Palihouse Santa Monica

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40-inch LCD TV with cable/satellite channels
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe, soundproofing
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe, soundproofing
40-inch LCD TV with cable/satellite channels

Overview of Palihouse Santa Monica

Palihouse Santa Monica

3.5 star property
Award-winning hotel within easy reach of Third Street Promenade

8.8/10 Fabulous

431 verified guest reviews

Guests rated location

  • Walkable61 positive mentions
  • Safe53 positive mentions
  • Quiet52 positive mentions
  • Shopping41 positive mentions
  • Dining options40 positive mentions

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
The price is CA $534
Price available on 07/11/2022
1001 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA, 90403
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Limo/town car service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Garden
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In North of Wilshire
  • Third Street Promenade - 6 min walk
  • Santa Monica Place - 13 min walk
  • Santa Monica Beach - 14 min walk
  • Santa Monica Pier - 19 min walk
  • Venice Beach - 42 min walk
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk - 43 min walk
  • Santa Monica College - 44 min walk
  • Montana Avenue - 1 min drive
  • Original Muscle Beach - 3 min drive
  • Main Street Santa Monica - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 31 min drive
  • Los Angeles Intl. (LAX) - 32 min drive
  • Long Beach Municipal Airport (LGB) - 35 min drive
  • Van Nuys, CA (VNY) - 38 min drive
  • Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) - 51 min drive
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 19 min drive
  • Van Nuys Station - 23 min drive
  • Glendale Transportation Center - 26 min drive
  • Downtown Santa Monica Station - 17 min walk

About this property

Palihouse Santa Monica

When you stay at Palihouse Santa Monica, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Santa Monica Beach and Third Street Promenade. Freebies like WiFi and wired Internet are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and surfing/boogie boarding. Other highlights at this Mediterranean hotel include a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and location get great marks from fellow travelers.

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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 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
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer 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

  • 38 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Onsite valet parking (USD 55 per night; includes in/out privileges)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Room service (limited hours)

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rentals/tours nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1927
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Fan
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Palihouse Santa Monica is listed in the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Hot List.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 40.0 per night


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 125 per pet, per stay


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Valet parking costs USD 55 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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

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 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Palihouse Hotel
Palihouse Hotel Santa Monica
Palihouse Santa Monica
Santa Monica Palihouse
Palihouse Santa Monica Hotel
Palihouse Santa Monica Hotel
Palihouse Santa Monica Santa Monica
Palihouse Santa Monica Hotel Santa Monica

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Santa Monica Grandeur
Loved every detail! Beautiful decor, great service, amazing location!
Jean, 3-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Love staying at Palihouse. Chill vibe. Comfortably large rooms and bedding. Coffee in lobby could be improved. Bath could use additional lighting around mirrors.
Eugene, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rod, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic space and vibe. Will def return.
Mark, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful Stay! Perfect Location and the staff could not have been nicer and more accommodating. I design hotels for a living and every detail is spot on. I’ll be back.
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved the architecture and friendly staff!
Heather, 1-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Kimberly, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Property is at a great location in Santa Monica, close to the ocean and the downtown yet in a very quiet area. Our suite was very spacious and comfortable... excellent option for longer stays. Staff, though limited in number, was very friendly as well. This is an older building and possibly not fit for major renovations. The bathroom was a bit hard to move around in such a large space. The lack of heating in the main room can be troubling in colder weather (we were OK with the hotel-provided space heater in relative cool overnight temps). Other than those, it was a really comfortable room. Valet is a costly option and the ins/outs was bit of a hassle with advanced planning required as their parking lot is a bit far away apparently. But this probably is common across most Santa Monica properties.
Serdar, 5-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Second time is not as good as the first.
Room thermostat was broken. I had to open a window to cool the room. Window openers were stuck.
Khing, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A must stay in Santa Monica
The Palihouse is a go to stay for Santa Monica. The vibe and service are exceptional. If Wes Anderson was going to film in a hotel in LA, it would be the Palihouse.
ted, 1-night trip
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