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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Ranked #11 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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“Really good.”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

A very well run hotel. Second visit in two years. Very relaxed and well located hotel. Great views over beach and pier. Easy walk to main shops and restaurants. Great staff, very helpful and obliging. Top class food.

Only downside for us is that the pool and surrounding area does not accommodate enough wishing to use it.

Room Tip: Make sure you go for a sea view. Very rewarding.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Our family's stay at Loews in Santa Monica was superb in every way. The staff was superior, the cleanliness and quality of the hotel amazing (the hotel's architecture will take your breath away), and the location and access to Santa Monica's highlight was perfect. Loews claims to love kids - and they sure backed it up during our stay. The kids (all 6 years old and under) loved the pool (4 feet deep max so very safe), and enjoyed the short walk to the beach playground, ocean waves, and Santa Monica pier's amusement park. My wife and I loved the daily sushi and several times camped out at the comfie tables (which were converted to warm fire pits after sunset) and watched the day turn to night over a glass of wine or two. The rates aren't for the squeamish, but at the end I felt like I really obtained a lifetime vacation experience for it. I couldn't recommend Loews Santa Monica more!

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Stayed here in June 2013, and found it to be great fun for the adventurous teen inside a family. Hire bikes avaliable (of poor quality, of course) right outside hotel. The beech park is fun, and has fun ropes and large swings. The pool size is disappointing and not as large as you would think from promotional photos. The hot tub is too hot to sit in for more than 5 minutes.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Santa Monica is a great place to spend a few days and I was really glad we chose to stay at the Loews. The location is perfect , right on beach and a few blocks walk to shopping and eating on Main Street or Third Street. The pool was really well styled and serviced, plenty of comfy sofas and great bar service.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

the locationin santa monica is perfect , the hotel , does only one room clean up a day , no night service.
breakfast is very expensive and buffet for the price of 32 usd very poor .
obvioulsly you can grab a mug of starbuck coffee in the lobby , very comon in america , mug in hands.
room are spacious and bathroom are clean
very efficient valet parking

Room Tip: ask the room in upper floor , we had a front sea view room and we were right on top of parking ,very...
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We recently had a group of family and friends attend our wedding and reception held on June 22, 2013. Our wedding was on the beach in front of the hotel and our reception was held on the patio in the covered area near the pool. We arrived on Wednesday, June 19 and stayed until Monday, June 24; our family and friends began arriving the next day.

We have traveled extensively over the years staying in other "high end" hotels such as the Ritz Carlton, Hotel Del Coronado, Royal Hawaiian, etc. and this is the only letter of gratitude and appreciation we have ever written to a hotel. Our experience was second to none, never have we had such warmth and care from each and every employee! There were no automated responses to our requests and it wasn't just "can do" it was a resounding heartfelt "gladly can do" every time without exception!

We have stayed at this Loew's many times and always receive top service; however this time it was unbelievable from the time we arrived until we departed.

Every single one of the staff that we came into contact with seemed to know that we had just gotten married and congratulated us! It was impressive and genuine.

There was not one thing that we would change about our stay, our big day or the reception. It was magical, stress-free and simply could not have been done any better!

Room Tip: Full ocean view rooms are worth the extra money! You get the view of the Pacific as well as the Sant...
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We booked this hotel as an overnight after flying into LA from UK before starting a road trip around California. It was right on the money - a relatively short journey from the airport but a really nice beachfront location away from the hustle of the city, but with all of LA very accessible if needed.

On arrival around 4 pm we jumped straight in the very adequate pool which overlooks Santa Monica beach and Pier. Just what the Doctor ordered after a long flight, quickly followed by a nice beach stroll and a sundowner on the hotel terrace which has lovely fire pit seating.

When we noticed the food being served we realised we didn't need to look any further for dinner so we asked for a menu and our charming waitress - sorry I don't know your name but you were looking after the pool terrace evening of 18th June - guided us through some lovely options and we were served a really nice selection of dishes which were very tasty. A great introduction to Californian food with super service.

The freshly made cocktails were very good and the service excellent. The whole ambience was very relaxing and we really enjoyed our evening. Early to bed in a very comfortable double deluxe room with a view of the Pier and very good facilities ensured a good nights rest.

First down for breakfast, there was an a la carte or buffet option. We went for the buffet because everything looked very nice and it was with eggs cooked to order just how I like 'em! All the staff were very friendly and efficient, and although this proved to be the norm in California they were all a credit to the Hotel,and set a great tone for our visit.

The bell boys and guys who work the reception area were very accommodating when we were organising our luggage and car hire collection they made what can be a bit stressful very easy. thanks guys!

If we come through LA again I wouldn't hesitate to stay here - I would imagine its a good base to explore LA if you want to from a seafront base too.

Room Tip: Get a sea view - it's worth it
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Address: 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Santa Monica
#3 Spa Hotel in Santa Monica
#8 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#15 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#18 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 347
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the Pacific Ocean with the thriving Santa Monica city on one side and the sands of legendary Muscle Beach on the other, the Four-Diamond Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is a beachfront retreat offering dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and beyond. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has become the first luxury hotel in Santa Monica to receive the Santa Monica Green Business Certification. Offered through a partnership between The City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and Sustainable Works, the certification program honors businesses that have taken measurable steps to incorporate sustainable practices into their operations. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Ocean & Vine offers the option to dine fireside or outdoors on a spacious patio while enjoying breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and world-famous Santa Monica Pier. Ocean & Vine's contemporary California farm-to-table cuisine showcases thoughtful interpretations of the familiar favorites. Recently named one of the "Best Hotel Spas" by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler for the second year in a row, Ocean Spa & Fitness offers an array of supremely-relaxing services. From Heated Lava Shell massages to age-defying facials, the eco-friendly Ocean Spa will keep you feeling relaxed...Naturally. An expansive fitness center features state-of-the-art cardio equipment with iPod docking stations and personal televisions. Guests may also take advantage of the full service salon. World-class biking, surfing, dining and shopping are right outside the hotel's door. Offering convenient access to everything Santa Monica has to offer, the hotel is just blocks away from the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade and the new Santa Monica Place mall. Muscle Beach's 26-mile paved strand offers the ideal setting to bike or blade. Santa Monica also boasts rich cultural history with an abundance of museums and theaters. Working with one of the hotel's Les Clefs d'Or certified Concierges puts all this and more at each guest's fingertips. ... more   less 
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