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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

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica 425 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
Santa Monica Suites Walk To Beach & Pier - Santa Monica
507 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • High-end Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Hotel Carmel - Santa Monica 201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Website
  • Low-priced Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
  • 1 out of 2 guests were unhappy with the view
  • Approx. half of guests said rooms were small
The Georgian Hotel - Santa Monica 1415 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • High end Beach property
  • 28 suites in hotel
  • The majority of guests enjoyed the friendly atmosphere
  • Great view
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Wyndham Santa Monica at the Pier 120 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Three Star Beach property
  • 132 rooms in property
  • Most guests thought it was a great value
  • About half of guests said rooms were clean enough
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Ocean View Hotel 1447 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Three Star property
  • Reasonably accessible by car
  • Average beds
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Shore Hotel in Santa Monica 1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • 4 star Beach property
  • 164 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Walls paper thin
  • Housekeeping was ok, according to 59%
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Doubletree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica - Santa Monica
1707 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Expensive Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 245 suites
  • Comfortable beds
  • Most guests thought the atmosphere was somewhat friendly
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Hotel Shangri La in Santa Monica 1301 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • 4 star Beach property
  • Hotel has 70 rooms
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Cal Mar Hotel Suites 220 California Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • Low priced Downtown property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • No working wifi
  • Most guests complained about the elevator
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel Santa Monica in Santa Monica 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Luxury 5 star Beach property
  • 16 meeting rooms in property
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica  - Santa Monica 530 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • 4-star Beach hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel - Santa Monica 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • High end Oceanfront property
  • Hotel has 8 floors
  • Breakfast is mediocre
  • The majority of guests had problems with the shower
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot Beach Hotel - Santa Monica
1740 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Luxurious 5 Star Beach hotel
  • 175 rooms in hotel
  • Great shopping
  • Room is all right
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Viceroy Santa Monica 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Four-star Beach hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Not enough parking facilities, according to 87%
  • Most guests thought the view was good
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Huntley Santa Monica Beach : 1111 2nd St. 1111 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • Four star Beach hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 pm
  • TV needs to be updated
  • Excellent beds and location
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica 1920 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 4 floors in property
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
Shutters on the Beach - Santa Monica
One Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Luxury 5 star Beach hotel
  • 8 conference rooms in property
  • Fantastic service
  • Breakfast is mediocre
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Hotel Casa Del Mar 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Luxury 5-star Beach property
  • Check-in time: 4pm
  • About half of guests said rooms were clean enough
  • About half of guests said the concierge service was sufficient
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Oceana Santa Monica 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • High-end Beach property
  • Fitness center on property
  • Breakfast burrito recommended
  • Not enough parking facilities, according to 83%
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
The Ambrose in Santa Monica 1255 20th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • High end Suburban property
  • Check in: 3:00pm
Santa Monica Corporate Center Suites : 2200 Colorado Ave. Santa Monica 90401 2200 Colorado Ave. Santa Monica 90401, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 5 floors
Comfort Inn Santa Monica 2815 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Inexpensive Beach property
  • 6 suites in property
  • Reasonable beach
  • Wonderful staff
Days Inn Santa Monica 3007 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Affordable Beach property
  • Hotel has 70 rooms
  • Fantastic service
  • Disappointing wellness & sports facilities
The Cadillac Hotel - Venice 8 Dudley Ave., Venice, CA 90291 ~1.86 miles south of Santa Monica
  • Midscale Beach hotel
  • 47 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Almost all guests thought the tv was sub-standard
  • Breakfast can be improved
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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.

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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