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1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1019
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#24 of 38 hotels in Santa Monica
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4.8
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4.3
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4.2
Value
3.7
Reminiscent of Hollywood's Golden Age with its curving ocean liner-inspired architecture and whimsical Art Deco design, Hotel Shangri-La at the Ocean has been welcoming guests to the beach since 1939. Boasting one of the best locations in downtown Santa Monica, the hotel is walking distance to the beach, Santa Monica Pier and iconic restaurants.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Nightclub / DJ
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Meeting rooms
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Safe
Iron
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Art Deco Style
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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klI2321DZ wrote a review Nov 2022
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Hotel is old but has character. Small elevators but the work! Did not like the HUGE bathtub I had to climb into to just take a shower. The check in service is not great. A little un-organized. However, great location in Santa Monica!
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etchie2019 wrote a review Nov 2022
Los Angeles, California2 contributions
Looking forward to return next year. It will be interesting under the new management. In spite of the hotel being in a transition period and renovations, the crew really did their best to make our stay comfortable .
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Date of stay: November 2022
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333mjackson wrote a review Oct 2022
Murwillumbah, Australia1 contribution
Have never been to Santa Monica before .Location was as good as it gets .Nice roof top bar with friendly staff .Parking was no problem . It is an older building with slow lifts . overall i would go back there again
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Tiffany L wrote a review Oct 2022
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After booking through their website we did not receive any confirmation email or notifications. We sent an email to guest services a few days after booking and got no response. We then messaged through Instagram and got an immediate response and confirmation was finally sent. Check in was easy and quick. Great location close to the Third street promenade and walkable distance to the pier. Hotel itself was okay, not worth the price point in my opinion. Room was clean but very dated. Tub was extremely high and hard to get into (hotel did provide a step stool). Elevators were tiny and dated, we opted to take the stairs each time. Staff were friendly.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Shawn S wrote a review Oct 2022
Loved my stay. The security staff/Door Men were excellent and very friendly along with the hotel personnel. We loved the rooftop bar as well!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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5vni60q2pr wrote a review Oct 2022
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Planed to propose to my girlfriend the day of arrival so Adrienne (Chief Concierge) had champagne set up in our lovely room and had arranged reservations at a nearby restaurant. It was a special day all around and my fiancé was in heaven . Thank you Hotel Shangri-La and Adrienne for making it so special .
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Chris D wrote a review Oct 2022
Bexley, United Kingdom60 contributions15 helpful votes
Yesterday evening my wife and I were refused entry to this hotel's rooftop bar on the grounds I was carrying a shoulder bag. We are well-travelled senior citizens from England and have stayed in Shangri-la hotels across the world. We have never been treated this shabbily by any hotel, anywhere. We didn't expect to be treated like this in the USA
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid this place unless you want to be judged by someone on the door
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Britt M wrote a review Oct 2022
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We have stayed here 3 times now and every time it gets better. The staff is so friendly and accommodating. Adrienne Miley, the Chef Concierge is STELLAR. She always makes you as a guest feel VIP and goes above and beyond to ensure an amazing experience. Will continue to stay here for future stay-cay trips. Also, they have a great pool scene and tasty spicy margaritas!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Danae W wrote a review Oct 2022
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What a special group of people that run this hotel. The building is old and has natural deficiencies with faucets, windows, ect due to its age, but the location, views, beds, commodities and service from the staff is truly unmatched. They sent us champagne and fresh fruit, which was delicious and they were so attentive each time we came and went. The vallet parking crew was so sweet, timely and efficient. Always talking to the kids and asking them about their adventures. I would definitely consider staying here again. Wonderful experience all around!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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e335225au5 wrote a review Oct 2022
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Can not believe they would even be open. The pool was closed and being sanded at 7am. Lobby was covered in plastic and being painted. Total joke of an experience. Never again. Literally a motel by the sea.
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PRICE RANGE
$358 - $548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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HOTEL SHANGRI-LA - Updated 2022 Prices & Boutique Hotel Reviews (Santa Monica, CA)

Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Shangri-La
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Shangri-La?
Nearby attractions include Montana Avenue (0.2 miles), Third Street Promenade (0.2 miles), and Ye Olde Kings Head (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Shangri-La?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Shangri-La?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Shangri-La?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Shangri-La?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Shangri-La?
Conveniently located restaurants include Burger Lounge, SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa, and Tender Greens.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Shangri-La?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Hotel Shangri-La located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Santa Monica.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Shangri-La?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Shangri-La offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Shangri-La?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Will Rogers State Historic Park (2.8 miles), Annenberg Community Beach House (1.0 miles), and Shotgun House (1.2 miles).