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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can't beat the location or the nifty live camera screens of the beach behind the staff at check-in. The pocket sized pool is nice and they've tried to hop it up with these weird little glowing towers at night. BUT...the rooms are filthy and worn. Carpet is a worn dirty mess throughout the hotel. I was there for work... More 

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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JBolosh, Thank you for your comments. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed many elements of Loews Santa Monica, including our live feed of the beach and atmospheric oceanfront pool. We are disappointed, however, to hear that your impression of your guest room was not a better reflection of our commitment to excellence. We are investigating and do hope... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this hotel. This is the second time I've stayed here now. Perfect location by the beach and the pier. Fab facilities with everything you'd need. Pool area is slightly small but does the job. Staff are so friendly and helpful. Sit back and enjoy a cocktail whilst watching the sun setting over the pier.

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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear solo_girl_hants, Thank you for your wonderful comments and your repeat business. We are so happy to hear you love every aspect of Loews Santa Monica and appreciate your compliments to our topnotch facilities and staff. We look forward to welcoming you back for more luxury -- in addition to sunset cocktails -- soon! Sincerely, Sean Steenson Hotel Manager Loews... More 

Treorchy, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

me and my partner, stayed here for my 47th birthday 11th may to 17th may 2015, the hotel was first class, its not the cheapest, but you pay for what you get, the food, service and location are the best in santa monica, valet car parking was good, we used their well equipped gym, but this was an extra cost,... More 

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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ajon3s, Happy birthday to your partner! We are honored you spent this special occasion at Loews Santa Monica. We are so happy you enjoyed every aspect of your visit and are flattered we are your favorite in Santa Monica. We appreciate your excellent compliments and look forward to welcoming you back for another first-class visit soon. Sincerely, Sean Steenson... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A minute from the beach and Santa Monica Pier and only 5-10 minutes walk to all major shopping, restaurants and nightlife, this location is hard to beat. All staff encountered were friendly and helpful. Lovely hotel - not new but a very comfortable 5 star environment.

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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TAPAGO, Thank you very much for your lovely review. Sounds like you did a bit of everything, taking advantage of the premiere shopping, dining and nightlife that Santa Monica has to offer yet still having time to relax among our comfortable accommodations. Thank you also for your compliments to our topnotch staff. So happy to hear you had a... More 

Whiteley, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for three nights in July during our first family holiday to California. Loved the hotel. It is well located with the beach, shops and nightlife easily walkable from the hotel. You are literally one property back from the beach so access isn't an issue. Loved watching the beach culture from the lobby and from the pool area.... More 

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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sharon E, From our ideal oceanfront accommodations and topnotch facilities and staff, to the eye-catching beach culture that makes up our backyard, we are delighted to hear you loved every aspect of your stay! We look forward to welcoming you back for many more family holidays – and amazing ocean views – at Loews Santa Monica. Sincerely, Sean Steenson... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was the second time we have stayed at Loews Santa Monica and frankly would always stay there if in Santa Monica. Excellent location, good quality hotel, excellent services, new pool this year, staff were all very helpful (a couple even remembered us by name from the previous year!) and rooms are good quality also.

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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brendan224, Thank you for your wonderful comments and your repeat business. We are very happy to hear you took advantage of our excellent services and facilities, including our newly remodeled oceanfront pool. Additionally, we will be sure to pass your compliments on to our topnotch staff. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and are happy... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for a few days as part of a 7 week round the world trip and this was by far the worst hotel we stayed in. On the positive side, the room had a good view of the sea and the terrace bar had nice firepits to sit around. On the negative side, where do I start? The room... More 

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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Joss B I am pleased you enjoyed our amazing views and patio firepits and thank you for highlighting them in your post. However, I am very concerned and apologize for the service problems you encountered and would like to learn more about your experience. If you wouldn’t mind contacting me directly I would appreciate it greatly. Sincerely, Sean... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous hotel in a wonderful location. Beautiful lobby, friendly attentive staff, spacious well equipped rooms. The pool area was lovely, albeit a little busy at times. We sat outside each evening with cocktails overlooking Santa Monica beach. Waiting staff worked really hard to ensure guests were well catered for. A real treat - we would definitely stay here again!

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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dawn046, Thank you so much for your lovely comments about Loews Santa Monica. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and appreciate your compliments to our beautiful facilities and topnotch staff. We very much look forward to welcoming you back for another fabulous visit, complete with more oceanfront cocktails. Sincerely, Sean Steenson Hotel Manager... More 

Santa Monica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I checked in at 11pm at night. There were no valets available so we had to take out our own bags and drag them to the front desk. No one came to help. We then went to check in. Very rude front desk. Our room was smelly and small and the air conditioning was broken. I called... More 

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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 456erikaa, Thank you for your comments. We regret to hear of your experience and sincerely apologize that your impression was not a better reflection of our commitment to excellence. Please rest assured that we are investigating. We do hope you will visit us again in the future, and, should you, please feel free to contact any of our managers... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Loews hotel in Santa Monica is a wonderful hotel. We have returned every year for the last 10 years. The staff are really welcoming and accommodating. The hotel is constantly making changes, refurbishing the pool area and bar, keeping everything updated. Breakfast is delicious - Jose remembers us from year to year and is a fantastic example of the... More 

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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ktlondon99, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and your repeat business. We are honored to be your destination of choice and appreciate your compliments. We are delighted to hear you have already booked next summer’s Loews Santa Monica getaway and look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Sean Steenson Hotel Manager Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel More 

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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