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The Most Centrally Located Santa Monica Beach Hotel 

Santa Monica is an excitingly glamorous city filled with limitless possibilities. Located just a quick 15 minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport, Ocean View Hotel is situated on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Our coveted location distinguishes us from the other hotels in downtown Santa Monica by having our guests staying within walking distance of the city's most desirable attractions.

Downtown Santa Monica

Venturing out from Ocean View Hotel will take you into the heart of the beach community. Overlooking the bay, downtown Santa Monica is composed of 30 city blocks of exclusive retail stores, casual and fine dining restaurants, and exciting entertainment venues.

The Most Convenient Hotel near Santa Monica Pier

A Southern California landmark since 1909, the historic and world-famous Santa Monica Pier is open year-round (with no admission charge).  Featuring a Ferris wheel, roller-coaster, arcade, aquarium, fishing areas, five restaurants, various food vendors and a fully restored vintage carousel, the pier is an ideal place to spend a relaxing day or an exciting evening.  Ocean View Hotel is located only two blocks away from this popular attraction, making us the most convenient of all the hotels near Santa Monica Pier.

Over the years this aesthetically rich site has also been the setting for countless film and television projects.  With its boardwalk and wide sandy beach lined by the picturesque cliffs that border Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Pier is as strikingly beautiful as it is entertaining. The pier's landmark entrance is the west coast spot where Tom Hanks ran to in Forest Gump, and its carousel was the site where Paul Newman and Robert Redford put the finishing touches on their con in The Sting.

In addition to its main attractions, Santa Monica Pier hosts a wide variety of special events throughout the year.  From outdoor movie screenings and children's concerts to wine tastings and cooking demonstrations, the pier provides a unique combination of entertainment and culture.

The Most Convenient Hotel near 3rd Street Promenade

Featuring over 200 of the area's finest shops, restaurants, cafés, nightclubs, theaters and art galleries, Third Street Promenade is a shopper's paradise.  This chic shopping and entertainment district is only two short blocks to the north, making Ocean View Hotel the most convenient of all the hotels near 3rd Street Promenade.

From the latest in high-fashion to virtually anything you can imagine, Third Street Promenade features it all.  Whether it's Zara, Bebe, Victoria's Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch, Urban Outfitters or the Rip Curl Pro Store, shopping on the promenade is a whirlwind of sophisticated style.

Entertainment at the promenade is as varied as it is cultivated.  Catch the latest in acclaimed independent Hollywood films at the Santa Monica Laemmle or see your favorite author promoting their latest work at Barnes & Noble.  If you're in the mood for a live theatre performance the Promenade Playhouse puts on various shows throughout the year, or you can simply watch a sidewalk show featuring some of the most interesting street performers in the world.

For those seeking more of a down to earth outing, Farmers' Market brings a wide selection of fresh California-grown organic produce to the city's streets.  Every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday morning you can pick up your favorite familiar and exotic fruits and vegetables while enjoying the warm sunshine and cool ocean breezes.

The Most Convenient Hotel near Santa Monica Mall

With Santa Monica Mall, the golden beach and various parks all within walking distance, Santa Monica is a dreamlike coastal town you may find yourself never wanting to leave. For the most affordable Santa Monica, CA, hotel, Ocean View Hotel has you staying right in the heart of all this excitingly glamorous city has to offer

Events in Santa Monica & the Greater Los Angeles Area

Our fine city and the Greater Los Angeles area feature a wide array of entertaining and cultural events throughout the year. Search through our events blog for interesting things to do while vacationing in Santa Monica, California.

Date posted: 07/24/2014

The Top 5 Fun Things to Do at the Santa Monica Pier!

If you find yourself staying in hotels near Santa Monica Pier this summer, get ready for a good time, as there is always something to do! There are many opportunities for shopping and dining, however, be sure to go to the Santa Monica Pier where fun times are waiting for you, your family, and...

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Date posted: 07/03/2014

Enjoy the Sights and Sounds of the U.R. Art Festival!

Focused on House and Techno music, the festival also offers an opportunity for good vibes, dancing, music, food, and art. The U.R. Art Festival will take place on July 20th at the Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. Tickets available now! While staying in Santa Monica, people of all ages are...

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Date posted: 06/27/2014

Enjoy the Sounds of Music and Ocean Waves at the Santa Monica Twilight Concerts!

The concerts take place right on the Santa Monica Pier – a site that that has been a local and tourist attraction for many years. The concert series starts July 10th and runs through September 11th. And best of all? The concert series is completely FREE! If you’re staying in hotels close to Santa...

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Date posted: 06/06/2014

Make a Big Splash at the Silicon Beach Fest in Santa Monica!

Start off the summer season with some cool fun in the sun at the Silicon Beach Fest in Santa Monica on June 18-21! This thrilling festival is create by Digital LA, and has attracted over 2,000 attendees in 2013. The Silicon Beach Fest is a celebration of Los Angeles technology, entertainment...

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Date posted: 05/29/2014

Celebrate with Family and Friends at the 23rd Annual Santa Monica Festival!

Various businesses, art, culture, and the environment are all brought together for all to enjoy! The 23rd annual Santa Monica Festival is on Saturday, June 14th from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Clover Park. Admission and parking is FREE! People of all ages that already know where to stay in Santa Monica...

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Date posted: 05/08/2014

Shop Until You Drop at the OCRF Super Saturday Fundraising Event!

In fact, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund has decided to add a Super Saturday here in Los Angeles! The event will be from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Barker Hangar in beautiful Santa Monica, CA. If you already know of places to stay in Santa Monica and happen to love both shopping and helping those...

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