3.5 star hotel
Area: Downtown Santa Monica
1.31 mi from Santa Monica College
Best Rooms: City View room types on floors 2 - 4 offer city views, while Partial Ocean View rooms on floors 5 - 7 offer nice views of the ocean, which are better from the even-numbered rooms.
Best Rooms: For the best views of the ocean, be sure to book a Signature Ocean View Suite or an Ocean View Suite; the Deluxe Ocean View Room will only offer partial views of the ocean.
Best Rooms: Rooms offer great views of the city or partial ocean views. However, rooms with partial ocean views also overlook a garbage alley.
2 star hotel
Area: Venice, Los Angeles
2.36 mi from Santa Monica College
Best Rooms: Rooms 202 and 203 on floor 2 have a clear view of the outdoor pool.
Best Rooms: The Inn at Marina Del has good array of room categories to choose from; however, there are no real views to offer.
Best Rooms: Though the hotel is located two blocks from the beach, it doesn't offer any water views.