The Seaview Hotel stands defiantly in all its 1950s-era glory on Santa Monica's famed Ocean Avenue, unintimidated by the ultra-modern Viceroy Santa Monica across the street, or the behemoth Loews Santa Monica practically next door.
The hotel's design is what some locals refer to as Art Deco. But from what I remember, the Art Deco period ended with World War II. So actually, this 1950s-era hotel kind of missed that boat. But that's OK.
If you're less into architectural design details and more into cheap hotels in Santa Monica, your ship has come in.
Both have been lovingly attended to over the years, giving it a stately, quaint appeal.
Another added plus: it's also a short walk from two of the top Santa Monica tourist attractions: The Third Street Promenade, and outdoor pedestrian shopping area; and the adjacent newly revamped Santa Monica Place.
The hotel on trendy, busy Ocean Avenue has 15 minimalist guest rooms that have recently been upgraded with fresh colors, cozy fibers, and trendy furniture, plus a rooftop sun deck.
Each guest room has a kitchenette with a microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker, and comes with free wireless access, a flat screen TV, daily maid service, and free parking for guests.
Many of the finest Santa Monica restaurants are just a short walk from the hotel. Nightly room rates start at $125 per night.
Location: The two-story hotel is located at 1760 Ocean Avenue, next door and across the street from several of the newest Santa Monica Beach Hotels.
Contact reservations at 866-599-6674; or call the hotel direct at 310-393-6711. You can also visit the official hotel website here.
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