The Oceana Beach Club Hotel

santa monica, los angeles
70 bedroom - 70 bath
(2 reviews)
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Perks for the Parents

Perfectly positioned for beachside fun, the Oceana Beach Club Hotel is a 70-room boutique hotel with a pool steps from Montana Avenue on Santa Monica Beach with a mid century pedigree and services to make a stay easy for every member of the family. Experiences to enjoy include yoga lessons on the beach every morning, summertime surfing lessons, guided hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains and bikes to explore Santa Monica’s palm tree-lined streets. Guests are welcomed with a glass of Prosecco; the hotel’s Tower 8 restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has family-friendly items including pizza and sandwiches on the menus plus a kids menu. There is a fitness studio with Woodway treadmills, elliptical and more, and in-room spa and salon services can be arranged, along with private yoga and private trainer sessions.

Why Kids Love it

The hotel is a stone’s throw from the amusement park at Santa Monica Pier and a 5-minute walk from the beach, and has a courtyard swimming pool. For older children, the free weekend surf lessons are great fun; beach cruiser bikes are available for exploring the neighborhood too (standard size only). Suites are configured to suit families with a bedroom for adults and lounge with queen sofa bed for children; rooms can be connected or adjoined. A beach butler can be booked to provide a beach picnic. Santa Monica itself is a great location for family travel, with sandcastle building, boogie boarding, swimming and playing on the beach the #1 draw. Honest bath amenities are provided for children and there are child-size bathrobes. Babysitting is available on request. Cribs and Pack'n'Plays are free; rollaway beds are available for $55 per night.

Things to Know

Rates are indicative and subject to change - please contact the hotel directly via the Contact Host button for accurate pricing. Rates are significantly higher in peak season. Children may need to be supervised around the pool and on the balconies. There is free WiFi throughout. Breakfast is not included in standard rates but can be added on. Yoga lessons, weekend surf lessons, cycle hire and guided hikes in the mountains are all complimentary. The hotel has a restaurant serving classic coastal Californian cuisine with a focus on locally-sourced ingredients. The chef’s breakfast pantry includes a European-style buffet, fresh-brewed coffee, local pastries and fresh bread, seasonal fruit and berries, cooked breakfast and more. An airport pick up car service can be arranged on request. Dry cleaning service available.

About the Location

Oceana Beach Club Hotel is a short walk from the best of Santa Monica, including shopping dining and nightlife and is a 5-minute walk from the beach, located just across Palisades Park and the Pacific Coast Highway from the Oceanfront Walk. It is 15 miles from Los Angeles and a 25-minute drive from LAX airport. Nearby you can find the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, Santa Monica Pier, and a variety of jogging trails; Montana Avenue, Main Street and Third Street Promenade offer shopping opportunities nearby and there is a food truck lot at Main and Ocean park nearby.

Accommodation Details

The 70-room hotel has a selection of rooms suitable for families and an array of shared spaces including a courtyard swimming pool with a juice and cocktail bar, fitness studio and restaurant.
Signature Ocean View Suites have 1 bedroom with a Californian king bed, a lounge with queen sleeper sofa and work station, a bathroom with rainshower and tub and a private balcony with ocean sunset views. They sleep up to 4 and cost from $675 per night.
Lanai Suites with sofa beds overlook the pool and have a living room with queen sofa bed, workstation, separate bedroom with California King bed and private balcony. The bathroom has a shower and tub. They sleep up to 4 and cost from $520 per night.
Kitchen suites with sofa beds have a living room with queen sofa bed and kitchenette and a separate bedroom with California King Bed. The bathroom has a shower and tub. They sleep up to 4 and cost from $530 per night.

Style Notes

Mid century modern meets beach house. The hotel opened in the 1950s and has a strong link to its heritage, with cheery colors and textual elements mixed with playful prints. The overall feel is of a family beach house staffed by beach-lovers - the beach is the thing today, just as it was in the 1950s when stars including Stan Laurel stayed in the hotel. Luxe Egyptian cotton linens, plush Frette bathrobes and C.O. Bigelow bath amenities add layers of comfort and charm.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 4
2 king
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Elly S.
Member since March 03, 2016
Sales and Reservation Coordinator at Oceana Beach Club Hotel.

2 reviews

Evelyn H.
Visited in November 2017
Lovely room! So close to the beach. The pool was clean, and the facilities were super easy to use. We were there with our families for thanksgiving. We will likely come back, it was so perfect for what we needed!
Julia B.
Visited in August 2016
We loved our stay at this Hotel! The staff were very helpful right from the reservation process through to check out. Our room wasn't ready when we arrived so we were offered complimentary appetizers and a glass of champagne which was much appreciated after a 12 hour flight with 2 small children! Highly recommend getting one of their Lanai Suite with Kitchenette if you have small children. It has a large lounge area and separate bedroom. Having a stove top and sink was very helpful for bottles and baby food not to mention being on ground level with the pool at your door step. We had our baby monitor so could enjoy some peace and quiet while they slept. There were other young families there too and a very friendly and relaxed clientele. The location is great and a short walk to 3rd Promenade, Wholefoods for supplies and the Pier. Venice Beach is an easy walk too if you have a stroller. The Tower 8 restaurant was fantastic and had a selection of healthy kid meal options too. We look forward to staying there again soon.

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Sun, Fun and Ice Cream

With three and a half miles of beach, Santa Monica is full of classic California scenery. Grab ice creams, crash bumper cars, and take a ride on the 9-story Ferris Wheel on Santa Monica pier, a kid’s dream destination. Afterward, test your strength on the climbing ropes and rings on the adjacent beach. Then cool off inside - kids under 12 get in free at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Whatever kind of fun in the sun you seek, it’s here in Santa Monica.