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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Ranked #11 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

I stayed here with my best friend in May 2013. Beautiful hotel, really great location, but the bar and food are a bit pricey. Its walking distance to the 3rd street promenade, bars, liquor stores, restaurants, and the Santa Monica pier. To save a bit of money, we only ate breakfast at the hotel every morning, and had drinks at the lobby bar 1 night. The rest of the trip we ate out, and bought bottles of wine from the liquor store on our walks back to the hotel at night. Overall, this is a fantastic hotel, very clean, great location, high end, and the location alone is worth the price. I just wouldn't eat or drink there everyday, Venture elsewhere for your drinking and dining!

Room Tip: The Balconies on the higher floors are HUGE! Overlooking the ocean and pier are worth it!
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank sunny0404
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We picked this hotel to stay for the first few nights after our wedding. On our wedding night they gave us complimentary sparkling champaign and chocolate covered strawberries. We also had a King Luxury Ocean view room on the very top floor. Everyone was VERY friendly and was willing to help answer any questions at a moments notice. Beautiful hotel, wonderful staff, and fantastic overall hotel. Will definitely stay there next time we are in Santa Monica again.

Room Tip: top floor ocean view king luxury is the way to go!
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Is it a nice place with clean well appointed rooms and a magical view? Yes. Great location if you want to walk to the promenade, pier or Venice? Yes. Do they have a heated pool with fire pits, heaters and cocktail tables nearby? Yes. Is it on the beach? No not exactly. You have to cross a street and use an alley path down to the boardwalk and onto a public beach where you're no longer on hotel property and there are no amenities there so bring a towel with you.... Not a beach resort at all. (This isn't something they claim to be or offer but want to make it clear to those reading this review).

Service was below the level of a Marriott or Hilton business hotel, although it was adequate with no specific complaints. (The valet guys were actually very prompt and friendly with the best service on property).

Overall the hotel just had no wow factor for me. I wanted a special location for a quick romantic getaway, and the hotel was just not a value add to my plans. I knew it was a great location and a clean hotel when I booked it and I know the high cost of the area. I just wish it had impressed me with something above and beyond what a Courtyard or Hampton Inn does. Exceptional staff attending to your needs, a concierge who took time to listen to what you liked before making his recommendations, or a free water bottle in your room would go a long way to make up for other shortcomings.

Significant $$$ per night for a room should come with a big smile and maybe a complimentary $1.00 of water.
Will I stay here again? Maybe. But I'll know it's being run like a Holiday Inn on the boardwalk and just accept it because it's location is the best option.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Dennis O
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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
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Thank Mary I
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

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
Thank puelli14
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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
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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
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Additional Information about 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: $404 - $739 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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