Santa Monica Hotels

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Low Season March
High Season April
  Average price (weeknight): $321
  Average price (weekend night): $318

cheapest month to stay

45%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

24%

expected price increase

(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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(weeknight)

(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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(weekend night)

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

How much is a cheap hotel in Santa Monica?
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Santa Monica for as cheap as $104 in the last 3 days. The average price is $416.
Which are the most popular Santa Monica neighborhoods to stay in?
For more information about Santa Monica's different neighborhoods, check out our Santa Monica's City Guide.
How can I find hotels near me?
Take a look at our extensive hotel Heatmaps to find the best hotels near you.
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.

Where to stay in Santa Monica?

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Best Santa Monica hotels

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Channel Road Inn, A Four Sisters Inn - Santa Monica - Building
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9.4 Excellent (310 reviews)
Huntley Santa Monica Beach - Santa Monica - Building
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8.9 Excellent (1,774 reviews)
Shutters On The Beach - Santa Monica - Building
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8.9 Excellent (1,453 reviews)
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot - Santa Monica - Building
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8.8 Excellent (856 reviews)
The Ambrose - Santa Monica - Building
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8.7 Excellent (625 reviews)
Palihouse Santa Monica - Santa Monica - Building
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8.6 Excellent (341 reviews)
Shore Hotel - Santa Monica - Building
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8.5 Excellent (1,801 reviews)
Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica - Santa Monica - Building
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8.5 Excellent (1,676 reviews)
Oceana - Santa Monica - Bedroom
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8.4 Excellent (430 reviews)
Fairmont Miramar - Hotel & Bungalows - Santa Monica - Building
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8.3 Excellent (3,675 reviews)
Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica - Santa Monica - Building
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8.3 Excellent (1,777 reviews)
Gateway Hotel Santa Monica - Santa Monica - Building
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8.3 Excellent (1,402 reviews)
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica - Santa Monica - Building
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8.3 Excellent (295 reviews)
Santa Monica Motel - Santa Monica - Building
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8.2 Excellent (1,551 reviews)
Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica - Santa Monica - Building
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8.2 Excellent (1,243 reviews)

Best Santa Monica hotels near Santa Monica Pier

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Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica - Building
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9.0 Excellent (1,234 reviews)
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel - Santa Monica - Building
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8.7 Excellent (2,565 reviews)
The Georgian Hotel - Santa Monica - Building
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8.6 Excellent (1,541 reviews)
Viceroy Santa Monica - Santa Monica - Bedroom
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8.5 Excellent (1,735 reviews)