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Known for its beaches and art galleries, Santa Monica offers a lot for the traveler planning a beach getaway. There are 45 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from in this seaside destination, so it's easy to find one that meets your needs.
As you decide on a place to stay near the beach in Santa Monica, take a look at these top hotels with high ratings from Expedia travelers.
Ocean View Hotel - 3-star hotel near Santa Monica Beach. It features free WiFi, LED TVs, and in-room coffee makers. Guests love the beach locale and proximity to shopping.
Cal Mar Hotel Suites - 3-star hotel near Santa Monica Beach. Our travelers recommend its pool and overall value. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, in-room kitchens, and TVs.
Travelodge by Wyndham Santa Monica - 2.5-star hotel near Santa Monica Beach. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Guest reviews highlight the central location and proximity to shopping.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica - 3.5-star hotel, 9-minute walk from Santa Monica Beach. It features an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant. Guests love the beach locale and proximity to shopping.
Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier - 3.5-star eco-friendly hotel, 5-minute walk from Santa Monica Beach. Our travelers recommend its proximity to shopping and overall value. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free WiFi.
If you're wondering about the best time to visit, here's what you can expect from the local weather:
Make your way to Santa Monica with a flight to Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal), the closest major airport which is located 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from the city center. If you'd like to venture out around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.