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Viceroy Santa Monica

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Ranked #2 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Totowa, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our 2nd summer stay here. Upscale ambiance with the beach right outside is great!!! Staff is exceptionally friendly given the potential clientele who stay here, they do a good job at making even the common folk like us feel welcome. The check in dude was really nice and welcoming (even though we were in shorts and T's) to my wife... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic hotel if you're looking for a comfortable and nice hotel with all amenities near Santa Monica. You are a block away from the beach, a short walk from the Santa Monica pier, as well as the Third Street promenade that has all the shops you can hope for. There is a 24-hour gym, bar lobby, pool, indoor/outdoor seating restaurant.... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drove down to Santa Monica to stay at Viceroy after having stayed at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Upon arrival we didn't really feel wellcome. Front staff gave no information at all. Ocean View room very small. Pool area especially disappointing as pools were extremely small.. Would not recommend. We shortened our stay and went back to BHH.

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Chandigarh, India
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel definitely gives the 'trendy and hip' vibe as soon as you enter with a lot of stuff going on- champagne while you are being checked in , lots of mirrors and statues of greyhounds and things that can make your senses get overloaded! We paid extra for a view of the beach which we got and it was... More

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Birmingham, Michigan
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recently returned from another great stay at the Viceroy Santa Monica. I have stayed here numerous times for both work and vacation. The location is ideal as it is across the street from the beach. The pool area is wonderful but if I'm across the street from a beach...I'm heading to the beach every single day to get some... More

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Matt S, Manager at Viceroy Santa Monica, responded to this review

Gatsby92, Thank you for your continued loyalty to Viceroy Santa Monica. This means the world to us and we appreciate it. It's fantastic to hear that you continue to enjoy yourself just as much each and every visit. The fact that the friendliness of the team and their recognition of you plays a big part in this is stellar. While... More

Highland Park, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My teenage daughter booked the hotel online for a girls trip with my sister and her cousin. The hotel has a great location for access to the pier, shopping and getting around the area. However, it is for tourists. The highway is between the hotel and the beach and so it was not the peaceful I had hoped for. The... More

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Matt S, Manager at Viceroy Santa Monica, responded to this review

tracy h, It is fantastic that your daughter played travel agent and arranged a girls weekend for you. We appreciate that she chose Viceroy for this special trip. While it sounds like you were able to enjoy yourself it is disappointing that we didn't exceed your expectations. We are located on Ocean Ave however the beach is just across the... More

Sacramento, CA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I, along with our two young daughters stayed at the Viceroy for a week in early July. Overall our stay was very pleasant. The hotel is in a great location, 2 blocks from the beach and within walking distance to Venice Beach and Downtown Santa Monica. There are numerous excellent restaurant options in the area. The hotel... More

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Sacramento_CADave, Our thanks to you, your wife, and daughters for allowing us to play host to you during your visit. We are happy to learn that overall you had a great time with us. It's great that you had the chance to visit Cast for a few meals and even got to explore our library. We regret that experienced issue... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose the Viceroy based on reviews however I always stay at Casa del Mar. The hotel itself has a very cool vibe. Pool area is very quaint however very crowded due to the size of the pools. We didn't spend any time there due to this. Had we gotten up and reserved chairs Imsure we would have loved it.... More

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Matt S, Manager at Viceroy Santa Monica, responded to this review

Borisbec, Thank you for venturing across the street to join us during this visit to Santa Monica. I am however very disappointed to learn that we did not exceed your expectations. While it is wonderful to hear what a great impression Sheri and Jeremy made on you and your daughter it is unfortunate you did not experience the same attention... More

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the things I enjoyed the most......checking out the bikes (free for guests) and taking a nice bike ride up and down the beach. The staff bent over backwards to accommodate us and there is nothing like Viceroy service!

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Groves1960, Thank you very much for joining us and sharing your experience. We're pleased you enjoyed the Linus bikes during your visit. These are one of our favorite and most popular amenities for our guests. We can't have the beach just out or doorstep without providing a way for our guests to really get out there and enjoy it. Thank... More

New York City, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you walk in, this hotel has the coolest vibe. The decor is beautiful. Great set up, open feel in the lobby and bar. Such a cool spot to hang out. The rooms are very nice and extremely clean. The pool area is not big but there are two pools. Not easy to get a lounge chair after... More

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nychick819, It is wonderful that you felt and appreciated the vibe of Viceroy from the moment you walked in the doors. We thank you for joining us and for really experiencing all that the property has to offer. We do not reserve the lounge chairs as to keep open for our guests though our guests can be early risers from... More

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Address: 1819 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 — Viceroy Santa Monica 4*
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#1 Business Hotel in Santa Monica #2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica #4 Green Hotel in Santa Monica #5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica #10 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
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An urban retreat at the shore - British impressions- with bold current perspectives. Business friendly- yet vacation ready- and just steps from the Santa Monica pier- beaches- shopping- dinning and nightlife. Each of the 162 guestrooms and suites offer ocean- pool- or palm views. Mascioni linens and bathrobes- custom beds with down comforters and pillows. Body and hair care products Aromatherapy Associates. In room spa services available- marble baths with seated vanities and soaking tubs- sitting areas- and fully stocked mini bars. In room entertainment centers feature 40 in flat screen tv- full cable access and movies- music- and video games- high-speed wireless Internet access- two-line telephones with speaker and private voicemail as well as media hubs. And dataports for modem/fax hookup - Viceroy also offers video check-out with e-mail reciept. A complete fitness center- 2 outdoor heated pools with private cabanas. Cameo bar- reunion dining at Cast- 24-hour room service- dry cleaning and laundry service- full-service concierge- choice of daily newspaper- and a 1300 sq foot meeting room with private patio overlooking the pool area. ... more   less 
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