Fodor's Expert Review Sea Shore Motel

2637 Main St., Santa Monica, California, 90405, USA

On Santa Monica's busy Main Street, the Sea Shore (family-owned for almost 50 years) is a charming throwback to Route 66 and to '60s-style roadside motels in an ultratrendy neighborhood. Just two blocks from a popular beach and bike path, it features rooms with tile floors, quadruple-pane noise-blocking windows, and basic amenities. The rooftop sundeck is a prime spot come sunset. Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus line passes out front. This hotel is popular in summer so be sure to book early.

PROS

  • close to beach and restaurants
  • free Wi-Fi and parking
  • great value for the location
  • popular rooftop deck and on-site restaurant, Amelia's
  • free Wi-Fi, parking, and use of beach equipment
  • popular rooftop deck

CONS

  • street noise
  • motel-style decor and beds
  • not the Santa Monica style a lot of people are looking for

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Near the beach
Basic
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 310-392–2787

HOTEL DETAILS

25 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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