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Best Santa Monica hotels

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SureStay Hotel by Best Western Santa Monica - Santa Monica - Bedroom
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Santa Monica
8.2 Very good
Sunset Park$260+
Free Wi-Fi
Ocean Park Hotel - Santa Monica - Restaurant
Ocean Park Hotel
7.4 Good
Sunset Park$151+
Free Wi-Fi
Shutters on the Beach
9 Wonderful
Pet friendly
The Georgian Hotel
6.7 Okay
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Hotel Carmel
7.1 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Sea Blue Hotel
7.1 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
7.6 Good
Wilshire Montana$408+
Free Wi-Fi
The Ambrose
8.7 Very good
Mid City$490+
Palihouse Santa Monica
8.4 Very good
Wilshire Montana$568+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Ocean View Hotel
8 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

Santa Monica hotels near Santa Monica Pier

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When to book a hotel in Santa Monica

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Top tips for finding Santa Monica hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Santa Monica, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Santa Monica in December and October.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Santa Monica if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Monday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 28 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Santa Monica hotel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Santa Monica found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $347, while the most expensive was $594.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Santa Monica for 5 days.
  • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel offers a luxurious stay. It features rooms with step-out balconies that provide views of the ocean. Along with two chic lounges, one of which is a bustling tapas bar, there is fine dining with Californian dishes with views of the ocean. There is also a fitness center, heated outdoor pool, and hot tub.
  • Consider booking a room at Hampton Inn & Suites if you're going to Santa Monica with a dog. They permit two pets per room at this pet-friendly motel. A complimentary hot breakfast is also available. Other features include a 24-hour gym, a convenience store, an electric car charging station, and an outdoor pool with a hot tub and fire pit nearby.
  • Consider staying at Shutters On The Beach if you want to indulge in a spa treatment while you are in Santa Monica. Suites with fireplaces and seaside views are also available at the hotel. A classy restaurant, a relaxed seaside cafe and bar, and a lobby lounge are all present.
  • Travelers arriving at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) who want a budget-friendly hotel should consider staying at the Venice Beach Hotel. It is 5 miles from the airport. In addition, the hotel offers complimentary breakfast to its guest.
  • One of the top hotels in Santa Monica is Courtyard by Marriott. There are rooms there with balconies that overlook the water. A convenience store, a casual restaurant, a fitness facility, and an outdoor heated pool are available as amenities. The Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica's prime fishing location, is where you may go fishing. The distance is one mile.
  • Downtown Santa Monica contains many of the city’s main attractions, such as the Santa Monica Pier, so consider booking a hotel near this area to be centrally located.
  • A short walk from the restaurants and amusement park rides situated on the Santa Monica Pier, The Sea Blue Hotel is an excellent hotel in this area.
  • Much of Santa Monica is located on a bluff overlooking the ocean, so hotels here are usually either situated directly on the beach or offer ocean views.
  • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel offers upscale accommodations two blocks from the beach, while the more affordable Bayside Hotel offers views of the ocean.
  • Visitors seeking a budget hotel should look at least a mile from the beach. The Santa Monica Motel is an affordable choice that provides guests with free parking.
  • If you’re interested in doing a bit of shopping during your stay, book a hotel located near Montana Avenue, such as the 4-star Palihouse Santa Monica.
  • To stay near public transportation, consider a hotel along the Expo Line light-rail route, which runs between Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles. Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier is a good option along this line.

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