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

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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.
Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 70 rooms
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  • 5.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews

The New York Times


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


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.



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

Los Angeles Times


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 101 have reviewed the Oceana, 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 101 reviews 4.5 (based on 101 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

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • 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:

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


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


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
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


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
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


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)


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


This hotel does not usually host weddings, though it does host private events. The Oceana Courtyard can fit up to 60 guests and includes a fountain, outdoor fireplace and the pool. Tower 8 restaurant can also be rented for private functions for up to 60 guests.
    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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