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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2009

We stayed here during a 3 day visit to LA. We booked a suite because we have a small child and the suite with kitchen because we were told that this would provide a full ocean view by the day manager. WRONG. Offered partial ocean view and when we went to the front desk to inform that we were misled... More

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Tugun, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009

5 star service, 5 star location, 1 star hotel. Stayed here one night before we flew out from LAX. Arrived late in the afternoon. Service was great. Free wireless internet and we requested a late checkout and it was no problems. I would like to stress that all staff from room service to bellboy to valet parking to checkin were... More

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Signal Hill, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

The location was AWESOME. We were down the street from lots of shopping at 3rd street promenade and just a few blocks (visible distance) to the pier. It was nice to window shop on 3rd street. During the day, there are a lot of local musicians, and artists. There were plenty of restaurants, and there were about 3 movie theaters... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

My husband and I just got back from a weekend getaway in Santa Monica, CA. The hotel was very nice, just recently updated, very nice staff. The rooms were very small but well appointed, the bathroom was average but the bathtub was huge. This hotel is definently for the younger "hollywood" type crowd. The pool is a happenng place and... More

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Atlanta, GA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009

Pretty place but it's mainly about what looks good, not what works good. By far the worst feature is the boutique bathroom. The tub/shower requires a step-stool to enter or exit. Yes, there actually is one there. But the big problem is that the shower curtain CANNOT be placed in a way that keeps the floor from being badly flooded.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2009

We spent a week in the US with a few days in Vegas and 4 days in LA. We spent a couple of days at the Ritz Carlton and a couple of days in the Shangri La. The hotel location was excellent. We were also given suite with two double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One of the bathrooms had a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

Gorgeous hotel, chic, contemporary. Very friendly and helpful staff, especially Matt who helped us upgrade to a beautiful suite with two amazing bathrooms, side sea view, 2 huge tv's...very classy. Tariq also was very helpful and friendly as were all staff, just can't remember names! Spotlessly clean and great toiletries. Great ocean views from hotel, short walk to the beach.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2009

There is no mistaking that the Shangri-La has had the most amazing face lift and interior re-furb after a recent $30million was spent on it. The staff are friendly and smart in appearence and the rooms are finished to a very high standard with an amazing deep circular bath (big enough for 2). The beach is just over the road... More

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Bronxville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2009

A small cool art deco hotel, across from the ocean, and a couple of blocks from a vibrant pedestrian only street, it sounds like South Beach in Miami but is instead, the West Coast version. We stayed at this hotel in late April, two weeks before the hotel restaurant was scheduled to open up and at least a month before... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

My husband and I stayed June 4-9. (You can actually see us in the hot tub in the pics from the last reviewer, haha). The view from our room (404) was amazing! The staff are super-friendly; you know as soon as you arrive that you shouldn't hesitate to ask for anything. The pool was closed the last two days of... 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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#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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