Recently stayed a second time at this lovely, Spanish-style hotel just a couple blocks from the Pacific Ocean. We had a nice studio of maybe 500 square feet. Great mattress, nice bedding, attractive drapes, new appliances in the well-equipped kitchen, and fashionable wall coverings. As a well-built old building, internal noises were almost non-existent, and street noise was not objectionable. Housekeeping staff were friendly and efficient.
We would gladly keep this at the top of our LA favorites list. However - the Embassy is shutting down next month, and reopening in June with a new name and we were told much higher room rates (about 50%). I'm sure it will still be a charming small hotel with distinct character. Different than nearby Santa Monica accommodations. But alas, paying $350 or more a night will be out of our league.
- 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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