pet friendly hotels in Santa Monica, CA

1. Sea Blue Hotel (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 1670 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Phone: (310) 393-2363
  • Ratings: 4.0 (405 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Sea Blue Hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Hacienda-style property offering rooms & suites with surfing-themed decor, plus free breakfast.

About this hotel

Open since 1948, this laid-back, hacienda-style hotel is a 3-minute walk from the beach and bike path, and a 6-minute walk from Santa Monica Pier.Homey, quirky rooms feature surfboard headboards, hardwood and tile floors, ceiling fans and retro, California-inspired art. All also have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Suites add whirlpool tubs and/or separate living areas with leather sofas. Extended stays are available.Complimentary perks include continental breakfast and 24-hour snacks. Laundry facilities and a smoking patio are also on-site.

Things You Need to Know

  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning
  • Walking distance to the Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica State Beach
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near restaurants and bars
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 16 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Jsee Ayala

The Sea Blue Hotel is such a gem if you’re looking for a nice, affordable stay near the Santa Monica pier! It’s literally steps away from the beach, restaurants, bars, bike rentals, etc Our room was perfectly spacious for 2 people, very clean, and nicely decorated for a “60s vibe” California trip There’s also a microwave and coffee maker in the lobby for guest use, outside tables/chairs, and a balcony on the back side with a nice view of the pier and ocean! All of the staff were so helpful and accommodating

They also helped us find overnight parking when their lot was full Oh, and it’s only a few blocks from the metro and bus stations as well!

JC Carlson

Great location! The proximity to the pier and beach is the greatest amenity at this quaint seaside motel-style hotel For that alone I would stay here again The beach is only one block away!The staff is amazing, so that is a huge plus

I had only pleasant experiences no matter what time of day or night and even some great conversationsI knocked off a star because of the bathroom It really needs remodeling badly The sink stopper got stuck in the down position a few times and the shower pressure could have been better if the water wasn’t also flowing from the main faucet at the same timeBathroom aside, this is a great place I hated knocking off a full star, but the review had to be an honest one

Kai Sheng

Pros: Great location and staff was very friendlyCons: Our room faced the street side, and there is no insulation or sound proofing on the door or windows Our stay was very noisy from late night guests returning home in revelry to incessant car traffic along Ocean

The shower head pressure is also very weak and showerhead is probably 5’5″ high The AC unit attached to the window is right above the toilet and doesn’t work! I’d say you can find better value elsewhere

2. Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Half a mile from the Santa Monica beach, this polished, modern hotel is 0.4 miles from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and 1.4 miles from the pier and aquarium.Airy rooms and suites have California-inspired decor and private balconies, plus flat-screens, Wi-Fi access and coffeemakers. Some provide ocean views. Select suites add marble bathrooms and outdoor hot tubs. In-room minifridges are available for a surcharge.The hotel has a heated outdoor pool with cabanas, and a 1,200-sq-ft fitness center (open 24/7). There’s also a breezy eatery offering casual Californian fare, handcrafted cocktails and open-air dining on a terrace.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large and clean
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 6 min drive to Santa Monica State Beach
  • Guests praised the professional service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 45 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • The hotel has a game room

Feedback From Real Customers

Dan VanGent

I knew when I booked this room that it was several blocks back from the ocean So I had low expectations for an “ocean view” room I was pleasantly surprised by the view from the large balcony of our 7th floor west-facing room

We had a great sweeping view of the ocean over the low rise buildings, including the mountains and coastline all the way to MalibuThe room was good sized, clean, comfortable, and in good working order The only downside for me was the lack of a coffee maker in the room I know that’s a personal preference But for me, that’s a deal breaker when choosing a hotelService was great throughout the hotel, including valet parking, the front desk, and restaurantThere’s not a lot within close walking distance, so having a car is important Fortunately, the hotel restaurant has great food at restaurant prices And the complimentary valet parking saves at least $50 a night compared to many nearby hotels

Derick Cuthbert

Had a wonderful 3 night stay at this property I’m so grateful they had valet parking at no additional feeRoom:Spacious and clean

We had daily housekeeping We used the sofa bed for my 7 year old to sleep in the living room areaLocation:A little out of the way from the promenade and pier It’s about a 15 – 20 minute walk but we chose to drive instead Parking around the pier is plentiful and inexpensiveWe did not dine on-site or use the fitness center The bar is fantastic thoughI would absolutely return my for my next stay in Santa Monica

Kalil Saikaley

Great hotel The location was very central Rooms were very clean and beautifully furnished

Pool very clean Free parking and bike rentals:))))) One huge positive, was Carlos and Jimmy They made sure that our stay was a memorable one They bent over backwards to make sure we were very happy Please rewards these guys, they are an asset I would definitely go back

3. Sonder at FOUND Santa Monica

About this hotel

Along State Route 2 in the eclectic West Los Angeles district, this modern hotel is 3 miles from both Santa Monica Pier and Downtown Santa Monica. The Getty museum is 5 miles away.Airy, straightforward rooms feature Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some rooms add bunk beds.Amenities include a comfortable lounge with a pool table, in addition to luggage storage.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large, clean rooms and praised the beds
  • 9 min drive to Santa Monica State Beach
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned beaches 14 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Isabelle Arndt

We stayed there twice for a few days because it was close to the one we visited in LA Nice and clean rooms with big comfy beds Easy accessible at all times thanks to a code instead of a room key

Plus nice body wash etc The location is a good start for tours to different parts of this huge city Easy to get some food just a few minutes away You should try the Tacos offered at the street, they’re pretty good!

John Lozano

Had great 3 night stay here over the weekend Hotel room was clean and updated Check in and out was hassle free and the Sonder app worked extremely well and provided all the info we needed for our stay

All the staff we interacted with were super friendlyThere is a 7/11 next door that was handy and well as several restaurants The bar across the street was lively and a good time Short drive to Santa Monica beach and 1 mile from the Bundy train stationWould definitely stay here again

Olivia Parks

This was the easiest hotel experience ever! We chose Sonder because it was significantly cheaper than Airbnb options and I’m so glad we did It was a central location, the room was really cute and overall the process of checking in was so simple I gave it 4 stars because the walls are quite thin so you can hear the people walking above you if they’re loud, and I was able to hear the cleaning lady vacuuming the hallway one afternoon

However, for the price and convenience it really is a fantastic option We found street parking right next to the hotel without an issue every night and it felt like a safe area

4. Foghorn Harbor Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Sitting on the beachfront in Marina Del Rey’s harbor, this 2-story family-owned hotel is a 12-minute stroll from Venice’s Ocean Front Walk and 6.4 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).Sea cabin style rooms, with either private balconies or patios, have marina views. They feature en suite bathrooms, free in-room movies, Wi-Fi, fridges and microwaves.The hotel offers a complimentary continental breakfast in its cafe or on the outdoor terrace. Other free perks include an airport shuttle service, parking and all-day coffee/snacks.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to the Venice Canal Historic District
  • 19 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Guests mentioned “Patio” 10 times
  • Guests mentioned beaches 29 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Jen Kelly

It’s quaint & clean, and a bit dated compared to a name brand hotel, but the location on the marina beach is amazing, especially for the price compared to the surrounding hotels We stayed on the 2nd floor with patio overlook of beach 1st floor has a larger patio with a picture window view of beach

Beds are comfortable Mini fridge & microwave are very useful Wall A/C worked great Easy walk to shops, restaurants & ocean, and also a quick drive to ocean beach parking We would definitely stay here again!

Fraser Kerr

Was upgraded free of charge (and without asking) Rooms were large, quiet and clean, with an amazing view of the beach and marina Couldnt have been closer to the beach without actually being on the sand The staff were extremely helpful and friendly

It was close to some great dining and drinking options A mere 10 minute walk to Venice Beach and all it has to offer 10/10 will stay again

Jeremiah Ravenmoor

Price was a little expensive but the scene is worth it It’s very quiet in the morning which I love and any help I needed it Andre was there to help, the other staff while I stayed here seemed to enjoy there job and continued to work Will be definitely stay here again when I return to California

It’s nothing Extravagant but it makes up for Location, hospitality and costumer service

5. Shore Hotel (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 1515 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Phone: (310) 458-1515
  • Ratings: 4.3 (1223 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Shore Hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Contemporary hotel set opposite the beach offering an outdoor heated pool & a Mexican restaurant.

About this hotel

Set across Highway 1 from the beach, this contemporary hotel is opposite the Santa Monica Pier and 0.4 miles from 3rd Street Promenade’s shops and restaurants.The modern rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and private patios or balconies (some with ocean views). Suites with ocean, city or garden views add living areas and pull-out sofas.Amenities include a 24-hour gym, and a heated outdoor pool and hot tub. There’s also a casual restaurant serving Mexican dishes.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the updated, clean rooms
  • Guests praised the showers
  • Walking distance to the Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica State Beach
  • Guests liked the friendly, professional service
  • Guests praised the casual restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Champagne” 37 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Hannah Eldridge

This is simply the best hotel in Santa Monica The service from the booking process to checking out is exemplary This was my tenth visit to the hotel since it opened

Ramon at check in was so friendly and helpful – he wrote a list of cafes and restaurants to visit and told me about a local band that was playing at the hotel one evening that week The hotel also offers free bikes and you can book them out for half a day – there is a cycle path along the coast which is beautifulAnother person who provided excellent service was Tony on the bell desk – he is very friendly and helpful Jesse is also another excellent employee who is a credit to the hotel and he helped me with my reservation prior to arrivalThe rooms are spacious and have stylish wooden floors and the balcony is just the right size to sit out and eat dinner on whilst watching the sunset The pool area is clean and never too busy and the hot tub is a welcome addition after a day of cycling!The hotel is in an ideal location – 5 minutes from the pier and 5 minutes from the Third Street Promenade with a range of restaurants and cafesThank you again for another outstanding stay!

Teliese Purdy

After a long day of traveling there is nothing better than being greeted with exceptional customer serviceThis evening Ramon was kind enough to check the system and see if there were any upgrades available (per my request) He walked me through the options and price points and helped me select the best option for my stay

He also walked me through how to locate my room All of this with a polite and professional demeanorIt really set the tone for the duration of my stay and Ramon made me happy that I booked at the Shore HotelRespectfully,Ms P


I have so many good things to say about Shore It’s a beautiful hotel, smells great, and staff are friendly, happy, and helpful Parking is easy and a great value (has in and out privileges)

Hotel feels safe, and location is prime You’re across the pier and walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, and obviously the beach I love the bike rental they provide, that made our Santa Monica visit so much better and I would stay here again because of their easy to use bikes and the location!! The room is modern, spacious, and beautiful They’re not your tacky cookie cutter large chain hotel rooms with the outdated carpets (We didn’t utilize the pool or other amenities but they looked great!) We are 100% starting here again when we return to Santa Monica

6. PodShare Venice

  • Address: 522 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
  • Phone: (213) 973-7741
  • Ratings: 4.1 (269 reviews) Very good
  • Website : PodShare Venice
  • Check-in time: 10:00 AM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Hip hostel offering funky dorms with bunk beds & shared bathrooms, plus 2 kitchens & a garden.

About this hotel

In the hip Venice neighborhood surrounded by canals, markets, cafes and bars, this cool hostel with a laid-back community vibe is an 11-minute walk from the Venice Beach Boardwalk and 3 miles from I-10.Funky mixed-gender dorms have open-sided capsule-style bunk beds made of upcycled wood, which feature reading lights, flat-screen TVs and lockers. Linens are included. Bathrooms are shared.Parking is free, as is a supply of food in the 2 shared kitchens. Other amenities include a TV lounge, a co-working space and a sports court, as well as a garden with picnic tables and hammocks. Loaner bikes are available, as is a coin-operated laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes and the beds
  • 8 min walk to the Venice Canal Historic District
  • 21 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Guests mentioned beaches 17 times
  • Guests mentioned “basketball” 10 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Tairi Battig

It was great! I met great people there and I made some friends Great location and very close to the muscle beach Better than the hostel I have stayed in Arizona

I would have given a 5 star if there was no bed bugs I got bitten on my neck, head skin, arm, and they are very itchy Hopefully, they won’t infest in my house That was the only downside to this place

Mathilde Cusson

I stayed there 2 nights but almost didn’t come back for the second one John was very nice during the tour of the location but it was never precised that they have rats/ mice on the premise and one of them got me up all night chasing it away I ended up in the morning tired, With a hole in my bag that the rat managed to do to reach through my stuff

When I talked to the person in charge in the morning, she didn’t even look at me as she was on her phone and finally said « sorry we should have let you know » which is very limited… I will not recommend !

Ms. Mama Bing Bing

All the furniture is broken or falling apart, there is no proper place to eat your mealTables are dirtyThe dish sponges are really old and gross, unsanitary

The top blankets and bunks are filled with BED BUGS They did not exterminate Instead they blast the cabin at 120° and overheat your electronicsMentally ill people are long time guests who attack traveling guestsOn my last night I saw a rat in the back kitchenThere is no acThe doors are always openBugs and squirrels get in frequentlyBathrooms are dirty and tiny and not privateModern day slavery they “pay employees” room and board with $100 food voucher Employees work 3-6 days Podshare makes about $40k/month

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7. Hilton Santa Monica Hotel & Suites (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set a 12-minute walk from Santa Monica Pier and the Pacific Ocean, this polished hotel off I-10 is 15 minutes’ walk from Santa Monica State Beach and 40 miles from Disneyland Resort.Elegant, streamlined rooms feature Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, as well as coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms offer partial ocean views. Suites add living rooms; upgraded suites provide balconies. Room service is available.Amenities include a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a fitness room, plus a terrace, a bar and breakfast. There’s also valet parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms, which have TVs
  • Walking distance to the Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica State Beach
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned fitness centers 17 times
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

isaiah carmona

I stayed here with my Sister and niece and I am only reviewing the property as I paid for none of it so I can’t give insight on pricing Valet was quick and efficient They have an outdoor pool on the 3rd floor with plenty of seating in the area

No hot tub that was disappointing for one of the kids and myself There is a restaurant on site if you don’t feel like going out, but it’s a bit pricing compared to other food options in the area But you pay for convenience Location wise it’s maybe a 8 to ten minute walk to the pier and maybe the same to the downtown shops It’s really not a far walk and kept us active and not having to worry about parking in the city The room we were in was nice and the only wish I have is that in addition to the mini fridge that they had a microwave in-room also You can store leftovers but can’t reheat them I didn’t hear people through the walls or overhead so that’s a positive Also I appreciate that the tv allowed us to plug in our Nintendo Switch easily with no restrictions to keep the kids entertained Depending on pricing I’d definitely stay here again

Kellie Niles

One of the best hotels I’ve visited I have stayed at hotels for $500 a night that weren’t as nice as this The entire hotel was IMMACULATE and smelled so good

We saw the maintenance team scrubbing the elevator floors at night The restaurant (though overpriced) had really good food The location is ideal, the room was super clean and comfortable My husband slept on the pull-out sofa with my son and it was as comfortable as the bed The room was quiet and had modern amenities like a nightlight in the bathroom and plentiful USB charging ports I’d definitely stay there again

Madison Eve

I mentioned the upgrade and the desk agent made it happen! I very much enjoyed my stay but keep in mind there is a $50 a day incidental due at check in Also, $40 a day for valet parking was a no go for us We somehow managed to finesse free parking from the garage across the street and it was fine

I had an amazing birthday in Santa Monica thanks guys !

8. Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a striking contemporary building 6 minutes’ walk from the Third Street Promenade pedestrian area, this upscale hotel is also less than a mile from the Santa Monica Pier.Streamlined rooms have a fashionable vibe, and come with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as pull-out sofas, minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add balconies, some with ocean views. Suites provide separate living rooms.Amenities include a casual restaurant and a convenience store, as well as a fitness center and a heated outdoor pool. Valet parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms
  • Walking distance to the Third Street Promenade and the Santa Monica Pier
  • 1 min walk to nearest transit
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 12 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Orlee Hauser

Great hotel! Room was very clean I asked for a quiet room and they put me at the end of a hallway It was so dark and quiet in the room I felt like I was in a sensory deprivation tank! I loved it

The staff is amazing! Especially the front desk workers Super friendly and accommodatingI loved the pool and hot tub which I must say I had to myself The pool is heated which is very nice!The location is really great Close to the pier and beach and third street promenade It is true that there are many homeless people in the area However, the area is heavily patrolled and I didn’t feel unsafe in the least Having said that, any hotel near the ocean in LA will have the same problem At least the Marriot has some safety protocols in placeI don’t usually write hotel reviews but I really appreciated my time here and I recommend the hotel to anyone!

S Marisa

While I had an issue my first night, they quickly resolved and upgraded me to another room The rooms were spotless, I didn’t use the pool or the gym but the outdoor fireplace was great area to unwind at night The hotel only uses valet parking through a 3rd party just outside the front which comes at $49/night, there are other parking options if you don’t mind walking

Would stay again

Richard W

This Courtyard is new, modern and clean The staff is nice and helpful then here comes the issues:Homeless- not hotel’s fault but makes the neighborhood not comfortable to walk around

Hotel Front door is locked and only opens w room key that says somethingPoor soundproofing – People above my unit was super loud They woke us up every morning their walking or whatever they did felt like stampede Not sure who to blame but we didn’t have good sleep all those nightsThey didn’t recognize Marriott status and offer no perks or even a bottle of water… at least to me A Marriott I stayed in LA the same week treated me like a loyal member and I sure will go back to them

9. Travelodge by Wyndham Santa Monica (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-10 in east Santa Monica, this straightforward hotel is within 3 miles of Santa Monica pier, Santa Monica beach and the shops of Third Street Promenade.Classic rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add kitchenettes. Suites feature separate living areas with pull-out sofas, and some provide Jacuzzis. Kids age 17 and under stay free with an adult.Amenities include free continental breakfast and parking, as well as a business center, a coin-operated laundry, and a courtyard with seating and BBQ grills.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the beds
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • 7 min drive to Santa Monica State Beach
  • 20 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned beaches 14 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Joe Davis

Lots of construction going on throughout the property Parking limited as a result Rooms are minimal and bathroom faucets are old and stick making it extremely difficult to turn on the shower and bathroom sink

Walls are thin and we heard neighboring conversation throughout the evening and early morning Not that guests were loud it was normal conversation but we Cod hear it clearlyBeds were comfortable and the kitchenette was nice

Joe Reiter

It’s a no-frills place, but it’s nice Room was clean Staff was friendly

Breakfast was good As others have mentioned, the one big drawback is the parking lot It’s very tight If you drive a large vehicle, you may have problems fitting into the spaces Overall, I’d stay there againNote: They have a private, inner courtyard Rooms labeled as “courtyard rooms” face that courtyard, while other rooms face the street or sidewalk The courtyard rooms tend to be more private and quieter, as you won’t get the vehicle traffic noise

Benjamin Cruz Perez

Good value for the buck! It includes parking and breakfast It is close enough to the beach (like a 10 minutes drive) and far enough to be away from the rush So you can have a good night sleep

It also feels very safe and the neighborhood around it too The room was clean and all in working order No issues getting in or out of the hotel

10. Ocean View Hotel (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 1447 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Phone: (310) 458-4888
  • Ratings: 4.1 (667 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Ocean View Hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Cozy, straightforward rooms with plantation shutters, minibars & some beach views, plus free Wi-Fi.

About this hotel

This casual hotel opposite Palisades Park is 7-minute walk from both the shopping and amusements at the Santa Monica Pier, and the upscale shopping and dining options on the 3rd Street Promenade.Cozy, airy rooms offer soothing tones and plantation shutters, and have free Wi-Fi, minibars, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Upgraded rooms offer minifridges, and/or balconies with ocean or courtyard views.Amenities include a business center, and an ornate marble lobby with an elegant sitting area.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms but some thought they were small
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to the Third Street Promenade and the Santa Monica Pier
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 17 times
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Toniann Drenckhahn

Prime location to be in Santa Monica and the rooms were super nice The balcony overlooks the beach side which we enjoyed a lot! The only downside of this hotel is the lack of amenities but being in such a prime location we didn’t really mind at all, and the hotel staff were all greatThe complementary bike rentals were perfect and and ended up being one of our favorite things we did while in town

Katie Mullen

This hotel exceeded my expectations It was excellent: friendly and accommodating staff, clean rooms, convenient location, beautiful views My son got sick in the night and they were so understanding and helpful

We only stayed during the week so weekends on Ocean might be a bit noisier It’s exactly as advertised: if you’re looking for amenities like a pool, gym, restaurant, this hotel is not for you; however, they have a relationship with the Shore Hotel just down the street, and you can benefit from some of the amenities there


This review is only for the parking service Good service and conveniently located from the beach We headed to Santa Monica Pier on a Saturday night

The streets were packed and so were the parking lots We drove around a couple times before finding the Oceanview Hotel The price was OK since we were carpooling in a van We were also short on time so this option worked out for us Easy access and we were quickly on our way after the valet park service

11. The Venice Beach HOSTEL (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a relaxed residential area, this low-key hostel is 2 miles from Venice Beach Boardwalk and 5 miles from Los Angeles International Airport.Simply furnished mixed-gender dorms with wood floors have bunk beds, Wi-Fi and shared bathrooms. Private rooms are available; some have private bathrooms.Breakfast is available. There’s a guest kitchen and a communal lounge. Bike rentals are offered.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to the Venice Canal Historic District
  • 19 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Some guests complained about the beds
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly

Feedback From Real Customers


Worst hotel/hostel experience in my whole lifeIt’s relatively easy – this hostel did not honor our reservation and did refuse us to sleep in it – after a strenuous talk with their manager they completely refused to take the charge back from my credit card – now I will have my credit card issuer to take it backWould never ever stay there again!

stephen sharp

Great staff, people, place, area, definitely a place im going to continue to stay everytime i go to LA, its the best place for a traveler and to meet other travelers or just shower and sleep for the best price and place in LA, the staff are very comforting and help you out in every way they can, great genuine staff!!! Wish I would have knew about this place alot sooner and I would have saved alot of money, definitely a place you wanna check out if your traveling in LA, its also prime location if you have to walk, all kinds of restaurants and not to mention the beach in all walking distance!

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12. SureStay Hotel By Best Western Santa Monica (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

On a tree-lined boulevard with shops and restaurants, this relaxed hotel off Interstate 10 is 3 miles from Santa Monica Pier and Beach, and 5 miles from the Venice Canal Historic District.Warmly furnished rooms provide coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add microwaves, minifridges and/or whirlpool tubs. Some rooms offer kitchenettes.Parking and electric charging stations are complimentary, as is a breakfast buffet is served in an unfussy dining room. Other amenities include a courtyard, a BBQ area and guest laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 7 min drive to Santa Monica State Beach
  • 20 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned beaches 17 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers


First of all, I loved the room I stayed in I was able to secure a room to accommodate my pet, so that was huge bonus points from me The bed was comfortable, the shower got hot very quickly, and the sink/table/microwave area was spacious

The front desk staff upon check in was super friendlyThe hotel is located by a lot of businesses so it’s perfect for walking distance The breakfast is within Covid standards, so you’re going to get simple, yet still filling, food items I was satisfied with the selection and have no complaints thereA couple of cons though – I stayed in a ground level room The floors are not carpeted which means extra loud walking from the occupants above me It was a big distraction so if you plan on staying here, make sure to specify a second floor However, there may be a down side to that because there are no elevators (at least in the building I stayed in there wasn’t)And finally, there are very limited parking spaces with the city not allowing street parking If you get a parking spot right away, I would strongly suggest not driving your vehicle for the rest of the night because it was a major struggle for me The front desk staff had to give me a pass to use at Trader Joe’s to park (which is about a two-min walk away)

Nikki Holgate

This motel was off a fairly quiet road This also means that there isn’t much to walk to It was good for a night, but the room was very cramped and with 4 of us I wouldn’t have wanted to stay longer

Courtyard was very pretty and well maintained – only one building has a courtyard There was enough parking the night we stayed and we had no issue with that Nice little perks like socks and snacks Overall it had everything we needed

Syed Aftab

Friendly staff and great location in Santa Monica Breakfast was included for us and it was pretty good They have a cool pancake machine which a bunch of other stuff like cereal and bagels

Rooms themselves were really clean Parking can be a little rough if you arrive late back to the hotel, but not the end of the world They did have EV charging available on site for free You do have to let the front desk know if you want to use it, however, the maintenance team was always quick to unlock the charging stations for you

13. Hotel Shangri-La (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Phone: (310) 394-2791
  • Ratings: 4.1 (852 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Hotel Shangri-La
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Lodging with art deco flavor offering ocean views, plus a rooftop bar, a pool with cabanas & a spa.

About this hotel

Overlooking the Pacific, this 1939 art deco hotel is across from Santa Monica State Beach and a mile from Santa Monica Pier.Chic, minimalist rooms (some with ocean views) feature period fixtures, hardwood floors and marble baths, plus free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs. Suites add living areas and/or full kitchens. Room service is available.Amenities include a restaurant with a New American menu, and an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar that serves light bites. There’s also a fitness center, a courtyard pool with private cabanas, and a poolside spa offering massages, facials and meditation classes (surcharge). Valet parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • Walking distance to the Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica State Beach
  • Guests liked the concierge, mentioned 20 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the ocean views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests praised the indoor/outdoor bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Christopher Agen

Location is great The rooms are nice and clean but worn (e

g scrapes and scratches on furniture) Rooftop lounge was trendy and cool Restaurant was not worth the price and breakfast not available til 8AM!?? Customer Service was spotty $25 Amenities fee per night added to price, plus $300 deposit refunded at the end of stay even though credit card used

Unanymous Adria (WorkingMomOfTwo)

I would like to leave a review on behalf of my boss He went to Womack and only sharing and talking about good things that had happened there He said that the guy from the front desk has a good personality

He was so friendly, genuine and had just positive attitude He wished that the world needs more people like him Appreciate him! Kudos for hiring and training great employees

Susan van Rooyen

A hotel 6 would have been better than this We paid $500/night for the worst hotel experience of our lives The furniture was old and outdated, the floors were dusty and dirty and the windows were dirty and couldn’t be opened

The bed was pushed towards the window with little room to sit and enjoy the view while there was a huge open area to the other side The ironing board didn’t work (legs were broken) and the chaise had white spots on it and looked as if it hadn’t ever been cleaned The plumbing was clogged and there were very few amenitiesThey had a huge private pool party the day we checked in (which they didn’t warn us about) and we couldn’t use the pool The party was obnoxiously loud and disturbing and had I known about it, I would have gone elsewhere They didn’t clean our room during our entire stay and on the day of checkout we were an hour late checking out and they sent security to threaten us Then they called our room every five minutes to harass us, even though we assured them we were doing our best to get packed upCustomer service is a joke here This hotel is a stand alone hotel and run by a general manager who doesn’t know the first thing about customer service The young guy behind the front desk is extremely RUDE and should be working as a bouncer at a nightclub, not a hotel The staff are untrained and unqualified to be in the service industry (except the Valet, who was extremely friendly and courteous) They do not know how to run a hotel and just trying to keep their dilapidated hotel afloatBe warned, don’t waste your money staying here! We’ve never been so disappointed This place is an EPIC FAILURE

14. JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 9-minute walk from Santa Monica Pier, this refined beachfront hotel is 9 miles from Los Angeles International Airport.The sophisticated rooms have coffeemakers, and flat-screen TVs with plug-and-play hubs, plus minibars, desks and marble bathrooms. Wi-Fi is available. Upgraded rooms feature living areas and/or balconies; some provide ocean views.Amenities include a high-end restaurant offering beach views, and a relaxed terrace lounge, plus an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There’s also a business center, along with 10 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • Walking distance to the Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica State Beach
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests mentioned “Patio” 15 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the relaxed bar
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Patrick Goodness

We love the JW Marriott brand This hotel does not meet expectations The rooms are average

We were advised upon check-in that the housecleaning service would only be offered every three days We cannot imagine any luxury hotel advising guests that their room will only be cleaned every three days Unthinkable There is no executive lounge and the meal service is minimal The manager did offer us free drinks at the hotel bar to make up for the lack of the lounge At $450/night average, we can think of many better hotels more deserving of our patronage When we return to Santa Monica, we will not return to this hotel

Peter Weiss

Good hotel close to (across the street) from Santa Monica beach Nice rooms, ours had a huge deckHotel staff was very friendly, especially the desk and valets

EV Charger in the garage (free for guests…really included in the parking charge), which was greatGetting Room service was a convoluted mess, menu online was out of date, needed a QR code from the amenity binder that we didn’t have, so had to go to the desk to get the code Selections were fairly limited and price was fairly high

Jess G

This is not a 5 star hotel-it is outdated The drain was clogged and the light around the mirror was out The TV is so far away from the bed-we had the King bed

Food is not great My daughter had a chicken sandwich $25 and it made her sick-Eduardo who is REALLY great took it off the bill!! He in fact went and found me a Coke-they only have Pepsi (yuck)!!! They don’t even have guacamole and chips!! Lol Eduardo is your guy!! Excellent customer service! Benny the manager was great too!! Everyone was really nice there! Love hate relationship with the Valet-they charge you $55 a day but you are tipping every single time you are coming and going-so it ends up at $110+ a day or really whenever you get your car I wouldn’t stay here again! Marriott gave me 15k miles to make up for it-but I definitely think the Residence Inn would of been better

15. Gateway Hotel Santa Monica (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 2.2-mile drive from the Santa Monica Pier, this modern hotel is 2.7 miles from Santa Monica State Beach, and 8.7 miles from the J. Paul Getty Museum and Getty Center.The pared-back rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels, as well as minifridges and coffeemakers. Kids age 17 and under stay free with an adult.Freebies include parking. There’s a casual restaurant, a business center and a fitness room, plus a balcony with lounge chairs.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the beds
  • 5 min drive to Santa Monica State Beach
  • 10 min walk to nearest transit
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned beaches 54 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Fernando R

Great place to stay Friendly staff Very clean rooms, comfortable beds

No need for A/C which is perfect, got to enjoy the breezeOnly thing that disappoints is the complimentary breakfast For $290 a day you only get a bag with a banana, a yogurt, granola bar and a small muffin, choice of tea or coffee And although there’s Socalo restaurant next door it is very expensiveOther than that everything else was perfect Close to the beach etc

David Simkins

This hotel is located on Santa Monica Boulevard but is 20 blocks (a 30 minutes walk) from the Pier The walk isn’t attractive either, as it’s dominated by car sales roomsBreakfast is a sugar-packed ‘grab bag’, due to the hotel’s interpretation of COVID-19 restrictions (which are the most draconian of all the Californian hotels visited)

The room was quiet, large, and well-appointed The Receptionist was really friendly and helpful The underground car park ($15 per night) was well worth it but the overall cost of the room was highEnjoyed the restaurant and service next door (thanks, Rodrigo) Overall I’d rate it as 3-star ‘average’


Stayed at the Gateway Hotel Santa Monica the third week of November for a business trip Overall, not a bad hotel if staying for a short period of time and for the convenience of being in the centre of Santa Monica The front desk was great and carried all sorts of toiletries (forgot some of ours!)They also offered a free grab and go breakfast before 9:30 am, but we didn’t get a chance to try

Hotel room was quite clean and bathroom seemed newly updatedHowever, there were some downsides to staying at this hotel The room perhaps was overly clean, as the sheets and room overall had a very strong chlorine/cleaning product scentThe walls are incredibly thin so I was woken up quite a few times by either outside noise, or noise from nearby rooms being cleaned, or construction noises There seemed to be some construction noises during our stay, as we heard loud banging noises from upstairs throughout the day Could have also sounded like scrubbing of a bathtub, but overall woke me up quite a few times There is also a restaurant right under the hotel, which also adds to the noisiness in the areaStill rate this hotel a 3/5 since it is in a very convenient location for a short stay, was clean, and had all the basic necessities

16. Super 8 by Wyndham Los Angeles-Culver City Area (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This simple budget hotel is a 7-minute drive from I-405, 2.5 miles from the Venice Beach Boardwalk and 6.5 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport.All rooms include en suite bathrooms and flat-screen TVs with premium cable/satellite channels, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. There’s free WiFi in every room and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.Amenities include a complimentary continental breakfast served in the conservatory-style dining area and an outdoor pool. Parking is complimentary.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 11 min drive to the Venice Canal Historic District
  • 20 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Erin Griffo

This place is great if you just need a place to lay your head and move on The rooms were clean and the staff was super nice and accommodating, but if you are staying here to attend an event or have any reason to get ready or put on makeup ( ladies) it’s almost impossible The lighting in the rooms is terrible! I really struggled trying to get myself put together for a wedding I was in and it made my entire experience very stressful

The layout of the rooms was odd too with the bathroom being segmented into 2 rooms

Priti Vaydande

The front desk is very insensitive and rudeI will not recommend this place at allI stayed for 2days in super 8 wid my husband and a toddler

The day of checkout my toddler was not keeping well and I called in for and extended checkout and was ready for the fee as well the front desk guy was very rude and said we cudnt stay even 5mins longer In the room, even a 5star hotel gives a extended check-out on request I dont know why did he refused inspite of telling him about my toddlers health RUBBISH attitude of the front desk guy with the long hair who was busy knitting, and didn’t care about our concern

17. Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles Marina Del Rey (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This waterfront hotel is less than 2 miles from the Venice Beach Boardwalk and under 4 miles from the Santa Monica Pier.All rooms offer sophisticated decor and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, minifridge, microwaves and free WiFi. Suites add separate living areas; some have loft bedrooms and private patios.A buffet breakfast is available (fee), and there’s an on-site restaurant serving California cuisine and a 24/7 pantry. There’s also a 24/7 fitness center, outdoor pool and whirlpool. Additional amenities include 2 meeting rooms and business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • The rooms have minibars and TVs
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • 5 min drive to the Venice Canal Historic District
  • 20 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the on-site restaurant
  • Guests mentioned beaches 37 times

Feedback From Real Customers

gwen dahamsta

The interactions with all of the staff were impeccable Being a Diamond member with 100+ nights in 2022, I have to say I am beyond impressed with the high level of service that was provided from front desk to bell hop to house keeping The staff remembered me by name

The rooms were clean spacious updated and with ample amounts of phone outlets The firepit and pool areas were great places to relax after a day of sunshine I look forward to returning to this hotel in the future!

Precious Libra

We came in town for my husband’s birthday We were there for 3 days and had so much fun All of the staff was great

The rooms were clean and the bed is really really comfortable I love the location and the breakfast was really good Rita made sure we got the most out if our cocktails that night The gentleman at the front desk (I forgot his name) was extremely helpful in helping us find a few places to go

lena vasilyeva

I don’t know who wrote 5 star reviews describing a bellhop and service, I found this place very poorly run, dirty, unattended most of the time and very much like a motel When I got there with a huge suitcase I had to drag it over the entrance that’s fitted with boulder-like non-slip feature which is fine if you can get help but there was no one The carpeting on the floor is thick and nothing rolls over it

The carpet on the floor has huge stains and looked very old Breakfast was disgusting, no coffee, no one to ask about it 15 mins later someone appeared to refill the brew Food selection was on the level of an airport motel This place is a rip off Stay away

18. HI Los Angeles Santa Monica Hostel (1-star hotel)

About this hotel

In an unassuming building 2 blocks from Santa Monica beach and Pier, this colorful hostel is also 2.6 miles from Muscle Beach.Functional dorms include bunk beds, lockers and shared bathrooms. Private rooms are also available.Breakfast and Wi-Fi are free. There’s also a colorful lounge with cable TV, a shared kitchen, and a game room with a pool table. Other amenities include a courtyard, laundry facilities and bike storage.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are clean
  • Guests praised the showers
  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms but some disliked the beds
  • Guests praised the kitchenettes but some complained about the air conditioning
  • Walking distance to the Third Street Promenade and the Santa Monica Pier
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned beaches 67 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Yasmina Sedehi

The hostel has a dinning area which is a good place to share breakfast or a quick meal and catch up on travel ideas or updates with other travellers or simply share a conversation Rooms are clean and quiet and there are lockers if you happen to want to use oneIt’s in Santa Monica, near 3rd street promenade and the Santa Monica Pier

There is also a grocery store a few blocks up and a range of dinning options, from street food to almost anything you might wanna eat You can find the beach crossing the other side of the road and all in all, you’re staying in a landmark area of W LA It’s a cool place


Great hostel for a first timer! Check in time was a little long, but the room was spacious and the showers were very very clean They provide everything you need, and it’s all close to the Santa Monica pier and mountains, making it an affordable and ideal place to stay in this area Park your car right across the street in the garage, that’s affordable too!

Saenz A

Stayed here a couple of times already and love it I felt safe and met great people They have a big kitchen where you can cook and fridge/ freezer to store food

They have vending machines by the kitchen It’s close to the beach and stores There is a juice place next door ( a bit expensive), and Hot8 Yoga Sprouts is about a 10-15 minute walk (near Target) Just be alert because there are a lot of homeless people with mental disorders There is a big parking lot across the street but don’t know how much per day The staff was pretty nice too

19. Best Western Royal Palace Inn & Suites (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-10 and I-405, this informal budget hotel is 5 miles from Santa Monica State Beach and 6 miles from the J. Paul Getty Museum.Relaxed rooms come with Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. Suites add pull-out sofas; some offer balconies and/or whirlpool tubs.Hot breakfast is complimentary. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a gym. There’s also a billiards room and meeting space. Parking is available (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the furniture
  • 6 min drive to the Hammer Museum
  • Some guests disliked the showers
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • The hotel has a game room and a boutique store

Feedback From Real Customers

Alessa Young

Exactly what you’d expect from a chain hotelFriendly staff and pretty tidyRooms are a bit dingy and ours felt damp all the time

Fine for one night but wouldn’t want to stay any longer A bit pricey at over $200/night for what they are, but that’s LA for youComplimentary continental breakfast is served in the lobby area and we thought it was a big plus Highly recommend getting in early to get fresh scrambled eggs

Melynda Westfall

I would give the hotel itself 3 stars It’s just an average room I liked that it had a suite area and a balcony! The bathroom was insanely tiny

The pool was OK The spa was broken The breakfast was good It’s getting 4 stars from me because ALL of the staff we interacted was very friendly and accommodating I would stay here again

Vicki Piippo

The staff is very Professional! The customer service excellent We enjoyed our stay and appreciate how nice everyone was The location was perfect for us

Close to beach and local attractions The jacuzzi and pool are small but perfect for relaxingMy 10 yr old grandson loved it! The breakfast had a good variety of foods to choose from and everything was very tasty The staff kept the area impeccably clean!Highly recommend

20. Santa Monica Motel (1-star hotel)

About this hotel

This budget motel in a humble low-rise building is 1 mile from Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica Pier and the shopping and restaurants at the Third Street Promenade.Exterior corridors lead to unassuming rooms featuring ceiling fans, cable TV, free Wi-Fi and shower-only en suite bathrooms.There’s a 24-hour reception desk, and complimentary parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 5 min drive to Santa Monica State Beach
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned beaches 34 times
  • Guests mentioned air conditioning 38 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Rebecca Alexander

It’s an older motel so some things are to be expected like the thin walls and small bathrooms The heater didn’t work in our room In one bed you could feel the springs in the mattress

The other bed the mattress was very hard The fan had a ton of dust on it although it was cold so we didn’t need it lol But the staff was awesome, the soap was awesome and we received a breakfast in a paper back So 35☆ Oh and it’s about 13 miles from the peir

Wayne Radford

Nice fresh rooms And roomyEasy to findFree parkingReasonably priced

Quite good specs concidering it’s only a 2 starWorth concidering

Angela Roa

Suuuper loved our stay here! We just got to LA and Laura was really accommodating! Everything was in order and the place was pretty clean My mom was on a wheelchair and we were able to move around smoothlyLocation wise i think it’s pretty good to like walk around or take the bus to key sights to see in santa monica!Overall, would def stay again ✨

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