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Featured Motels in Santa Monica

Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
1667 Ocean Avenue Suite 1000, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $129 per night

Located in Downtown, this beach motel is within a 5-minute walk of Original Muscle Beach and Santa Monica Beach. Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade ...

3.8/5Good! (425 reviews)

"It was within walking distance to Santa Monica Pier and the beach. Especially liked the staff."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Palm Motel
2.5 out of 5
2020 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $107 per night

Located in Sunset Park, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Main Street Santa Monica and Santa Monica College. Santa Monica Beach and Third Street Promenade ...

3.6/5Good! (994 reviews)

"Staff was friendly, location is decent (not far from the beach if you're younger), the room had minimal furnishing but was clean. Great deal for what it is and where it is. I ended up staying two separate times."…"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Palm Motel
Sea Shore Motel
2.5 out of 5
2637 Main St., Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $130 per night

Located in Ocean Park, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Main Street Santa Monica and Santa Monica Beach. Venice Beach and Venice Beach Boardwalk are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (337 reviews)

"This is an uncommonly well kept traditional Motel. Not big on amenities, but spotlessly clean and everything is in good condition, nicely detailed with tilework and a big closet. The location is also great. My only complaint was an overfirm mattress."…"

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Sea Shore Motel
Santa Monica Motel
2 out of 5
2102 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $93 per night

Located in Ocean Park, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Main Street Santa Monica, Santa Monica Beach, and Third Street Promenade. Santa Monica Pier and Santa ...

3.5/5Good! (988 reviews)
Clean & updated !! good location

"Stayed here because of the Great reviews, and yes this place was a Gem, location was walk able to a lot of restaurants, The pier I thought was too far to walk but i'm 60 and a few hills , but we drove down there and found responsible parking, overall the room was very clean and updated great hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

Santa Monica Motel
Pavilions Motel
2 out of 5
2338 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $90 per night

Located in Sunset Park, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Monica College, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica Beach. Venice Beach Boardwalk and Third Street ...

1.8/5 (876 reviews)

"kind of what you’d expect from a cheap motel but the beds are really comfy and the staff is really nice!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Pavilions Motel
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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
The price is $374 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (972 reviews)

"The hotel was very empty due to the pandemic. Was nice to be away from home for a night. Wish I would have stayed longer. Very calming. Quiet. A nice getaway. Everything was clean. The hotel was set up with hand sanitzers everywhere, including in room. Some amenties were not available due to covid, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
2.5 out of 5
501 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
The price is $161 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (964 reviews)

"It was excellent"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
4 out of 5
1740 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
The price is $199 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (991 reviews)

"The Hotel is located really close to the beach, there staff is friendly. They have a great bar and cafe. I wish they had a better continental breakfast than a piece of bread, fruit, and coffee or juice."…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
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Santa Monica Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You'll find 5 economical motels in Santa Monica among more than 161 lodging choices. These cheaper accommodations can help you cut costs when compared with traditional hotels, which may have more amenities but also come with a higher price tag.

By saving on your room price, you can experience more of the activities in Santa Monica. Not-to-be-missed sights include Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier, and Santa Monica Beach.

Fun fact: The word "motel" was invented in 1925 in San Luis Obispo, California by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel. Often one or two stories tall, motel properties usually have exterior corridors overlooking the parking lot or an outdoor pool.

Listed below are some of Expedia customers' best-rated Santa Monica motels available to book:

Santa Monica Motel

  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Beach.
  • Enjoy access to the library, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Sea Shore Motel

  • Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a flat-screen TV.
  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Santa Monica Beach and Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Palm Motel

  • Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Beach.

Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel

  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Santa Monica Beach and Third Street Promenade.
  • A restaurant and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a flat-screen TV.

Pavilions Motel

  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Beach.
  • Enjoy access to the library, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

What to Do in Santa Monica

Take time to check out the acclaimed art scene and enjoy the top-notch restaurants in this walkable area while you're sightseeing. Those who've visited Santa Monica speak highly of its shops and beaches.

Here are some popular places:

  • Third Street Promenade
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Santa Monica Beach

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Venice Beach
  • International Chess Park
  • Original Muscle Beach

You'll find these family-friendly sights in the area:

  • Venice Beach Boardwalk
  • Sony Pictures Studios
  • Universal Studios Hollywood™

Santa Monica is also known for its:

  • Sports
  • Cafés
  • Live music

Best Time to Visit Santa Monica

Determine the optimal time to visit Santa Monica by looking over these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically August and September, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 64° F and nighttime temperatures average 51° F
  • April-June: 69° F is the daytime average and 53° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 71° F and nighttime averages are around 62° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 70° F during the day and 51° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 12.09 inches in a year

How to Get to Santa Monica and Around the Area

Santa Monica Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal) Airport 1.9 mi (3.1 km)
Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) Airport 7.1 mi (11.5 km)
Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) Airport 10.9 mi (17.5 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Santa Monica?
Because you’ll save on your room, you can enjoy all that Santa Monica has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Beach, and Venice Beach.
What is a motel?
At many motels, you’ll often find free parking and an outdoor pool. When you stay at a motel property, you’ll usually access your room directly from the parking lot. Beginning in the early 1950s, eye-catching neon signs enticed road-weary travelers, and you can see these today along the historic U.S. Route 66.
What are the best motels in Santa Monica?
Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Santa Monica Beach and Third Street Promenade. Enjoy access to the restaurant, and freebies including WiFi and an area shuttle. Sea Shore Motel: Free WiFi, free parking, and a coffee shop are available during your stay. You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Third Street Promenade and Venice Beach. Santa Monica Motel: Enjoy access to the free WiFi and business center, as well as room amenities like cable TV. Stay within a 5-minute drive of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica College. Palm Motel: You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica College. Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a flat-screen TV. Pavilions Motel: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica College. Enjoy access to the free WiFi and library, as well as room amenities like satellite TV.
What can I do in Santa Monica?
In this walkable area, enjoy its popular beaches and top-notch restaurants while you’re sightseeing. People who’ve visited Santa Monica love its shops and local art scene. Some popular places to visit include Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Beach, and Venice Beach. Enjoy nature with a stop at Original Muscle Beach and International Chess Park. You’ll find these family-friendly sights in the area: Museum of Flying, Venice Beach Boardwalk, and Universal Studios Hollywood™.
What's the weather like in Santa Monica?
The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 66°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 57°F. Average annual rainfall for Santa Monica is 12 inches.
How can I get around Santa Monica?
Fly into Los Angeles Intl. Airport (LAX), which is located 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from the heart of the city. Otherwise, you can search for flights to Bob Hope Airport (BUR), which is 14.1 mi (22.7 km) away. You can take advantage of metro transit at 17th Street/SMC Station, Downtown Santa Monica Station, and 26th Street/Bergamot Station.

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