Best Hotels to Stay at in Hip, Gorgeous Santa Monica

When it comes to vacation spots in Southern California, it's hard to beat Santa Monica, a vibrant west coast neighborhood of Los Angeles. With great shopping, gorgeous beaches, trendy restaurants and bars, tree-lined walking paths and the famous amusement park fun that is found at the Santa Monica Pier, it's a great place to spend a week's vacation or a weekend getaway. Lucky for travelers, Santa Monica also has an excellent assortment of hotels to stay in while visiting. Beach lovers will enjoy staying at one of the beachfront resorts that have pools, beach activities and a plethora of ocean views from the property. Those looking to dive into Santa Monica's more eclectic side can find an enjoyable stay at one of Santa Monica's boutique hotels located just a short walk off the beach. Luxury bed and breakfast accommodations are also a great option while in Santa Monica. Though you'll be hard pressed to find accommodation that's a steal, there is still a wide range of prices for hotel stays and you can find a good deal without breaking the bank if you're on a budget or you can go all out and splurge for a top of the line stay if you're looking for a luxurious vacation. 



Channel Road Inn is a luxurious bed and breakfast located in the heart of Santa Monica. The rooms of Channel Road Inn are large, bright and airy with sumptuous bedding with homey touches like fresh baked cookies. Many of the rooms also have...  Read More

JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot


The JW Marriott Le Merigot Hotel is located right next to the famous Santa Monica Pier and is adjacent to the sandy beach. The location makes it ideal for those looking for a family-friendly vacation or a beach vacation. The guest rooms of the...  Read More



Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel offers beachfront accommodations in Santa Monica that are upscale, family-friendly and convenient to Santa Monica's top sites, including just a short walk to the Santa Monica Pier. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel...  Read More

Hotel Oceana Santa Monica
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Enjoy a fun and relaxing getaway at the Oceana Beach Club Hotel in Santa Monica. The hotel is located just a short walk across the street to the beach, though you may find it hard to leave the hotel thanks to all its amenities. Enjoy the large...  Read More

California Hotel Santa Monica
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You may get a certain song stuck in your head while staying at the Hotel California, but it'll be worth it to lay your head down at night in this iconic hotel. The Hotel California is located just steps away from the beach and is surprisingly...  Read More



You're bound to be impressed once you see how expansive and inviting the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows is. With multiple entrances, including a gated parking lot, you have easy access to the beach or nearby Third Street Promenade. Each...  Read More

Hotel Casa Del Mar
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Hotel Casa del Mar is located right on the beach in Santa Monica. The brick building houses luxurious rooms inside that are decorated in relaxing blues and grays with comfortable touches like wicker furniture on balconies and four post beds that...  Read More

Georgian Hotel
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You're going to feel like you've stepped onto the pages of the Great Gatsby the second you see the bright teal exterior of the Georgian Hotel with black and white striped accents. Inside, you'll find guest rooms in soothing muted colors with...  Read More

Shutters on the Beach


The name says it all: Shutters on the Beach is located right next to the sandy coastline Santa Monica calls home. Though the gray paneled exterior with white shutters seems more reminiscent of an east coast abode, the hotel is still welcome in...  Read More

Viceroy Santa Monica


Though it looks a bit unremarkable from the outside, once you step inside the sophisticated Viceroy Santa Monica, you're in for a treat. Luxurious rooms with pillowtop mattresses and elegant furnishings await you. Rooms also come complete with a...  Read More


Meet Gina Douglas Tarnacki

Gina Tarnacki is a freelance writer and marketer and an avid traveler. When she's not busy finding a creative way to squeeze in a few more vacation days so she and her family can explore the...  More About Gina