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1001 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-3703
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  • 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 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.
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Breakfast available
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24-hour front desk
Paid private parking nearby
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Non-smoking hotel
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S M wrote a review Sep 5
Phoenix, Arizona72 contributions25 helpful votes
We have just returned from a month long stay at Palihouse. It was an incredible experience and one for the books! Despite the flurry of activity associated with any hotel located near the beach, Palihouse Santa Monica is an oasis of serenity and relaxation. The historic nature of the hotel, paired with the perfect balance of decor and furnishings transports you to a magical space you will not want to leave. No review would be complete without a shout-out to manager, Luis, and his staff. Every member of the Palihouse team was extremely helpful and immediately responsive to any request. The definitely made our long stay a memorable experience. Our large one-bedroom apartment was very comfortable and was the perfect home-away-from home. We had walking access to the beach (about 20 minutes). Outdoor seating in the front and back gardens offered alternative locations for relaxing. Riding the Palihouse bikes was a plus, as well as the bocce court in the front lawn.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear S M, Thank you so much for taking the time to sharing your experience with us. It makes me really happy to hear that you had an incredible stay at Palihouse Santa Monica. On behalf of our team, we thank you for choosing us as your home away from home and we hope this is also a long term relationship. Until next time... Fondly, Luiz
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Corinne L wrote a review Aug 2020
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If you like charm and old world , then this hotel is right up your alley....beginning with the immaculately landscaped courtyard & fountain to the cozy salon style foyer, fireplace & European elevator , this welcoming gem is a hidden beauty in the bustling suburb of Santa Monica....each room is appointed with uniquely original design architecture, decor & amenities .....bed and linens feel luxuriously comfortable ......old style casement windows, bathroom vintage tiles, rain shower tubs, soaring windows & draperies, antique furniture replicas of days gone by...views of gardens, passersby, rooftops , mountains and pacific ocean views.....the quiet seclusion brings peaceful solitude from the hustling busy city nearby.....friendly staff helps to punctuate a truly memorable visit.....
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Dear Corinne, Thank you so much for taking the time to sharing your experience with us. It makes me really happy to hear that you truly enjoyed the old world charm of Palihouse Santa Monica. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Fondly, Luiz
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soren w wrote a review Aug 2020
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Palihouse Santa Monica was an oasis of calm and immediately felt like home. The staff was welcoming and very helpful. The room was spacious and breezy and wonderful. Old world meets urban chic. Book it.
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Dear Soren, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. It makes me happy to hear that you truly enjoyed you stay at Palihouse Santa Monica. We can't wait to welcome you back! Fondly, Luiz
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Daniel wrote a review Aug 2020
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One of the most comfortable and relaxing hotel experiences. It was peacefully quiet and the bed was so comfortable. Can't wait to return. The grounds are well kept and there was a cute front courtyard with chairs to sit and read. I wish i had taken advantage of the bocce ball court
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Dear Daniel, Thank you so much for taking the time to sharing your experience with us. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself and can't wait to return to Palihouse Santa Monica. Fondly, Luiz
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Vacation725345 wrote a review Aug 2020
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From the check-in, stay, to the check-out, Palihouse Santa Monica gets it right with exceptional guest service, alluring ambience and impeccable attention to detail. Book this hotel if you are looking for a relaxing, enjoyable escape nestled in a beautiful landmark building surrounded by lush, well-kept courtyards. Well done Palisociety, this location was definitely worth the visit. Pam
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 12, 2020
Dear Pam, Thank you so much for taking the time to sharing your experience with us. I am very glad to hear that your stay was impeccable in all aspects. We hope to welcome you again at Pailihouse Santa Monica! Fondly, Luiz
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$368 - $593 (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 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, secured parking, 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.
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 Luminaries of Pantheism Mural (3.1 miles).