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“The Perfect Honeymoon” 5 of 5 stars
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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Santa Monica)   |  
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Ranked #19 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
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Venice, Italy
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“The Perfect Honeymoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

AMAZING HOTEL, AMAZING SERVICE, AMAZING LOCATION, AMAZING VIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will always think about the last part of my honeymoon in this hotel and smile. The place is perfect, you have to try it.

When you enter, the hall is stunning with real palms inside! 2 Ipads where there for you to use as internet point. Most of the entrance of the rooms are facing the pool, which is not too large but perfect to refresh, the pool deck is amazing and superrelaxing. 1 minute from Muscle Beach, the Jacuzzi at the hotel is over the top.

I can strongly recommend this hotel. Do not hesitate!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

Wonderful hotel right on the beach ! Bright, cheery, clean with excellent service. Rooms have amazing views and are clean and comfortable. An excellent place to stay with kids ! Great pool/jacuzzi/beach/restaurants/Santa Monica Pier/mall/3rd Street Promonade

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Stayed here mid October. First arrived and our room overlooked next door hotel, this was our honeymoon and so we decided to complain. We were upgraded to another room with a beach view which we were more than happy with. We unpacked and had a knock at the door. It was the waiter with a bottle of champagne and chocolate strawberries as a gift! It was a lovely gesture we thought. The hotel is clean and contemporary. Pool area is nice and there are great fire pits for nights when it's chilly. Rooms are spacious and spotless. Hair dryers and irons available too in the room. Mini bar is expensive so is hotel parking. 34$ a night. There is a public car park by county offices for 9$ 24 hrs which the hotel recommended. Staff were professional and courteous. I was waiting for a parcel to be delivered from previous hotel that didn't arrive whilst I was at Loews however I left my details to forward on to the uk which the concierge took care of and emailed me tracking no etc. I was very satisfied with that. If you are looking for a nice clean modern hotel this is it. Great location and not far from Venice. Recommend eating in Venice too. Would use this hotel again defo.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 17, 2011
Dear Emalou2,
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at our hotel. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to make your honeymoon special. We look forward to welcoming you back to Loews soon.

Sincerely,
Jamie Lemon
Hotel Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights at the end of September. We had a luxury room overlooking the ocean on the 5th floor. It was clean and well maintained. Normal sized room, the bed and bedding were very comfortable. Personally, I loved the big walk in shower, real nice. The bathtub was a situated a little wierd but we never used it, no biggie. Nice large screen LCD TV, plenty of channels. The room was quiet, never heard a peep from other rooms. All the staff that we came in contact with were nice and friendly. The concierge was great, very helpful with directions and eating recommendations. Valet parking was expensive at $31 a day but my car was always waiting for me when I called for it...

Short walk to the pier and close to the beach. We LOVED watching all the activity on the beach, people working out, etc. very entertaining! Resturants were close, Montana street is in walkable distance, overall good location. We didn't do the pool program but it looked pretty busy.

I would recommend a stay at this hotel without question. Very nice, we enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: Make sure you don't get a room on the first floor under the pool deck, we met a couple that expe...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

Stayed at Loews for 4 nights. The location is excellent, which is reflected in the price. The pool area is clean with great views of the ocean, and we thought the restaurant was good, but overpriced. The bedrooms clean, but slightly dreary decor.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bergenfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We stayed 4 nights at the Loew's Hotel for an October 1st wedding on the beach. The staff was absolutely terrific and the food for both the rehersal dinner and the wedding was outstanding.

Room Tip: Try to pick upper floors (the Lobby is on the 4th floor) which may have better views of the water.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

We stayed at the Loews for two nights while on our honeymoon. The lobby is impressive and has gorgeous views of the beach. For me, the hotel was a little too big and too crowded. We had paid a little more for an upgrade of a room with a 'glimpse of the ocean' view and well, a glimpse was just what it was. There was a tiny balcony that overlooked the pool and if you went out onto it, you could see the Santa Monica pier but the noise from the pool was too loud to keep the sliding glass door open. The room was very nice - super comfortable king bed, big tv and roomy clean bathroom. We also received a complimentary bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries since it was our honeymoon which I thought was a nice touch. One big complaint was the noise level in the hotel. We were on a higher floor and could hear the crowds of people late into the night from the lobby below. As other reviews have written, I think the high price tag is due to the great beachside location - you walk out the door (well, after taking a few elevators) and you are at the entrance to the beach which was pretty great but I don't think it was worth what we paid for it.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Address: 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Santa Monica
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#11 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica
#16 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#18 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 347
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the Pacific Ocean with the thriving Santa Monica city on one side and the sands of legendary Muscle Beach on the other, the Four-Diamond Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is a beachfront retreat offering dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and beyond. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has become the first luxury hotel in Santa Monica to receive the Santa Monica Green Business Certification. Offered through a partnership between The City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and Sustainable Works, the certification program honors businesses that have taken measurable steps to incorporate sustainable practices into their operations. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Ocean & Vine offers the option to dine fireside or outdoors on a spacious patio while enjoying breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and world-famous Santa Monica Pier. Ocean & Vine's contemporary California farm-to-table cuisine showcases thoughtful interpretations of the familiar favorites. Recently named one of the "Best Hotel Spas" by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler for the second year in a row, Ocean Spa & Fitness offers an array of supremely-relaxing services. From Heated Lava Shell massages to age-defying facials, the eco-friendly Ocean Spa will keep you feeling relaxed...Naturally. An expansive fitness center features state-of-the-art cardio equipment with iPod docking stations and personal televisions. Guests may also take advantage of the full service salon. World-class biking, surfing, dining and shopping are right outside the hotel's door. Offering convenient access to everything Santa Monica has to offer, the hotel is just blocks away from the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade and the new Santa Monica Place mall. Muscle Beach's 26-mile paved strand offers the ideal setting to bike or blade. Santa Monica also boasts rich cultural history with an abundance of museums and theaters. Working with one of the hotel's Les Clefs d'Or certified Concierges puts all this and more at each guest's fingertips. ... more   less 
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