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Top 10 Beach Hotels in Santa Monica

The Huntley Hotel
Great for beach holidays
4.5 out of 5
1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £193 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov
4.4/5Wonderful! (922 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, beach towels
Travellers say...

"Nice hotel. Very cozy with wonderful amenities. Would highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2020

The Huntley Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
Great for beach holidays
2.5 out of 5
501 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £142 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (978 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, outdoor pool
Travellers say...

"Convenient to check in and out. Safe and quiet place. I would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
Shore Hotel
Great for beach holidays
4 out of 5
1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £190 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (954 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, beach towels, outdoor pool
Travellers say...

"Staff, super friendly. They went above and beyond. As for covid cleanliness...they were very thorough, as I got to watch how 2 staffers clean 2 rooms on different floors. Aside changing sheets and wiping and mopping around the room, they even go as far as mopping the balcony floor and wipe down the ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2020

Shore Hotel
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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Great for beach holidays
4.5 out of 5
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £381 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (983 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, beach towels, outdoor pool
Travellers say...

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Reviewed on 18 Oct 2020

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Georgian Hotel
4 out of 5
1415 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is £164 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (945 reviews)

"I stayed there for my birthday, just to get away for a couple days with my wife. I booked a suite. 2 hours before check-in i called the place to see what view my room had, guess it had a lovely side view or the hotel next door or the alleyway? I asked if i can get a ocean view room and the lady said ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Georgian Hotel
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Great for beach holidays
5 out of 5
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £381 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (984 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, outdoor pool
Travellers say...

"Bomb👍👍👍 it was a very very nice stay looking forward to coming back"…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Viceroy Santa Monica
Great for beach holidays
4 out of 5
1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £222 per night from 23 Dec to 24 Dec
4.2/5Very Good! (984 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, beach towels, outdoor pools
Travellers say...

"Excellent service. Highly recommended hotel. The staff was great."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2020

Viceroy Santa Monica
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 £91 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
4.2/5Very Good! (978 reviews)

"I loved my stay here ! The staff was very friendly and the rooms were very nice ! Literally the only downfall was the wifi ! Sooooooooooo slow. I was trying to get some work done during vacation and couldn’t it was so slow. But other than that everything was amazing. Definitely would stay again ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2020

SureStay Hotel by Best Western Santa Monica
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
Great for beach holidays
4 out of 5
1740 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £190 per night from 9 Dec to 10 Dec
4.2/5Very Good! (977 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, outdoor pool
Travellers say...

"Very nice place we like it to go back this year And we like to recommend to our family, friends This"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
Great for beach holidays
4 out of 5
530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £166 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec
4.2/5Very Good! (976 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, outdoor pool
Travellers say...

"Staff was great.Easy check in/out.Would stay here again when in Santa Monica."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2020

Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica
Great for beach holidays
4 out of 5
1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £242 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (985 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, outdoor pool
Travellers say...

"Beautiful place, friendly staff, great location. Throwback retro vibe"…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2020

Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica
Ocean View Hotel
3 out of 5
1447 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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The price is £118 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (964 reviews)

"It was pretty clean and stay was nice no valet parking though"…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2020

Ocean View Hotel
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
Great for beach holidays
3.5 out of 5
1707 4th St, Santa Monica, CA
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4/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, outdoor pool
Travellers say...

"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 14 Mar 2020

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
Comfort Inn Santa Monica - West Los Angeles
Great for beach holidays
2.5 out of 5
2815 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £95 per night from 9 Dec to 10 Dec
4/5Very Good! (977 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, outdoor pool
Hotel stay

"It’s was clean and very spacious. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was great, a lot of fun stuff to see and do with in driving distance."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

Comfort Inn Santa Monica - West Los Angeles
Bayside Hotel
Great for beach holidays
2 out of 5
2001 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £104 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
3.9/5Good! (966 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, beach towels
Travellers say...

"Great location . Clean and cozy room. Dog friendly"…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

Bayside Hotel
Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
Great for beach holidays
3.5 out of 5
120 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £140 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov
3.8/5Good! (960 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, beach towels, outdoor pool
Travellers say...

"No microwave, fridge. Excellent customer service"…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £110 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov
3.8/5Good! (463 reviews)

"Quick & easy check in & out Nice staff ! Only stayed for one day... great location"…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2020

Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
Great for beach holidays
3 out of 5
220 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £112 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
3.7/5Good! (704 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, outdoor pool
Travellers say...

"Nice sized apartment with a coffee maker and comfortable bed. Heated pool is small and not heated."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2020

Cal Mar Hotel Suites
Palm Motel
2.5 out of 5
2020 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA
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3.7/5Good! (995 reviews)

"Perfect for a family stay it had 2 queen beds with a full bed and for a very cheap price also had a mini fridge. Location was amazing nxt to a gas station and 5 min away from santa monica beach only thing i noticed is that the low price ones dont have AC only fan but i dnt blame them."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Palm Motel
Hotel Carmel
2.5 out of 5
201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £100 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov
3.7/5Good! (959 reviews)

"Great hotel in the mix of everything. Close to restaurants, shopping, beach and pier! It feels a little dated and desperately needs a new design. The paintings and colors throughout the hotel give it a very creepy feeling while you're staying there. Had a great experience but not sure I would stay ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2020

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Beach Hotels in Santa Monica

Known for its beaches and art galleries, Santa Monica offers a lot for the traveller 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 travellers.

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 location and proximity to shopping.

Cal Mar Hotel Suites - 3-star hotel near Santa Monica Beach. Our travellers 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 location and proximity to shopping.

Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier - 3.5-star eco-friendly hotel, 5-minute walk from Santa Monica Beach. Our travellers recommend its proximity to shopping and overall value. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free WiFi.

Planning Your Trip to Santa Monica

If you're wondering about the best time to visit, here's what you can expect from the local weather:

  • Hottest months: August, September, July and October, with an average temperature of 21°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February and March, with an average temperature of 11°F
  • Driest months: October, April, November and December, with an average rainfall of 25 inches
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March and December, with an average rainfall of 63.75 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Santa Monica

After checking into your accommodation of choice, you'll probably want to venture out and explore. If you're excited to scope out the beaches, spend a relaxing day by the water at Original Muscle Beach or Santa Monica Beach. Experience the area's art galleries and shopping, and make time for local attractions like Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Santa Monica History Museum or Santa Monica College. Visitors also enjoy Santa Monica for its:
  • Restaurants
  • Sports
  • Cafes
  • Cycling

Getting around Santa Monica

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 centre. If you'd like to venture out around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

Frequently asked questions

What is Santa Monica like for travellers who love the beach?
Known for its beaches and art galleries, Santa Monica offers a lot for the traveller planning a beach getaway.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Santa Monica?
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is a top 4.5-star beachfront hotel offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, located within a short 3-minute walk of Original Muscle Beach . Other good options for your beach trip include Shore Hotel and Georgian Hotel.
How many beach hotels are there in Santa Monica?
Choose from one of Expedia’s 43 hotels in Santa Monica for your beachside break.
When's the best time for a beach holiday in Santa Monica?
You can plan your beach trip with a look at year-round temperatures in Santa Monica: The hottest months are usually August and September, with an average temperature of 19°C, while the coldest months are December and January, with an average of 14°C. Average annual precipitation for Santa Monica is 311 inches.
What is there to see and do around Santa Monica?
After arriving and settling in at your hotel, you might want to venture out and explore everything Santa Monica has to offer. If you can’t wait to check out the beaches, head to Santa Monica Beach or Venice Beach for a relaxing day by the water. Experience the area’s art galleries and live music, and make time for local attractions such as Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Pier. Other things to see and do in the area are Venice Beach Boardwalk and Santa Monica Place.
What's the best way to get to my beach hotel in Santa Monica?
This travel information can help you get to and around your beach accommodation in Santa Monica with ease. Make your way to Santa Monica with a flight to Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.), the closest major airport which is located 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from the city centre. Walk to nearby metro stations such as 17th Street/SMC Station, Downtown Santa Monica Station and 26th Street/Bergamot Station.

Top 10 Beach Hotels in Santa Monica

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