Dreaming of a beach vacay? Look no further. Here we explore 8 of Santa Monica’s best oceanfront stays.
1. Hotel Casa del Mar
Located in the heart of Silicon Beach, this oceanfront hotel combines exotic Mediteranean vibes with the beachy feel of Santa Monica. If luxury is what you’re looking for, Casa del Mar can certainly provide. Known as one of the best hotels in town, unwind in their exquisitely designed guest rooms and suites with ocean views sweeping past every window. With deluxe amenities including a beachside swimming pool and a fitness centre with a spa, the word opulence certainly comes to mind.
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2. Shutters on the Beach
Set on one of Southern California’s most iconic beaches, this oceanfront paradise is an beach-lover’s dream. Luxurious but with comfort at its core, Shutters on the Beach runs perfectly along Santa Monica Beach with shuttered doors and windows letting in the refreshing ocean air. With a vast selection of dining options, including al fresco restaurants and a cozy beach-side cafe, Shutters on the Beach is the perfect escape.
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3. Wyndham Santa Monica – At the Pier
Offering up an impressive 132 guest rooms, you couldn’t get much more beachfront than at the Wyndham Santa Monica. Being just steps away from Santa Monica’s famous pier and beach, this establishment boasts a heated outdoor pool and a state of the art fitness and business centre.
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4. Viceroy Santa Monica
With the beach just a stone’s throw away across the street, the Viceroy Santa Monica certainly makes up for it. A renowned icon of the L.A. beach scene for over 20 years, the Viceroy boasts rooms with breathtaking beach and city views, a brand spanking poolside experience and unlimited dining and drinking options.
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5. Ocean View Hotel
This boutique beachfront hotel, located just steps from the Santa Monica pier, allows you to choose from 67 stunning guest rooms with views of either the Pacific Ocean or the interior courtyard. Boasting modern decor and eco-friendly amenities, a stay at the Ocean View Hotel is sure to be a relaxing one.
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6. The Cottage, Santa Monica
If you’re looking for something less hotel more home, Santa Monica’s The Cottage is for you. A historic landmark, The Cottage has perfectly preserved architecture but with all the mod-cons you could desire. This 4-bed, 4-bath, beachside villa is steps away from Santa Monica Beach and is the perfect place to rejuvenate with friends or family.
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7. Shore Hotel
With the perfect balance of sleekness and sustainability, The Shore Hotel is one of Santa Monica’s eco-friendly establishments. Offering a refreshing style throughout their rooms with unobstructed ocean views, The Shore ensures water and electricity isn’t wasted through consistent recycling and sensors. They don’t let comfort slip, however, offering guests a great outdoor pool and popular Mexican style restaurant.
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8. Hotel Shangri-La
This art-deco masterpiece harks back to old Hollywood glamour. Having welcomed guests since 1939, Hotel Shangri-La is walking distance to Santa Monica Beach and boasts one of the best roof-top bars in the whole of Los Angeles. With all 71 rooms having perfect ocean views, be prepared for luxury at this classic boutique hotel.
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