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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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Updated 01/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#10 of 38 hotels in Santa Monica
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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
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Street parking
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Safe
Telephone
Kitchenette
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Yang R wrote a review Oct 13
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We checked out after 1 night bc we were not comfortable with the amount of non-masking as we have a toddler and we were visiting elderly relatives. On top of that, the kitchen was practically bare and the bathtub faucet had a drip. There were also raccoons in the yard and fruit-flies in the kitchen. It is an old beautiful building, and the room was indeed spacious and fashionable. Valet parking is a bit inconvenient as well since the garage is several blocks away so you need to wait for your car. Plus it's also not very COVID safe.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Yang R, Thank you for your valuable feedback, it is shocking to me to see that our masks policies have fallen short of expectations during your arrival while masks are mandatory for everyone inside the hotel. I have reached out to you on a separate outlet to go over this in detail together, if you would like to respond over there, I would be more than happy to go over everything together. Kindest Regards,
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2mldwrm5av wrote a review Oct 1
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Lovely hotel with great location. Only issues were that I paid for valet and my car was left on the street with valuables inside which I was told was ok because it would be parked underground. Very friendly staff with a great lobby. Rooms were comfy. Could use USB Ports. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 2mldwrm5av, Thank you for your kind feedback. I have reached out via email to address our valet parking locations and have taken your notes to heart about ameliorating our rooms setup with USB ports and QOL improvements. Hopefully on your future stay, you will see how your review has positively impacted your experience. Kindest Regards,
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larrywseibert wrote a review Sep 2021
New York City, New York2 contributions
This hotel is serene and relaxing. The rooms are spacious and tasteful while being distinctly funky. My wife and I stayed at the Beverly Hills Hotel and left after a few days to go to the Palihouse. They could not be more different. I have stayed at some of the best hotels in the world, and honestly I am happy when I come to this one. If you want the Housewives of Beverly Hills/See-and-Be-Seen over the top LA experience...have at it somewhere else. This is less than half the price for 2x the space and 10x the quiet. If your vibe is more zen, this is the place for you.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Larry, We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us at Palihouse Santa Monica and can't wait for your next stay!! Thank you so much for the kind feedback. Have a wonderful weekend!
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Julie O wrote a review Sep 2021
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A friend told me about Palihouse Santa Monica. They thought it would be perfect for me and now I know that they were spot on! I have already booked a studio for my next trip! It was fabulous and comfy!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Julie, Thank you so much for your kind Feedback, we were more than happy to have hosted you here on your stay. Looking forward for your next visit! Kindest Regrads,
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Connector193738 wrote a review Sep 2021
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We enjoyed our stay at the Palihouse and time in Santa Monica. The hotel is within walking distance to everything; the beach, shopping, restaurants, and the pier. Nice people, great location but expensive and many add on costs for the basics
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Dear Connector193738, Thank you so much for your kind feedback, our team works really hard on providing a superb product and customer service. We have also taken your feedback on pricing to heart and forwarded to our team for review on ameliorating our hotel for your next visit. Looking forward for your future travels, Best Wishes.
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PRICE RANGE
$368 - $593 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Third Street Promenade (0.2 miles), Montana Avenue (0.3 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 Los Angeles California Temple (4.5 miles).