$302 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 23, 2014 Check-out: Dec 26, 2014

Hotel Shangri-La

4 stars
1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
27 reviews
Going there to see our kids.

Miesha= Thank you for the surprise birthday Treat for Brandi. That was so very nice of you to do... See full review

  • mrblazin04
  • May 21, 2014
Front and center

Unbeatable location and cool property at a good rate. See full review

  • NoMt2Hi
  • Sep 24, 2014
Perched on a high bluff, mere steps from the beach, this timeless Santa Monica boutique hotel has undergone a $30 million redesign promising you a stylish haven to see and be seen. A lush courtyard with elevated pool and cabanas encourages mingling and sunning. The gourmet restaurant, The Dining Room, offers first class cuisine and hushed intimacy, and the posh rooftop bar summons the ambiance of a chic private club.

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Hotel Shangri-La Rooms

One Bedroom Suite with Gourmet Kitchen
King Bedded Suite with full gourmet kitchen, offers separate living and sleeping areas. Carrara marble bathrooms and living areas with a warm and stylish dcor which include hardwood floors, an Art Deco inspired sofa (some with sleeper sofas), coffee table, 42 inch flat panel TV's, high speed wireless, iPod docking station/alarm clock, and "cuisinette" dining area.
Terrace Suite
King Bedded Suite with french doors leading to a terrace, offers a separate living, sleeping, and a full gourmet Kitchen. Carrara marble bathrooms and living areas with a warm and stylish dcor which include hardwood floors, an Art Deco inspired sofa (some with sleeper sofas), coffee table, 42 inch flat panel TV's, high speed wireless, iPod docking station/alarm clock, and "cuisinette" dining area.
Shangrila Room
Standard room offers an intimate queen bedded sleeping area. Rooms have warm and stylish dcor which include Carrara marble bathrooms, hardwood floors, large flat panel TV, high speed wireless, and an iPod docking station/alarm clock.
Deluxe Ocean View
Deluxe King Bedded rooms with full ocean views offer a comfortable sleeping and working area. Carrara marble bathrooms. Rooms have warm and stylish dcor which include hardwood floors, large flat panel TV, high speed wireless, and an iPod docking station/alarm clock.
One Bedroom Suite
King Bedded Suite offers a separate living, sleeping, and work area. Featuring Carrara marble bathrooms and living spaces with warm and stylish dcor which include hardwood floors, an Art Deco inspired sofa, coffee table, 42 inch flat panel TV's, high speed wireless, and iPod docking station/alarm clock.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (27)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Shangri-La

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
27 out of 27
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.6

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
tourdefrance
Business
Chicago
May 21, 2011

Avoid this hotel

Major charity event at hotel with music so loud it was hard to sleep. Staff seemed to be clueless as to service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
southern Florida
Jul 12, 2010

It's just the facade

I loved staying in the heart of Santa Monica and the hotel's location was perfect. The room was tiny and overlooked a a multi-tiered parking lot. The noise from the pool area was extremely loud and intensified at night. The air conditioner buffered most of the distractions. I thoroughly enjoyed the friendly staff and my room was kept immaculately. I was dissappointed with the lack of amenities ... no coffee pot or refrigerator (only mini-bar). It was not a welcoming room but did have a very comforable queen sized bed. Compared to other visits to LA and Hollywood, having stayed in up-scale hotel's ... this was non-impressive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Located within easy walking distance of shopping, movies, fabulous reataurants, market, Santa Monica Pier. Lots of busses to go to explore Los Angeles and Hollywood.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Nautibuoy
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Jul 29, 2011

Not worth the price

I was in town for business last week and the Shangri-la was very close. As I parked in the valet lot I could hear a large party. Whaddaya know, it was in the Shangri-la! A hoard of 20somethings drunker than drunk. It was 2:30 when I arrived and went to check in and was told I had to wait till 3:00. Really? At 10:00 at night the light fixture over the tub starting gushing water when the person above me took a shower. I called and they said they needed to verify that this was the case and then told me they had no rooms available. When I protested they found me a tiny room in the bottom corner of the hotel. The WORST stay at a hotel I've had in a long time and surely not worth the exorbitant price or the unfriendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
iuly
Business
Seattle, WA, USA
Mar 20, 2012

beatiful view

too small, no fridge, too expensive for the offer.....................................................................................................................................

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BillSF
Business
San Fracnisco
May 21, 2012

Shangri-La Could Step-it-up

WE've stayed at the Shangri-La twice. This most recent trip left a little to be desired. The room smelled like cigarette smoke, desk staff wasn't terribly helpful and housekeeping not very thorough. The upside, location is amazing, nice pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
VictoriaH
Business
Pasadena, CA
Jan 25, 2014

Parking

The hotel itself was pretty ordinary. I wasn't impressed with the parking situation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Disapointed vacationer
Business
New York
Aug 24, 2009

Hotel or nightclub ???

The Hotel itself is in a great location, has a good pool area and loads of potential. Unfortunately the hotel management seems to have distracted by the desire to turn the pool area into a 'hot' spot. The pool staff were rude/unhelpful, the service unbelievably slow (ie had to wait for an hour for a drink, asked for it 3 times too) and the food was very ordinary once you eventually got it. Management should look after their guests first, local 'celebrities' second. Extremely disappointed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

If you like a pool scene and music blaring around the hot tub well into the night, this is the spot for you.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bikenutz
Business
Detroit, MI
May 7, 2009

Shangri La

Everything about the hotel was fantastic. It will be even better when the pool area and restaurant renovation is complete. Hotel staff are extremely congenial and most accomodating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ElMexicano
Business
Mexico
Oct 5, 2012

Hotel Review

Good hotel in a very good location and friendly personnel that makes you fill welcome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Shangri-La

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jeremy Pike
Business
Hepburn springs Victoria Australia
Feb 1, 2014

Beautiful Hotel

I though this hotel was absolutely wonderful and would happily stay there again next time I am in Santa Monica

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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