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Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I enjoyed the hotel very much. I mainly was just in the hotel to sleep. I would not recommend it for someone who views the hotel part of there over all experience. For me it was perfect, clean, and the pool was nice. Location was my favorite part.

This hotel is a Santa Monica icon. Built in 1939 but beautifully updates not long ago. Rooftop bar is unique and is a must see for young tourists. The lobby and pool areas make you feel like you stepped back in time, in a good way.

Friendly and usefully staff in any matter. The hotel is located front sea close to all day/night life in Santa Monica. Perfect stay, will go again for sure...julien

Great experience at Shangri La. The staff was exceptionally welcoming, the hotel and room alike were gorgeous. Perfect location. No complaints here.

My family spent a few nights here after a week at Disneyland. What a wonderful ending to a great trip. This hotel was spacious, comfortable, well appointed and close to everything. The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and made the stay that much better. I will definitely be back!!

Perfect location, amazing hotel staff! Love the ocean view and roof top bar. We stayed on the first floor and still had a great ocean view, some street noise from pedestrians and traffic. We would definitely stay here again.

Nice hotel, we would book here again. Some issues with our first room but the friendly staff too care of everything.

Our stay was awesome! It was very clean and had everything we needed there.

There was a problem with our initial room... Front desk bent over backwards to change our room the following day. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Our first room was tiny! We were in a handicap accessible room the second night.... Much bigger! Rooms could use a redo.... Very dated.... But immaculate!

Hotel was great location. Just did not care for the configuration of the rooms or how dark the hotel was

The value of the hotel was not worth the money I spent. The decor was very plain and the room layout was very narrow and had poor flow.

Hotel was clean and the service was great. Area was perfect and we were right in the middle of everything. I would recommend.

Entry to hotel and rooms is less than impressive but necessary due to location. Sliding glass inside windows is effective at limiting noise from busy road in front of hotel. Beautiful views, small but well appointed rooms. Very attentive and courteous staff.

Unbeatable location and cool property at a good rate.

Right from the start when the hotel driver picked us up from the airport he was on time and courteous. From there it just kept getting better. I highly recommend this hotel.

The staff were very nice and helpful. The best part of staying at this hotel was that it was so close to the beach. Also it located near were all the store, restaurants and bars so we didn't need to drive much. Only problem was that the hotel had valet only parking but overall i loved it

Miesha= Thank you for the surprise birthday Treat for Brandi. That was so very nice of you to do that. Lindsay= Thank you for helping me with my return flight paper work, it helped us make the return to the airport so very easy. These Ladies at the Front Desk are what makes a great place like this so much better !!! To the man and woman working out by the pool- lounge area, Thank you for taking time to cut Brandi's cake and the light candle on the plate. This made our final night perfect. Our next time back to Cali. hope to see you again. Gene & Mary

Great location, very noisy, young drunks on the weekend.

Location, location, location. & that is what you're paying for here. You can drive 30 minutes to Hollywood, Venice Beach, and on a good day, Downtown L.A from the hotel. Being in my early 20's the rooftop happy hour was a nice feature. The rooftop bar can get loud some nights but since we were there to have a good time it didn't bother us. The hotel parking was expensive however convenient. Research on surrounding lots could be beneficial. The food was great & the pool was clean. The staff on the other hand could have been more welcoming. Most had an attitude and seemed annoyed by us coming in and out. Since the beach was half a block away, my boyfriend and I felt we could go back to the room in-between activities to change clothes or grab waters, but for some reason it bothered the staff. I gave a low score on value because other than the location & view from your room, you don't get much out of how much you pay. Feeling stressed after a long commute? Better stop at a CVS or a bar for a drink because their provided mini bar was more expensive than the drinks on the plane.

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

1301 Ocean Ave Santa Monica CA

Located in Beach Cities within a short walk of Santa Monica Pier, Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Venice Beach. This 4-star hotel has 70 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Santa Monica and also close to Santa Monica College and Santa Monica Place.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at The Dining Room, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.


The 70 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 50-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Free newspapers, free local calls, and laptop-compatible safes are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available for USD 42 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a conference center, express check-out, and free newspapers.