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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 £117 per night
1.04 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (409 reviews)

"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 ."…"

Reviewed on 6 May 2020

Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica
3 out of 5
425 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £172 per night
0.75 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (303 reviews)

"The hotel is only about 13 minutes to the Santa Monica Pier. It also has on-site parking which was amazing considering California’s parking is normally trash. The young gentleman checking me in was extremely helpful and nice. He informed me of the gym, pool, and hot tub I didn’t see on the listing ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Santa Monica
2.5 out of 5
3102 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £109 per night
1.54 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (2,135 reviews)

"Nice location, clean property. I’ll be back for sure"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

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Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
2.5 out of 5
501 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £154 per night
0.69 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (999 reviews)

"The suite was very spacious and the balcony was nice."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
3.5 out of 5
120 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £175 per night
0.99 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (983 reviews)

"staff was friendly. Appreciate the room closest to the elevator and ice machine. Clean."…"

Reviewed on 26 May 2020

Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
Days Inn by Wyndham Santa Monica/Los Angeles
2.5 out of 5
3007 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellation
The price is £101 per night
1.21 mi from city centre
3.6/5Good! (996 reviews)
Affordable, comfortable and close

"Just for one night, but quite adequate and check in easy"…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Santa Monica/Los Angeles
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
3 out of 5
220 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £131 per night
1.02 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (681 reviews)

"I really loved the location of the place, was at walking distance to the main attractions in Santa Monica with a home and cosy feeling. The warm pool was perfect for the cold nights."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Cal Mar Hotel Suites
Viceroy Santa Monica
4 out of 5
1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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1.1 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,620 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 16 Mar 2020

Viceroy Santa Monica
Shore Hotel
4 out of 5
1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £236 per night
1.01 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (2,094 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 23 May 2020

Shore Hotel
Santa Monica Proper Hotel
4.5 out of 5
700 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £358 per night
0.66 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (81 reviews)

"This hotel is very nice...luxurious, beautiful room..yes that right the price is hight but the price is not so hight concerning the quality of the hotel. I will come back soon for sure."…"

Reviewed on 26 May 2020

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Visiting Santa Monica

Travellers 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, cafes and art. Top sights in the city include Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Beach.

  • You'll find 4899 Expedia hotels and other accommodation options 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 centre
  • 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 city is well known for its art and live music, and cultural venues include Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica Museum of Art and Bergamot Station Arts Center. Notable city landmarks like Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium might be worth a visit. The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach and Original Muscle Beach.

In Los Angeles, you'll find 173 accommodation choices and hotels to make planning easier for your perfect retreat at an affordable rate. Here you'll find top ones based on our user reviews:

  • The Ambrose - Guests who stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Mid-City can enjoy access to free breakfast and a fitness centre, along with free WiFi. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its beach locale and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Channel Road Inn, A Four Sisters Inn - Our customers like the central location and helpful staff at this B&B. This 4-star bed & breakfast in Santa Monica Canyon features free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking.
  • The Huntley Hotel - Guests who stay at this 4.5-star hotel in North of Wilshire can enjoy access to a restaurant and a nightclub, along with pillowtop beds. Expedia customers like its bar and beach locale.

Other top sights in Santa Monica include Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Outside the city, popular places to see include Venice Beach Boardwalk, located 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from the heart of the city, and Getty Center, which is 3.9 mi/6.2 km away.

Dressing for Santa Monica

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 18°C and the night-time average to be 10°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 20°C during the day and 12°C at night
  • July to September averages 22°C during the day and 16°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 21°C during the day and 10°C at night
  • About 311.40 millimetres of rain falls on Santa Monica each year
  • Hottest months are usually August and September with an average temperature of 21°C, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 11°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Santa Monica?
Casa Del Mar is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It is located a short 2-minute walk from Santa Monica Beach. Traveller reviews also recommend Palihouse Santa Monica and The Huntley Hotel as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Santa Monica, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals in Santa Monica.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Santa Monica?
Based on reviews, Palm Motel is a popular 2.5-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Pavilions Motel and Comfort Inn Santa Monica - West Los Angeles.
What's the best hotel when travelling with children 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 child-friendly holiday include Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and Days Inn by Wyndham Santa Monica/Los Angeles. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Santa Monica Pier.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to Santa Monica?
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Ocean View Hotel and Palm Motel.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Santa Monica?
Palm Motel is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet include Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and Palihouse Santa Monica.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Santa Monica?
Casa Del Mar is a top beach hotel with free WiFi and beach towels. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier and Ocean Lodge Santa Monica Beach Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Santa Monica Beach or Venice Beach.
What's the best luxury hotel in Santa Monica?
Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica is a 4-star hotel with a poolside restaurant and 2 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Georgian Hotel and The Huntley Hotel are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique hotel in Santa Monica?
Shore Hotel is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a beachfront restaurant and a bar. The Huntley Hotel and Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What's it like to stay in Santa Monica?
Travellers 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, cafes and art. Top sights in the city include Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach and Third Street Promenade. In Santa Monica, there are 206 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I do while I'm visiting Santa Monica?
Well known for its art scene, the city’s cultural venues include Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica Museum of Art and Bergamot Station Arts Center. Notable city landmarks such as Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium might be worth a visit. The beaches and sunsets highlight the city’s natural beauty with places to visit including Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach and Original Muscle Beach.
How should I get around Santa Monica?
Walk to nearby metro stations such as 17th Street/SMC Station, Downtown Santa Monica Station and 26th Street/Bergamot Station. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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