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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.

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. More from this guide...

Santa Monica Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Santa Monica Suites Walk To Beach & Pier - Santa Monica
+1-888-690-5281
507 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • High end Beach property
  • 5 floors in property
Hotel Carmel 201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Cheap Beach hotel
  • 4 floors in property
The Georgian Hotel : 1415 Ocean Ave. 1415 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • High end Beach property
  • Hotel has 84 rooms
From$225
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Wyndham Santa Monica at the Pier in Santa Monica 120 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:00
From$229
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Ocean View Hotel 1447 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Affordable hotel
From$199
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Shore Hotel 1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Four-star Beach hotel
  • Fitness center on property
From$269
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Doubletree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
+1-800-997-5149
1707 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • High end Beach property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$229
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Hotel Shangri La
+1-888-690-5281
1301 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • 4 star Beach hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00PM
From$285
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Cal Mar Hotel Suites - Santa Monica 220 California Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • Two-star Downtown property
  • 36 sleeping rooms in hotel
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
+1-800-997-5148
101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Expensive Beach hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
From$229
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
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$295
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • 4 star Oceanfront hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$249
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
+1-800-881-1523
1740 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Luxury 5 star Beach property
  • Fitness center on property
From$269
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Viceroy Santa Monica : 1819 Ocean Ave. 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Four star Beach property
  • Hotel has 8 floors
From$339
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Best Western Gateway Hotel
+1-888-690-5281
1920 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 123 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$139
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Huntley Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica
+1-800-230-4134
1111 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • High-end Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 18 floors
From$209
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
The Ambrose in Santa Monica 1255 20th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Four-star Suburban property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$219
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica
+1-888-690-5247
One Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Luxury 5-star Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00pm
From$335
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Hotel Casa Del Mar 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Luxury Five Star Beach property
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$421
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Oceana Santa Monica : 849 Ocean Ave. 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • Four star Beach property
  • Hotel has 52 suites
From$375
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Santa Monica Corporate Center Suites 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.
+1-888-690-5281
2815 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Low-priced Beach property
  • 6 suites in hotel
From$119
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Days Inn Santa Monica
+1-800-230-4134
3007 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 2:00 pm
The Cadillac Hotel 8 Dudley Ave., Venice, CA 90291 ~1.86 miles south of Santa Monica
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
Travelodge Santa Monica
+1-888-690-5247
3102 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Low Cost Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00PM
From$125
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
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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: $223.20

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: $146.86

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: $111.70

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.

, 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.

, 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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