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Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica

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

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 Pier

8.0/10 Very good

999 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90401
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Conference center
  • Limo/town car service
  • Terrace
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace

Room options

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 - 33 min walk
  • University of California, Los Angeles - 16 min drive
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center - 21 min drive
  • Rodeo Drive - 26 min drive
  • Getty Center - 22 min drive
  • Melrose Avenue - 30 min drive
  • The Grove - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 32 min drive
  • Los Angeles Intl. (LAX) - 34 min drive
  • Long Beach Municipal Airport (LGB) - 35 min drive
  • Van Nuys, CA (VNY) - 39 min drive
  • Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) - 52 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 like surfing/body boarding, parasailing, and sailing. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, and guests can also take advantage of a fitness center. 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 travelers say good things about the helpful staff and beach location. Public transportation is close by: Downtown Santa Monica Station is just 12 minutes by 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/140°F 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 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

  • 70 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 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


  • Onsite 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

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

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

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference center (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 center
  • An outdoor pool


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • 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
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

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

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

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 center 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 sanitizer.

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 to 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 sanitizer, 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 onsite 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 like cycling, hiking, and parasailing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a fitness center.
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. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Terrible experience
1-night trip
Verified guest review

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
Verified guest review

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
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Hotel was clean but older. At the end of my stay I received my checkout with what they were returning to me from the credit card hold. Or so I was told when in fact that was the amount they were keeping. Nonitemized receipt for what they “billed” me for. Nothing was put on my room except parking which is $50/night. Read the small print on the parking sign at the very bottom it’s $50.00/night not $30.00 like it says really big on the top. So I was lied to at check out so I wouldn’t question the bill.
3-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

This is an older property and while the exterior and overall facility needs a faceluft, the rooms were excellent, modern and in the Art Deco Style. The location is great for exploring the Santa Monica downtown and pier, as well as the general arwa for day trips. Many restaurant choices close by. In terms of price, everything at the facility is way overpriced and there are added fees not made clear in the Reservation details. Parking is extra at $50 a day and a $25 resort fee was added to basically use the pool area (which was nice, but no more so than other hotels nearby). Food and drinks were outrageously expensive; nearly twice the price as other nearby resraurants, so we avoided purchases there. The main restaurant in the lobby appeared to be closed, but you could order food poolside or at the rooftop. The menu was limited because of kitchen equipment issues. The rooftop bar/restaurant has nice views. We had a pleasant stay, but overall, you can find better values in the area, with the same access to Santa Monica. We chose this place because we like Art Deco and staying at historic places, but found it not to be of sufficuent value for the stay.
Joseph, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Jesus, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1 year anniversary
It was a wonderful getaway with my girlfriend. We had a very relaxing and fun time. Ate lunch by the pool. Was able to walk to the restaurant we had reservations at. All and all, a great trip.
Rich, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Not a 4* Hotel
Nice people and great location but really run down and old facility. Creepy, cramped, and run down feeling. Not worth the $$. 3* for sure.
Tylor, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Roof over our head but not much more. We admittedly thought it was the same Toronto/Vancouver chain but were mistaken as were other guest reviewers. An old, crappy building. Awkward room layout. Sheets had coffee stains on them and god knows what else. We checked in late so had no option to find another place.
Rebecca, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review