Spent 7 nights at the Shangri-la before heading of for a further 7 nights in Vegas. Yes, the hotel was smaller than expected, but that didn't matter to us. Always able to get a bed by the pool and a drink at the bar, so this suited us just fine. Really liked our room which overlooked the ocean. Bed was comfortable, flat screen TV - bath was a bit of an obstacle getting into to use the shower!
Location is just perfect! We rode bikes, took the tour bus around LA, visited Magic Mountain, Universal and shopped and ate is some amazing restaurants. Really enjoyed the week.
As my title states - hotel was expensive - it cost us £1475 for the 7 nights - the most I've ever paid for a hotel in the US - however, having shopped around prior to booking, all the 'decen't hotels cost around the same in Santa Monica - I guess its just an expensive place to visit and the location swung it for us - but we felt it was well worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the Pacific since 1939, Hotel Shangri-La is a dramatic beacon of Art Deco beauty, Hollywood allure, and Los Angeles history. Perched on a high bluff, mere steps from the beach, this timeless Santa Monica boutique hotel has undergone a meticulous $30 million redesign -- promising you an idyllic haven of rejuvenation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica