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700 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#2 of 38 hotels in Santa Monica
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.7
Value
4.5
Travelers' Choice
Where otherworldly design meets the here and now, a Proper hotel begins with the passionate, compelling vision of Kelly Wearstler. Santa Monica Proper artfully elevates a vintage landmark building with new, contemporary architecture.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Rooftop bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
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LynnKB2016 wrote a review Yesterday
Denver, Colorado22 contributions27 helpful votes
Best hotel in LA. Came for a weekend stopover en route to Bora Bora to break up the travel. We came in with no expectation, more of a logistical decision to stay here, and were wildly impressed with everything about this hotel. Excellent service, food, vibes. 5 star++! Both restaurants are wonderful. Rooftop pool top-notch. We had no interest in exploring Santa Monica because nothing nearby is better than this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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jena m wrote a review Aug 2022
3 contributions5 helpful votes
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Superb service, beautiful property. Rooftop restaurant and bar has a great vibe and again, wonderful service. We also reserved an alcove for the day by the pool and although the weather wasn’t perfect, our experience was. Food was excellent. The gym is state of the art, everything you can possibly need. Bottom line, stay here. You won’t be disappointed!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Cameron Silverman, Guest Services / Front Office at Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Jena, Thank you so much for your awesome review of the hotel! I am so thrilled to hear that you loved your stay and our amenities. We cannot wait to welcome you back and hopefully, we can get you an Alcove on a beautiful day! Warmly, Cameron Silverman, Guest Relations Manager
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Gudrunrut wrote a review Sep 22
London, United Kingdom5 contributions6 helpful votes
Beautifully decorated modern hotel with service that is hard to default. Rooftop area fun. Basic room rates not bad but their added”Health and Wellness Surcharge” on top of everything is annoying, same goes for “Guests Amenity” fee. Nightly fee of 40 USD. Just ridiculous! Just add it to the price of the hotel room.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Brady Dieda, Guest Services / Front Office at Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience. We appreciate the support! I apologize about the fees associated with the rooms and that you weren't informed about that prior to seeing your final folio. I will speak to our team about having a more transparent system to avoid this issues moving forward. Please feel free to reach out to me personally if you have any questions. Kindest Regards, Brady Dieda Director of Guest Experience
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reeftravels wrote a review Sep 15
Denver, Colorado4 contributions5 helpful votes
Wow, just wow. Everything about this hotel is amazing. The rooms are beautiful and the pool is amazing, but the thing I appreciated most was the staff! Everyone is so kind and helpful! Yeah it’s pricey, but what would you expect for a 5-star hotel in Santa Monica?!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Brady Dieda, Guest Services / Front Office at Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Good evening, Thank you very much for your support. I always love reading these reviews. We appreciate you and hope to see you back again soon. If there is anything can do to assist with your next booking, please don't hesitate to reach out. Kindest Regards, Brady Dieda Director of Guest Experience
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joyz2 wrote a review Sep 9
san francisco bay area7 contributions4 helpful votes
If you like beautiful spaces, friendly , helpful people,beautiful people and good food stay here. The decor is contemporary and warm and stunning. The staff is super friendly and responsive. The rooftop bar ( you can watch the airport or glimpse the ocean) pool, restaurant is a cool place to hang out in. It’s nice they have a separate area just for the guests. The rooms are spacious and for a design savvy person efficiently laid out and aesthetically wonderful. Loved staying here.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Some rooms have a balcony which is fun.
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Response from Cameron Silverman, Guest Services / Front Office at Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Joy, Thank you for your review! I love hearing about guest experience and it makes me very happy that you enjoyed all the work we put in to this fabulous space. We hope to see you back again soon! Warmly, Cameron Silverman Guest Relations Manager
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Nicole W wrote a review Sep 7
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I love this hotel for so many reasons, but their staff is "on point" and these days, that is hard to find. Everyone from Valet, to Housekeeping, to F&B Food Service. They always go above and beyond for my "visits" and I always leave looking at my calendar, ready to book the next trip. This hotel is pure gold!! Such a gem and a special treat.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Suites come with a huge shower and deep soak bathtub (worth every penny)
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Response from Brady Dieda, Guest Services / Front Office at Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good morning Nicole, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We always appreciate the support. Our relationship with our guests is our highest priority and I am so happy to hear that our team took great care of you. If there is anything I can do to assist with your next booking, please don't hesitate to reach out. Kindest Regards, Brady Dieda Director of Guest Experience
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minhaj p wrote a review Sep 6
1 contribution1 helpful vote
- Family trip: 2 adults, 3 young children. Booked 2 joining rooms for a few days. - Location: convenient and central enough. Valet parking at the property - expensive but easy to manage and staff is courteous and relatively prompt. - Hotel and Rooms: beautiful space, modern and well kept throughout the property. Rooms and bathrooms were tasteful, and spacious. Noise level was low despite there being a lot of people staying there. Services was excellent. - On Site Dining: 2 main restaurants on the premises (Palma, the lounge, and Calabra, a rooftop Mediterranean spot by the pool). Both are excellent albeit expensive. The service staff is very courteous and attentive. We had 6 meals at the property and they were all enjoyable. Young children were accommodated just fine for which we were grateful. - Billing and After Stay Customer Service: Disappointing experience. We were supposed to receive dining credits (Amex + a promotion the hotel itself was running) and only got partial credit due to how we were billed across the rooms. Frustrating back and forth over email with them to no avail (they eventually stopped responding to my questions) and I gave up on the credits. A remarkably poor customer service experience which consisted largely of them telling me I was wrong without explaining the matter. This ain't the Four Seasons! - Other nits: Wifi is spotty in the rooms. Perfectly fine to check email but don't expect a lot more. TLDR: upscale property and rooms, decent location, terrific wait and service staff, good dining options assuming one isnt budget constrained, and assume you are out of luck if something goes wrong or you heed help/support after the stay. Would have been 4-4.5 stars were it not for the annoyance factors outlined above.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Brady Dieda, Guest Services / Front Office at Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good afternoon Mr. Minhaj, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. This is the kind of information that allows up to improve as a property. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed service and our restaurants during your stay. I have just spoken with our team about this billing issue and why it wasn't addressed more efficiently. There is no reason for us to take so long on a response, or to prolong an email exchange. We have applied additional credits to both rooms beyond what was asked so we can make things right for you. Our relationship with our guests is our highest priority so I genuinely appreciate you bringing these issues to my attention and giving me an opportunity to help. If there is anything I can do moving forward, please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly at brady.dieda@properhotel.com. Kindest Regards, Brady Dieda Director of Guest Experience
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Elisa L wrote a review Sep 3
1 contribution4 helpful votes
My time at the proper hotel was absolutely amazing. The hotel was beautiful, the staff was incredibly kind and helpful, especially the manager Steve. Will definitely be recommend and will be returning. 10/10 experience
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Cameron Silverman, Guest Services / Front Office at Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear K6538HQelisal, We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that Steve stood out to you during your stay! We cannot wait to welcome you back providing the same level of exceptional service. Warmly, Cameron Silverman Guest Relations Manager
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Patsy C wrote a review Sep 2
Dallas, Texas1 contribution3 helpful votes
Fantastic hotel, has fun people and has the best views. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. I've personally have stayed at Proper many, many times. I absolutely love it! Ask for Steve; he is the best manager. :)
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Cameron Silverman, Guest Services / Front Office at Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Charles, Thank you so much for your kind review! It is always such a pleasure to be able to welcome you back home. We agree; Steve is the best manager! We will be sure to pass along your compliments to him. Warmly, Cameron Silverman Guest Relations Manager
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Sarah G wrote a review Aug 2022
5 contributions6 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel in the middle of a dystopia. Walking around outside this hotel you'll encounter countless drug addicts collapsed in doorways or swaying across the sidewalks, many with severe mental health problems. The nearby beach is covered in tents for homeless and the streets smell of human waste. Scary and disturbing! Consequently, we spent more time in the hotel than we had planned. The restaurant charges insane amounts for microscopic amounts of food and mindless techno music is blaring from inescapable speakers. As a touring musician I have no idea why they cant vary the music and play some jazz or slightly more cerebral, interesting music just occasionally. Everywhere you look, the lip filler brigade are taking selfies and the pool, which is open to non-residents, gets full of porn actors and prostitutes. Not recommended if you're travelling with kids! I would avoid Santa Monica all together and head to Hollywood or, even better, Santa Barbara.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Santa Monica History Museum (0.2 miles), Santa Monica Playhouse (0.2 miles), and The Broad Stage (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tar & Roses, Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe, and Santa Monica Seafood.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Santa Monica Proper Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Santa Monica Proper Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Santa Monica Proper Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Santa Monica.
Are any cleaning services offered at Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.