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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

When choosing a hotel I wanted one that was on the beach with a pool. The pictures that showed this hotel led me to believe it was actually on the beach- it was not. The pictures of the fire pits with some rooms look so great- but don't pay the extra 100 for them- they are on ground floor right in front of the road. The pool looks huge in the pictures- it is not. The rooms were ok. For the cost of them I would have expected higher quality bedding, and larger rooms. We did arrive early and they got us in immediately which we really appreciated.

awesome location and awesome staff, definitely would stay there again

The staffs were great! Called the front desk and requested a late check out so I could enjoy my view while having lunch was awesome!

We loved the outdoor swimming pool, spa and the fireplaces

Very pleased with our stay. We showed up early to drop off our luggage and the front desk was very accommodating. Within a few minutes they secured a suite for us and we were able to check-in and drop off our luggage. The suite appeared to be recently remodeled and was beautiful. We had a great view of the beach and the Santa Monica pier from our room.

This is our second time, we loved our room with private balcony and fire pit, staff are very kind and friendly, very clean. Good was my favorite the kids pizza, breakfast and snacks. One thing I found frustrating the privacy sign... The hole that insets into the handle was too big, hence every time you walked in or out it kept falling down, I think 1 point someone was walking past and put clean room, we were only in an hour.

Such nice people all through the hotel. Makes me want to move to Southern CA.

The hotel was very nice and the location was incredible - right on the beach and took long morning walks on the beach. It was very relaxing time - just wanted I personally needed.

Great spot in Santa Monica, but bring a big, fat wallet. A very small amount of chairs around the pool. Half the staff was far too snooty for their own good. At such a high price, I expected better treatment.

You cannot find a better location! At the beach, near the pier and Promenade, with pool sight to the ocean! Everybody very nice!

Great hotel and location. Room with balcony overlooking pool, hot tub, and Santa Monica beach central. Yet quiet and peaceful.

The hotel was beautiful! Easy walking to pier and beach! Hotel staff was very friendly! Without a doubt will stay here again next time. Food from room service was prompt and very good. Love the outside firepits, pool and the bar area. Room itself was very clean and plenty of room. View was awesome!

Everything is great about the Hotel except the noise level. I was there on a weekend and both friday and saturday were really noisy. They had loud parties on the 6th floor conference rooms (I was on the 7th floor). It is definitely not a hotel to relax and sleep early, unless you are located on the area far from the middle of the hotel. They have a few of these rooms but they were booked so I couldn't move. Thank God I did not have the kids with me. No other complaints about it. (oh, Spa not that great and service was ok, not worth the $.)

the amenities are lovely.; the setting is desirable; the structure is nicely laid-out for a beachside and pooll/resort hotel. The wait staff was consistently less than helpful. I'm referring to restaurant and bar staffing. They are not accommodating and seem rude or disinterested. this was such a consistent problem that it seems there must be some management problem in that area. Also, menus need a liitle up-dating. Cleaning of room could have been better.

I would recomend to stay at this hotel. Everyone was very helpful.

We arrived at 5 and our room was not ready (not good), but they got us into a room in about 20 minutes and comped breakfasts for our stay. The breakfast buffet was very good (belgian waffles, etc). Also had an AC problem one evening, fixed in 5 minutes. View of the Pier is great with fire pits at night.

We had a great time. The room was fine, the location was fabulous and the breakfast at the restaurant was great. The staff was courteous and friendly.

I am really not into bashing businesses. But I will mention some of the things that concerned me. $34.20 per day for parking for hotel guests,WOW! $4 room service fee. But wait, on top of that $4 fee is a $3.50 in room dining fee. My room that claims to have balconies aren't actually balconies, it's more like a ledges. It's roughly a foot deep and six feet wide. They also did something I wasn't accustomed to. They charged my credit card a day before I checked out. Never happen in my past experiences, just thought it was weird. No free WI-FI. They don't grant late checkouts. The morning after we ordered room service, they came up at 10am, knocked on the door and asked for their dishes. Some of the nicer things, Steps from Santa Monica pier, 10 minute walk to downtown shopping, nice staff, and nice restaurants. But was it worth the it? You'll have to experience it yourself.

When we travel to L.A. we always stay here. Front desk staff less hospitable than in the past. Hotel less decorated out for the holiday. Room ammenities and pleasantries went downhill. Hot tub overcrowded. Less plush, did not feel like a luxury room, over-priced for what we got. Disappointed in maid service. Had to request room be made up. 4p check-in seems late to me. Came at 3:15 p, but made to wait.

I had not stayed @ Loew's on the beach in Santa Monica in years and always found it pleasant and of high quality. Upon checking in I was given a very "so-so" room they explained was consistent w my rate. The refrigerator had conked out days prior and a musty stale smell in the room along w very loud flushing of adjoining room toilets throughout the night. In the am, they told me they could not switch my room. At the same time I was having major "speed" issues w their internet and after 2 hours of "testing" w their off premise experts they blamed it on "local traffic" which was not accurate.I called [...] and they had me check out and refunded my remaining nights.I moved across the street to a better room @ less money and free internet that worked, and oh yeah, LOEWS , internet is 11.95, and if you want to use their gym, the gym IN THE HOTEL it's TEN DOLLARS.Never, Ever, Ever again.

1700 Ocean Ave Santa Monica CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Santa Monica Pier
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Santa Monica Pier is a short stroll from Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, and other popular attractions like Venice Beach are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 347 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also near Santa Monica College and Santa Monica Place.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

The 347 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

At Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. Valet parking is available for USD 45.00 per night, and there's also a free area shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 14 meeting rooms.

Room options

Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Partial Ocean View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

City Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed (Coastline View)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Everyone (6) Business (3) Couples (3) Family (9) Other (3) Friends (2)
4

great location

Everyone

When choosing a hotel I wanted one that was on the beach with a pool. The pictures that showed this hotel led me to believe it was actually on the beach- it was not. The pictures of the fire pits with some rooms look so great- but don't pay the extra 100 for them- they are on ground floor right in front of the road. The pool looks huge in the pictures- it is not. The rooms were ok. For the cost of them I would have expected higher quality bedding, and larger rooms. We did arrive early and they got us in immediately which we really appreciated.

By , from D. on Apr 9, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 21, 2017

Dear Mischelle, Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to review our hotel. We are disappointed to learn that we failed to meet your expectations and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please know that we offer fire pit rooms in two separate locations with pricing set according to the location. The Fire Pit rooms located on the first floor and indeed do not offer ocean views. The Ocean Front Fire Pit rooms are located on the fifth floor. These rooms offer ocean views and are priced accordingly. We apologize that this distinction was not explained to you when making your reservation. Please be assured that we will follow-up on this to make sure that the difference is explained appropriately in the future. We appreciate your business and hope you will give us another opportunity to be of service to you in the future. Sincerely, Sean Steenson Hotel Manager

5
Everyone

awesome location and awesome staff, definitely would stay there again

By on Dec 13, 2016

5
Everyone

The staffs were great! Called the front desk and requested a late check out so I could enjoy my view while having lunch was awesome!

By on Dec 12, 2016

5

nice hotel/resort like. extremely friendly stuff.

Everyone

We loved the outdoor swimming pool, spa and the fireplaces

By on Jul 14, 2016

5

great hotel near the beach.

Everyone

Very pleased with our stay. We showed up early to drop off our luggage and the front desk was very accommodating. Within a few minutes they secured a suite for us and we were able to check-in and drop off our luggage. The suite appeared to be recently remodeled and was beautiful. We had a great view of the beach and the Santa Monica pier from our room.

By on Jun 9, 2016

3

2nd time huge improvements amazing as always

Everyone

This is our second time, we loved our room with private balcony and fire pit, staff are very kind and friendly, very clean. Good was my favorite the kids pizza, breakfast and snacks. One thing I found frustrating the privacy sign... The hole that insets into the handle was too big, hence every time you walked in or out it kept falling down, I think 1 point someone was walking past and put clean room, we were only in an hour.

By , from dhesi on May 2, 2016

5

great staff

Singles

Such nice people all through the hotel. Makes me want to move to Southern CA.

By on Oct 14, 2015

4

relaxation in santa monica

Singles

The hotel was very nice and the location was incredible - right on the beach and took long morning walks on the beach. It was very relaxing time - just wanted I personally needed.

By on Dec 2, 2014

4

location location location

Families

Great spot in Santa Monica, but bring a big, fat wallet. A very small amount of chairs around the pool. Half the staff was far too snooty for their own good. At such a high price, I expected better treatment.

By on Jul 9, 2014

5

great location

BusinessTravelers

You cannot find a better location! At the beach, near the pier and Promenade, with pool sight to the ocean! Everybody very nice!

By on Jun 2, 2014