We stayed at these wonderful apartments in January. The apartment was spacious and we were delighted to discover that we had daily maid service. The building is stunning and much has already been said about the lobby and beautiful courtyard. New owners have taken over and are in the process of refurbishment. Hopefully they have taken note of the valid comments made on TA about the lack of wifi access in the rooms, loud and leaky heating. Parking was a bit difficult now and again but we always found a place within a short walk and it is free! There are plenty of boutique and modern hotels in the area and I hope the new owners recognise that the Embassy’s usp and charm lies in its old fashioned ambiance won’t interfere with its character too much. Location is terrific – an easy walk to all the bars, restaurants, shops and beach.
A special mention for the Embassy’s other key assets - the front desk staff Sean, Josh and Thea who were always helpful and pleasant. We will go back for sure.
- 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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