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Palihouse Santa Monica

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The employees here are absolutely wonderful. They provided us with excellent customer service, without the feeling that they were providing "service." That is, there was a genuine friendliness about them that made us feel like they were our hosts, and not our "help." We will absolutely return (hopefully).

Too loud from Outside, Old Windows Not closing properly, Too cold in the Room in the Night . Food only on Weekend , Too difficult to park the car , Prize Too much , bathroom very small, tap Running all Time

Incredibly hip without attitude. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Feels like the unique home we all want to have! Location is great. Short hop to Abbott Kinney, Montana and Brentwood Country Mart. Can’t wait to return!

Stayed for just a single night sadly, but what a wonderful place this is. Built in the 1920s it exudes class. Room 111 is all you could ask for in a suite. Staff were professional, courteous and welcoming. So what can you expect? Pretty much the opposite of a large franchise hotel. It's small, quiet, has a lobby/lounge like an old home, not a hotel, which also is home to a small coffee bar that churns out great espresso. Small garden out back and a larger one out front are a great spot to enjoy said coffee, or perhaps a glass of wine (bring your own). The grounds, the common areas and the suites are beautifully maintained, beautifully furnished and truly unique. A few caveats - there is no alcohol licence so it is BYOB. The building is also not air-conditioned. It was 29deg C (so around mid 80s for Americans) when I was there and the fans plus open windows did a good job of keeping it cool. No parking on site. The hotel provides you three or four options (including valet), but the just summer months could make parking tricky. All of these are fully declared in their website, and would not give me even the slightest pause in booking again. It's a wonderful property, and we will be back without a doubt.

One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. The staff are friendly and conscientious, the decor is beautiful and the gardens are lovely. There is a wonderful foyer where you can eat and the food is excellent.

Outstanding service from friendly staff and wonderful location in Santa Monica near shops and the Pier. You won't find a better place to stay in Santa Monica than the Palihouse. We were able to get around on foot and the restaurants in the area were fantastic.

Not satisfied at all. Outdated and dirty rooms. Great and friendly staff. the hotel ıs not close to beach. Also you can hear street noise and passing cars noise from your room. No heat or AC in the room.

We just can’t get over how perfectly charming this hotel was. We came here for our anniversary, and they did an amazing job making it special. The room was lovely, the service was some of the best we’ve ever had, and we will definitely be recommending to everyone!

We found the hotel on a walk and wandered in. We love the way they have honored the historic building while adding comfort and style. We were within a few blocks of restaurants and shopping, but in a quiet area of Santa Monica. Our room had a great view of the ocean a few blocks away. The staff were helpful and cheerful, and we loved our stopover between long flights out of LAX.

Such a nice location with fresh ocean air, lots of greenery and beautifully decorated down to the last detail. Feels like coming home to peace and quiet, close to Montana which is great shopping , restaurants and cafes and close enough to make the drive to downtown la for work bearable. Love it and wish I could spend more time everytime I come.

1001 3rd St Santa Monica CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Santa Monica Pier
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk

Santa Monica Pier is within a mile (2 km) of Palihouse Santa Monica, and other popular attractions like Venice Beach are within a few miles (5 km). This 38-room, 3.5-star hotel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café, along with free in-room WiFi. It's in central Santa Monica and also close to Santa Monica College and Santa Monica Place.


Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


All 38 rooms feature free local calls and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, along with 40-inch LCD TVs. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.

Property features

Awarded Conde Nast Hot List status in 2014, Palihouse Santa Monica features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a garden. Valet parking is available for USD 45 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the area. This smoke-free hotel also has a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Room, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Grand Studio, 1 King Bed (Residence)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 425 reviews