Santa Monica hotels

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Santa Monica, CA
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Santa Monica hotels

Good to know

Low season

MarchCheapest month to stay with an average 7% drop in price.

High season

JulyMost expensive month to stay with an average 49% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

$346Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

$362Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

How much is a Santa Monica hotel?

Here are our most popular & best value hotels

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3 stars

4 stars and above

When to book a hotel in Santa Monica

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Top tips for finding perfect 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 accommodations in Santa Monica in March and December.
  • 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 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Santa Monica accommodation.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Santa Monica found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $196, while the most expensive was $357.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Santa Monica for 3 days.
  • 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

  • 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.

  • Huntley Santa Monica Beach, Shore Hotel and Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica are very popular with users who want to stay within walking distance of Santa Monica Pier.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Santa Monica districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Santa Monica city center.

  • Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

Where to stay in Santa Monica?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Santa Monica by showing you the exact location of each hotel.

Best Santa Monica hotels

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Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica - Building
Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica - Building
Casa Del Mar
9.1 Excellent
Ocean Park$710+
$710+
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel - Santa Monica - Building
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel - Santa Monica - Building
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
8.5 Excellent
Downtown Santa Monica$612+
$612+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Palihouse Santa Monica - Santa Monica - Building
Palihouse Santa Monica - Santa Monica - Building
Palihouse Santa Monica
8.5 Excellent
Wilshire Montana$398+
$398+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Georgian Hotel - Santa Monica - Bedroom
Georgian Hotel - Santa Monica - Bedroom
Georgian Hotel
8.4 Excellent
Downtown Santa Monica$337+
$337+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot - Santa Monica - Pool
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot - Santa Monica - Pool
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
8.4 Excellent
Downtown Santa Monica$473+
$473+
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Viceroy Santa Monica - Santa Monica - Restaurant
Viceroy Santa Monica - Santa Monica - Restaurant
Viceroy Santa Monica
8.3 Excellent
Downtown Santa Monica$457+
$457+
Pool
Pet friendly
Santa Monica Motel - Santa Monica - Bedroom
Santa Monica Motel - Santa Monica - Bedroom
Santa Monica Motel
8.2 Excellent
Ocean Park$190+
$190+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Bayside Hotel - Santa Monica - Bedroom
Bayside Hotel - Santa Monica - Bedroom
Bayside Hotel
8.1 Excellent
Ocean Park$295+
$295+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Ocean View Hotel - Santa Monica - Building
Ocean View Hotel - Santa Monica - Building
Ocean View Hotel
8.1 Excellent
Downtown Santa Monica$321+
$321+
Free Wi-Fi
Sea Blue Hotel - Santa Monica - Bedroom
Sea Blue Hotel - Santa Monica - Bedroom
Sea Blue Hotel
8 Excellent
Downtown Santa Monica$306+
$306+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

Santa Monica hotels near Santa Monica Pier

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