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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$626 per night
1.7 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (977 reviews)

"The hotel was very empty due to the pandemic. Was nice to be away from home for a night. Wish I would have stayed longer. Very calming. Quiet. A nice getaway. Everything was clean. The hotel was set up with hand sanitzers everywhere, including in room. Some amenties were not available due to covid, ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2020

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
2.5 out of 5
501 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$264 per night
1.12 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (964 reviews)

"It was excellent"…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
4 out of 5
1740 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$278 per night
1.72 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (991 reviews)

"The staff was really friendly and very attentive. Really recommend to anybody"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2020

JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
Ocean View Hotel
3 out of 5
1447 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$245 per night
1.62 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (951 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay. Oceanview room, great view of Santa Monica Pier. Friendly staff, & clean room. Shower, food trucks right out front best part of the stay."…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2020

Ocean View Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica
3 out of 5
425 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$249 per night
1.21 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (321 reviews)

"Great Stay! Super close to the beach! I’ll for sure come back!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
5 out of 5
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$620 per night
1.69 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (994 reviews)

"Beautiful property. Exceptional service. Easy access to the beach. Services are quick and efficient."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2020

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Shore Hotel
4 out of 5
1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$249 per night
1.62 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (972 reviews)

"Great location and view - a block away from an expansive ocean front. Felt very comfortable and safe in the hotel. I do wish there were more guidelines around taking the elevator i.e. following the social distancing during Covid. There were a lot of disinfecting resources in the lobby which I ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2020

Shore Hotel
Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
3.5 out of 5
1920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$208 per night
0.69 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (1,310 reviews)

"IT WAS PERFECT .. THE ROOMS ARE VERY CLEAN AND THE STAFF ARE VERY NICE"…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2020

Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
1667 Ocean Avenue Suite 1000, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$212 per night
1.67 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (425 reviews)

"It was within walking distance to Santa Monica Pier and the beach. Especially liked the staff."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul. 2020

Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Santa Monica
2.5 out of 5
3102 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$192 per night
2.48 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (976 reviews)

"Was very clean and really friendly staff and loved the breakfast to go!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2020

SureStay Hotel by Best Western Santa Monica
The Huntley Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$323 per night
1.7 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (983 reviews)

"Great customer service. my room was very clean and sanitized. The stay exceeded my expactation. Thank you for a great experience and making my vacation relaxing and worry free !"…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2020

The Huntley Hotel
Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
3.5 out of 5
120 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$305 per night
1.6 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (972 reviews)

"The elevators run slowly. Card key was spotty. The staff was friendly and helpful. Room was clean. I would stay again in the future."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2020

Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica
4 out of 5
1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$382 per night
1.68 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (988 reviews)

"The staff were very friendly and the location Was awesome."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jun. 2020

Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica
Oceana
5 out of 5
849 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$644 per night
2.09 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (364 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
Georgian Hotel
4 out of 5
1415 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$273 per night
1.63 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (972 reviews)

"Great location. Loved sitting on the patio overlooking the beach"…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2020

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Visiting Santa Monica

Travelers 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, cafés, and art. Top sights in the city include Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach.

  • You'll find 1864 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Los Angeles
  • The closest major airport is in Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal) 3.1 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) 11.5 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Santa Monica

The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Santa Monica Beach, Palisades Park, and International Chess Park. Shopping is one of the favorite things to do, so consider an excursion to Santa Monica Place, Third Street Promenade, and Montana Avenue. Biking is a top activity, and Nicholas Flat Trail is one place to visit.

In Santa Monica, you'll find 55 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday retreat. These are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Channel Road Inn, A Four Sisters Inn - This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and beach locale.
  • Oceana Beach Club Hotel - Our customers like the family-friendly amenities and beach locale at this hotel. With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi.
  • Casa Del Mar - Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Ocean Park can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with WiFi. Expedia customers like its helpful staff.

Other top sights in Santa Monica include Santa Monica Pier. Top places to see in the area include J. Paul Getty Museum, located 3.9 mi (6.4 from the city center), and Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, which is 4.9 mi (7.9 away).

Dressing for Santa Monica

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 64°F during the day and 51°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 70°F, while the average at night is 51°F
  • Santa Monica gets about 11.50 inches of rain per year
  • Usually August and September are the hottest months with an average of 70°F, whereas December and January are often coldest, averaging 51°F

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Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Santa Monica?
The Ambrose is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers free WiFi and a fitness centre. Traveller reviews also recommend Casa Del Mar 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 SureStay Hotel by Best Western Santa Monica and Santa Monica Motel.
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 DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica and Cal Mar Hotel Suites. Also, attractions such as Santa Monica Pier and Museum of Flying are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to Santa Monica?
The Huntley Hotel is a favourite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features an ocean-view restaurant and a bar. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.
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 Bayside Hotel and Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Santa Monica?
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is a top 4.5-star beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Shore Hotel and Georgian 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?
The Huntley Hotel is a 4.5-star hotel with an ocean-view restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique hotel in Santa Monica?
Viceroy Santa Monica is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features private balconies and a garden. Oceana and Channel Road Inn, A Four Sisters Inn are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What are some accommodations with pools in Santa Monica?
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is a popular 4.5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free WiFi. A couple of other options with an on-site pool include Shore Hotel and Cal Mar Hotel Suites.

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