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“The best place to be in Santa Monica!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Ranked #14 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“The best place to be in Santa Monica!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

If you want a perfect stay for your Santa Monica stay,the Loews is a great Hotel to be.Very friendly staff,great beach view from the pool.Right at the beach and walking distance to everything. 3th Street just a few minutes to walk.The best Sushi in town!!!The food is really good, with good values for lunch and Happy Hours.The rooms could need a update,but very clean, and comfortable beds. It was our second stay,and we had a great week.Thanks to the whole staff, they are very considering and helpful for any needs and make you feel very comfortable.It's not a cheap place,(you can get some good deals online) but you definitely get the real vacation feeling at the Loews, it's worth it!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Outstanding stay from start to finish, valet parking only. Entrance on ground floor to the beach at the foot of santa monica pier. Pool overlooks beach, stunning views at sunset. Fantastic Hotel to stay.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Loews is a really beautiful hotel with large glass areas just in front of Santa Monica beach with a heated pool overlooking the pacific ocean, steps away (and with great views) from the Santa Monica Pier.

My room was spacious and trendy, providing wired and wireless internet access (I wasn´t charged for using, but they consider this service as complimentary).

Hotel staff polite and helpful, providing beach chairs as well as a good and fast pool service.

Definitively I´d come back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Three of us stayed in a Grand King Suite with and adjoining room. We had a beautiful view of the Santa Monica Pier. We went to Santa Monica for the Festival Supreme, went to the Pier to watch the show but was so crowed we came back to the room and enjoyed the event using binoculars and the location was such that we had good audio too!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Augsburg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Lovely big tourist hotel. Great position. Beautiful view from our room. But...Not much personal service. We found our room to be quite grubby. Rubbish left in the room from the previous guests.
The breakfast was delicious.
The pool area very nice, but if you want a pool lounge to sit on, get there early.
Free wifi in the lobby. You need to pay if you want to have it in your room.
You also need to pay to use the gym, but it's a great gym.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Katowice, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

We paid for room without breakfast and that was terrible mistake :( you have to pay for everything :
1. Parking - 35 USD per day
2. Internet - 20 USD per day
3. Breakfast - 35 USD per day
4. Water in rooms - 5 USD per bottle.
In regular 4 or 5 stars hotels thats not possible :(
So I won't recommend this hotel to anybody :(

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

On arrival we found we had been booked into a twin room - we were on our honeymoon and notes had even been made on our booking to say this! As the rest of the hotel was booked up we were instead offered a double room on the ground floor next to the swimming pool full of kids, or a double room facing a building site. We went with the more romantic option of the building site. Not really the sea view we were expecting... The hotel staff did apologise and even gave us credit on our room which was a nice gesture, but we would have preferred a decent room to be honest as a honeymoon is a once in a lifetime holiday and you would expect a 4 star hotel to ensure we had been booked into a double room in the first place. The bathrooms could do with modernising as shower curtains just feel unhygienic these days.

The rest of the hotel was nice enough and the restaurant food was good, facing a lovely sunset over the beach. Very friendly staff. Good location right next to the pier and shops.

Don't think we would come back here as overall we were pretty underwhelmed but that was probably mainly due to the room, we almost forgot we were on our honeymoon whilst we stayed here. :-(

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

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
#4 Spa Hotel in Santa Monica
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#10 Luxury 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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