Whether you want to wake up with an ocean view out your window or just feel like a VIP, Santa Monica has a luxury hotel that suits your style.
Check into The Huntley Hotel for its alluring blend of beachside chic and urban sophistication, plus the hot scene and chilled cocktails at The Penthouse, where guests enjoy sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, the Los Angeles cityscape, the Malibu mountains, and even the Hollywood Sign. There’s the streamlined art deco glamour of Hotel Shangri-La, a 1939 landmark where you can join the hip crowd at ONYX, a rooftop bar and lounge. Steps from the beach, the Santa Monica Pier, and such celebrated restaurants as BOA Steakhouse and Water Grill, a stay here is a fully immersive Santa Monica experience. Or live like a star at Viceroy Santa Monica in an ocean-hued room as cool and breezy as the nearby Pacific. The hotel’s indoor-outdoor Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue restaurant has poolside dining cabanas, adding to the relaxed, getaway feel of the place.
With its Cape Cod–inspired architecture and homey, yet elegant rooms created by star designer Michael S. Smith, oceanfront Shutters on the Beach epitomizes Santa Monica’s relaxed coastal charms. Or just down the beach, step inside the graceful Mediterranean-style lobby of the 1926 classic Hotel Casa del Mar, where rooms offer flawless ocean views from Palos Verdes to Malibu through your arched floor-to-ceiling windows. For the ultimate Casa del Mar experience, book one of their two-story penthouses perched atop the building.