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10 Best Hotels in Santa Monica

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is NZ$461 per night
1.7 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (2,048 reviews)

"Location was pretty good all staff members where friendly"…"

Reviewed on 26 May 2020

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Shore Hotel
4 out of 5
1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is NZ$444 per night
1.62 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (2,094 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel room and enjoyed the stay. Would recommend adding better cell service."…"

Reviewed on 23 May 2020

Shore Hotel
Ocean View Hotel
3 out of 5
1447 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is NZ$263 per night
1.62 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (1,998 reviews)

"It was close to the beach and bus connections, We wished for Bottled water. Staff was very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 26 May 2020

Ocean View Hotel
Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica
4 out of 5
1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is NZ$410 per night
1.68 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,119 reviews)

"One of my favorite spots in Santa Monica. Great views of the Santa Monica pier. The rooms are very retro and the roof bar is one of best. I would recommend everyone and anyone to try out this Hotel."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica
Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
3.5 out of 5
1920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is NZ$240 per night
0.69 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (1,262 reviews)

"Friendly staff, clean hotel, great location and free parking."…"

Reviewed on 26 May 2020

Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
2.5 out of 5
501 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is NZ$357 per night
1.12 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (1,019 reviews)

"great staff and friendly, odd site parking is ok - just read the signs, super close to Sana Monica pier"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
1667 Ocean Avenue Suite 1000, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is NZ$280 per night
1.67 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (409 reviews)

"Loved it , nice enough to let us check out late , felt safe needed code to get in through gates up to each floor. Peaceful, beautiful little set up ."…"

Reviewed on 6 May 2020

Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Oceana
5 out of 5
849 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is NZ$1,046 per night
2.09 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (362 reviews)

"Loved being accommodated despite COVID-19. Was a little confused about our room booking and hoped that we would be upgraded or offered more amenities since it was our honeymoon but overall great experience and would come back again."…"

Reviewed on 11 May 2020

Oceana
Viceroy Santa Monica
4 out of 5
1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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1.77 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,620 reviews)

"The hotel was beautifully decorated, the service was impeccable, and it was centrally located directly across the street from Santa Monica Pier. If you’re considering this hotel, you won’t be disappointed."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Viceroy Santa Monica
Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
3.5 out of 5
120 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is NZ$355 per night
1.6 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (1,979 reviews)

"staff was friendly. Appreciate the room closest to the elevator and ice machine. Clean."…"

Reviewed on 26 May 2020

Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
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Accommodation in Santa Monica

There are few places in the United States as iconic as Santa Monica, CA. Located just outside of Los Angeles, this region features several of the highest rated beaches, shopping, and dining throughout the greater LA metro area. With unique architecture and a culture that's truly its own, Santa Monica offers an adventure and attraction for even the most selective traveller. While there is no shortage activities within Santa Monica, you're also within a 30-minute drive of the greatest attractions around LA. Spend the day strolling down the beautiful beaches and your nights sipping a cocktail at top-rated restaurants. Regardless of how you wish to spend your holiday, Santa Monica delivers all you could want – and more.

Relax in True California Style – Santa Monica Hotels

Thanks to its proximity to the beach, many Santa Monica accommodation styles reflect the slower side of life. Of course, being so close to LA, the majority of hotels in Santa Monica are designed with the latest design trends and advanced technology. The hotels in this region are as unique and eclectic as its culture. Whether you're searching for a Santa Monica family accommodation or a sophisticated luxury retreat, turn to Expedia.co.nz to review the latest and greatest accommodation. The travel experts at Expedia.co.nz have tracked down cheap deals and specials on Santa Monica hotels for travellers like you.

Adventure, Beauty and Sophistication – Santa Monica Travel Guide

While there are small regional airports throughout the region, most travellers fly into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). From here, you have several transportation options. You can take a train, bus, or shuttle service to your hotel. You can also get a car hire right here on Expedia.co.nz to enjoy greater flexibility. The weather in Santa Monica is temperate, and generally warm throughout the entire year. Pack your bathing suit and sunscreen, and be prepared to enjoy outdoor adventures along balmy SoCal beaches.

Take Your Holiday to New Levels – Book Your Hotel Today!

Whether you're searching for a Santa Monica beach accommodation or a quiet economy resort, Expedia.co.nz offers the latest deals and lowest rates. The travel experts at Expedia.co.nz always locate the best hotel for your stay. With just a few clicks of your mouse, you'll have a customised list of hotels organised based upon factors like price, amenities, and location.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Santa Monica?
Casa Del Mar is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It is located a short 2-minute walk from Santa Monica Beach. Traveller reviews also recommend Palihouse Santa Monica and The Huntley Hotel as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Santa Monica, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals in Santa Monica.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Santa Monica?
Based on reviews, Palm Motel is a popular 2.5-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Pavilions Motel and Comfort Inn Santa Monica - West Los Angeles.
What's the best hotel when travelling with children to Santa Monica?
Shore Hotel is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other options for your child-friendly holiday include Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and Days Inn by Wyndham Santa Monica/Los Angeles. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Santa Monica Pier.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to Santa Monica?
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Ocean View Hotel and Palm Motel.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Santa Monica?
Palm Motel is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet include Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and Palihouse Santa Monica.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Santa Monica?
Casa Del Mar is a top beach hotel with free WiFi and beach towels. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier and Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Santa Monica Beach or Venice Beach.
What's the best luxury hotel in Santa Monica?
Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica is a 4-star hotel with a poolside restaurant and 2 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Georgian Hotel and The Huntley Hotel are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique hotel in Santa Monica?
Shore Hotel is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a beachfront restaurant and a bar. The Huntley Hotel and Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What is the best spa hotel in Santa Monica?
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot is a top beach spa hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a bar and a hair salon. Spend an afternoon at Spa Le Merigot where you’ll find facials, body scrubs, and detox wraps and more. Other popular spa hotels in Santa Monica include Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica and Casa Del Mar.
What's it like to stay in Santa Monica?
Travellers to Santa Monica give high marks for the beaches, shopping and top-notch restaurants. Tourists who journey to this walkable city can discover its sporting events, cafes and art. Top sights in the city include Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach and Third Street Promenade. In Santa Monica, there are 204 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I do while I'm visiting Santa Monica?
Known for its art scene, cultural venues include Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica Museum of Art and Bergamot Station Arts Center. Landmarks like Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium might be worth a visit. The beaches and sunsets highlight the natural beauty with places to discover including Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach and Original Muscle Beach.

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