On Santa Monica's busy Main Street, the Sea Shore is a throwback to Route 66 and to '60s-style, family-run roadside motels. The neighborhood around it is now as trendy as they come, and just two blocks from a popular beach and bike path. Rooms have tile floors and basic amenities. The rooftop sundeck is a prime spot come sunset, and Amelia's, the motel's sidewalk café, is popular with locals. Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus line passes out front. This hotel is popular in
summer: book early.