Cheap Santa Monica hotels? You've probably heard about the scary prices Santa Monica lodging can command.
If you're on a limited budget, you may feel like you'll be left out in the cold (or, instead, the warmth) here.
While Santa Monica is famous for its expensive beach hotels, the truth is that there are affordable hotels here, too - and some are even steps from the beach.
Here's a look at the very best beachfront hotels in Santa Monica, as well as some of the hidden gems that are budget-friendly.