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Palihouse Santa Monica

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1001 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Ranked #8 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle S Los Angeles, California
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed one night at Palihouse in Santa Monica and LOVED it. It could not have been cuter - loved the decor inside and out. We had a queen suite and it was HUGE. Gorgeous windows, huge balcony, comfy bathrobes. They have delicious fresh baked cookies in the afternoon, and we had breakfast in the courtyard in... More

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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Michelle S, Thank you for you five star review! It is a pleasure to hear how much you and your husband enjoyed the hotel. Hopefully, on your next visit you will be able to stay longer than one night. We are pleased to hear that you found our app, Palifornia, so helpful during your stay. Thank you, again. More

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here in 2010 when it was still the Embassy Apartments. I was pleased to see that the new owners have retained the old-world charm, although it has been "trendified" a bit. I wanted to return to stay here because the location is so good - a short walk to either Montana Ave or 3rd Street precinct, and to... More

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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear BF, Thank you for your recent stay, and thank you for your amazing five star review! We were so pleased to have you and your child stay with us. It is excellent to hear that the entire staff was able to assist you in all of your needs. We all look forward to your next visit with us. Thank... More

toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old world charm just steps away from Third St. promenade and one of the world's finest beaches. Love it here. Every room is a little different, most are really lovely: nicely designed, spacious, quiet and peaceful. It has been a while since I stayed there - it is always fully booked and tough to get in unless you can plan... More

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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear abusian, Thank you for your four star review. I am pleased to let you know that we now have an amazing restaurant offering guest exclusive dining for breakfast and lunch. I highly recommend our fried chicken sandwich. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thank you again for your review. Finest Regards, Palihouse Santa Monica More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Palihouse for three nights on our honeymoon. We loved the hotel! The location is great as it's slightly tucked away from the Main Street but still easily walkable to the main attractions in Santa Monica. The rooms are really trendy and the service we received was excellent. The breakfast menu is delicious and they put... More

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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Alex R, Thank you for your recent stay with us, and thank you for your five star review. And, congratulations on your recent marriage! We are all so pleased that you chose to stay with us for such a special occasion. It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed all that our hotel and city has to offer.... More

New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights. Great vibe/frequency to the property. Really one of the best trained staffs I've encountered. Great breakfast menu and complimentary snacks often laid out for guests. Completely accommodating and none of the hipster attitude we have all come to dread in this modern era. Only small complaint is the lack of AC. Its SoCal and the... More

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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Sanford K, Thank you for your recent stay with us at Palihouse Santa Monica, and thank you for your five star review. Our afternoon complimentary refreshments are a new addition to our hotel, we are so glad you enjoyed them. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed Manny’s service so much. I will definitely share this review... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved my stay at the Palihouse Santa Monica. After two days in Long Beach at the Westin and then two days in Hollywood at the Roosevelt, I was feeling pretty jaded about Southern California. My other experiences had been cookie-cutter and boring to say the least. This property was immaculate, my room was gorgeous, and the location was... More

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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear kimberleyrawes, Thank you for your recent stay with us, and thank you so much for your amazing five star review! Reading your review reminds all of us at the hotel why we choose to work and develop such an amazing property. We all love that you loved it so much. From our lobby playlists to our personalized service to... More

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it's musty......it's old...it's dark...and still working out the kinks. there are many. we arrived at the hotel during a massive heat wave and were told there was no air conditioning. after a sleepless horrible night...we decided to pay our bill and check out in search of a cooler spot. not easy, they gave us a hard time. unfortunately, I left... More

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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear toastanhoney, Thank you for your recent stay with us at Palihouse Santa Monica. I am sorry to hear that our hotel wasn’t what you were looking for. While we try and please every guest that steps through our doors, we never claim to be for everyone. I am also sorry to hear that we were not able to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in January of 2014 and had a wonderful experience, not only due to the fantastic accommodations, but the friendly staff (from the valet gentlemen, to the room service servers, to the front desk) that made us feel right at home each time we walked in. We were planning to return this week, however needed to cancel last... More

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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Rye H, Thank you for your recent stay with us, and thank you for your five star review. It is amazing to hear how much you enjoyed your accommodations, our amazing staff and our entire hotel. I will be sure and share this review with all of our staff. Please let us know when you will be returning to... More

New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

If you are in Santa Monica hoping for the Hollywood tinsel experience, this hotel is not for you. However, if you were longing for the keys to your British uncle's apartment,( a writer perhaps?) who has a charming apartment in a Cali-1920's Spanish style apartment building located in a quiet Santa Monica neighborhood, you hit the jackpot. My suite had... More

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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear frequenttravel09, Thank you for your recent stay and thank you for your four star review! We are all so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It is a pleasure to know that you found our accommodations so comfortable and pleasing. Please let us know when you will be returning to stay with us, as we are already... More

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I was a first-time visitor to the greater Los Angeles area, traveling for business in February 2014, and during my time in California, I had the immense pleasure of being able to stay for a few days at the Palihouse. I can absolutely say without question, that Palihouse is one of the most charming, original, and unique boutique hotels I... More

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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear ColleenBills, Wow! Thank you for your recent stay with us and thank you for your five star review! It is a pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed our hotel, our staff and our great neighborhood. I will be sure and share this amazing review with all of our staff. We all look forward to your next stay with... More

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Address: 1001 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palihouse Santa Monica 3.5*
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Palihouse Santa Monica is a boutique beach lodge offering 38 generously appointed classic rooms as well as stunning studios, one and two-bedroom guest suites featuring fully equipped kitchens. In continuous operation since 1927, Palihouse Santa Monica (formerly The Embassy Hotel Apartments) is an outstanding example of Moorish-influenced Mediterranean Revival Architecture. The building has been meticulously maintained and remains renowned for its elegant exterior ornamentation, lush courtyards and gracious lobby. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Palihouse Santa Monica is only a few minutes walk from some of Santa Monica's most famous attractions including the Third Street Promenade, Farmer's Market and the Santa Monica Pier ... more   less 
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