We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 34 Santa Monica hotels

Viceroy Santa Monica

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Plan Early & Save
Save Saved
You added Viceroy Santa Monica to your Saves list
Viceroy Santa Monica
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Orbitz.com Jetsetter.com amextravel.com
and 10 more sites!
Ranked #2 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2013
GreenLeadersBronze level
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Marcy W Santa Monica, California
Write a Review

905 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (219)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Santa Monica, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter loved the bridal shower I hosted at the Viceroy in one of the hotel cabanas next to the small pool. The setting was lovely as thirteen of us shared the couches looking out onto the greenery. Round and round went the tasty delights: grilled shrimp, pita bread with hummus and olives, flatbreads with tomatoes and goat cheese, big... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is no bar overlooking the water and even the luscious poolside has no views but this hotel is an oasis of tranquility with top service and standards. The hotel is situated one block from the beach and in between two fasionable districts so that restaurants and shops are all within walking distance. There are hotels located closer to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I just got back from a three day stay at the Viceroy and really enjoyed it. I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could. The hotel is in the best location possible short of being on the actual beach. A short two minute walk to the beach, it was well worth being so close. Service was impeccable.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Monica, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My recent surprise "just because" stay-cation planned by my BF turned out to be awful due to a major lack of hospitality by just about everyone at this hotel. There are a ton of great options in SM...I will not waste my (rather my BFs) $$ on this hotel again. I've stayed before and loved it...that was 3 years ago.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Matt S, Manager at Viceroy Santa Monica, responded to this review

kdowney53, I was very sorry to learn of your disappointment with this visit especially considering the wonderful review you submitted on TripAdvisor just last October. I regret that your experience did not meet expectations though am not clear on what construction you are referring to as there is no construction taking place at the hotel. I would welcome the opportunity... More

14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here over a weekend in April. It was our first stay at a Viceroy property. From start to finish the experience was unbeatable. The service was AMAZING, check- in to check- out. Every single member of the staff that we encountered was above standard. The food was better than most "fancy" restaurants, our son got sick one of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Matt S, Manager at Viceroy Santa Monica, responded to this review

firsttimertoeur, We are honored to be your first Viceroy experience and so pleased to hear it did not disappoint. While we're sorry to hear that your son fell ill we're glad Chef could help nurse him back to health. We are happy to be your new spot and you absolutely must check out the newest addition to the Viceroy family... More

Augusta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on our Spring Break for one night. The service was superb from the moment we walked in the door. Jonathan at the front desk went out of his way to make us feel welcome. Was there with the whole family and the kids loved it. Great location. just across the street from the beach and within walking distance... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Matt S, Manager at Viceroy Santa Monica, responded to this review

Jon I, We understand how difficult it can be to make sure the whole family enjoys themselves when on holiday. We are thrilled to hear that this visit achieved that task. It's nice also to hear that Jonathan extended such a warm welcome. One night is simply not long enough so we do hope we can have you all back... More

Snowmass Village, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 5 days with some friends. We were attending music venues in LA so it was convenient and far enough away from the hustle of the city. Close to the beach, good dining and the Pier. Room was on the 7th floor ocean front so the views were great. Staff was friendly and extremely helpful in what ever... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Matt S, Manager at Viceroy Santa Monica, responded to this review

BDE111, Our thanks to you and your friends for escaping the hustle of the city to join us in Santa Monica. We are very pleased to hear that you all were able to enjoy yourselves. It's even better to know that this was due in part to the service you received from our staff. We do hope we'll have the... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent three weeks traveling down the west coast from San Francisco to San Diego staying in some fantastic hotels along the way. I can honestly say the Viceroy was the worst of all. The interiors are tired, there was hair in the bathroom, stains on the carpet, curtains and bathroom tiles, grime on the drawer insides. In fairness... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Matt S, Manager at Viceroy Santa Monica, responded to this review

Nat99, We are very sorry to learn that your visit did not meet expectations. While the conditions you are reporting are unacceptable they are not the norm as visible by the numerous other reviews. We have just finished a refresh of the guest rooms which did involve, among other enhancements, refinishing of the tubs and bathroom floors and replacing all... More

15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 5 nights and the location was perfect. It is just across the road from the beach and an easy walk up to the third street promenade and lots of great restaurants. Service was excellent from James the concierge who went out of his way to get us great tickets for the Lakers. We ate in the restaurant and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Matt S, Manager at Viceroy Santa Monica, responded to this review

jesmith_13, Thank you for joining us during your visit. We are pleased to learn what an impact James had on your stay. We are very lucky to have him and are always happy to learn that our guests feel the same. While we regret some of the challenges you experienced we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay overall.... More

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
41 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I are moving to LA soon and recently spent three weeks there trying to get a feel for different neighborhoods. Our stay in the Santa Monica area included 8 nights at the Viceroy so we got to know it quite well. The Viceroy was wonderful, as expected, with lovely and friendly staff, big, hip/modern rooms, great amenities,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Matt S, Manager at Viceroy Santa Monica, responded to this review

AR407145, Congratulations on the big move. We do hope you were able to find a neighborhood to your likely. We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to play host to you during this process. 8 days in a hotel can feel like a long time so it is fabulous to hear that you had such a wonderful experience.... More

Been to Viceroy Santa Monica? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Viceroy Santa Monica

Also Known As:
Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel Santa Monica
Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel
Viceroy Hotel Santa Monica
Address: 1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#2 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica
#4 Green Hotel in Santa Monica
#15 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Viceroy Santa Monica 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Jetsetter, Amex, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Tingo, Expedia, Priceline, Sabre Hospitality Solutions , TripOnline SA, Otel, Agoda and Venere so you can book your Viceroy Santa Monica reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Viceroy Santa Monica, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.