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Top 10 Hotels in Santa Monica

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2.5 out of 5
2020 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA
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$115/night
Sep 16 - Sep 17
3.5/5Good! (919 reviews)

"Liked: Convenient location, pleasant ambience, and its simplicity. Disliked: While its style is meant to be "petite", the bathroom and esp. the shower stall were very tiny and cramped. The bedroom I felt should have had one sitting chair in it somewhere near the small desk or in a corner; as it was, ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Palm Motel
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2.5 out of 5
3102 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
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$149/night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.1/5Very Good! (2,023 reviews)

"I appreciated how utterly clean this facility was inside and outside! They've done an excellent job keepinf it up and at prime despite being such a heavily traffic area."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

SureStay Hotel by Best Western Santa Monica
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3.5 out of 5
1707 4th St, Santa Monica, CA
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$242/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.2/5Excellent! (1,940 reviews)

"Excellent hotel with great staff to accompany. Great location for beach and metro."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
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2.5 out of 5
501 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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$230/night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.4/5Wonderful! (824 reviews)

"I liked that this property has free breakfast downstairs every morning; there was lots of variety to choose from. The pool was very nice and not freezing cold. The service was great; it is a great hotel for familys."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica
Image for Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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$436/night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.2/5Very Good! (1,947 reviews)

"great service was happy to stay there looking forward for next time"…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
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3 out of 5
1447 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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$229/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
3.7/5Good! (1,836 reviews)

"Great location and a good size room, staff very helpful whenever needed to ask or find anything out"…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Ocean View Hotel
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3.5 out of 5
120 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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$229/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
3.8/5Good! (1,839 reviews)

"Great hotel and location for walking around Santa Monica! We had a marvelous view from our room! One important note: It is a very hard location to get in and out of because of traffic flow. Our Lyft driver could not figure out how to pick us up at this location. We walked 2 blocks to meet them. When ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
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4 out of 5
1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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$299/night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.4/5Excellent! (2,015 reviews)

"A modern, very clean hotel with excellent staff and a superb location"…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Shore Hotel
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2.5 out of 5
1920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
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$169/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.4/5Excellent! (927 reviews)

"Very clean. The staff was very friendly and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
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4.5 out of 5
1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA
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$360/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.4/5Excellent! (1,789 reviews)

"Overall pleasant. The inability to store food in the fridge without requesting a separate fridge was a little absurd. Inconvenience and—with the scales on other items—left a bad taste in my mouth. Felt like I was being up-sold every time I walked into my room with a bottle of water, etc."…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2019

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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

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