28 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 27 rooms


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-2:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 36.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower

Be entertained

  • LCD TV

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel California
  • California Hotel Santa Monica
  • Hotel California Santa Monica
  • Sea Blue Hotel Santa Monica
  • Sea Blue Santa Monica
  • The Hotel California
  • Sea Blue Hotel Hotel
  • Sea Blue Hotel Santa Monica
  • Sea Blue Hotel Hotel Santa Monica

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 10 (subject to availability)

Self parking costs USD 36.00 per night with in/out privileges

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • City/local tax: USD 4.25

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Sea Blue Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 36.00 per night.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM. There's a charge of USD 10 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Casa Martin (3-min walk), Big Dean's OceanFront Cafe (3-min walk), and Chez Jay (3-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Hollywood Park Casino (15-min drive) is nearby.
  • Sea Blue Hotel has a garden.
8.0.Very good.
  • 4.0.Fair

    Over priced fir what you get

    This place is cute and well decorated but Wayover priced and too small no coffee or waters in the room and I asked for a ground level due to my age and I got top floor can’t see or hear the ocean on the air conditioners running windows don’t open all the way very loud people next-door disruptive.

    Barbara, 1 night trip, Jun 9, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    It was a nice stay but would’ve been nice to know about the parking before hand.

    Stephanie, 1 night family trip, Jun 2, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    The location was basically on the water. The woman at the front desk was friendly. They had spider webs in the skylights. I understand that bugs happen but it lookedlike it had been awhile since it was cleaned. The main issue was the shower. There was a hole in the wall, an old hair tie in the shower, and water backed up during the shower. The temperature of the water fluctuated between cold and hot. It was fine for me for just one night. It was the second cheapest hotel on the water

    kelly, 1 night trip, May 11, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    in the "Times Square" of LA

    This hotel is great to be near the Pier and downtown Santa Monica. It's like in the "Times Square" of LA. It's very loud, and right on the main road and in the center of lots of foot traffic. As a woman on the bottom floor, it was also scary, I couldn't open the blinds or windows for fear of someone breaking in or seeing through the windows. But otherwise, the rooms were fabulous (except the showers were uber-old) and it was great to be next to the Pier for a day trip. The little alleyway was private to take you down to the beach. Sadly, there are so many homeless people in that area as well especially Sunday the crowds were insane.

    Rana, 2 night family trip, Apr 18, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    When we arrived at 4:15 the office was unattended even though checkin was supposed to be 4:00. The room we had booked was unavailable due to plumbing issues so we were given a smaller room with no rate change. We were given a credit for the pet fee though. During the late evening the room next door was extremely loud with music playing til after midnight. We finally called the desk and the attendant went to the room to address the issue. The walls are not sound proofed so normal noise is heard pretty easily. Since it was a Monday night we weren't expecting a party atmosphere.

    1 night family trip, Apr 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place!

    We loved the Sea Blue Hotel! It’s in the perfect location, walking distance to the beach, pier and restaurants. The hotel was very clean and staff, specifically Tony, was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The hotel had such charm and was very well maintained. The only issue I had was the $36 parking fee, however it was convenient and my vehicle felt safe. I would highly recommend a stay at the Sea Blue.

    Holly, 1 night family trip, Mar 31, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    close to the beachhh great

    2 night trip, Mar 22, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Bad parking

    The guy checking me in was AMAZING even offered to give me his parking space because I was traveling alone with 3 kids ! So the parking about half a mile away was not what I had in mine ! Then paying 25 dollars on top of my hotel rates were crazy to me .

    Caitlin, 1 night family trip, Mar 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The room I stayed in (#31) was adorable. It was a 1 queen bed 1 bathroom room. It looked just like in the photo with a surf theme. It was bright and cheerful. Be aware that this is NOT an ocean front hotel BUT it is only 1 very short block to the beach and the Santa Monica pier ( which is a MUST to see) . From my room you could see the ocean but it was no water front view. It didn't matter though because the beach was literally a 2 min walk. The rooms are not very sound proof and the doors can slam pretty loudly if you let them so if you want to be respectful to your neighbors then that is something to be mindful of. The front desk staff was awesome and very helpful when I asked about where to find a certain store and gave me helpful advice for when walking around at night by myself. I felt safe walking around by myself and the pier is beautiful to see at night. There are not many accommodations i.e. no coffee pot in the room and no continental breakfast but there is a Starbucks ( 2 min walk to the pier) and multiple other coffee shops and restaurants well within walking distance of the hotel. I would definitely stay here again.

    2 night trip, Mar 8, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    You have to pay extra for packing. I would have paid a little bit more for all inclusive.

    1 night romance trip, Feb 28, 2021

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