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Palihouse Santa Monica

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1001 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Monica, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to live in Santa Monica and I stayed at the Palihouse when coming to town for business. I love the large rooms with kitchenette- it made me feel like I was living in an apartment in my old neighborhood, just with way cooler interior design than I could pull off. The staff were so nice and accommodating in... More

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

Dear Lauren R, Welcome back to Santa Monica! We were all so pleased to read your glowing review of our hotel. I will definitely share it with Majed, Whitney and all of our staff that try to exceed our guests’ expectations everyday! I also loved the pic of your paliscramble, it’s one of my favorites as well. Thank you for... More

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for one night only. First impressions not good, we had no help with luggage. Valet Parking expensive, beware if staying long term. The rooms we had was sufficient and well equipped in the kitchen and bathroom. The word eclectic about the Hotel springs to mind. The room was large and very dark, it was over-looked by apartments opposite; we... More

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

Dear mariox1us, Thank you for your recent stay at Palihouse Santa Monica, and thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your stay with us. While it’s true that we do not have air conditioning, the operable doors and windows along with the cool ocean breeze is normally more than enough to keep the... More

Darien, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, quasi-European style hotel. Funky and unique. One draw-back is no bar. Front desk manager, Majed, remembered us and made us feel like we had returned home. Makes the stay very personal. The staff all stop and chat and want to get to know each guest personally. Palihouse has found a very nice niche.

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

Dear John G, Thank you for your recent stay with us and thank you for your glowing, five star review. We too would love to have the option to provide our guests with a place to grab a drink! Hopefully, one day we will be able to, but in the meantime our front desk can provide some excellent delivery services... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my Girlfriend for 4 nights. We looked at a lot of other options in Santa Monica but made a great decision by staying at Palihouse. From the moment we arrived to the time we left, Majed and the rest of the staff made us feel welcome and gave us excellent recommendations on local nightspots, restaurants and... More

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

Dear Dean W, Thank you for your recent stay with us and thank you for your exceptional five star review! It is a pleasure to hear that our staff was able to make your visit so special. Their commitment to excellence and desire to provide everything they can to each and every guest is what we all strive for. I... More

Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Pali house. It was quiet. Rooms were clean, big and comfortable. The staff was amazing. The hotel is gorgeous. Thank you Majed, Fernando and Brian B. Breakfast was delicious. The garden is so pretty. I rented a bike from them for a jaunt to Venice and that was really a nice touch. I... More

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

Dear TwoNewYork, Thank you for your recent stay at Palihouse Santa Monica, and thank you for your lovely four-star review. We are all so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will definitely pass on this review to Majed, Fernando, Bryan and all of our staff that made your stay with us so special. We are also so... More

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was recently in LA for a family celebration, and although I previously lived there for several years, instead of staying with friends, my wife and brother/sister-in-law decided to stay at this cute little place in Santa Monica. Not only was the hotel walking distance to the beach and the 3rd St Promenade, but the rooms were large and extremely... More

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

Dear Scott S, Thank you for your recent stay at Palihouse Santa Monica, and thank you for your lovely four-star review. We are glad to hear that everyone in your party enjoyed your stay with us. We are very close to many local attractions, restaurants and cafes, one of many great reasons to stay with us! Also, thank you for... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just spent 3 nights in Palihouse Santa Monica. Unfortunately we are not satisfied at all. The positive things: The room and athmosphere was really good. The negative things: Day 1 In the room they have information about bikes. "Please reserve bikes in advance to make sure you get them the day after". I walked down to the front desk,... More

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

Dear annasthlmswe, Thank you for your recent stay, and for sharing your feedback. We understand you don’t want us to respond, however, we feel a sincere apology is necessary. We are disappointed your stay did not go well, and we are so sorry for your experience. We would like to address your concerns to demonstrate we are dedicated to service... More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This hotel oozes cool! I love the old Hollywood style yet it is also a modern, beautiful boutique hotel in a great location in Santa Monica! All staff are friendly and I love the design of the rooms which are all different and the rooms are very clean!

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

Dear wendy_whelan, Thank you for your recent stay with us at Palihouse Santa Monica, and thank you for your incredible five star review. We always enjoy having you stay with us, it is an absolute pleasure. I will be sure and share your review with all of our staff. Please let us know when you will be returning; We are... More

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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

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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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