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Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica

4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Ranked #17 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want a beautiful hotel right across from the beach in one of the most beautiful parts of Santa Monica, stay at the hotel Shangri-La. The rooms are huge, all the ones we saw were king-size suites. Also, if you need to go anywhere, their excellent driver Chokri knows the city by heart and is extremely helpful. Much nicer... More

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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where we go for a small weekend getaway while we are in LA. The bathroom - bathtubs opening to the bedroom is such a fun, unique aspect of the rooms, something not to be missed! A great place to stay for couples, near the beach, good in-room dining and nearby eateries. Love it here.

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Sonny V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving your review on TripAdvisor. It is always so wonderful to read about our guests enjoying the unique styles and aspects of our hotel. We are so proud to be a historical landmark, and we are even more proud of our recent renovation that infused the art-deco roots with a very classy modern style. Thank... More

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This the second we have stayed here, the first time was 3 years ago. For this stay we payed for a king de-lux with a sea view the same as one we had stayed in last time, we remembered it being very small but the view over the sea and the pier compensated for the room size. We arrived at... More

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Sonny V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It is feedback like yours that not only gives us direction as we engage in revitalizing our amenities, but it will also take us to the next level as a hotel. Thank you. I can assure you that all of the areas you have highlighted are of extreme importance to us. We have... More

Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked through booking.com Chose it due to other great reviews...but also the old style Hollywood...with a modern feel...as it dates back to the 1930's but had a huge Reno back in 2006... You feel the old Hollywood... We had a ocean facing room...level three...still a fantastic view from that level...nothing to complain about..so easy to walk upto 3rd Promenade shopping...but... More

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Sonny V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica, responded to this review

It is always wonderful to read about guests who feel connected to the wonderful history we have here at the Shangrila. Since the 1930's this establishment has been a special place in the Los Angeles area. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We are so grateful that you decided to stay with us, and are excited to have... More

Brasilia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very chic! Everything near third street promenade with all shops that we need. Apple store, bloomingdales, victoria secret, restaurants, market, mobile store. Hair dressing, car parking. The hotel is very clean, rooms with a lot of space, coffee maker in the rooms, airport pickup, and a wonderful sunset in the roof of the hotel with music and a lot of... More

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Sonny V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thanks so much for leaving you review on TripAdvisor. It is such a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your time with us here. The location really is the best, and Santa Monica is jam packed with wonderful shops and attractions. As for the Tomato soup... it truly is wonderful! Thanks for sharing. We would love to see you again... More

Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smallest, most cramped room I've ever stayed in, and I was in NYC two weeks ago. Not really worth the price. Feel like I'm in a refurbished closet. The location is good but the hotel needs an overhaul and the rooms in particular are pretty dumpy.

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Sonny V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica, responded to this review

First and foremost, thank you for leaving your review on TripAdvisor. We are so grateful for your experience and perspective. We apologize that our rooms felt small to you. Naturally, we want our guests to feel as expansive as the beach environment in which we occupy. Like hotels in NYC, our building has been in existence since the 1930's. While... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed our stay at Hotel Shangri-La. It was a bit of a walk across the sand to the Santa Monica Pier and ocean but "promenade" above/along the ocean was across the street and a great place to people watch and enjoy the ocean view. Only a short walk to 3rd Avenue Promenade which had great shopping, restaurants and... More

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Sonny V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review on TripAdvisor. It sounds like you were really able to enjoy this incredible city. Santa Monica is a walker's paradise with access to shops, beaches, Ferris wheels, etc. We are so happy that our Hotel could be a convenient home-base during your holiday. Thank you so much for... More

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208 reviews 208 reviews
36 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooftop bar is superb! What a great view over santa monica at night. The place could do with a few more waiters as we waited 20 minutes to get service. There is a bonfire in the corner which you can sit around and drink. That is a lovely touch and very practical in the cool evenings.

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Sonny V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thank you so much for spending time at our roof-top lounge Suite 700. It is the only indoor/outdoor roof-top lounge in Santa Monica, and it gives our guests the quintessential southern California sunset. Truly breathtaking. Please come back and see us again. Luckily, every night of the year is just as beautiful as the last. Thank you so much again... More

Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location was perfect - across the street from the SM Pier and walking distance to 3rd Street Promenade. The hotel was on the trendy side, but there were parts that could have been upgraded a bit. The pool area was very nice, including the bar and the big screen TV set up for the FIFA cup, nice surprise. The... More

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Sonny V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us, and for leaving your review. It is great to read that our World Cup viewing was a nice surprise. It is a wonderful new addition to the roster of great amenities and opportunities here at the Hotel Shangrila. We have a had a great turnout, and we couldn't be more pleased to... More

New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible bar on top of the hotel which was grubby, and not nearly worth the hype. I assume people go there because there aren't any other roof top bars. It would be so easy to upscale this place and tidy it up as the location is very good.

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Sonny V, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It is feedback like yours that gives us a target for our dedication to guest satisfaction. As I have said in other responses on TripAdvisor, 2014 is a year of investing in the Hotel Shangrila. We do have many projects currently underway that will refresh, and in some cases give a new look... More

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Address: 1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica 4*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#8 Family Hotel in Santa Monica #9 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica #11 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica #14 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
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Overlooking the Pacific since 1939, Hotel Shangri-La is a dramatic beacon of Art Deco beauty, Hollywood allure, and Los Angeles history. Perched on a high bluff, mere steps from the beach, this timeless Santa Monica boutique hotel has undergone a meticulous $30 million redesign -- promising you an idyllic haven of rejuvenation. ... more   less 
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