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Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica

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Why We Love It

  • The details of this 1939 Art Deco beauty have been well preserved (including spacious rooms), but everything feels fresh, modern and chic
  • Santa Monica beach is directly across the street
  • Past guests rave about the very friendly, unpretentious staff 
  • The rooftop bar is popular with locals and has panoramic ocean views, happy hour and DJs

"Relaxing and roomy" -- The New York Times

Map & Directions

Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica is located approximately 35 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport. Taxi fare costs approximately $57 each way.

Rooms & Rates

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Set atop a bluff with stellar views of the Pacific Ocean and located in the center of Santa Monica, Hotel Shangri-La offers a luxurious home away from home. With its Art Deco design, and updated interiors, this boutique hotel offers modernly designed rooms with memories of a historic past. It's located across the street from the beach, so guests can wander over to spend the day basking in the sun or walk over to the iconic Santa Monica Pier.

Most guest rooms feature ocean views as well as luxe amenities such as Frette bathrobes, iPod docking stations, and deep-soaking tubs in marble bathrooms. Rooms are fresh with vibrant colors and modern furnishing and decor. Upgrade to a Terrace suite to enjoy a private balcony. Larger suites feature pull-out sofas and full kitchens.

Spend time in the luxurious courtyard with an elevated pool and cabanas to relax in the shade. Pamper yourself with a massage at the hotel's outdoor heated poolside spa. The hotel's restaurant, The Dining Room, features an intimate space overlooking the ocean and Palisades Park and serves up American cuisine featuring fresh seasonal produce picked straight from the Santa Monica Farmers Market. The rooftop bar, Suite 700, offers panoramic ocean views, a weekly happy hour, and DJs for a lively scene.

From the press:
  • "Salty air and a glamorous seaside vibe pervade the open-air corridors—a unique feature to the hotel. Upper-floor rooms facing west have stunning beach, ocean, and Malibu views" -- Fodor's
  • "This Art Deco landmark is a treat for the eyes" -- Frommer's



  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed.

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 36 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 250 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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