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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
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  • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
    Dror Berman
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    4 Oct 22, 2011
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    Travis Katz
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    3 Jul 31, 2013

    This is a gigantic, very corporate feeling mega-hotel. The location on the beach is good. The rooms were well kept but nothing special - many don't have views. The pool area was also pretty small and generally underwhelming. Not a bad stay, but nothing to write home about.

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  • Loews Santa Monica Beach HotelPro 2014
    Ryan Windsor (Reserve123)
    5 Jul 07, 2014

    This gorgeous hotel in Santa Monica is ultra hip and swanky. The location is hard to beat, with easy access to all of the shopping and beach activities that the area has to offer.

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  • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
    Cara B
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    4 Oct 06, 2013

    Come and stay with me at Secret Garden Santa Monica and then join the gym for a month membership at Lowe's Beach Hotel. ($175) Club Facilities: All these may not apply for one month membership, but many do!
    Full-service workout facility, including Expresso interactive training bikes / TechnoGym equipment / Cybex strength training/ Precor weight-plate machine /Free-weights / fitness accessories for varied balance and strength techniques
    Group Fitness studio with 30 classes per week: yoga, Pilates, spinning, kickboxing, etc.
    Access to pool and Jacuzzi for fitness use
    Spa and changing area with lockers, showers and additional amenities
    Dry sauna & eucalyptus steam room
    Added Member Benefits Include:
    Two guest day passes for fitness center
    One 25-minute spa service
    One hour personal wellness session with a State of the Heart fitness trainer
    20% discount on all regularly-priced spa and salon services
    20% off regularly-priced items on Ocean and Vine, Papillion and Blue Streak Pool menus
    20% discount off prevailing room rate at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel at the time of reservation. Does not apply to contract rates.
    Every 12 months of continuous membership (without freezes) receive one complimentary spa service and one deluxe room at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel (excepting blackout dates from July 1 to August 31)
    Periodic open house/ member receptions
    Periodic member events/participation in sporting events
    Select discounts at local businesses

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  • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
    Kelly Lees
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    4 Dec 31, 2012

    I really like this hotel. Great location right in the beach. Fantastic service. In the evenings you can sit outside around fire pits. The rooms are nicely decorated and comfortable. Nice heated pool. It frustrates me that they charge for wifi.

    I highly recco mend the fish tacos!

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  • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
    Lua Naquin
    5 Oct 05, 2012

    This place is RIGHT on the beach and the rooms have gorgeous views of Santa Monica. The staff is friendly, accommodating and very professional. I only stayed one night, but I will definitely go back! :)

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  • Loews Santa Monica Beach HotelPro 2014
    Tammy Intrepid A.
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Recently had my second stay at Loews, eight years after my first. At that time I referred to my stay as my best hotel experience ever. Although there were many differences in the circumstances of my second stay, nothing diminished my initial opinion. Great pool scene, excellent other amenities, friendly staff. Walking distance to the Pier and the Mall. My one caveat is: If you receive a certificate for breakfast brunch, clarify with both the host and the waitstaff what you get for your cert.

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  • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
    Nicholas D
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Really, what more to say that the previous reviewers haven't? As Travis wrote, the Loews feels very corporate and impersonal. This is probably out of necessity, as they host a ton of conferences and have a constantly high turnover. However, this is negative is more than balanced out by the hotel's superb location and amenities. 30 second walk to the beach, <5 minutes walk from the SM pier and the 3rd St Promenade...can't beat that! As Chris wrote, the gym is key (but often crowded...) If it is full, just run on the beach. Make sure to eat at nearby ChaCha Chicken, a low-key local joint that serves up the best jerk I've had outside of Jamaica.

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  • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
    Christopher Tatum
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    From the moment you enter the hotel the lobby is grand with a glass ceiling the height of the hotel. It allows amazing light in but never direct light. Its comfortable and tranquil. Feels like a resort. There is complementary fresh lemonade for guest and visitors and its just the thing you need to cool down from the warm Santa Monica weather outside. There is a beautiful and relaxing hotel bar off the lobby and in almost every direction you look you have a view of the ocean. There is nothing but glass, glass, glass everywhere. Its like the ultimate indoor/outdoor space. Then the pool area is just as beautiful. There are sweeping views of the ocean and seating right off the pool with each table having its own personal fire pit in the middle. No tacky heat lamps here. You get real fire at the Loews. The fitness area and spa are also very nice. Its larger than most hotel gyms and there is every piece of equipment one might need to stay in shape. This could very well be your home gym. It has everything. And the rooms are very spacious and comfortable, flat screen TVs, modern contemporary decor and luxurious bathrooms. This place is where you need to be when visiting Santa Monica. Decor, ambiance, and convenience to the pier and beaches make this place 5 stars!

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  • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
    Cindy Chen
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    I loved that this hotel is dog friendly. When you go to your room there's a little dog dish and dog treat waiting for your four legged friend.

    I loved that this hotel is right on the beach.

    It's walking distance (a nice stroll with the dog) to the piers.

    It's near some fun stuff.

    Too bad I was just there for a conference and not a real vacation.

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  • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
    Asa Saperstein
    4 Jul 20, 2012

    Stay there when power goes out but still a great place to stay if in town.

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  • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
    Roxanna Castillo-Leonardo
    4 Jun 08, 2013
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Description

Located in Santa Monica, this beachfront hotel is near the Santa Monica Pier. Additional attractions include Venice Beach and the Third Street Promenade.

Features.
Dining options at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. The property's full service health spa has beauty services. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms and audio/visual equipment. High speed Internet access is available free of charge in public areas. This Santa Monica property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Wedding services and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. A total renovation of this property was completed in December 2009.

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Guestrooms.
There are 342 guestrooms at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Beds come with premium bedding. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, LCD TVs, and designer toiletries. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer multi-line phones, CD players, and voicemail. Televisions are 42-inches with a flat screen. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, minibars, blackout drapes/curtains, and electronic check out. Guests may request refrigerators, microwaves, and hypo allergenic bedding. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available upon request.



Notifications and Fees:

  • There are no room charges for children 18 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US$ 36.30 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

OverviewEdit

4.0 out of 5
12 members' reviews
Very Good! - 80% of guests recommend
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Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pets Allowed
  • Data Ports
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sauna
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Video Check Out
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Family Rooms
  • Safe
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Mini Bar In Room

Reviews Summary

Very Good!1122 reviews across the web.

  • Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
  • Guests consider it an awesome beach hotel.
  • Location
    99% appreciated the closeness to the beach.
  • Grounds
    87% loved the outdoor sports facilities.
  • Service
    87% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Hotel
    86% thought it was clean.
  • Restaurant
    71% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
  • Beach
    Wonderful beach.

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