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“Nice Hotel/Good Location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot

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JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1740 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Santa Monica)   |  
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Ranked #19 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel/Good Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We stayed here 3 nights during our spring break in March. The location is perfect. Beach is just a hop across a parking lot in the rear of the hotel, only a few short blocks to the Pier and Promenade. We had a large room w/ 2 double beds - very clean and the beds uber comfortable. The view was terrible, as it overlooked an old beach shack next door. The staff was extremely friendly and accomodating - props the concierge for giving us some great advice for both dining and bike rentals. My picky son ordered room service for dinner twice and devoured the chicken fingers/fries. Loved the refreshments in the lobby and the free water bottles. Only negatives, the $35/night valet parking fee - we would have preferred another self park option but there was none to be had and no hot tub. It was a bit too chilly for the pool, but we would have loved hanging in a hot tub.

Overall, nice hotel, great location, top notch Marriott service.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I never stay at Marriotts. I don't know why but on a business trip someone else was in charge of the hotel. I was very surprised and pleased with the hotel and then über friendly staff.
Mi from N.Y. And I never trust friendly lol but this time a just let go and said to myself that maybe they are for real! Lol...bed was comfortable with gorgeous linens that had real embroidered initials..expensive to make ( I know, I am a fashion designer). Was alone so I ate at the bar and had a great glass of wine. Caesar salads with shrimps added was yummy and very fresh.
All in all, nice stay and by the way has partial view of the ocean so I walked down there to take as many clean breaths as I could before boarding the plane back to my favorite city. NY.

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  • Stayed May 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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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stay here at least 3 times a year due to work group bookings. Rooms are very nice and clean / changed to a high standard. Make sure that if staying on the 1st floor that you don't get too much noise from the bar downstairs, a) if your at the front of the hotel (road side), you will be near the gallery which looks down onto the bar and, b) if your window overlooks the outdoor bar seating area, you will hear noise of parties and groups until the bar closes. All other floors upward are out of range of noise.
The pool and gym are ideal and there is a quick exit gate out the back which gets you within 30 seconds of the beach - where you can run for miles.
The staff are very friendly and always at hand for any request of late check out, taxi calling, tickets for shows etc.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Fabulous place to stay-even with young children. Beautiful hotel, great location. Staff and service were incredible-gave toys for the kids on arrival, sent complimentary wine and cheese when our tv remote needed a quick repair. Truly exceptional service.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is a lovely property that is a short walk to the beach as well as shopping and dining options in Santa Monica. What stood out the most for me was the genuine quality of the personnel at the property and the attention they paid to making sure guests enjoyed their stay. Leigh and her colleague, Jonathan, were so professional, attentive and gracious during my stay.

As a Marriott Rewards member I received an upgrade to an absolutely amazing suite that was spacious, well-appointed and offered a gorgeous ocean view! In-room dining was delicious (really enjoyed the chocolate lava cake) and breakfast in the Cezanne restaurant was also good.

I would definitely stay at the JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot again!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We had a great experience at the hotel itself but the food and beverage services were not properly staffed. We waited over 45 minutes to get a sandwich at the cafe. We are not sure when it showed up as we had to leave for the airport. The bar earlier in our stay was staffed by a grumbling bartender and we felt as though we were interrupting. Again, the hotel was great. As a Marriott Platinum guest I was treated well. However, they really need to look at some of the other amenities more closely. We saw others wait a long time for food and drink as well.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This was our first stay at this hotel and we were not impressed. We stayed in a room on the first floor which could have been the problem.. The decor of the room seemed a bit dated and the carpets looked as though they hadn't been cleaned in quite some time. The staff members that we encountered were very polite and professional with the exception of the male bartender. He seemed to have a bit of an attitude problem. The hotel is a short walk from the beach and the Third Street Promenade. The parking is $35 for valet or you could park 2 blocks away at one of the city owned garages for $14.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot

Address: 1740 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Santa Monica
#11 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#11 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica
#16 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot 4*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary European-style Hotel situated overlooking the Pacific Ocean, 5 miles from J. Paul Getty Museum. ... more   less 
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