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Most Frequently Booked Santa Monica Hotels

$425
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0 1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
4.7/5
(7 Reviews)
This hotel features an outdoor pool, a health club, and a restaurant. Families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities and in-room childcare. Unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy free perks like WiFi in public areas and an area shuttle.
$169
Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica

Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica

2.5 out of 5.0 501 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
4/5
(7 Reviews)
This hotel features an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Free breakfast is served.
$195
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot

JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot

4.0 out of 5.0 1740 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
A full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 11 conference rooms, business center, and valet parking. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free WiFi.

Santa Monica Car Rentals & Travel Guide

With year-round sunshine, a laid-back vibe, and broad stretch of white sand abutting the bay, Santa Monica is the ultimate Southern California beach city. It's a fabulous destination for families and couples alike, offering a fun-filled pier, opportunities for water sports, and shops galore. With Santa Monica rental cars, you can enjoy all of this, plus close access to the many and varied tourist attractions of the coast and wider Los Angeles area.

Driving Through Santa Monica

You don't need to be concerned about finding parking when you rent a car in Santa Monica—the downtown area features numerous free multi-story parking lots, and metered street parking is also widely available. Know that one of the city's main tourist attractions, the Third Street Promenade, is for pedestrians only along three blocks between Broadway and Wilshire Boulevard. Park nearby and stroll along the wide promenade, watching street performers, as you browse a wide array of shops and restaurants. At the southern end is Santa Monica Place, a shopping mall that's notable as one of renowned architect Frank Gehry's earliest works. Also be aware of street closures for Santa Monica Farmers Markets at three different locations, three days a week. If you want to make the most of vacation packages in Los Angeles, drive out of Santa Monica and go up the coast to scenic, serene Malibu, or down to bohemian, artsy Venice. Los Angeles rental cars make it easy to reach any destination. The I-10 starts in Santa Monica and will take you to downtown Los Angeles, home to major cultural and entertainment venues including the Staples Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Grammy Museum at L.A. Live. Allow extra time to reach your destination—the Los Angeles section of the I-10 is one of the busiest freeways in the nation.

Ready for road tripping through Southern California? On Travelocity, you can search over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide, and find the best deals on flights, accommodations, and cheap car rentals in Santa Monica.

Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Santa Monica car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Santa Monica, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.

How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Car in Santa Monica?

The cheapest car rentals in Santa Monica found within the past 7 days were $12 per day. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.