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a VirtualTourist member asked on Nov 20, 2011

Santa Monica

Seashore Hotel on Main Street

It sounds great for what we want,i.e.location, parking,not a chain. Just want to have someone's opinion on the interior. Again, am not too fussy but badly mixed chintz ala English B and Bs are hard. Lumpy mattress, can't do, and mold and bugs are beyond me. Can anyone help? Have had BAD experience in New Orleans so am gun shy. Pat M

3 Answers

answered on 11/20/11 by
a VT member from Sacramento

Generally mold is not a problem in LA nor, for that matter, in the southwest. It is desert and mold requires dampness.

We lived near SM so stayed at home so I hope someone who travels there will help you. Until you get a specific answer, you might type the hotel name into TripAdvisor and read the reviews there. They are often accompanied by photos. You can get reviews at: (A Virtual Tourist sister site)

Enjoy Santa Monica. It's a great place. Try to get out to Pasadena too. The Norton Simon Museum there is world class.

answered on 2/8/12 by
a VT member

Thanks for your reply. We have now used the Hotel and it was perfect. Great Location. Bit far to walk to Pier but a bus right in front takes you there in 4 minutes. Great atmospheric neighborhood with shops, restaurants, etc. Room was tile-floored and white and beige with a great poster that I would have loved to own. People were friendly and helpful and parking was right there. I would really recommend this hotel. For those without a car, there is a city bus that takes you to the airport in 20 minutes. Pat M

answered on 2/8/12 by
a VT member from Sacramento

Thanks for coming back with your information. It would be super if you would put a Hotel Review in your LA Travel Pages so others could find the hotel in the future.

Glad you enjoyed your trip.

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