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Ten Top Rated Hotels to Stay in Santa Monica, CA for Tourists

Santa Monica is a popular city in Los Angeles. Tourists stay here to enjoy the beachfront, restaurants and shops. Here is a short but reliable list of hotels in the Santa Monica area that you can consider for your stay. Please book in advance as hotels fill up quickly in this area.


Shoutout to Matthew LeJune on Unsplash for this fabulous photo of Santa Monica Pier
Shoutout to Matthew LeJune on Unsplash for this fabulous photo of Santa Monica Pier

The hotel listings below starts with the most reasonably priced hotel to the most expensive.

All hotels listed here have a guest rating of 8+ on Booking.com & on Expedia. The photos showcase a king size bed but you should find rooms with double beds that at least accommodate a family of four.

King Room w/ kitchenette at Sure Stay Best Western on Booking.com
King Room w/ kitchenette at Sure Stay Best Western on Booking.com

3102 Pico Blvd , Santa Monica, Los Angeles, 90405-2006, United States of America

No frills motel. Complimentary breakfast, free parking, and decent clean rooms, good location. You can take a bus to the beach. Some rooms have a kitchenette, some are pet-friendly. Located off I-10, this hotel is just 3 miles from Montana Avenue, Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Beach.

Standard King Gateway Hotel on Booking.com
Standard King Gateway Hotel on Booking.com

1920 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA 90404, United States of America

This hotel is located two miles from the beach and is close to the Santa Monica metro line. Board at the 17th Street/Santa Monica College Station to Downtown Santa Monica, the beach and the Santa Monica Pier. Functional rooms, clean and great location. Breakfast is included. Free wifi.

Hilton Room in Santa Monica on Booking.com
Hilton Room in Santa Monica on Booking.com

1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA 90401-3310, United States of America

Nice and clean hotel, great location, 7-10 minutes from the Santa Monica pier and few minutes to the main shopping area. Across the street is a bus stop that takes you to the LAX shuttle. Good for families, has a pool.

King Room w/ partial ocean view at Viceroy in Santa Monica on Booking.com
King Room w/ partial ocean view at Viceroy in Santa Monica on Booking.com

1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA 90401, United States of America

Great location, pet friendly, easy walk to the beach, some ocean-view rooms, beautiful outdoor pools and cabana. Free bicycle rentals!

Shore Hotel in Santa Monica on Booking.com
Shore Hotel in Santa Monica on Booking.com

1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA 90401, United States of America

This hotel is only 6 minutes away from the pier where you can enjoy the Pacific Park amusement rides. It also offers ocean views.

Huntley King Room, Santa Monica on Booking.com
Huntley King Room, Santa Monica on Booking.com

1111 2nd Street, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA 90403, United States of America

The Huntley is located less than 5 minutes walk to the 3rd Street Promenade and the Santa Monica State Beach path. This is a top notch luxury hotel with many ocean-view rooms. The penthouse restaurant reviews are amazing!

Fairmont Hotel on Booking.com
Fairmont Hotel on Booking.com

101 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA 90401, United States of America

Old charm with big traditional rooms in an excellent location. A complimentary house car is available for a 3-mile radius.

One bedroom suite w/ ocean view at Casa Del Mar on Booking.com
One bedroom suite w/ ocean view at Casa Del Mar on Booking.com

1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA 90405, United States of America

This is an oceanfront hotel with two onsite restaurants. The 3rd Street promenade is a 5- minute walk. Fancy, royal stay.

Landmark Premier King Room, Santa Monica Proper Hotel on Booking.com
Landmark Premier King Room, Santa Monica Proper Hotel on Booking.com

700 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA 90401, United States of America

Beautiful luxury lifestyle hotel in a 1928 landmark building with contemporary architecture. There are two restaurant-bar destinations including a rooftop pool deck with views of Santa Monica. Exquisite rooms!



Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica on Booking.com
Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica on Booking.com

1 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA 90405, United States of America

This luxury hotel is located directly on the beach and has two oceanfront restaurants. Santa Monica Pier is just a 5-minute walk. You will find both suites and hotel rooms at this property. Rooms have magnificent ocean views, some with double doors to let in the breeze!

 

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