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Palihouse Santa Monica

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1001 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Ranked #10 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved my 5 night, 6 day stay at PaliHouse Santa Monica! My room was a Grand Studio residence overlooking the front courtyard. I used the kitchen quite a bit and had everything I needed including a high speed blender. Any noises I heard were muffled and did not bother me. The location is super for walking, biking and exploring. Two... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This boutique hotel is gorgeous. Very well designed, excellent food and beverages , friendly personable service. This place will be booked out and exclusive in no time at all. Stay while you still can. Majed is warm and welcoming, Jason is jovial, Aiden makes the best cappuccinos in LA! Drop by stop by, stay a while!

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England
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have based my review on value for money which this hotel does not meet the expectation that the cost sets. We stayed for a week in a suite which was very spacious with an eclectic mix of furniture, the lounge was huge but contained little furniture. Kitchen had enough utensils to make some lunch but the appliances especially the... More

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

Dear gillyf15, Thank you for your recent stay with us at Palihouse Santa Monica. Also, thank you for your recent tripadvisor review. We always appreciate any feedback about our property, our service and the product that we offer. It is the only way that we can continuously improve. I am pleased to hear that you found your suite so spacious... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My expectations are proportional to the price; if it were not as expensive it would have gotten more stars. I thought it was fairly average for a hotel room that was ~$350/night. There are positives and negatives to most hotels, and this is no exception. We were here for three nights during the LA Marathon, and, overall, had a pleasant... More

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

Dear ef002104, Thank you for recent review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed our staff, linens, coffee makers with fresh ground coffee and many other services of the hotel. I am sorry to hear that some other features weren’t to your liking. As... More

Scotland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We loved our stay at the Palihouse. It was stylish, very comfortable, quiet and in a good location. Breakfast was delicious. The staff were extremely helpful. We experienced none of the problems mentioned in other reviews and would be delighted if the opportunity arose to stay here again.

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

Dear Judecrawfy, Thank you for your five star review. We are all so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please let us know when you will be returning; we would love to welcome you back. Thank you again Finest Regards, Palihouse Santa Monica More

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Great reception by the cool car valet who took our bags to the front desk where our check in was easy. Since our room was not ready, me and Priscilla had some really good coffees in the beautiful lobby served by the barrista / food guy close to the fireplace. We really liked the decor throughout the hotel and thought... More

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

Dear Sizzlamofo, Thank you for your recent review. It was a pleasure hosting you at Palihouse Santa Monica. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, the décor, the bedding and everything the hotel has to offer. I would like to apologize about your breakfast. I would like to personally invite you back for a complimentary breakfast on your next... More

Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I discovered Palihouse in a state of panic, grasping to put together an extra day's stay in Santa Monica after my flights were cancelled. Booked through Hotel Tonight, but in the future I would contact the hotel directly. Every staff member I interacted with was super friendly and helpful, from the Valet stand ($36/day for guests or $12/day for visitors)... More

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

Dear ltbeyer, Thank you for your five star review. We are all so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Please let us know when you will be returning, we would love to welcome you and your son back. Thank you again. Finest Regards, Palihouse Santa Monica More

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Great place to stay! Lots of character lots of atmosphere. On walking distance of city centre. Beds are great as the sheets and shower. It's an old place so not a big bathroom or airco but that compensated greatly by all the nice things it brings as well as the nice staff. Really enjoyed it and the best so fare... More

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

Dear Ton v, Thank you for your lovely five star review. We are very pleased to hear that your stay was so comfortable, and that you found the hotel so pleasing. We are all looking forward to your next stay with us. Thank you, again. Finest Regards, Palihouse Santa Monica More

LA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

NOT WORTH IT. Stay somewhere else if you want a solid night of sleep and expect to get to get your money's worth. Nice staff and charming ambiance but overpriced and overhyped. Paper thin walls, no alcohol license, communal heating, and musty smelling. This hotel is not on par with other luxury hotels it is similarly priced too. I was... More

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

Dear Bluesuedeshoe, Thank you for your review, and thank you for choosing to stay with us at Palihouse Santa Monica. I’m sorry to hear that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. While we strive to provide an exceptional service to all of our guests, we understand that the uniqueness and intricacies of our property are not for... More

Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for a few nights to see friends and reconnect with LA on route to Portland. Really enjoyed it. Old building with character refurbed to satisfy hipsters but having said that it was really comfortable and chilled vibe. Sadly no alcohol license when we were there but being so close to the beach this is... More

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

Dear William d, Thank you for your lovely four-star review. It was a pleasure hosting you and your wife during your time here in Santa Monica. We are all so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much. Please let us know when you will be returning, we would love to welcome you back. Thank you again. Finest Regards, Palihouse... More

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Additional Information about Palihouse Santa Monica

Address: 1001 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palihouse Santa Monica 3.5*
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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