Santa Monica Proper Hotel
What We Love
- Small-batch mezcals at the lobby library lounge
- Walk-in travertine showers in all guest bathrooms
- Custom-designed programs at the Surya Spa, overseen by Ayurvedic herbalist Martha Soffer
- The rooftop pool deck (the only one on the west side of Los Angeles)
What To Know
- Garden Terrace Kings boast private, walled-in patios
- Pets are allowed for a fee, of which the hotel will donate a percentage to an animal rescue and advocacy organization
- The hotel is walking distance of Santa Monica beach
-Bicycles are available for renting
- Free WiFi
- Pet Friendly
- Room Service
Rehabilitated 1920s-era Spanish Mission Revival landmark, with a standout restaurant by a James Beard Award-winning duo
This beachy, 271-key sleep embodies the best of Santa Monica’s hippie-chic DNA. Rooms are restrained but generous, dressed in coastal tones and mid-century-Europe–inspired pieces—think voluptuous settees, geometric wall sconces, and imported Fili D’Oro linens. (Spring for a Terrace King to get your own plant-filled private patio.) Elsewhere, local flair crops up in spaces like the Surya Spa, an Ayurvedic clinic steeped in the Panchkarma tradition (a succession of detoxifying treatments, carried out over the course of 5-21 days) and equipped with its own yoga terrace and fitness center, and Onda, an exciting seafaring venture between locally revered chef Jessica Koslow (of area favorite Sqirl) and Mexico-born Gabriela Camara that draws from both Californian and across-the-border ingredients for its market-driven bowls and toasts. Upstairs, Calabra, the Westside’s only rooftop pool, dazzles with Balearic bites, small-batch spirits, and boutique wines—time your visit right and you’ll be rewarded with front-row seats to a Pacific Ocean sunset.
In the Area
With its charming vintage boutiques, chef-driven restaurants, and decades-old cantinas, Wilshire Boulevard makes a fitting backdrop to this cosmopolitan property. For a truly local experience, head to the intersection of 3rd and Arizona streets, where a weekly outdoor farmers market tempts even the choosiest local gourmands. If you’re hunting for a kid-friendlier spin, make it to the Main Street version, complete with pony rides, live music, and grilled corn stalls. Be sure to take advantage of the hotel’s rental bike program and ride along the South Bay Trail, a scenic 22-mile stretch between Will Rogers State and Torrance County beaches (ask the front desk for pointers).
How to Get There
What a stunning property - it is certainly a property I can wax lyrical about. It is stylish, hip & gorgeous without pretension. The service warm, casual and professional.
Such thought has gone into every element of the hotel and this is reflected in the ambiance and rooms. The designer Kelly Wearstler is a visionary and as mentioned no element has been over looked. The roof top bar is the coolest place and a drink here is an essential part of the stay.
The location on Wiltshire is so convenient and it not being on the beach is to my opinion actually an advantage.
This hotel shines !
Loved the uniqueness of this amazing hotel. Furnished with modern influence and well appointed rooms. Friendly and welcoming staff. Love the rooftop bar. Would definitely recommend this trendy place. Great vibe.
my family and I spent 4 days at the hotel because of a fire evacuation. the experience was amazing. not only were the rooms and the food great but i would rate the service far better than any 5 star hotels in LA. truly made us feel at home.