Let me just start by saying....
GO STAY AT THIS HOTEL!
1.) Service... outstanding! From the minute I arrived at the car valet, to checking in, to having breakfast the next day, to checking out, I felt absolutely welcome and at home. Everyone was exceptionally friendly, welcoming, and genuine.
2.) Decor.... amazing! The minute you enter the grounds, you feel you're stepping back in time. I really enjoyed the pictures throughout the hotel from the same photographer. Be sure to take time to check them out.
3.) Rooms.... fantastic! The rooms are very large, very tasteful, fully stocked with wonderful amenities, beds are comfortable and come with excellent linens, bathroom is large and has been remodeled but has the feeling of the property's original design (as does the entire room itself actually.)
4.) Location.... great! 2 short blocks to an amazing ocean view and only a few blocks to the pier.
Room tip: Ask for room 310. It's a corner unit with a large window facing towards the ocean that provides a great view. (Does only have a queen bed though.)
All in all, a fantastic hotel with excellent service and a great blend of modern upgrades and classic appearance. You can't go wrong!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. Complimentary Continental Breakfast is offered at our lobby lounge for guests on Saturdays and Sunday. ... more less
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