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Low season February
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  Average price (weeknight): $342
  Average price (weekend night): $343

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Top tips for finding the perfect Santa Monica hotel

  • 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.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Santa Monica

Are hotels in Santa Monica safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?
Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Santa Monica. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
Where to stay in Santa Monica?
Hotels near Santa Monica Pier have the most searches on KAYAK.
What are the best hotels near Santa Monica Pier?
Travelers who like staying near Santa Monica Pier recommend Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot, and Viceroy Santa Monica.
How much does a hotel cost in Santa Monica?
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Santa Monica for as cheap as $75 in the last 3 days. The average price is $334.
Which hotels in Santa Monica have especially good restaurants?
Located on the rooftop of the Huntley Hotel, The Penthouse is a well-known restaurant with panoramic views. Meanwhile, about a mile from the Santa Monica Pier, The Shangri-La Hotel is home to an upscale restaurant with ocean views and an American-style menu. Another great option with ocean views is Ocean & Vine in the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, which specializes in dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.
Which hotels in Santa Monica are near Palisades Park?
The Oceana Santa Monica is a 4-star hotel located directly across the street from Palisades Park, and it’s only a 15-minute walk from the 3rd Street Promenade. The Seaview Hotel is a budget choice that is a five-minute walk from Palisades Park and is less than a mile from the Santa Monica Pier.
What are some good family hotels in Santa Monica?
The Le Meridien Delfina is a 4-star hotel that offers suites that are spacious enough for families. The hotel also has an outdoor pool and private cabanas. The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton has a large outdoor pool and lounge area. In addition, it is within easy walking distance of most major attractions, including the roller coaster and other amusment park rides on the Santa Monica Pier.
What are some good spa-hotels in Santa Monica?
The Hotel Casa del Mar is less than 10 minutes by car from Montana Avenue and has an on-site wellness spa and a seafood restaurant overlooking the ocean. The JW Marriott is a 10-minute walk from the Santa Monica Pier and has a luxury spa as well as an outdoor pool and terrace lounge. The Shutters on the Beach is a 5-star luxe hotel that is also a 10-minute walk from the Santa Monica Pier and that has a spa and fitness center.
How much is a hotel in Santa Monica for tonight?
In the last 3 hours, users have found Santa Monica hotels for tonight for as low as $101. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $133 and 4-star hotels from $197.
How much is a hotel in Santa Monica for this weekend?
In the last 72 hours, users have found Santa Monica hotels for this weekend for as low as $112 per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $142 and 4-star hotels from $300.
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Best Santa Monica hotels

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Fairmont Miramar - Hotel & Bungalows - Santa Monica - Building Best Housekeeping Staff
Fairmont Miramar - Hotel & Bungalows
8.4 Excellent
Downtown Santa Monica $522+
Nestled on five expansive acres atop the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Miramar is Santa Monica's premier address for locals and world travelers alike. From the beautiful lush grounds to the calm elegance of our guestrooms, suites and exclusive bungalows, this urban resort delivers an experience that can be found only at the Miramar. Check availability
Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica - Santa Monica - Building
Stimulate your passion for discovery at Le Méridien Santa Monica, a boutique hotel that invites you to explore Southern California in style. Four blocks from the beach and within walking distance from the Santa Monica Pier, take in the opportunities to connect, disconnect or simply savor the moment. Your arrival is met with thoughtful hints of the hospitality to follow: free valet parking and two glasses of champagne. Our house car awaits to take you anywhere within two miles. Or perhaps a free beach bike is more your speed? A state-of-the-art 24/7 fitness center with Peleton training bikes quickens the pulse, but a nap by our heated salt water outdoor pool might be all the activity you seek. Stir the evening to life with a drink at Longitude Bar + Restaurant before heading out or unwind over craft cocktails and California-inspired cuisine in our intimate dining room. Guest rooms shift you into a California coastal state of mind with their contemporary decor, luxury bedding and interesting pops of color. Check availability
Hotel Shangri-La - Santa Monica - Building Best Shopping
Hotel Shangri-La
8.1 Excellent
Downtown Santa Monica $416+
Evoking the form of a grand ocean liner and the very essence of the Golden Age of Hollywood, the Hotel Shangri-La at the Ocean has been welcoming guests since 1939. A landmark and architectural gem in the Streamline Moderne style boasts a recent $30 million update; the Art Deco sumptuous guest rooms and suites offer iconic views of the ocean or the city with a lush life experience that is anything but ordinary. The Shangri-La Dining Room features a feast with the freshest local produce for breakfast lunch or dinner with panoramic ocean views. Relax poolside and treat yourself to a private cabana hot tub and spa along with bar and dining service in a private outside courtyard; inside the fitness center never closes. Suite 700 features the only in/outdoor rooftop bar in Santa Monica with 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean with spectacular sunsets or carryon until late. So come let Shangri-La spoil you. Life can be perfect, Shangri-La at the Ocean has thought of it all. Check availability
Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica - Building Best Boutique Hotel
Casa Del Mar
9.1 Excellent
$706+
With a stay at Casa Del Mar, you'll be centrally located in Santa Monica, steps from Santa Monica Beach and within a 10-minute walk of Santa Monica Pier. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. Check availability

Hotels near Santa Monica Pier

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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel - Santa Monica - Building Best Family Hotel
With a stay at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica (Downtown), you'll be a 4-minute walk from Santa Monica Beach and 6 minutes by foot from Santa Monica Pier. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and express check-out. Check availability
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot - Santa Monica - Building Best Wellness Hotel
Soak up the sun on the famed beaches of Southern California before returning to upscale accommodations at JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot. Our luxury beachfront hotel offers oversized, pet-friendly rooms with updated marble bathrooms, plush bedding, flat-screen TVs, ample desks and Wi-Fi access. Relax on your private balcony overlooking city or ocean views before taking a short walk to Santa Monica Beach, the Pier or the 3rd Street Promenade. After exploring the area, rejuvenate with healing treatments at our hotel's luxury day spa or indulge in delectable dining at our popular restaurants. Take a refreshing dip in our sparkling outdoor pool or work out in our fully-equipped fitness center. For those planning business or special events, our resort offers 11 elegant indoor and outdoor venues with cutting-edge technology, dedicated event planners and a professional catering team. Whether you are in town for business or leisure, we look forward to welcoming you at JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot. Check availability
Shore Hotel - Santa Monica Best Location
Shore Hotel
8.6 Excellent
Downtown Santa Monica $444+
With a stay at Shore Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Santa Monica, steps from Third Street Promenade and 4 minutes by foot from Santa Monica Pier. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Santa Monica? This hotel has facilities measuring 800 square feet (74 square meters), including a meeting room. Check availability
Viceroy Santa Monica - Santa Monica - Bedroom
Viceroy Santa Monica
8.2 Excellent
$504+
With a stay at Viceroy Santa Monica in Santa Monica (Downtown), you'll be a 2-minute walk from Santa Monica Beach and 9 minutes by foot from Santa Monica Pier. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. Check availability

Best rooms in Santa Monica

Huntley Santa Monica Beach - Santa Monica - Building Best Beach Hotel
With a stay at The Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica (North of Wilshire), you'll be steps from Third Street Promenade and 14 minutes by foot from Santa Monica Beach. Featured amenities include wired Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Santa Monica? This hotel has facilities measuring 5000 square feet (465 square meters), including a conference center. Check availability
Oceana - Santa Monica - Bedroom Best Vibe
Oceana
9.0 Excellent
$748+
A stay at Oceana places you in the heart of Santa Monica, within a 10-minute walk of Santa Monica Beach and Third Street Promenade. Featured amenities include limo/town car service, express check-in, and express check-out. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite. Check availability
Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica - Building Best Boutique Hotel
Casa Del Mar
9.1 Excellent
$706+
With a stay at Casa Del Mar, you'll be centrally located in Santa Monica, steps from Santa Monica Beach and within a 10-minute walk of Santa Monica Pier. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. Check availability
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot - Santa Monica - Building Best Wellness Hotel
Soak up the sun on the famed beaches of Southern California before returning to upscale accommodations at JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot. Our luxury beachfront hotel offers oversized, pet-friendly rooms with updated marble bathrooms, plush bedding, flat-screen TVs, ample desks and Wi-Fi access. Relax on your private balcony overlooking city or ocean views before taking a short walk to Santa Monica Beach, the Pier or the 3rd Street Promenade. After exploring the area, rejuvenate with healing treatments at our hotel's luxury day spa or indulge in delectable dining at our popular restaurants. Take a refreshing dip in our sparkling outdoor pool or work out in our fully-equipped fitness center. For those planning business or special events, our resort offers 11 elegant indoor and outdoor venues with cutting-edge technology, dedicated event planners and a professional catering team. Whether you are in town for business or leisure, we look forward to welcoming you at JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot. Check availability

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Sea Blue Hotel - Santa Monica - Building
Sea Blue Hotel
8.1 Excellent
$289+
With a stay at Sea Blue Hotel in Santa Monica (Downtown), you'll be steps from Santa Monica Beach and 5 minutes by foot from Santa Monica Pier. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite. Check availability
Bayside Hotel - Santa Monica - Building
Bayside Hotel
8.0 Excellent
$271+
Whether staying for business or pleasure this Southern California Mid-Century style hotel offers a variety of tranquil rooms ranging from Courtyard to Ocean Views. Check availability
Cal Mar Hotel Suites - Santa Monica - Pool
With a stay at Cal Mar Hotel Suites in Santa Monica (North of Wilshire), you'll be a 3-minute walk from Third Street Promenade and 14 minutes by foot from Santa Monica Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite. Check availability
Hotel Carmel - Santa Monica - Building Best Location
Hotel Carmel
7.4 Good
Downtown Santa Monica $226+
A stay at Hotel Carmel places you in the heart of Santa Monica, steps from Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Check availability
Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier - Santa Monica - Building
Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
7.9 Good
Downtown Santa Monica $325+
With a stay at Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier, you'll be centrally located in Santa Monica, within a 5-minute walk of Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Santa Monica? This hotel has 323 square feet (30 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and a meeting room. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite. Check availability
Hotel Shangri-La - Santa Monica - Building Best Shopping
Hotel Shangri-La
8.1 Excellent
Downtown Santa Monica $416+
Evoking the form of a grand ocean liner and the very essence of the Golden Age of Hollywood, the Hotel Shangri-La at the Ocean has been welcoming guests since 1939. A landmark and architectural gem in the Streamline Moderne style boasts a recent $30 million update; the Art Deco sumptuous guest rooms and suites offer iconic views of the ocean or the city with a lush life experience that is anything but ordinary. The Shangri-La Dining Room features a feast with the freshest local produce for breakfast lunch or dinner with panoramic ocean views. Relax poolside and treat yourself to a private cabana hot tub and spa along with bar and dining service in a private outside courtyard; inside the fitness center never closes. Suite 700 features the only in/outdoor rooftop bar in Santa Monica with 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean with spectacular sunsets or carryon until late. So come let Shangri-La spoil you. Life can be perfect, Shangri-La at the Ocean has thought of it all. Check availability
Ocean View Hotel - Santa Monica - Building Best City Hotel
Ocean View Hotel
8.3 Excellent
Downtown Santa Monica $346+
With a stay at Ocean View Hotel in Santa Monica (Downtown), you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. Check availability