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Best Santa Monica Family Hotels

Shore Hotel
4 out of 5
1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $195 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"Perfect Location For Beautiful Local Photography and Santa Monica Beach and Pier!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Shore Hotel
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $340 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (981 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel. Nice ambience when you walk in. The staff is very accommodating and friendly."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Santa Monica
2.5 out of 5
3102 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $119 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (984 reviews)

"The place is a hidden gem. Ultra-clean, comfortable and spacious. The parking is a bit tight: only enough for cars, but street parking is available."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

SureStay Hotel by Best Western Santa Monica
Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
4 out of 5
530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $229 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Everything was great, staff, location , room, front desk, cleanliness"…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
Ocean View Hotel
3 out of 5
1447 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $139 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (953 reviews)

"Hotel is very clean,directly across from beach..there is restaurants and shops in walking distance...great spot"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Ocean View Hotel
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
3.5 out of 5
1707 4th St, Santa Monica, CA
The price is $439 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"This is a great location within walking distance of everything, including the beach. The hotel was undergoing a remodel while we were there, but it was quite at night, so the construction noise was not a problem. We will be back to see how the "new" hotel looks! All of the staff was very ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
Comfort Inn Santa Monica - West Los Angeles
2.5 out of 5
2815 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $116 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"Good value, excellent accommodation. Very clean and well stocked. Super close to the pier. Allows for a pleasant stroll through downtown Santa Monica and the pier."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Comfort Inn Santa Monica - West Los Angeles
Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
3.5 out of 5
120 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $178 per night
3.8/5Good! (985 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay, it was clean, confortable and very good location. Thanks"…"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
1667 Ocean Avenue Suite 1000, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $129 per night
3.8/5Good! (421 reviews)

"Ocean Lodge is all about location, location, location. It is literally minutes away from the beach. Although the pier was closed, it was still awesome weather and staff at the hotel were great. Hotel is a Non-Smoking Hotel. Love, love, love this. Room was comfortable, very clean and we just really ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
3 out of 5
220 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA
The price is $144 per night
3.7/5Good! (687 reviews)

"Stayed here for two nights and the hotel staff was really wonderful and accommodating. Jorge at the front desk was very helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. Hotel was great for the location and price for the area. Pool was fun to swim in. Best part of our trip was renting the scooters ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

Cal Mar Hotel Suites
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Family friendly Hotels with Connecting Rooms

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
3.5 out of 5
1707 4th St, Santa Monica, CA
The price is $439 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"This is a great location within walking distance of everything, including the beach. The hotel was undergoing a remodel while we were there, but it was quite at night, so the construction noise was not a problem. We will be back to see how the "new" hotel looks! All of the staff was very ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
Hotel Carmel
2 out of 5
201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA
The price is $209 per night
3.6/5Good! (994 reviews)

"The hotel is in a great location, close to all the Santa Monica icons and beach. Staff were friendly and where possible very accommodating."…"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2020

Hotel Carmel
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
4 out of 5
1740 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $199 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"If you're looking for a comfortable, clean, and beautiful place to stay this is the right place with a beautiful view of the ocean. I loved this place! Definitely will be planning a second weekend getaway."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
4 out of 5
530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $229 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Everything was great, staff, location , room, front desk, cleanliness"…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
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Where Should We Stay in Santa Monica?

The walkable destination of Santa Monica is a great choice if you've been thinking about a vacation with the kids. The beaches, sporting events, and cafés are just some of the things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Arrange a flight into Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal), which is the closest airport, or Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.), which is located 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from the city center. Santa Monica has 39 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you'll have a variety of options when you're deciding where you want to stay.

Vacationing families have good things to say about these accommodations:

Comfort Inn Santa Monica - West Los Angeles: Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free buffet breakfast. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 2.5-star hotel.

Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier - Features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and laundry facilities. The overall comfort and central location make this 3.5-star hotel popular with guests.

Bayside Hotel - Features free WiFi and in-room refrigerators. The overall comfort and clean rooms make this 2-star hotel popular with guests.

When Should We Visit Santa Monica?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use these tips to plan when to pack up the kids and head to Santa Monica.

  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and October, with an average temperature of 70°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and March, with an average temperature of 51°F
  • Driest months: October, April, November, and December, with an average rainfall of 0.98 inches
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 2.51 inches

What Should We See and Do in Santa Monica?

While you and your family are visiting Santa Monica, you might want to check out some kid-friendly attractions such as Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica History Museum, and Santa Monica Place. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like Venice Beach, J. Paul Getty Museum, and Sony Pictures Studios.

Santa Monica is also known for its:
  • Beaches
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Sports
  • Cafés
  • Art
  • Live music

Frequently asked questions

What's Santa Monica like for family-friendly vacations?
The walkable destination of Santa Monica is a great choice if you’ve been thinking about a vacation with the kids. The beaches, sporting events, and art scene are just a few things that make this an attractive place for families. Fly into Los Angeles Intl. Airport (LAX), which is the closest airport, or Bob Hope Airport (BUR), which is located 14.1 mi (22.7 km) from the city center.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation to Santa Monica?
Shore Hotel is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other options for your family trip include Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and Days Inn by Wyndham Santa Monica/Los Angeles.
How many family-friendly hotels will I be able to find in Santa Monica?
Expedia has 39 hotels in Santa Monica that are perfect for families.
What's the weather like in Santa Monica?
The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 66°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 57°F. Average annual rainfall for Santa Monica is 12 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Santa Monica?
While you and your family are visiting Santa Monica, you might want to check out some kid-friendly attractions such as Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier, and Santa Monica Place. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach, and Venice Beach Boardwalk.
What's the best way for us to get around Santa Monica?
You can take advantage of metro transit at 17th Street/SMC Station, Downtown Santa Monica Station, and 26th Street/Bergamot Station. If you’d like to venture out around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

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