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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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: 05/22/2013
If you want to discover Santa Monica further, then make sure to attend the most entertaining Bubble Show in the world, known as the Amazing Bubble Man. This one-of-a-kind show is performed by the talented Louis Pearl who has learned the skill of ‘bubbling’ over 30 years.
Date posted: 05/03/2013
Mingle with locals and tourists while sampling delicious food from neighboring restaurants and bakeries in Santa Monica. Food festivals are the perfect events to spend some quality time with family and friends.
Date posted: 04/09/2013
The STOP CANCER research organization has hosted many fundraising events with the goal of bringing communities together to bring awareness, hope, and support for effective cancer prevention and treatment. The upcoming wine tasting event provides seed funding.
Date posted: 04/05/2013
From March 18 to April 26, more than 40 of Los Angeles’ leading museums and performance groups will participate in Discover the Arts: History, Culture, Science and More. You can save up to 50% on admission during and take advantage of special offers to enjoy your favorite museums or discover new...
Date posted: 03/06/2013
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Santa Monica this month with a bar crawl! Those staying in hotels around Santa Monica can take advantage of two days of bar crawls. Drink specials will be available at Barney’s Beanery both days for a great way to celebrate the spirit of the Irish!
Date posted: 03/04/2013
Are you looking for a fun way to spend a day at the beach? Those staying in hotels near Will Rogers State Beach can enjoy the spirit of Holi at Holi on the Beach 2013 on March 2013. You can support the cause of India’s development AID-Los Angeles/Orange County at the 6th celebration with over 1000..