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Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica

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Outdoor pool, free pool cabanas, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, free pool cabanas, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, free pool cabanas, pool umbrellas
Suite, Terrace | Terrace/patio
Luxury Suite, 2 Bedrooms | Living area | 50-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels, TV, iPod docking station

Overview of Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica

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Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica

4.0 star property
4-star beach hotel with outdoor pool, near Santa Monica Beach

8.0/10 Very good

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Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica Beach - 6 min walk
  • Santa Monica Pier - 9 min walk
  • Venice Beach - 33 min walk
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk - 7 min drive
  • University of California, Los Angeles - 15 min drive
  • Rodeo Drive - 25 min drive
  • Melrose Avenue - 30 min drive
  • The Grove - 28 min drive
  • Sunset Strip - 30 min drive
  • Kia Forum - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 31 min drive
  • Los Angeles Intl. (LAX) - 33 min drive
  • Long Beach, CA (LGB-Long Beach Municipal) - 35 min drive
  • Van Nuys, CA (VNY) - 38 min drive
  • Burbank, CA (BUR-Hollywood Burbank) - 51 min drive
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 19 min drive
  • Van Nuys Station - 23 min drive
  • Glendale Transportation Center - 25 min drive
  • Downtown Santa Monica Station - 12 min walk


  • Tender Greens - 2 min walk
  • BOA Steakhouse - 2 min walk
  • Flower Child - 3 min walk
  • Blue Plate Oysterette - 3 min walk
  • Bar Pintxo - 3 min walk

About this property

Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica

Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica is a great choice for your beach stay in Santa Monica, putting you near activities such as surfing/body boarding, parasailing and sailing. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, and guests can also take advantage of a fitness centre. Offering ocean views, The Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a poolside bar and a terrace. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and beach. Public transportation is close by: Downtown Santa Monica Station is only 12 minutes on foot.


Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 70 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 2 AM
  • Express check-out available
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site valet parking (USD 49 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Beach nearby
  • Discount at nearby fitness centre
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference centre (700 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1939
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge


  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 50-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels
  • Films for purchase

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free cot/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


The Dining Room – This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 300 per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Pool access
    • Beach towels
    • Fitness centre access
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • In-room bottled water
    • In-room coffee
    • Concierge service
    • Additional inclusions

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 35 per person (approximately)


  • Valet parking costs USD 49 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 49 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica?
You can check in from 3 PM - 2 AM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Hollywood Park Casino (16-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, hiking and parasailing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation on-site includes yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a fitness centre.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica?
Yes, The Dining Room offers ocean views and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Flower Child (3-min walk), Blue Plate Oysterette (3-min walk) and Bar Pintxo (3-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica like?
Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica is in Downtown Santa Monica, a short 9-minute walk from Santa Monica Pier and 6 minutes' walk from Santa Monica Beach. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.



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2/10 Poor

Terrible experience
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Odean, 5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Location and staff were amazing . Messaged Adrienne Miley (Chief Concierge) ahead of time as I was proposing to my girlfriend that evening and she had champagne waiting for us in the room and set up reservations at a nearby restaurant. Very memorable stay !
George, 2-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

The staff is AWFUL! They did nothing but harass us while at the pool. They wouldn’t even let us have our water bottles on our table. Very miserable people. The restaurant’s food was not good. They didn’t bring one of our meals out and charged us for it anyway, when we told the server, he said there was nothing he could do because his manager wasn’t there and to call them later to fix it. 4 calls and 3 emails to this hotel later, never did anything about it or gave us our money back for the meal we didn’t eat.
Paola, 1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Nice bathroom accessories and the water was appreciated. Sadly the hotel was under construction. The pool deck was being sanded so there was dust everywhere and very loud starting at 7am. The lobby was being painted and covered in plastic. Seating area was unusable. Should not have been open during remodel and made my short 2 night stay very unpleasant.
Julian, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location
This hotel is in an amazing location. Love the Art Deco style, although some of the interior room finishes are a little tired. They are in the process of renovating some rooms. Great rooftop bar for sunset. Very helpful concierge.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

So accommodating prior to check in and all the way through our stay. Cute pool area with great margaritas, amazing rooftop with views and espresso martinis. The concierge Adrienne is so lovely and does everything she can to elevate the experience and stay
Britt, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Older rooms and hotel. Photos on Expedia are hyped up and do not match what the actual facility is. Loud at night and can hear noises from road of cars and party goers. Location is good and has water views
AKSHAY, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The location is perfect. Quick walk to 3rd street and the beach. I recommend going when they have a pool party because that was a vibe.
Joshua, 3-night trip with friends
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

The room was clean and bathroom big. The rooftop bar is cool but drinks were watery and way too overpriced. There is no refrigerator in the rooms.
Patricia, 2-night romance trip
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