The Seaview Hotel stands defiantly in all its 1950s-era glory on Santa Monica's famed Ocean Avenue, unintimidated by the ultra-modern hotel monoliths across the street.
The Seaview Hotel 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 affordable Santa Monica hotels, your ship has come in.
Seaview Hotel is located just one block from the beach and the iconic Santa Monica Pier.
It's also just a short walk from two other Santa Monica attractions: The Third Street Promenade, an outdoor pedestrian shopping area; and the upscale shopping and entertainment mecca that is Santa Monica Place.
The Seaview Hotel has 15 recently renovated guest rooms with fresh colors, cozy fibers, and trendy furniture.
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.
There's also an ocean-view, rooftop sun deck.
It is one of the best cheap hotels in Santa Monica - and it comes with all the amenities you'll need to make your visit comfortable.
Many of the finest Santa Monica restaurants are just a short walk from the hotel. Nightly room rates start at $239 per night. (Prices subject to change.)