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“Perfect for families.” 4 of 5 stars
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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401   |  
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Ranked #17 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
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Santa Monica, California
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Perfect for families.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Loved staying here but there were way to many kids at the pool! The fitness center is outstanding. Front desk was helpful...concierge lacked enthusiasm and SM knowledge. I'd definitely go back though.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Fantastic 2 night stay, staff were so friendly and helpful, room was beautifully furnished with very comfortable beds. Complimentary coffee/tea and snacks in the morning and wine in the evening. Lovely pool area, breakfast is great (if a bit pricey but, hey, this is a luxury hotel in LA!!). Would gladly stay again, thank you for a great start to our holiday!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

After a long drive down the coast, we were ready for a late meal in our room and a good night's sleep. There were 3 of us and our dogs. After being warmly received in the driveway, we checked in. The gentleman at the front desk assured us that we were getting a great room. I assumed he told that to all of the guests, but when we saw the room they had put us in I was amazed. We had booked ( and we did pay for) a 500 square foot suite. And we received an 1800 square foot suite! (Can I get an 'amen'?). I still don't know why, and of course their past performance for us cannot be a guarantee of future performance for anyone else. But Man Alive! That was nice!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The location is great and convenient to attractions, the beach/ocean and other restaurants. Rooms are spacious and the WiFi was awesome with sustained download and upload speeds of 100 Mbps when I tested it! No joke! Looking for a top dinning experience, Mélisse is not far away. It is pricey but exceptional.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Great hotel in a lovely spot only minutes from the Pier & centre of Santa Monica. Lovely pool & outdoor area if you fancy an alternative to the beach.
Spacious & comfortable rooms with free WiFi & a really nice bar area with decent menu (didn't try any of the other restaurants in the hotel - too many others to choose from nearby!)
The hotel is opposite the fabulous beach & approx 30 minutes walk along the beach from Venice Beach which is a must see. You are also less than 30 minutes from Beverly Hills & Hollywood so this would be a good base for a sightseeing trip of L.A.
Will definitely return to this hotel!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I stayed here with my best friend in May 2013. Beautiful hotel, really great location, but the bar and food are a bit pricey. Its walking distance to the 3rd street promenade, bars, liquor stores, restaurants, and the Santa Monica pier. To save a bit of money, we only ate breakfast at the hotel every morning, and had drinks at the lobby bar 1 night. The rest of the trip we ate out, and bought bottles of wine from the liquor store on our walks back to the hotel at night. Overall, this is a fantastic hotel, very clean, great location, high end, and the location alone is worth the price. I just wouldn't eat or drink there everyday, Venture elsewhere for your drinking and dining!

Room Tip: The Balconies on the higher floors are HUGE! Overlooking the ocean and pier are worth it!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We picked this hotel to stay for the first few nights after our wedding. On our wedding night they gave us complimentary sparkling champaign and chocolate covered strawberries. We also had a King Luxury Ocean view room on the very top floor. Everyone was VERY friendly and was willing to help answer any questions at a moments notice. Beautiful hotel, wonderful staff, and fantastic overall hotel. Will definitely stay there next time we are in Santa Monica again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Address: 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Location: United States > California > 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Santa Monica
#7 Green Hotel in Santa Monica
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#11 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica
#12 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#13 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#15 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 342
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. Chef Keith Roberts’ California contemporary cuisine showcases creative interpretations of the familiar favorites. Located in Ocean & Vine, the chic new Sushi at Sunset sushi bar features a variety of inventive rolls as well as traditional sushi, nigiri and sake pairings. 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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