7 Santa Monica Hostels that are Affordable, But Still Pleasant
Santa Monica is the beachfront heart of the city of Los Angeles. What better way to spend your time in Los Angeles than to visit the hot spots here.
Santa Monica is a beautiful city by the beach in the warm state of California, located in the western side of Los Angeles County. This is an upscale city with many Hollywood stars and Hollywood executives taking residence. Here you will find the famous Third Street Promenade, a shopping district that closes its streets for vehicles to accommodate its outdoor shoppers. The popular Santa Monica Pier is also one of the hottest tourist spots in the city. The Newcomb Pier, just near Santa Monica Pier, houses the Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome. The Hippodrome was built in 1916 specifically to hold a carousel. Having a subtropical Mediterranean climate, the city enjoys almost warm weather all throughout the year. This makes it a very popular city for a beach vacation in Los Angeles.
1. HI Los Angeles Santa Monica
HI Los Angeles Santa Monica is located just two blocks away from the beautiful white sand beach and is situated in an upscale neighborhood. You can find the hostel 9 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport.
The Hi Los Angeles Santa Monica is the largest hostel in Los Angeles, and perhaps in the entire United States, with 260 beds across all its 4 levels. When you arrive, the friendly staff can help you find good places to hike, food tours to attend, and museum to visits. Sign up to different tours are available at the hostel’s front desk.
Breakfast is served from 7:30 am until 10:30 am only. If you feel like cooking your own meals, head to the kitchen.
Wireless internet is accessible for free in their public areas. You can also connect to the internet in their internet-ready rooms. They also have available family rooms. If you like playing pool, they also have a pool table. Their amenities also include a non-smoking facility, an exterior courtyard, and common rooms. There are lockers to store your valuables as well.
1436 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Contact: +1 (310) 393-9913
2. Ocean Park Hotel
The Ocean Park Hotel is conveniently located just a few minutes away from the famous Santa Monica pier and minutes away from the Santa Monica white sand beaches. This hotel is very close to many great places to dine and spots to see around Los Angeles. This hotel is unique in the sense that all of their rooms have one queen-sized beds. All rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, and a flat screen TV with cable channels. You will also have access to free internet. Breakfast is not free but you can have a good meal for less than $4 at their OP Café. But if you book their Bed and Breakfast package, your daily breakfast is free. Near the hotel, you can visit the Santa Monica Yacht Harbor and sign up for fishing and boating activities. You can also spend a night at The Hideout for some drinking sessions with your friends.
2680 32nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Contact: +1 310-429-5554
3. Days Inn Santa Monica
The Days Inn Santa Monica is located on Santa Monica Blvd. It is strategically located to give you fast access to the beach and the Santa Monica Pier. The interstate 405 and 10 are also very much accessible.
When you stay in Days Inn you get free continental breakfast and you will also get free Wi-Fi internet access. You can park for free in their covered lot. Plus if you are a health buff, you can work out in their gym for free. If you need help for anything, dial their front desk. They are available 24 hours a day.
Every bedroom has a bath. And all floors have elevator access. And to top it all, kids under 18 years old can stay with you for free. Among their amenities are access to their health and sports activities which include ice skating and hiking on the nature preserves and trails.
3007 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404, United States
Contact: +1 310-829-6333
4. Comfort Inn Santa Monica - West Los Angeles
If you find a hostel along the Santa Monica Blvd with a beautiful Spanish design, you are in luck. The Comfort Inn Santa Monica offers you comfort and relaxation all at a very affordable price.
Their amenities include free wireless internet in your room, and/or free wired internet. The in-room bathroom has a shower, hair dryer, and free toiletries. They also have free parking, a free weekday newspaper, access to refrigerators and a microwave, coffee and a tea maker. You can also use their iron and ironing board if you need to.
2815 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90404
5. San Vicente Inn
The San Vicente Inn is a 29 bungalow inn decorated mostly in white, and features a beautiful pool in a garden. This budget hostel is just a block away from the bustling streets of Santa Monica Boulevard and just about 1.5 miles away from Sunset Strip. It offers a serene atmosphere and a calming effect.
There is a resort fee that you have to pay daily. But with it, you get free access to their wireless internet, access to their swimming pool and fresh towels, and you also get served with free continental breakfast. The San Vicente also has a large patio and a sun deck.
You can rent a bike through their front desk, and use it to ride around the neighborhood and enjoy the scenic beauty of Santa Monica Blvd.
845 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Contact: +1 310-854-6915
6. Seaview Hotel
The Seaview Hotel is a low-rise budget hotel fronting the beach of Sta. Monica. Its long history of service dates back from the 1950s. The famous Sta. Monica pier is just 2 blocks away. You can literally just walk and be there in just 5 minutes. The Third St. Promenade is just 3 blocks away and 2 blocks away from the hotel is the World Café. When you book a room in the hotel, you can use their free parking on-site. You can also access their rooftop sundeck and enjoy the sunset all for yourself. Each of the rooms have wireless internet, complimentary maid service, and cable TV. You can expect the rooms to be cleaned daily. They also have board games that you can play with your family and friends. The staff are friendly and easy to talk to. For less than $90 a night, this could be one of the most affordable hotel near the beach.
1760 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Contact: +1 310-393-6711
7. Santa Monica Motel
If you plan to visit the famous tourist spots in Santa Monica on tight budget, you may want to book your stay at Santa Monica Motel. This convenient motel is perfectly situated near the beach and near the popular Santa Monica Pier. In fact, the pier is just 7 blocks from here. Santa Monica Place Mall and the Third Street Promenade are also nearby.
Free Wi-Fi internet is provided in your room. A cable TV and private bathroom are also included. Parking is also available for free, just ask the front desk. A doctor is also available on-call just in case you ever need medical assistance.
For your room type, you can either choose a queen bed or two double beds. They also offer special rates when you sign up with your email through their website. And all kids under 15 are free to stay with you.
2102 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Enjoy the city and save!
Although the amenities in these hotels do not compare with that of 5-star hotels, you will be able to experience the comfort you need. Hit the bars and drink some wine. Go out and party with your friends. Or stroll along the pier and ride the Ferris wheel. Then come back and relax in the comfort of your hostel room knowing that tomorrow, you still have cash in your wallet to spend another day!
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