Stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and a running path just outside the front door
Relaxed poolside environment perfect for sunbathing
Quick walking distance to downtown dining and nightlife
Free WiFi throughout the property, including by the pool
What To Know
There is no spa, but the hotel can arrange massages at a small pop-up by the pool
A handful of rooms face the alley instead of the ocean; make sure to request a view
Pets are not permitted
Parking on site
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Seaside Art Deco hideaway with a rooftop bar and farm-fresh Cali cuisine in Santa Monica
This 1939 Art Deco hotel in the heart of Santa Monica has been a Hollywood hideout for years. The pint-size entrance and lobby lack pizazz, but the real star of this show is the rooftop bar, which has stunning views of the surf crashing on the white sand, and of Santa Monica Pier.
Bed & Bath
Guestrooms have a subtle sexiness, with a monochromatic palette with pops of red or plum. Chrome Deco lamps and flat-screen TVs adorn each room, bringing the old and new together seamlessly. Perks in the suites run the gamut from private balconies and vintage-style clawfoot tubs to full gourmet kitchens. All rooms have iPod docks, Frette robes and marble bathrooms with Molton Brown toiletries.
The hotel’s intimate open-air rooftop bar, Suite 700, gives a sense of Hollywood exclusivity, minus the snooty bouncer. The hotel’s owners are art collectors and music aficionados, so don’t be surprised if a DJ shows up to spin something down-tempo while you sip cocktails by the firepits and take in the view. There’s also a chill pool surrounded by retro striped loungers and a restaurant that serves Cali cuisine using produce from the local farmers market.
The preferred airport for Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica is Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 11.9 km / 7.4 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.