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Santa Monica, CA Vacation Packages

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Santa Monica Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Santa Monica hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Santa Monica trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page (opens in new window).

What are the advantages of a road trip to Santa Monica?

There’s nothing quite like a Santa Monica road trip. And Expedia makes it easy for you to turn all those road trip ideas into reality. You can find cheap deals on hotels in Santa Monica or bundle your hotels with car rentals to save even more. With our Santa Monica packages, you’ll find hitting the highway for that road trip adventure is more affordable than ever.  

How to plan a road trip to Santa Monica?

Planning a road trip can feel daunting, especially when you’ll be making multiple bookings for your itinerary. But you can find car rentals in Santa Monica and low rates on hotels all in one place— Expedia. How you plan your road trip depends on what’s important to you. People love to take road trips to experience the great outdoors, bond with friends or family and see more of the world. When planning, bundle your car rental and hotel into one discounted package to maximize savings on both. Or, leave room for spontaneity, booking what you need when you need it with our last-minute deals.  

What to do on a road trip to Santa Monica?

When taking a road trip adventure, it’s best to plan how you want to spend your time on your road trip itinerary. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the best things to do in Santa Monica. You can book all the road trip activities on your Santa Monica wishlist, and even plan activities along your route as well.  

How to rent a car for a road trip?

For an epic road trip, you'll need the perfect car. Renting a car for a road trip is the best option that doesn’t put miles or strain on your vehicle, and especially when it's also so affordable. Because when you book on Expedia, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can pick up a cheap car rental and head out to one of these incredible vacation rentals in Santa Monica. And when you bundle car rentals with hotel stays, you'll save even more on each part of your journey.

Top Santa Monica Flight + Hotel Deals

Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside
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The Belmont Shore Inn
Ayres Lodge & Suites Corona West

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

Top Hotels in Santa Monica

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
5 out of 5
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $445 per night from Jun 4 to Jun 4
4.3/5Excellent! (967 reviews)
"This was a very nice higher-end hotel right near the beach and the Santa Monica pier (walking distance). The service was great (except for a one of the valets - who was very rude). Other than him, this was a great experience."

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
3.5 out of 5
1920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $169 per night from May 16 to May 16
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,451 reviews)
"The hotel was a great place to stay at while visiting Santa Monica. It’s not too far from the Santa Monica Pier & a lot of the good restaurants. The room was clean, hotel customer service was good, and we didn’t have any issues with checking in or checking out. Overall, it was a nice place to stay ..."

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Shore Hotel
Shore Hotel
4 out of 5
1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $191 per night from May 24 to May 24
4.3/5Excellent! (950 reviews)
"great location"

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Shore Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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