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1001 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-3703
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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
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#8 of 38 hotels in Santa Monica
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4.8
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4.6
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4.5
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4.1
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Recently named Condé Nast Travelers Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 “Top 20 Hotel in Los Angeles" at #5, 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. 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. Cashless property, A valid credit card, and ID are required at the time of check-in.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour check-in
Street parking
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Laundry service
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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H7807SXjohn wrote a review Aug 8
Santa Barbara, California1 contribution
Look forward to coming back very soon and frequently We are regular travelers to LA and have stayed at many different hotels in Weho and Santa Monica hotel and it’s location is our favorite place or all Look forward to being your regular customers
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Dear H7807SXjohn Thank you for staying with us. I will share this feedback with my staff and we look forward to welcoming you back on your future visits with us.
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Jewl71 wrote a review Jul 2022
Ventura, California1 contribution
We enjoyed the location and using the bikes around town. Walk to 3rd Street promenade, Montana and Palisades Park. The room was spacious and had a lot of character. The receptionist was friendly and helpful. We walked to Sugarfish sushi which was very good. The 4$ coffee downstairs was not very hot but there was coffee in the rooms as well. We traveled for our anniversary.
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Dear Jewl71 thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for staying with us here at the palihouse santa monica.
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Kevin S wrote a review Jul 2022
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The property is beautiful especially the grounds. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The property is located outside the hustle of the tourist areas but very walkable to the attractions, good restaurants and shopping.
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Dear Kevin S thank you for staying with us. I'm happy that you enjoyed your time here and enjoyed the property and the staff. we hope to welcome you back soon.
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Randy B wrote a review Jul 2022
Los Angeles, California59 contributions50 helpful votes
The hotel’s lobby and eating area (only open for breakfast and lunch (no alcohol) are spectacular. You really are in a time warp. The hotel has a beautiful back patio and a magnificent front courtyard with a mini bocce court and a beautiful fountain. There are also tables. The elevator is reminiscent of the 20’s to 40’s, where a white-gloved operator ran the elevator car. Pali-House is no different, except there is no room for more than 2 people. Cozy. The outer door is about 8”in. thick. The inner door has a handle which you must move back to enter the elevator. Don’t try it with anything substantial. Our room was large with “eclectic” or strange furniture as the case be depending on one’s taste.there was a full kitchen with gas oven/range, large refrigerator, fully equipped with silverware, dishes, and pots and pans, a quaint breakfast table with with 2 chairs, open to the sleeping area. In this large room is a comfortable king bed, a Swedish modern armchair, a pin cushion hassock, a large desk made from a plank (like a door. Of course there was a flat-screen TV (a little on the small side but adequate). Through a door is a dressing area with vanity, a walk-in closet and a compact bathroom, but with a good shower over tub. One word of caution. The hotel will not work for someone whobis not completely mobile. Stairs to get up the elevator and the elevator at a landing was not quite level with the floors. Also there is only one valet on duty. Valet parking is $60/per day.
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear 994randyb Thank you for staying with us I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us. I will share your feedback with our staff to read we hope you choose us again if your ever back in the area. Staff works very hard to make each of our guest feel at home.
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mccstork wrote a review Jul 2022
Dayton, Ohio1 contribution
Cute little piece of roaring 20’s history, quiet and charming, all within easy walking distance of the city. Check-in with creaking stairs - elevator a bit scary. Check-out desk staff was a bit rude. Average.
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Dear mccstork Thank you for staying with us. The hotel does have its history here since it opened its doors in 1927. We hope you stay with us again if your ever in the Santa Monica area. I will definitely have a talk with my front desk staff I'm so sorry you experience that.
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Dani B wrote a review Jul 2022
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I got to stay in a studio residence for two years and had a really lovely experience. I had to work remotely and there were a couple of nice spaces with wifi (in the room and outside of it) that I could use to work. The outside space internet went in and out but in my room which was very spacious it was solid. Everyone was incredibly nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend. It’s a little more expensive then I usually pay for a hotel but all the hotels in the area were around the same price and I mean I got a full kitchen with my stay so I think I got a great value!
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Dear danibU8417IH Thank you for taking the time to write this review . I'm very happy to hear you had such a great time during your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back again once your back in the area.
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2rnik1 wrote a review Jul 2022
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If you are trying to find a hotel in LA that makes you feel at home, this is it! Amazing atmosphere and staff. Great location. Positives vibes all around. We are a family of 4 and all had the same impressions. Will definitely return soon.
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Responded Jul 7, 2022
Dear 2rnik1, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give us your feedback. I'm happy you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming the whole family back to the property Palihouse Santa Monica.
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walshjenn020 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Definitely coming back, loved your hotel! Beautiful, perfect location, super friendly and helpful staff, able to use the bikes easily. Very comfortable. Lovely space. Only comment is maybe a dinner menu! Otherwise 10/10 experience
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Responded Jun 27, 2022
Dear Jenn W, Thank you for your feedback, Our staff works very hard to make each guest feel at home and make their stay comfortable.
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Kim Huynh wrote a review Jun 2022
San Francisco, California2 contributions
I got married at St. Monica this past weekend and booked the one-bedroom residence for my now-husband to get ready in with his groomsmen, and Penthouse One for myself and my family (and for my bridesmaids to get ready in). This stay was an absolute highlight of the weekend, and I can't recommend enough how beautiful and unique the hotel is, how comfortable and luxurious we felt, and how it was worth every penny!
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Responded Jun 27, 2022
Dear Kim H, Thank you for staying with us and it was a pleasure to host you and your guests. I'm very happy to hear you had such a great time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Once again congratulations on your beautiful wedding.
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ptomov289445 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Great location in Santa Monica. The hotel is amazing, very charming, and its located in the heart of Santa Monica, close to all the sights and the beach. All the employees were very nice and helpful. Thank you.
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Responded Jun 13, 2022
Dear ptomov289445, Thank you for staying with us and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and felt at home. Thank you for the feedback.
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$437 - $563 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta MonicaSanta Monica
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palihouse Santa Monica
Which popular attractions are close to Palihouse Santa Monica?
Nearby attractions include Montana Avenue (0.3 miles), Third Street Promenade (0.2 miles), and The VOID - Santa Monica (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Palihouse Santa Monica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, room service, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Palihouse Santa Monica?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Palihouse Santa Monica?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Palihouse Santa Monica?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palihouse Santa Monica?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hillstone Restaurant, FIG, and The Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel.
Is Palihouse Santa Monica located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Santa Monica.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palihouse Santa Monica?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Palihouse Santa Monica?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Palihouse Santa Monica?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Will Rogers State Historic Park (2.4 miles), Annenberg Community Beach House (0.7 miles), and Shotgun House (1.6 miles).