Oceana Beach Club Hotel

849 Ocean Ave | Santa Monica, CA 90403  [SEE MAP]Santa Monica, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Spacious rooms
Daily resort fee

The Oceana Beach Club Hotel's small stature allows it to be even more conscientious of its guests than the average boutique property. And because it sits just a mile north of the Santa Monica Pier and Beach, the Oceana is free of the congestion that plagues this touristy part of town. Guests particularly like the homey vibe here and find it markedly more quiet than some of Santa Monica's hipper hotels. Rooms are outfitted in brightly colored decor, balconies boasting ocean views, C.O. Bigelow toiletries and complimentary Wi-Fi access. For an extra dose of R & R, try your hand at complimentary yoga classes, indulge in a spa treatment or simply lounge by the outdoor pool before enjoying tasty SoCal cuisine at Tower 8. Just be warned: The added resort fee ($35 per night) surprises –and disappoints – some guests. The fee covers use of the hotel's bikes, guided hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains and a welcome glass of prosecco, among other amenities.

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Location
Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 70 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews

The New York Times

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Newly remodeled to pay homage to its midcentury roots, this 70-room hotel ditched its bright Mediterranean colors in favor of sun-bleached shades of blue in the pool courtyard.

Travel + Leisure

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The refreshed hotel reopened in March 2013, complete with restaurant Tower 8, where Santa Monica native and Michelin-starred chef Josiah Citrin emphasizes southern California cuisine like ahi tuna tartare and avocado mousseline as well as farmers' market salads.

Forbes

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Fresh from a multimillion-dollar redo, the beachfront hotel is the embodiment of midcentury seaside chic.

Los Angeles Times

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The Oceana Beach Club ... is everything a Southern California beach hotel should be: chic, colorful and friendly

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1397 have reviewed the Oceana Beach Club Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1397 reviews 4.5 (based on 1397 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Like a stay in a friend's oceanside guest bedroom, the cozily appointed rooms at the Oceana Beach Club Hotel feature nice homey touches from the headboards to the throw pillows. The beach bungalow vibe is accentuated with crisp whites, sea foam greens and marigolds, and eclectic patterned furniture keeps the property unique. Choose from five room styles; the Signature Ocean View Suites have a separate tub and shower.
  • Welcome glass of Prosecco for guests
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and iPads for guest use
  • $35 daily resort fee

Standard room size500 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Oceana Beach Club is located just off the beach in trendy Santa Monica. Cross Ocean Avenue and you'll find a palm tree-lined green space with walking and running trails before the beach. Restaurant and shopping options abound a few blocks south of the property.
  • Hotel is 13 miles north of Los Angeles International Airport
  • Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus transports passengers throughout Santa Monica on the cheap
  • 24-hour valet parking ($45)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The Oceana Beach Club Hotel's restaurant, Tower 8, is a mod 1960s joint filled decorated in beachy blues and continuing the homey vibe established in the guest rooms. Tower 8 is run by Josiah Citrin, a two Michelin star award-winning chef. The restaurant serves up fresh Californian cuisine using locally sourced ingredients.
  • No breakfast served on property

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAsian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The hotel has a small, outdoor heated kidney-shaped pool which the hotel describes as "the sparkling heart of Oceana." The centerpiece of the hotel's courtyard, the pool is surrounded by loungers. An outdoor fireplace, candles and poolside dining keep the area buzzing in the evenings.
  • Dedicated wait staff in the pool area for food and beverage service
  • Seasonal poolside juice bar
  • Pool toys not permitted
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

There is no on-site spa, but in-room treatments are available for those booked in a suite. Services include massages, body treatments, hair and skincare services. Personal nutrition and wellness consultants are also available as part of the hotel's spa offerings.
  • Spa services booked through the fitness concierge
  • Manicures, pedicures, blowouts and reflexology sessions are all on offer

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Families will appreciate the hotel's beachside location and family-friendly amenities like the heated outdoor wading pool and complimentary beach cruiser bikes, guided hikes and surf lessons. The 70-room Oceana Beach Club Hotel only has two adjoining room options, so if you know you'll need more space for your brood, notify the hotel upon booking. Let the staff know that you'll be traveling with kids and they can arrange for an in-room cookie platter to surprise them upon arrival.
  • Kids menus available in the hotel's restaurant
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The hotel's small fitness center can comfortably fit about 10 people. Inside you'll find Woodway treadmills, an elliptical machine, free weights and weight-resistance machines. The hotel has its own "Fitness Concierge" that can arrange personal training and private yoga instruction (for an extra fee) as well as guided hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains and surf or stand-up paddle board lessons.
  • Complimentary group yoga classes over looking the ocean in Palisades Park; yoga mats available for in-room practice
  • Complimentary beach cruiser bicycles
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (free)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs (free)
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The hotel has two event spaces — the Oceana Courtyard pool area and Tower 8 restaurant — in addition to the Ocean View Boardroom. The Ocean View Boardroom is adjacent to the courtyard and can fit up to 25 guests. Audiovisual services and a 55-inch plasma HD TV are included in the boardroom.
  • On-site event coordination, catering and audiovisual support with event rentals and bookings
  • There is no formal business center on the property, but the front desk can help with printing
  • In-room complimentary iPads

Number of meeting rooms1

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

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