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Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica

1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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    5 Mar 15, 2014
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    4 Aug 30, 2013
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    Connie Pistilli
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    4 Aug 12, 2013
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    Netta Denes Drimer
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    5 Dec 23, 2013

    Great hotel in a great location! We came here for a spontaneous weekend with the kids and wanted a place in a walking distance from all the main attractions in the area. The staff was super nice and very helpful, they upgraded our room just so we'll have extra room for the kids and we got a room with a great ocean view. The rooms are pretty small and crowded (not sure we could have survived without the upgrade). The hotel has lots of amazing facilities we didn't have the chance to check since there is just so many things to do in the area.

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  • Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica
    Erin Mayo
    4 Aug 30, 2013

    Beautifully renovated, w/ a great location. This hotel has a great rooftop, pool, and restaurant. If you don't stay here its worth visiting just for the pool or rooftop bar.

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    Brklyn2LA
    2 Apr 14, 2013

    Only came here for brunch because we had a groupon and they had bottomless mimosas. It was just OK. I would rather go to the Huntley hotel instead.

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  • Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica
    Tiger Erikson
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Kind of a weird hotel, but in a good way. My room appeared to be themed black, and was pretty stark. But I guess that’s a certain style, and it was consistent throughout the hotel. There were parties going on almost every night, but I didn’t attend any. The concierge was very helpful in helping me set up day trips and transportation (The Getty Museum, Hollywood, and more). I liked the hotel for its comfort, staff and restaurant, but next time would stay somewhere a bit quieter.

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    Nicholas D
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Hotel Shangri-La is a quirky spot at home where it is. The black and pink theme of the lobby confused me, but the rest of the hotel served up clean art-deco design that fit well with the beachy attitude of the area. My room was very nice and had a 180 degree ocean view (The higher the floor, the better your view will be, so be sure to ask) And I must mention the bathtub, which was massive. I often felt like going out anywhere else and night was a crime because the parties at the hotel were so good! It is a popular hangout for European celebrities and artists, and the crowd that rolls with such people is sure a lot of fun. So yes, this hotel certainly counts as one kind of Shangri-La.

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    Hannah Lee
    4 Jul 07, 2012

    Great HH until 7pm with ocean view!!! You can't go wrong with Korean BBQ slides + tater tots!

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    4 Aug 06, 2011
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Description

Hotel Shangri-La is a chic boutique hotel in downtown Santa Monica. It sits just across the street from Palisades Park, from which stairs lead down to the beach. Its high ground location gives most of its rooms stunning ocean views. The restaurant and poolside bar offer an eclectic seasonal menu, and are popular nightlife spots for revelers. The hotel also operates a penthouse bar that often feels ... read more
more like a Hollywood club. A twenty-four hour gym is available to all guests, and a classy courtyard houses a pool and many cabanas. Free wireless Internet is available across the grounds and in every guest room.

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Hi Speed Internet
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Meeting Rooms
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Family Rooms
  • Safe
  • Mini Bar In Room

Reviews Summary

Very Good!740 reviews across the web.

  • Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
  • Location
    100% liked the proximity to shopping.
  • Service
    93% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Ambiance
    89% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Hotel
    84% thought it was clean.
  • Grounds
    Pool was lovely, according to 77%.
  • Beach
    Wonderful beach.

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