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10 Best Hotels in Santa Monica

Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
4 out of 5
530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
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AU$339
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21
4.1/5Very Good! (1,607 reviews)

"Being the first time my family stayed here it was great definitely will be coming back."…"

Reviewed on 12 Dec. 2019

Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
2.5 out of 5
1920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$266
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
4.4/5Excellent! (1,064 reviews)

"As a reasonably priced mid-level hotel, I thought it was pretty good."…"

Reviewed on 13 Dec. 2019

Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Viceroy Santa Monica
4 out of 5
1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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AU$516
per night
Dec 23 - Dec 24
4.3/5Excellent! (1,526 reviews)

"Great service and team of people who will always go the extra mile. Unfortunately the property is now starting to look and feel a bit dated. Apparently it’s getting renovated in coming months which is timely. Great place to stay, lovely location."…"

Reviewed on 11 Dec. 2019

Viceroy Santa Monica
Shore Hotel
4 out of 5
1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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AU$426
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
4.4/5Excellent! (2,022 reviews)

"There was a protest I'm front of the hotel every morning around 7am that would last for well over 30mins every day we stayed there. The property was very nice, amazing viewnof the ocean and Santa Monica Pier. Excellent location, close to everything."…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec. 2019

Shore Hotel
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
3.5 out of 5
1707 4th St, Santa Monica, CA
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AU$332
per night
Jan 5 - Jan 6
4.2/5Very Good! (2,033 reviews)

"Close to everything / large room and large bathroom"…"

Reviewed on 27 Nov. 2019

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
3.5 out of 5
120 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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AU$330
per night
Jan 12 - Jan 13
3.8/5Good! (1,892 reviews)

"The staff was excellent and went above and beyond for our comfort. Wasn’t worth paying extra for partial view room. Perfect location to Pier and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2019

Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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AU$450
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
4.2/5Very Good! (1,981 reviews)

"The property is amazing and I love it’s location and I would’ve definitely come back."…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec. 2019

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
The Huntley Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA
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AU$472
per night
Jan 5 - Jan 6
4.4/5Excellent! (1,828 reviews)

"Great property within walking distance of beach and 3rd street promenade. Clean rooms and facilities with adequate amenities. The staff here is what makes the difference. Had a glitch or two upon arrival and management went the extra mile to ensure the remainder of our stay was satisfactory, making ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2019

The Huntley Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
2.5 out of 5
501 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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AU$329
per night
Dec 22 - Dec 23
4.4/5Excellent! (914 reviews)

"Breakfast not delicious very basic and there were not enought tables"…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec. 2019

Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
Ocean View Hotel
3 out of 5
1447 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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AU$305
per night
Jan 12 - Jan 13
3.7/5Good! (1,858 reviews)

"Great location, excellent customer service, and good overall value."…"

Reviewed on 12 Dec. 2019

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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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