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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2012 via mobile

We picked this place on the basis of positive previous reviews. It sounded cheap but reasonable. What other reviews didn't mention was the noise. It's 20m from a Jack drive- in so there's a low to moderate squawking from the speakers, on top of Lincoln Rds traffic noise, til the wee small hours. As there is no air conditioning, we... More 

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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Rest Haven Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for finding time to post a review about us. Sorry for the inconvenience regarding the noise. In this connection, we would like to reiterate that we have repeatedly reminded our future / incoming guests about the unavoidable noise in our neighborhood, that`s why we repeatedly giving an advise to bring along with them (individually) an EARPLUG so as... More 

Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2012 via mobile

We chose Rest Haven based on it's proximity to the beach and the price and were not disappointed. The price is unbelievable for Santa Monica and it is a 10-15 walk down to the beach. Instead of walking down Pico ( which is not the nicest street) we went down Grant and Bay (nice residential streets). We also took the... More 

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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Rest Haven Motel, responded to this review

Our deepest thanks for the ever glowing 5 stars of trust and confidence you showered us. We can only hope to keep them bright and luminous while multiplying and guide future travelers their way to our direction in pursuit of an affordable yet comfortable place to stay in a wholesome location. Having expressed your interesting opinion of Santa Monica City,... More 

Palm Springs, CA
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2012

This motel is great! My kids and I had reservations at the Loews Hotel on the beach but we visited a friend who stayed at this motel. We found that for the price, the motel was exceptionally well located (six or so blocks to the beach) and the room was nicely appointed. Parking was convenient and free! The lady at... More 

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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Rest Haven Motel, responded to this review

It's not easy to express fully the extent of our appreciation for the astoundingly wonderful litany of praises you heaped upon us through word after intoxicating words that we can only think we are truly doing something worthwhile in this business. Thank you for your support and for unselfishly giving us your time to reach out and make us know... More 

Toulouse, France
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152 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Good location : this motel is very close to the beach (Santa Monica/Venice) and also convenient if you want to visit Hollywood or other places in LA (Highway 10 and 405 very close) or to start the Pacific Highway 1 to the north. The room in itself was clean and well furnished with a fridge. There is no breakfast but... More 

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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Rest Haven Motel, responded to this review

I remain confidently rewarded by your enthusiastic support, particularly, the generosity of your expressions attributed to your brief stay in our motel. Drawing upon your meaningful review I would like to impart my gratitude to individuals like you who speak highly of our place and us in the most appreciative way. Personally, I thank you for the good words. How... More 

liverpool
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Stayed one night at this motel. Room was clean and beds were comfortable. Free parking. No AC but our room was at the front of the building and was shaded by trees which seemed to keep the room cool. TV and safe in room. I would say it was "No frills", but for less than $150 for a family of... More 

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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Rest Haven Motel, responded to this review

I am especially grateful to you who share the pleasant recollections and feelings at no personal rewards about your brief and comfortable stay in our motel, "Frills or No Frills", just like you said. Here is thanking you from all of us your unselfish support. That was so encouraging for our business. Need i say more? Cheers! More 

Sonoma, CA
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2012

Bargain hunting in Santa Monica, within blocks of 3rd street and Mall and ocean Pier is impossible, unless $375 is a bargain in your mind. But if you're up for quirky, Rest Haven is an astonishing bargain .. immaculate, comfortable rooms with basic and clean bathrooms ... 1950's ambiance .. Check out their website for details. Don't be put off... More 

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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Rest Haven Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous comments. As you said Rest Haven Motel is unique and in fact is a Land Mark in Santa Monica. 1950s ambiance is not everybody`s taste when it comes to hotel/motel choice, mostly are looking for ultra modern (ambiance). And, I can only read with the fullest appreciation the sweet review you afforded us regarding your... More 

Sydney, Australia
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142 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2012

Resthaven was the cheapest hotel we could find in Trip Advisor's recommended listings for our one night stop over in Santa Monica. And one night would have been my limit. - You can't fault the staff. They are really friendly, helpful and responsive when booking. - The hotel itself is old, and right next door to a fast food joint... More 

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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Rest Haven Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We know that we can not satisfy everyone but we certainly try. We just have two rooms on the second floor and we enforce the non-smoking rule vigorously. Your collective recollection of your rendezvous from hotel to hotel is amusingly interesting and has a grain of truth that i can not but agree with... More 

Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2012

We made this motel our base for 6 days while visiting the many LA sights. From arrival to departure, we experienced three different rooms. ALL were nice and very clean, however we did truly enjoy our last two rooms which were indeed located in the courtyard. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful with all our needs. The only recommendation... More 

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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Rest Haven Motel, responded to this review

Reading your points is so appreciated and welcomed because we know they help us in more ways than one. We are fascinated by your positive remarks and glad to know your stay in the city is not exactly unmemorable. Regarding the downside from your suggestions we are grateful for your courageous and honest frankness knowing the good intentions that propel... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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85 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2012

We had a great stay at Rest haven. Since we arrived early in the day we got to choose between multiple rooms. They all looked nice and clean, but was of various size with different-sized bathroom. There was a small courtyard with tables where one could eat your own food or enjoy a sunbathe. There was also free wifi, although... More 

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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Rest Haven Motel, responded to this review

In all sincerity, we want those feedbacks from people like you who give extra time an effort to help us visualize what need to be done that escaped our attention inadvertently. Your comments are graciously acknowledge, in you have our full appreciation of your candid opinions about the business and us. How we wish everyone will be more forthcoming and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2012

The location is a walking distance from the Santa Monica pier, parking provided on site, the room was clean and reasonably quiet, staff very friendly. I would recommend to anyone.

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resthavenmotel, General Manager at Rest Haven Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our place and for the recommendation as well to other future guests. Hope you and your family got a nice stay with us. However, please take note that since our backyard rooms are the most frequent asked ones, we would like to emphasize that we cannot accomodate everyone who wanted to book these rooms, too. We... More 

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Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
*All request, including room type, are non-guaranteed and shall be honored depending on availability at check-in.* We are a small and basic motel. To noise sensitive; we are behind the Jack in the Box(fastfood chain) and the night Bar name TriP. Welcome to Rest Haven Motel, Santa Monica !!! Feel good in this neighborhood if you would! This is an economy motel conveniently located in Lincoln Blvd and Grant Street just 20 minutes walk to the Third Street Promenade in downtown Santa Monica and the famous Santa Monica Pier where fun and enjoyment can be had beyond compare. The place is quite accessible to many other favorite tourists' haunts known the world over like Venice Beach, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Universal Studio, Disneyland, and more which makes every stay a pleasure. Built in 1938..."A marvelous experience"... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rest Haven Motel

Address: 815 Grant Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $156 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
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“Get a room behind the gate. It has a nice courtyard with table a chairs.”
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