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Days Inn by Wyndham Santa Monica/Los Angeles
2.5 out of 5
3007 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $105 per night
1.21 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (990 reviews)

"It was better, then the Hilton in Glendale. They advised me that i would not get room service, they had very nice and clean rooms. Free parking which was great."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Santa Monica/Los Angeles
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
1.04 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (427 reviews)

"It was within walking distance to Santa Monica Pier and the beach. Especially liked the staff."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
3.5 out of 5
120 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $159 per night
0.99 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (971 reviews)

"It was a nice stay. We enjoyed ourselves. Good location."…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier

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Shutters on the Beach
5 out of 5
1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $495 per night
1.19 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (291 reviews)

"This summer my lady, & I decide to fly into San Francisco, & drive down to LA then fly out. Along the way, we stopped at 5 hotels diving down the coast of California.... our favorite hotel was Shutters on the Beach. Absolutely amazing! The hotel isn’t huge.... it’s rather small, but it’s large enough ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Shutters on the Beach
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
1.54 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (972 reviews)

"The location is not the best but nice rooms and great customer service at check in."…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

SureStay Hotel by Best Western Santa Monica
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica
3 out of 5
425 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $179 per night
0.75 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (324 reviews)

"Great service!! Great location!! Walking distance to beach and lots of places to shop!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica
Casa Del Mar
5 out of 5
1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $475 per night
1.19 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (512 reviews)
Great Hotel and Great Staff!

"This is our favorite hotel in Santa Monica and we stay here every chance we get. The rooms are beautiful and the staff is amazing! Well worth the price!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Casa Del Mar
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
1.07 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (983 reviews)

"We stayed during Covid so that was difficult. No room service, limited pool access and the pool was super cold. A hamburger 🍔 was $30 and you had to walk down to pick it up and eat it in your room. The shower and sink drains were slow to drain. Our room was good. They let us have a late check out. ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
Viceroy Santa Monica
4 out of 5
1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $320 per night
1.1 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (997 reviews)

"The hotel was beautifully decorated, the service was impeccable, and it was centrally located directly across the street from Santa Monica Pier. If you’re considering this hotel, you won’t be disappointed."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Viceroy Santa Monica
Santa Monica Proper Hotel
4.5 out of 5
700 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $424 per night
0.66 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (88 reviews)

"These are weird times, but the staff was exceedingly professional, focused on safety and that really helped. Temp checks at front door, procedures for room service and room cleaning that made me feel much more at ease."…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
2.5 out of 5
501 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $161 per night
0.69 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (962 reviews)

"Room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. Only problem is parking, there is not enough parking at the parking garage but other than that, hotel was great my wife and myself loved it"…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
3.5 out of 5
1920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $129 per night
0.43 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (1,313 reviews)

"Small room, no microwave, not gel for shower not breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $425 per night
1.06 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (974 reviews)

"Great location, staff was great! Clean hotel, unfortunately restaurant was closed due to Covid."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Oceana
5 out of 5
849 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $495 per night
1.29 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (364 reviews)

"Loved being accommodated despite COVID-19. Was a little confused about our room booking and hoped that we would be upgraded or offered more amenities since it was our honeymoon but overall great experience and would come back again."…"

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Oceana
Bayside Hotel
2 out of 5
2001 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is $144 per night
1.19 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (990 reviews)

"Overall it was a good hotel with the exception of the slow draining shower. Made it not feel very great standing in a huge puddle of water as I’m trying to wash the sand off of myself and toddler. Also, wish that my room had queen sized bed instead of full size like I requested. Would have been nice ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

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Where to stay in Santa Monica

Find the best Santa Monica areas and neighborhoods for the activities you enjoy most. Learn more about Santa Monica

Visiting Santa Monica

Travelers to Santa Monica give high marks for the beaches, shopping, and top-notch restaurants. Tourists who journey to this walkable city can discover its sporting events, cafés, and art. Top sights in the city include Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach.

  • You'll find 2644 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Los Angeles
  • The closest major airport is in Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal), 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.), 7.1 mi (11.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Santa Monica

The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Venice Beach, International Chess Park, and Original Muscle Beach. Shopping is one of the favorite things to do, so consider an excursion to Santa Monica Place, Third Street Promenade, and Montana Avenue. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica History Museum.

In Santa Monica, you'll find 70 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday retreat. Here you'll find top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Oceana Beach Club Hotel - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and quiet location.
  • Channel Road Inn, A Four Sisters Inn - Our customers like the helpful staff and comfortable rooms at this B&B. This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Casa Del Mar - Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Ocean Park can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with WiFi. Expedia customers like its bar and beach locale.

Outside the city, popular places to see include J. Paul Getty Museum, located 3.9 mi (6.4 km) from the heart of the city, and Sony Pictures Studios, which is 4.9 mi/7.9 km away.

Dressing for Santa Monica

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 64°F and the nighttime average to be 51°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 69°F during the day and 53°F at night
  • July through September averages 71°F during the day and 62°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 70°F during the day and 51°F at night
  • About 12.09 inches of rain falls on Santa Monica each year
  • Hottest months are usually August and September with an average temperature of 70°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 51°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Santa Monica?
The Ambrose is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers free WiFi and a fitness center. Traveler reviews also recommend Casa Del Mar and The Huntley Hotel as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Santa Monica, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a non-refundable reservation, it might still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best deals available in Santa Monica.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Santa Monica?
To find more details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Santa Monica, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Santa Monica?
Based on reviews, Palm Motel is a popular 2.5-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include SureStay Hotel by Best Western Santa Monica and Santa Monica Motel.
Where is the best hotel for a stay in Ocean Park?
With 70 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in this neighborhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Sea Shore Motel is the highest ranked property in Ocean Park. This property is a short 7-minute walk from Santa Monica Beach, and it offers free WiFi and free parking. Other top choices in the neighborhood include Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica and Casa Del Mar.
What's the best hotel for a family trip 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 to stay with the kids include DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica and Cal Mar Hotel Suites. Attractions like Santa Monica Pier and Museum of Flying are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a couple visiting Santa Monica?
The Huntley Hotel is a favorite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features an ocean-view restaurant and a bar. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Santa Monica?
Palm Motel is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Bayside Hotel and Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.
What's the best place to stay close to Santa Monica Pier?
Adjacent to Santa Monica Pier, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Other good options close by include Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier and Shore Hotel.
What about the best place to stay close to Santa Monica Beach?
One of the top choices for your stay is The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, located next to Santa Monica Beach, and this 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and Shore Hotel are other good choices nearby.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Santa Monica?
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is a top 4.5-star beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Shore Hotel and Georgian Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Santa Monica Beach or Venice Beach.
What are some accommodations with pools in Santa Monica?
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is a popular 4.5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free WiFi. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include Shore Hotel and Cal Mar Hotel Suites.

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