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Santa Monica California Hotels & Motels

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The Santa Monica center point is about the area of Santa Monica/Venice.

Welcome to Santa Monica, one of the most famed resort destinations on the West Coast. Nicknamed SaMo by the locals, Santa Monica boasts an agreeable climate, an iconic pier, and affluent neighborhoods that have made it a popular setting for film crews and tourists alike. Whether you're hoping to score a luxury accommodation on the beach or you want something more affordable on the city's outskirts, Santa Monica offers a variety of hotels to meet your needs and budget. More from this guide...

Santa Monica Hotels/Accommodations

Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica : 501 Colorado Ave. 501 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Check-in: 4:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica - Santa Monica 425 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • 18 suites in property
Santa Monica Suites Walk To Beach & Pier
507 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • High end Beach hotel
  • 5 floors in property
Hotel Carmel in Santa Monica 201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Website
  • Cheap Beach property
  • 9 suites in property
  • Not the cheapest place to visit
  • Average value
Doubletree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica in Santa Monica
1707 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Offering incredible views and spacious suites, the Doubletree Guest Suites offers a foyer, two large-screen televisions, marble countertops, and a large working desk in all of their suites. Other amenities may include a sleeper sofa, Jacuzzi, kitchen and patio. Walk the few blocks to the Santa Monica Beach and Pier, the Third Street Promenade, and Pacific Park, or drive the few miles to Mann's Chinese Theatre, Malibu Beach, and Rodeo drive. Disneyland and the Aquarium of the Pacific are great all-day adventures as well. Enjoy the hotel's convenient business center and meeting rooms, or drop your kids off for some children's activities while you take a night off at the Jazz Loft for some mingling or dinner at the Fourth Street Grille.
  • Four star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 253 rooms
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The Georgian Hotel 1415 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • The Georgian Hotel is a well-know celebrity escape which sits close to Santa Monica Beach, Palisades Park, and the Santa Monica Pier. Guests can enjoy California cuisine and cocktails at the on-site restaurant De Veranda. Visitors to this property are provided access to the hotel's 24-hour fitness center and amenities include rooms with an ocean view, Aveda toiletries, television, and wireless Internet. The Georgian Hotel's convenient location puts it near shopping, entertainment, and dining just a few blocks away.
  • Four star Beach hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Sunsets are exceptional
  • Great location with excellent sightseeing
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Wyndham Santa Monica at the Pier 120 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Affordable Beach property
  • 132 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Location: fantastic
  • Room cleanliness is acceptable
Ocean View Hotel : 1447 Ocean Ave. 1447 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • The Ocean View Hotel is next to Santa Monica Beach and a short distance from Santa Monica Pier. Guests receive complimentary continental breakfasts and have access to complimentary wireless Internet as well as use of the business center. Guestrooms have coffeemakers and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. Other attractions such as the Los Angeles Convention Center, Staples Center, The Getty Center, Marina del Rey, Topanga State Park, and Venice Beach are easily accessible from the hotel.
  • Midscale hotel
  • No breakfast area
  • Charged me for valet parking
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Shore Hotel - Santa Monica 1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • 4 star Beach property
  • Hotel has 164 rooms
  • Value for money could be better
  • Awesome terrace
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Hotel Shangri La - Santa Monica 1301 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • 4-star Beach hotel
  • 70 sleeping rooms in hotel
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Cal Mar Hotel Suites - Santa Monica 220 California Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • Low priced Downtown property
  • 36 suites in property
  • Most guests enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby
  • Most guests found problems with the furniture
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel Santa Monica 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, with its exquisitely manicured grounds, sits above Santa Monica Beach. This well-known property is patronized by celebrities and vacationers alike. It's located only 10 miles away from LAX and just blocks from the busy Third Street Promenade and popular Santa Monica Pier. Guests can dine inside the hotel at FIG restaurant, and they also have access to the on-site fitness center, business center, full-service spa, and outdoor pool. The guestrooms are equipped to make for a comfortable overnight stay and Internet access is available.
  • Luxurious 5-star Beach property
  • 10 meeting rooms in hotel
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Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica  : 530 Pico Blvd. 530 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Four-star Beach property
  • Hotel has 11 suites
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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel - Santa Monica 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Enjoy a view of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Beach at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Spacious rooms offer furnished patios, whirlpools, and 42" televisions while loft- or penthouse-inspired suites offer full sized dining rooms, multiple full baths, and wall-to-wall glass doors out to an ocean-view balcony or furnished patio. Head to the Santa Monica Pier, Hollywood Boulevard, or Grammy Museum for just a few of the amazing sites in the area. Return to the hotel for spa treatment or to enjoy sushi, tapas, or freshly-grilled meats and vegetables while at the outdoor seating, poolside bar, or fireside lounge. This hotel is perfect for vacation entertaining, business travelers, or families looking for a spacious vacation retreat.
  • Four star Oceanfront hotel
  • 21 suites in property
  • Stunning beach views
  • AC needs updating
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JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot Beach Hotel 1740 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Luxurious 5-star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 9 floors
  • Stylish Hotel
  • Room is all right
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Viceroy Santa Monica - Santa Monica 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • High end Beach property
  • Hotel has 162 rooms
  • Most guests said the wifi quality was bad
  • Pleasant entrance area
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Huntley Santa Monica Beach 1111 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • Located at the Santa Monica Beach, the Huntley Santa Monica Beach hotel offers 204 guest rooms and suites that offer oceanfront or cityscape views, pillow top beds, a mini bar, and other plush room comforts. Suites can include a separate living area with a sleeper sofa, an open soaking bathtub, and cocktail bar and dining room table with crystal glassware. Head to the Golden Triangle or the mansions of Beverly Hills, only a few miles away, or stay in Santa Monica to enjoy the beautiful beaches, museums, and shops. Relax back at the hotel at the Penthouse rooftop restaurant, complete with open skies, beach cabanas, and a silver bar, or have a chauffeur take you around town in one of the hotel's private cars.
  • 4 star Beach hotel
  • 5 conference rooms in property
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
  • Concierge and hotel staff were fantastic
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Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica in Santa Monica 1920 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 03:00
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Shutters on the Beach : One Pico Blvd.
One Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Luxury 5-star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 8 meeting rooms
  • Excellent location on beach
  • Good restaurant service
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Hotel Casa Del Mar 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Luxury 5 star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 6 meeting rooms
  • Nearby shopping is top-notch and service staff are friendly
  • Easy walking distance to the city centre
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Oceana Santa Monica - Santa Monica 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • The Oceana Santa Monica sits across from Santa Monica Beach and is only a few miles away from some of the most popular local attractions. The hotel features an outdoor pool, fireplace, and cafe tables in the courtyard. Guests can use the 24-hour fitness center, meeting space, Internet access ,and dine at the Oceana Santa Monica Lounge from breakfast to dinner. Guestrooms have Mediterranean-style decor, mp3 player docking stations, HD plasma TVs, and Egyptian cotton bed linens. Personal trainers and in-room massages are available.
  • Four-star Beach property
  • 52 suites in property
  • Reception is all right
  • Could be quieter
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The Ambrose : 1255 20th St. 1255 20th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • 4 star Suburban hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
Santa Monica Corporate Center Suites - Santa Monica 2200 Colorado Ave. Santa Monica 90401, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Check in time: 15:00
Comfort Inn Santa Monica - Santa Monica 2815 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Inexpensive Beach property
  • Hotel has 6 suites
  • Great service
  • Pool was a welcome
Days Inn Santa Monica 3007 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Affordable Beach property
  • Check-in time: 2:00 pm
  • Fantastic service
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
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Situated on the Santa Monica Bay, SaMo was first inhabited by the Tongva tribe, although it was then known as Kecheek in their native tongue. The first non-indigenous explorers in the area came in 1769. Santa Monica itself takes its name from Saint Monica, but there are different versions to the story. One version says that the area was first explored on her feast day, while another claims the local springs reminded explorers of Saint Monica's tears.

By the 20th century, Santa Monica's population was booming, and the completion of the Santa Monica Freeway in 1966 only brought in an even bigger influx of people.

Today, Santa Monica offers three main shopping districts, a Downtown District, Palisades Park, the iconic Santa Monica Pier, and a number of other attractions. The city is also a mecca for skateboarders. Whatever your reason for visiting Santa Monica, it's important that you find the ideal hotel that allows you to enjoy everything the West Coast has to offer.

When to Visit Santa Monica, CA

Thanks to the region's gorgeous weather, Santa Monica is a popular tourist destination year-round. Its Southern California location and moderate climate tend to keep hotel rates fairly steady, though you can find reduced rates from October to February. Winter and early spring come with the lowest hotel rates, and you'll also find fewer crowds and much less traffic. When you can work on your tan on the beach in January, why not take advantage of the off-season?

Peak tourist season in Santa Monica is during spring break and summer. You'll find increased hotel rates and bigger crowds throughout the summer, although June is the exception due to the “June gloom.” This is a Southern California expression for a weather phenomenon that creates cloudy, overcast skies and cool temperatures. If you don't mind a little ill weather, you can certainly take advantage of the June gloom to avoid the tourists.

Early fall is a good time to visit because hotel prices start to drop. Crowds have tapered off somewhat by this time, but you'll still enjoy consistent 80-degree temperatures.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Santa Monica, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Santa Monica

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Santa Monica, CA. Analyze these illustrations to evaluate the best dates to book in Santa Monica for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Santa Monica, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $253.61

If you're looking for an upscale hotel in Santa Monica, there are several unique choices from which you can choose.

Shutters on the Beach is an impressive five-star oceanfront property offering three on-site dining options, an outdoor pool, spa, and beachy ambiance. Guests can enjoy cottage-style rooms, each uniquely furnished with homey touches. If you're really looking to splurge, opt for the Beach House Suite, which is a secluded, spacious suite located on the property's highest floor. With over 1,350 square feet of living space, you'll feel right at home.

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey is a sophisticated accommodation boasting tennis courts, Los Angeles' only waterfront pool and whirlpool, and a contemporary farm-to-table restaurant. Perched on the marina, this five-star hotel offers skyline or water views, a state-of-the-art fitness center, eucalyptus steam rooms, and a club lounge. Guest rooms feature high-speed Internet access, twice-daily housekeeping and turndown service, terry cloth bathrobes, overnight shoeshine service, designer bathroom amenities, 49-inch flat-screen TVs, an in-room safe, goose-down comforters, Egyptian cotton linens, and on-demand movies.

A 1920s-era oceanfront retreat, Casa del Mar in Santa Monica offers an on-site sea wellness spa, fitness facility, waterfront lounge, seafood restaurant, and gorgeous event spaces. Rooms are uniquely decorated but feature the likes of four-poster beds, hydrothermal massage tubs, marble bathrooms, high ceilings, coastal-colored textiles, white-and-blue Chinese porcelain decorations, personal patios, and ocean views. Opt for the Penthouse or Presidential Suite to enjoy the best amenities (and views) in the house.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Santa Monica

Affordable Hotel Options in Santa Monica, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $192.10

Finding an affordable hotel in Santa Monica is easy if you're willing to look inland. Pavilions Motel on Ocean Park Boulevard is a straightforward budget motel offering simple rooms, on-site parking, and free Wi-Fi. The unassuming one-star property is located in a residential area less than seven miles from the Los Angeles International Airport, offering you an affordable home base for exploring the city.

Palm Motel on 14th Street is a Greek-style accommodation offering free morning coffee and cookies, Wi-Fi, and simple guest rooms. Pets are also welcome, although a cleaning fee is required. One of Palm Motel's biggest draws is its close proximity to The Getty Center, Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Hollywood.

A two-star accommodation on 32nd Street, Ocean Park Hotel offers modern rooms with communal bathrooms, giving you more of a hostel-type experience with a private room. Guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs, microwaves, refrigerators, and either two twin- or one queen-size bed. Coin-operated laundry machines are available, and you can enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Super 8 Los Angeles – Culver City Area is a little further out, but this two-star lodging offers budget-friendly rates, free Internet access, breakfast, and on-site parking. The motel's location provides easy access to the Pacific Coast Highway, Interstate 405, Venice Beach, the Santa Monica Pier, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Universal Studios.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Santa Monica

2 Star Average Prices: $149.73

2 Star Hotel Prices in Santa Monica

Santa Monica: Real Discounts

If you know where to look, you can save even more money on your trip to Santa Monica by taking advantage of discounts. The Comfort Inn Santa MonicaWest Los Angeles offers special rates for seniors, AAA members, AAA/CAA members, federal and state government employees, and military members and their families. These discounts can save you up to 20 percent off the hotel's best available rates. What's more, if you've earned enough Choice Privileges points, you can redeem a free night during your stay.

Many area hotels offer the same types of discounts. In addition to AAA, AARP, and military rates, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Santa Monica offers special vacation packages. The Santa Monica Pier Package includes two adult wristbands that entitle you to unlimited rides on the world-renowned Santa Monica Pier. These special deals tend to be seasonal and change frequently, so check back with your favorite hotels often to score the latest package deal.

Best Value Options in Santa Monica, CA

Although Santa Monica is home to some costly accommodations, you can find many mid-range hotels that provide you with exceptional value for the money. Days Inn Santa Monica/Los Angeles on Santa Monica Boulevard is a three-star hotel boasting a beachy pink-and-white façade. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast, covered parking, and Wi-Fi access. Thanks to the hotel's close proximity to the nearest bus stop, you can easily hitch a ride into downtown Los Angeles or the Santa Monica Pier. The property also offers 24-hour front desk service, handicapped-accessible rooms, a business center, and in-room refrigerators.

Comfort Inn Santa MonicaWest Los Angeles is a relaxed hotel offering a heated outdoor pool, a free weekday newspaper, and complimentary Wi-Fi. A hot breakfast is included, which allows you to fill up on waffles, eggs, meat, fresh fruit, and yogurt before spending the day sightseeing. Nearby attractions include Venice Beach, UCLA, the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Beach, and Universal CityWalk.

If you're willing to splurge just a little, The Hotel California – Santa Monica is a hacienda-style mid-range hotel offering guest rooms and suites decked out in surfing-themed décor. Guest amenities include free Wi-Fi, breakfast, coffee, tea, fruit, premium mattresses, and a lovely Spanish-tiled courtyard. The property's 27 guest rooms feature hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, cable channels, surfboard-style headboards, and 300-count Egyptian cotton linens.

An Insider’s Guide to Santa Monica Pier

Travelers that come to Santa Monica will undoubtedly find themselves at the Santa Monica Pier. Originally built in 1909, this California icon is both an instantly recognizable landmark and family-friendly amusement park overlooking the Pacific coastline. The Santa Monica Pier consists of a large video game arcade, vintage carousel, Pacific Park, a small aquarium, trapeze school, fishing spots, restaurants, and food vendors.

If you're in the mood for a carnival-type atmosphere, you'll definitely want to ride the rides at Pacific Park. The famous Pacific Wheel is a must, as it provides some of the best views of the coastline. Other great rides include the West Coaster, the Pacific Plunge, and the classic Sea Dragon ship ride. There are also a number of kid-friendly rides for the youngest visitors. While you can buy individual tickets to ride the rides, the unlimited wristband is a better deal. Also, if you plan to fish on the pier, no permit is required.

Whether you're looking for a sophisticated luxury hotel on the beach or a budget-friendly accommodation closer to Los Angeles, you can find the right hotel for your needs and budget in beautiful Santa Monica.

Santa Monica, CA summarized

Songs have been sung hailing the beauty and life of one living in Santa Monica. It may be the beaches, or it may be because people simply fall in love in Santa Monica that makes the place extra special. If anything, Santa Monica is a mixture of fun and laughter, and a little bit of history. Movie buffs will surely have fun running around Santa Monica as many sceneries and sights may be familiar. After all, there have been hundreds of movies that have been shot in Santa Monica. Besides, it could be the climate that captures the hearts of tourists as it never seems to rain in Santa Monica, having more sunshine in a year than any precipitation. Tourists will surely enjoy the many historic landmarks found all over Santa Monica, such as the Looff Hippodrome, Parkhurst Library, Georgian Hotel, and the impressive Sovereign hotel. When in Santa Monica, tourists can shop to their heart's content or just laze all day under the sun at the Santa Monica Beach. Besides, you never know who you run into at the famous beach!

Recent traveler guest reviews of Santa Monica, CA

Below are reviews of the city of Santa Monica, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Safe City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Easy accessible pedestrian zone with many different stores, cafes and bars. Safe, European-like area, close to the pier. Unfortunately Santa Monica does not provide proper parking for tour buses.

Alexandra M., from 28-Oct-2015
"Outdoor Adventure Awaits"
Score 5.0 / 5

The ease of walking around, the diversity of restaurants, and the beautiful pier and beach.

Rebecca W., from 08-Oct-2015
The average traveler rating of the city of Santa Monica, CA shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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