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10 Best Hotels in Santa Monica

Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
3.5 out of 5
1920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
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AU$245
per night
4 Apr. - 5 Apr.
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,207 reviews)

"Very close to Santa Monica pier - room was small and dark but nice."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020

Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Viceroy Santa Monica
4 out of 5
1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
AU$667
per night
3 May - 4 May
4.3/5Excellent! (1,601 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
Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
4 out of 5
530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
AU$461
per night
3 May - 4 May
4.1/5Very Good! (1,692 reviews)

"Everything was great, staff, location , room, front desk, cleanliness"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
AU$479
per night
4 Apr. - 5 Apr.
4.2/5Very Good! (2,023 reviews)

"Nice views of the breath and the fire pit was great"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
3.5 out of 5
1707 4th St, Santa Monica, CA
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AU$350
per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
4.1/5Very Good! (2,061 reviews)

"This is a great location within walking distance of everything, including the beach. The hotel was undergoing a remodel while we were there, but it was quite at night, so the construction noise was not a problem. We will be back to see how the "new" hotel looks! All of the staff was very ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
Ocean View Hotel
3 out of 5
1447 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
AU$260
per night
4 Apr. - 5 Apr.
3.8/5Good! (1,972 reviews)

"It was a great location but not the best hotel in the world"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Ocean View Hotel
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
5 out of 5
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
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4.3/5Excellent! (1,841 reviews)

"As our travel to the property is for business, the patio amenity and tables to work around with heating units is wonderful. It is always a favorite of ours and we usually stay and eat dinner out there as well. Valet and Bell Desk are always quick and very eager to please."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
3.5 out of 5
120 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
AU$346
per night
17 Apr. - 18 Apr.
3.8/5Good! (1,963 reviews)

"I've stayed here several times, great location, close to everything, great staff."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
2.5 out of 5
501 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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AU$350
per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
4.4/5Excellent! (986 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
Shore Hotel
4 out of 5
1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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AU$347
per night
4 Apr. - 5 Apr.
4.4/5Excellent! (2,076 reviews)

"Very sleek and modern and the location can’t be beat!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 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 breakfast and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend Channel Road Inn, A Four Sisters Inn and Casa Del Mar 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, Pavilions Motel is a popular 1-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and air conditioning. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include HI Santa Monica Hostel and Bayside Hotel.
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 The Huntley Hotel and Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier. 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?
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is a favourite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and an al fresco restaurant. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Viceroy Santa Monica and Oceana.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Santa Monica?
Casa Del Mar is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and 24-hour room service for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet include Pavilions Motel and JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Santa Monica?
The Ambrose is a top 4.5-star beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices to stay near the beach include DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica and The Huntley 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?
Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica is a 4-star hotel with a poolside restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay.
What's the best boutique hotel in Santa Monica?
Oceana is a favourite 5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features an ocean-view restaurant and a bar. The Ambrose and Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica are a couple of other boutique hotels.
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 210 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I do while I'm visiting Santa Monica?
The city is well known for its art and live music, and cultural venues include Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica Museum of Art and Bergamot Station Arts Center. Notable city landmarks such as Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium might be worth a visit. The beaches and sunsets highlight the city’s natural beauty with places to visit including Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach and Original Muscle Beach.
How should I get around Santa Monica?
Walk to nearby metro stations such as 17th Street/SMC Station, Downtown Santa Monica Station and 26th Street/Bergamot Station. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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