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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.

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Santa Monica Vacation

Does Expedia have vacation package deals to Santa Monica?

Yes! Secure a Santa Monica vacation package on Expedia today! This is by far one of the best ways of saving money and time for your incredible getaway.

How much can I save with a Santa Monica vacation package?

Gain savings of as much as $583* when you book a package deal on Expedia.

Can I choose my airline with a Santa Monica Expedia vacation package?

You can choose from more than 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 worldwide properties via our extensive database of lodgings and flights. Fly with who you want, stay where you want — now that's a dream vacation!

Do I lose money if I change my mind after I have booked my Santa Monica vacation package?

You can postpone your travel reservations with us because we do not charge cancellation fees for almost all of our reservations.

What are the best places to visit in Santa Monica?

We have all the latest sightseeing tips for your next trip to Santa Monica. Grab your travel diary and get ready to start topping up that itinerary.

If you're planning to stay in Santa Monica, there's no way you'll be able to miss out on Santa Monica Pier. This iconic attraction lures visitors from all around the world. Ready to see what all the fuss is about?

Santa Monica College has long been fertile ground for fresh ideas, visionary research and future leaders. See if you can tread through its historic halls and learn about its achievements during a guided tour. There's a great range of things to keep you busy in this destination. If you're interested in seeing where the local people go to do their shopping, visit Santa Monica Place. Have a look around and check out which stores they frequent the most. Still got some time to spare? You'll want to don your most artistic outfit if you're visiting Bergamot Station Arts Center. Facilitating a variety of performances and festivals around the year, it's a crucial part of the cultural landscape.

What are the most popular activities for a Santa Monica vacation?

The world is packed with adventure, and there are endless astounding experiences to be had when we grab our bags and go on vacation.

Your trip to Santa Monica is about to get a lot more exciting. There are loads of activities on offer, including:

For more activities, go to our Santa Monica things to do page.

What types of accommodations are available in Santa Monica?

Whatever sort of accommodations you're looking for, Santa Monica has you sorted. With 29 properties to pick between, you're sure to find one that's ideal for your luxury getaway or cheap vacation.

If you need to keep an eye on your bank balance, why not investigate low-cost accommodations such as The Hotel California (1670 Ocean Avenue) or the Bayside Hotel (2001 Ocean Ave)? Both enjoy great reviews! Fancy options can also be found in the area, such as the Shutters on the Beach (1 Pico Blvd) and the Casa Del Mar (1910 Ocean Way). Their style, service and amenities make for a memorable vacation.

As they say in the real estate industry, location, location, location! The Viceroy Santa Monica and The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows are both within strolling distance of Santa Monica Pier. You'll certainly appreciate this when it comes time to visit this must-see attraction.

Is there an airport in Santa Monica?

Let's be honest, nobody gets excited about hanging around at the airport. However, if you start envisioning the exciting trip to Santa Monica ahead of you, it becomes a little more bearable. After all, you'll be just 7 miles to the southeast of the neighborhood center when you disembark the plane at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on from January through December 2020, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

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 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 to Santa Monica? 

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.

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Best Lodging Options Near Santa Monica

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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel $350
Reviewed on May 26, 2020
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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
    4.2 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Location was pretty good all staff members where friendly

    Shore Hotel $239
    Reviewed on May 23, 2020
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    Shore Hotel

    Shore Hotel

    1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
      4.4 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Beautiful hotel room and enjoyed the stay. Would recommend adding better cell service.

      Ocean View Hotel $139
      Reviewed on May 26, 2020
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      Ocean View Hotel

      Ocean View Hotel

      1447 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
        3.8 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        It was close to the beach and bus connections, We wished for Bottled water. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

        Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica $218
        Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020
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        Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica

        Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica

        1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
          4.1 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          One of my favorite spots in Santa Monica. Great views of the Santa Monica pier. The rooms are very retro and the roof bar is one of best. I would recommend everyone and anyone to try out this Hotel.

          Gateway Hotel Santa Monica $128
          Reviewed on May 26, 2020
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          Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

          Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

          1920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
            4.4 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Friendly staff, clean hotel, great location and free parking.

            Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica $189
            Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
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            Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica

            Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica

            501 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
              4.4 of 5
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              great staff and friendly, odd site parking is ok - just read the signs, super close to Sana Monica pier

              Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel $148
              Reviewed on May 6, 2020
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              Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel

              Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel

              1667 Ocean Avenue Suite 1000, Santa Monica, CA
                3.8 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Loved it , nice enough to let us check out late , felt safe needed code to get in through gates up to each floor. Peaceful, beautiful little set up .

                Oceana $550
                Reviewed on May 11, 2020
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                849 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
                  4.5 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  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.

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