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Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica

Los Angeles, CA, US (LAX)

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Based on 916 reviews
Overlooking the endless stretch of crystal blue water, Hotel Shangri-LA is a classic Santa Monica Boutique Hotel with distinctive Art Deco designs tha
Style: Upscale, Art-Deco Style Hotel
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One Bedroom Suite

One Bedroom Suite

  • One King bed
  • Ocean View
  • Marble bathroom
  • Hardwood floors
  • Flat panel TV
  • Separate living room area
  • Wireless Internet access
  • iPod docking stations
  • Natura Green bath products
  • Plush robes by Frette
  • Daily newspaper delivery
  • 24-hour in-room dining
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One Bedroom Suite with Cuisinette

One Bedroom Suite with Cuisinette

  • One King bed
  • Ocean View
  • Marble bathroom
  • Hardwood floors
  • Flat panel TV
  • Separate living room area
  • Full kitchen with refrigerator/freezer
  • Wireless Internet access
  • iPod docking stations
  • Natura Green bath products
  • Plush robes by Frette
  • Daily newspaper delivery
  • 24-hour in-room dining
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Deluxe Oceanview Room  - Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica - 1

Deluxe Oceanview Room

  • One King bed
  • Ocean View
  • Marble bathroom
  • Hardwood floors
  • Flat panel TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • iPod docking stations
  • Natura Green bath products
  • Plush robes by Frette
  • Daily newspaper delivery
  • 24-hour in-room dining
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Shangri-La Room - Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica - 2

Shangri-La Room

  • One Queen or King bed
  • Partial Ocean View
  • Marble bathroom
  • Hardwood floors
  • Flat panel TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • iPod docking stations
  • Natura Green bath products
  • Plush robes by Frette
  • Daily newspaper delivery
  • 24-hour in-room dining
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Veranda Suite

Veranda Suite

  • One King bed
  • Ocean and Pier views
  • Marble bathroom with sunken tub
  • Hardwood floors
  • Flat panel TV
  • Separate living room area with sofa bed and fireplace
  • Full kitchen
  • Wireless Internet access
  • iPod docking stations
  • Natura Green bath products
  • Plush robes by Frette
  • Daily newspaper delivery
  • 24-hour in-room dining
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Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica
1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA US 90401

Location

In the heart of Santa Monica, on the world famous Ocean Avenue, this contemporary retreat is just steps away from the Santa Monica Pier and a short stroll to a collaboration of world class restaurants, one-of-a-kind boutiques and exclusive entertainment.

Why Stay Here

Lush Courtyard with Elevated Pool and Cabanas
Poolside Lounge, Open Thursday - Sunday
Poolside DJ Events
Outdoor Exercise and Yoga Deck
Intimate Gourmet Restaurant
Rooftop Bar and Lounge
High-Speed Internet Access
24-Hour Concierge
In-Room or Courtyard Spa Services

Resort Details

Overlooking the endless stretch of crystal blue water, Hotel Shangri-LA is a classic Santa Monica Boutique Hotel with distinctive Art Deco designs that set it apart from the rest. This newly redesigned Art Deco inspired hotel, originally constructed in 1939, embodies the legendary history of Santa Monica blended with a contemporary, chic style. From the moment you step through the front door you will be able to see why this historic hotel is a Santa Monica landmark. This timeless boutique hotel lavishes Guests with 24 hour concierge service, first-class cuisine, and rejuvenating in-room spa services. Each guestroom showcases radiance and style with sweeping ocean views. Come experience the extravagance of Hotel Shangri-LA and discover its beauty.


In the sun-kissed town of Santa Monica, Hotel Shangri-LA is set in a premiere location among the treasures of this beachfront town. Within walking distance awaits the shores of the Pacific Ocean glistening in the glowing sun. Just a short distance away, experience fashionable boutiques, fine California dining, and the Santa Monica Pier. Venture out to Los Angeles and beyond for must see attractions, hot nightlife from Rodeo drive and the stars of Hollywood. Make memories that will last a lifetime.

Accommodation Details

Sophisticated Room Features:

Art Deco Inspired Decor
50 And 60-Inch Flat Panel Televisions
Wireless Internet Access
Ipod Docking Stations
Molton Brown Bath Products
All Non-Smoking Rooms
Hypoallergenic Rooms
Daily Newspaper Delivery [Upon Request]
24-Hour In-Room Dining

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Breakfast Room (+)
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Express Check-Out
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Morning Paper
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Shuttle To Airport (surcharge) (+)
  • Valet Parking (+)
  • Wireless Internet Access
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 916 reviews
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Submitted on 17-05-2016
Historic Hotel in Santa Monica that it is footsteps from the beach. The Hotel has awesome hospitable staff, with one of the best rooftop bars with an amazing view of Santa Monica! Looking forward to coming back!
from Nottingham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-05-2016
We stayed here for 3 nights on our way home from NZ & Oz. Our room was relatively spacious, & comfortable with a great bed, and wonderful oval deep bath tub, and great sea view, don't expect a tea tray in the room, this is America. The hotel has great history and a lovely historical feel, it is well cared for and in a great location, many historical features have been retained during the renovations. We would definitely stay here again.
from
Submitted on 19-05-2016
Although a big building, it feels like a boutique hotel. Intimate entrance area probably lends to that the most. Tastefully appointed with original and reproduction pieces/touches from the Art Deco era. Exceptionally positioned on the coast, with full views of the beachfront. Rooms are smaller than some at this price range, but have most amenities (except bar fridge). One of the most amazing tubs I've seen in a long time.
from Squamish, Canada
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Stayed for a weekend, great location, easy to access the beach & various Santa Monica restaurants, walk to the pier...etc. Nice ocean view room, I wish there was a balcony, but the art deco style of the building made up for it. Great pool, very welcoming staff, would stay there again
from
Submitted on 25-05-2016
This hotel was surprisingly good - excellent. The decor is vintage luxe. The room especially the bed was so comfortable. The very very deep bath was heavenly. Directly across the road from the beach and only 5 minutes walk to the Santa Monica pier. Watching the sunset from the rooftop bar was an added bonus. The staff were so attentive. A little pricey but definitely worth it.
from
Submitted on 26-05-2016
This is a peach of a hotel. Was a little dubious at first but quite lovely. Got a great big corner room, actually a suite with large bathroom and kitchen. With a rooftop bar with great cocktails and just amazing views - you cannot ask for more.
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 28-05-2016
Nicely appointed Art Deco hotel centrally located in Santa Monica. Had a wonderful corner suite ideal for the family, and the staff was extremely helpful and attentive. Walkable to the Santa Monica Pier, great restaurants, and shopping. Would return without question.
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-06-2016
WOW what a beautiful art deco hotel. Rooms very clean and standard size big enough for two. We did not have a sea view but the view out the back was ok. The bath was big and deep but could be difficult to get into. The pool area with jacuzzi excellent but bar not always open. If you like to sit in the sun late into the evening then this is not the pool for you the sun moves away about 5ish in the afternoon. We could not get into the rooftop bar because we were not wearing shoes so if you want t... Read more
from
Submitted on 01-06-2016
Great room with great views. Awesome bathroom and top notch service. Perfectly located! We went to LA for memorial day weekend and the concierge and hotel staff were really helpful. The room was quiet and cozy with awesome decor.
from Camberley
Submitted on 02-06-2016
The room was spacious, had beautiful views over the bay and enjoyed a shared balcony. The staff were exceptional in making you feel welcome and providing a good service. The pool area was well laid out and provided a relaxing atmosphere. Santa Monica is very convenient for all that LA has to offer.
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 19-06-2016
It's not often we have a really disappointing hotel experience, but it happened on this occasion. We paid c. $500 per night for our room, and we were on the first floor - the corridor was grey concrete, the sort of corridor you would expect in a motel and there seemed to be quite a few parties being held at the hotel so there were quite a lot of noisy people outside our room. The room itself was small, but modern, but nothing special. Our window to outside was just above the sidewalk and road, s... Read more
from Chatham, NJ
Submitted on 19-06-2016
I have stayed here 4 or 5 times over the past few years, alternating with other properties in SM. I had not returned after a less than satisfactory experience, but decided to give it another try as it was convenient and better priced than Shutters, Casa Del Mar, Fairmont, etc. and I think I had also heard that there had been a management change. Whether or not that is the case, there has been a market improvement on all fronts. I arrived fairly late and was surprised to learn I had been upgrad... Read more
from Adelaide, Australia
Submitted on 20-06-2016
Hotel Shangi La and their staff were amazing. Very accommodating to our needs. The rooftop bar was lovely too with inside and outside areas to sit and beautiful views of the Santa Monica Coast. Our room was a King room and although we had a huge problem with a loud noise coming from their fire hose pump, they happily moved us into another room and to our surprise was a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with its own lounge and kitchen. It was amazing and were very appreciative that they did thi... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 22-06-2016
Stayed here for three nights. Great staff (although front desk was disorganized), friendly, attentive. Room was "deluxe King" and was incredibly small. No closet and minimal drawer space. Linens were good and the bed comfortable, with a nice sized bathroom, but no replacement toiletries (for two of us for a four day stay...). Very quiet and nice ocean view. Hallways and stairs were outside, giving the hotel a very South Beach feel, down to a slight grunge factor. The rooftop bar was weird: cramp... Read more
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Submitted on 28-06-2016
The staff at this hotel are very helpful and friendly from the valet parking to the bell boy and check in team and made you feel at home. The swimming pool area is nice to relax in after a busy day out and about sight seeing and the pool is heated and has a nice jacuzzi. The roof top bar is superb with great views of Santa Monica and makes good cocktails. We stayed in a suite on the 4th floor that looked onto the side road, the room was well appointed with a nice big bathroom and a great powe... Read more
from cheshire
Submitted on 03-07-2016
It is a trendy hotel, retro style. Our room was clean and modern. Nice touches with the toiletries and bathrobes. Staff at the hotel were really friendly and obliging. Main problem was the location of our room which was through the reception area which made it incredibly noisy. The rooftop bar has a great view and attracts younger clientele.
from Stockholm, Sweden
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Me and my girlfriend had an amazing stay in Santa Monica at Hotel Shangri-La. Location is perfect, just two streets to cross to get to the beach. It is also very central to the shopping streets and good restaurants. We actually changed to this hotel in the last minute from a hotel that was much more to the east in Santa Monica, due to not having to be so dependent of a car. We stayed on the fourth floor and had a view of the side road and also some beach. The hotel was extremely quiet and felt... Read more
from Canada
Submitted on 07-07-2016
I had reservations at the Fairmont down the road but cancelled when I saw there was a SL down the road. I was thoroughly disappointed. The rooms were just ok. Nothing special about this hotel and wouldn't stay here again. The front desk staff was not overly friendly. Bell boys were great!!!
from Sunderland, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-07-2016
Called in for a few drinks, this was our first visit. Whilst all the staff were very efficient and pleasant we were disappointed with the bar area itself. We expected a bright airy bar but found it to be quite small and dark, could do with updating.
from Scottsdale, Arizona
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Our's was a memorable, wonderful experience. The staff was exceptional in catering to our needs constantly. I can't say enough about how well we were treated and how great our experience was. We were upgraded to an unbelievable suite without even asking and our 4th of July experience was the best we've ever had. Thank you for making our stay with you one we will cherish.
from
Submitted on 20-07-2016
This hotel is across the street from the beach with great access to shops and restaurants. The rooms were fine but very small and most things needed updating. The views were really nice per the pictures I have attached and the location is without a doubt the major draw for this hotel. The service was nothing to brag about and the rooftop bar is more of a tourist/local hangout vs guest of the hotel. We were able to get to the rooftop bar without a wait but it was crowded with partytypes enjoyin... Read more
from
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Ok. Didn't stay here but only because the hotel did not offer rooms with two beds. I thought it was just a problem with the website, but then I called and was told everything is king, except the 2 bedroom suite. They did offer a king room with a sleeper sofa, but that's not what we had in mind. Too bad. Location sounded great.
from Marlow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-07-2016
I had booked an Executive Suite with ocean & beach views and was pleased to be upgraded to a Veranda Suite on arrival. However this joy was short-lived!!! We arrived at our room and while I checked out the view, my wife went to check out the bathroom & bedroom. She came rushing out to the terrace to tell me that there were ants all over the floor & skirting boards and that she didn't want to put the cases on the floor. I called reception to ask if we could move rooms only to be told that they di... Read more
from Wellington, New Zealand
Submitted on 25-07-2016
We turned up to the Hotel to check in close to 2pm, only to find that the previous guest had not checked out... after waiting for more than an hour, we were finally provided to access to our room. The room stunk of cigarettes, the previous guest had been smoking in the room! After about 24 hours of airing the room out the smell had mostly gone! On our second day, a 'bell boy' entered our room without knocking! swiped his card and walled in (while I was on the toilet with the toilet door open! ve... Read more
from
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Within walking distance to the beach this charming hotel offers everything. Great pool rooftop bar and all the nightlight anyone could ask for. The food was fantastic the staff was more than friendly and I cannot wait until I return the Santa Monica area.
from Perth, Australia
Submitted on 03-08-2016
We had half eaten nuts from the mini bar in our room when we checked in which I reported to the staff. When I checked out there were charges from the minibar which were from the previous occupier of the room, I informed the staff at the hotel that we hadn't used the mini bar and the bill was changed accordingly. I then arrive back home to find the hotel has charged my credit card for mini bar charges that were not ours ! Call the hotel but they have yet to rectify anything. The hotel has a roo... Read more
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Lovely views across to the beach and the roof top bar is great for a sunset cocktail. The food is average - we had a couple of salads at the pool side and they were underwhelming and the poolside service is a bit blah generally. The hotel itself is cool and Art Deco. No fridge in the room which is a pain. The room itself was not huge but had a great bed and it was lovely to see the sea.
from
Submitted on 05-08-2016
We arrived at the Hotel Shangri La early in the morning at around 9.30am. The staff were very helpful and there was even a man who opened the door for us. The hotel is very modern and classy and the reception area was more informal like a lounge area which I really liked. We checked in which was very quick and then the hotel offered to keep our bags until the room was ready so we could head out to the beach. The hotel is in a great location directly opposite the beach so I would highly recomme... Read more
from Tiburon, California
Submitted on 09-08-2016
Renovated not too long ago, this hotel is a unique business. Well located near to the Pier and across the street from gorgeous beach, the hotel has a first floor restaurant, a pool and a cool roof top bar and deck. We had a rather large ocean facing room on the penthouse floor, next to the bar. The room (702) was spacious with an enormous shower area that could fit 6 people comfortably and a large, comfortable mirrored bed. Perfect for a hedonistic stay! The roof top deck bar/snack area provided... Read more
from Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted on 10-08-2016
Stayed at the hotel last week. Great location and easy to walk everywhere. Room was comfortable. Nice products in the bathroom. Pool area was nice and the service was great. had a great lunch at the bar by the pool. The rooftop bar was an added bonus. Great view of the beach and sunset over Malibu. The staff were so attentive and helpful. Highly recommend.
from London
Submitted on 10-08-2016
This Art Deco hotel is situated very conveniently opposite the beach and a short walk from the Pier. The buzzy pedestrianised area is just round the corner. The staff are welcoming and efficient. Our sea view room was small, light and well equipped with adequate storage. The decor was light and fresh. Our room was thoroughly cleaned every day. It would have been nice to have had a kettle or coffee maker in our room, but early morning coffee was freely available in the lobby. Breakfast was goo... Read more
from Melbourne
Submitted on 10-08-2016
We usually stay in Beverley Hills on layovers (heading home to Australia) & decided to try something different and head to Santa Monica. We booked this hotel due to the late checkout option & location. The location is fantastic. Agree there. However the rest of our stay was not so pleasant. We arrived VERY late at this hotel due to an emergency landing of our flight and therefore massive delay. There were only 2 staff on & we missed the dinner we had planned to enjoy at the hotel. Not the hotel'... Read more
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Submitted on 11-08-2016
Found this hotel a real joy to stay at. All the hotel staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Valet parking was charged at $42 a night, thought this was a bit steep but lead to believe this is the going rate. The parking was hassle free though and staff once again were great. Room was very clean and had an amazing bathroom. Really pleased with the choice of hotel.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-08-2016
We stayed for 5 nights with 3 children in a terraced suite on the 6th floor overlooking the ocean. The suite had fabulous modern furniture, superb full kitchen, lovely modern bathroom, was clean, and exceptionally spacious. There was a separate bedroom for the adults and a bathroom with Jack and Jill doors. There was an excellent amount of storage allowing us all to unpack. The terrace was large and a fabulous place to watch the sun set over the ocean each evening. One word of caution our roo... Read more
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Submitted on 14-08-2016
I think that this place is over rated. Because is near the beach the roof bar it's ok. They don't have protection for the sun, if you have attitude you can chill with good friend and some drinks (good tap beers) You can see all santa monica over there.
from washington DC
Submitted on 17-08-2016
we stayed here three nights in an amazing room on the 6th floor and loved it. the staff could not have been friendlier, always smiling, beds so comfortable, pool was nice, rooftop bar has great views and excellent location on ocean drive - easy walk to beach, promenade, pier but away from all the noise. not cheap particularly post-Brexit but wished we could have stayed longer
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-08-2016
Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. Hilton describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains. Shangri-La has become synonymous with any earthly paradise, and particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia ?? a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world. Well I need say no more the owners have nailed it. Top spot for a drink or cock... Read more
from Portland, Oregon
Submitted on 01-09-2016
This place blows. The service sucks, they charge more for the room service than the listed prices, and when you have issues they do absolutely nothing to follow-up or try to fix it. Better off at Motel 6.
from
Submitted on 01-09-2016
The hotel staff was extremely accommodating in every way possible. Extra towels, bandaids for blisters from too long of a beach walk and great restaurant suggestions. The hotel limo driver was exceptional in handling multiple trips and the location was sublime!!
from NYC
Submitted on 07-09-2016
We obsessed over the many good hotel options in Santa Monica before settling on a family suite at the Shangri-La. It turned out to be a very good choice. The hotel is a little bit away from the hustle and bustle of the Pier area but is still right on Ocean Avenue and a short walk to the beach. We had a one-bedroom suite which we shared with our teenage kids, and the hotel gave us a roll-away bed ($25 extra) so there was plenty of room for both of them We booked the room on the phone, and wer... Read more
from
Submitted on 07-09-2016
We stayed at the Shagrila for 6 nights in August 8-14. We had an emergency in our house back home in New Jersey, there was a fire. (The house did not burn down, but we had to immediately return to take care of the damage, and the house was not lockable). We got the call on Thursday night, and had to leave on the first flight in the morning. We talked to management about getting a refund for the two nights we couldn't stay for. The manager said we might be able to get one night back, but they ... Read more
from Las Vegas, Nevada
Submitted on 08-09-2016
I had such high hopes (maybe that was part of the problem?). This place claims it is a "small luxury hotel". There is no way this is a "luxury" experience. While the check in experience was pleasant, the service pretty much ended there. Our bags took their own little trip around the hotel before making it to our room. Towels in the morning took two phone calls and finally a trip to the lobby after an hour before materializing. There is no literature in the room explaining anything about the hote... Read more
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 08-09-2016
We stayed here for 3 nights in Santa Monica. I love the vibes this city has got!!!! Personally I liked the location of this hotel because I could walk around the streets but also walk to the beach and the pier. The beach and the pier is around a 10 minutes walk. This hotel is not by the beach so don't get confused. There is another hotel right by the beach! But I have always liked the service at Shangri-La! :) Also, some of the lower floor rooms have a view to the road and carpark so some people... Read more
from
Submitted on 11-09-2016
Took over $2000 without advising us, basically all our money for the remainder of our trip! We went to reception three times to try to get this refunded and were told they had done this. The card company and our statement say differently! Card company bent over backwards to assist but the hotel would not send the release to enable us to access our funds! Once we had moved on to our next destination, they refused to respond to emails. Avoid this hotel at all costs, major scam!
from Aberdeen, Washington
Submitted on 13-09-2016
I hate that I have anything negative to say about this hotel, but I want others to be aware of our situation. My family and I splurged and chose to stay at this hotel over Labor Day weekend. We booked the hotel on a third-party site, and after much research comparing other sites, got a really great deal on a one bedroom, full kitchen suite. However, after checking in, we got to our room and realized it was very strange with two bedrooms and two bathrooms squeezed into very tight quarters, with n... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 18-09-2016
Well..reading the reviews other people left here I am sincerely surprised that they had such a bad experience..We were very happy about our overall stay. Me and my husband travelled from Russia and that was our first time in Santa Monica - you cannot beat the location and the view! I loved the pool area and their rooftop (we had couple of drinks watching the sunset, it was crowded though - I guess this place is pretty popular among locals). Our room was nice and I loved the Nespresso machine to ... Read more
from nottingham
Submitted on 23-09-2016
Stayed here for 3 nights and wish it could have been so much longer. On arrival check in was simple and we were given complimentary water which was well received after our long flight. We were upgraded to a suite with a terrace/balcony which made our stay so much better. The hotel is fairly small compared to a lot which I prefer as you feel the service is more personal. The hotel decor is beautiful, although I will admit there are a few small things that need updating/refreshing. Our room over ... Read more
from Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-09-2016
Was recommended here for the amazing roof top bar and they weren't wrong with how stunning the view was from the roof. It was a very busy small area but had a great atmosphere and drinks were good too and for the location reasonably priced. A must if in the area
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