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Most Popular Booked Santa Monica Hotels

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel $425
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
     
    4.7
    of 5, from 7 reviews
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    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.

    Gateway Hotel Santa Monica $137
    Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

    Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

    1920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
       
      4.6
      of 5, from 12 reviews
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a terrace, and dry cleaning are also offered.

      Shore Hotel $187
      Shore Hotel

      Shore Hotel

      1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
         
        4.6
        of 5, from 16 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. You'll appreciate the spa tub, bar/lounge, and limo/town car service.

        Ocean View Hotel $129
        Ocean View Hotel

        Ocean View Hotel

        1447 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
           
          4.4
          of 5, from 17 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This hotel features free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and valet parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the 24-hour business center. Limo/town car service, dry cleaning, and luggage storage are also on offer.

          Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows $365
          Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

          Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

          101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
             
            4.2
            of 5, from 10 reviews
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            A full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this luxury hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the express check-out, laundry service, and valet parking. Make the most of the 24-hour fitness center and spa tub, and relax with drinks at one of the 2 bars/lounges.

            Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica $169
            Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica

            Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica

            501 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
               
              4.0
              of 5, from 7 reviews
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              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.

              JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot $195
              JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot

              JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot

              1740 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                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.

                Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica $179
                Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica

                Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica

                425 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and valet parking. There's a 24-hour fitness center on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a coffee shop are also provided.

                  Santa Monica Activities

                  Places To Go In Santa Monica

                  Welcome, traveler, to Santa Monica. Your journey has landed you here, and new adventures are calling your name. Now that you’ve arrived, you can stay in the safety and comfort of your hotel and watch the world spin past…or you can embrace this new place you’ve come to. Learn its streets. Meet its people. Learn its history. Your hand is already on the doorknob, isn’t it?

                  Things to Do in Santa Monica

                  You’ll not be wanting for things to do in Santa Monica. Explore the downtown area in search of museums and boutiques…or that next delicious meal. What tickles your fancy? A delectable five-course supper at the restaurant you’ve been hearing about? Or perhaps you’d rather read the paper while sipping hot coffee at one of the cafes scattered throughout town. Take in a show at the theatre, or just walk along down the main thoroughfare, watching people wander past.

                  Why spend hours ruminating over what to do in Santa Monica? Let the possibilities wash over you as you explore this new region. Move out on foot and get to know the area on a more personal level. Find that perfect souvenir at one of the smaller shops, or reinvent your entire artistic aesthetic at your new favorite gallery.

                  Is the wind whispering suggestions in your mind? Rent a car and take it out beyond city limits and into the wild blue yonder. Explore the smaller cities and towns past the border, and get to know the stories behind them. Visit a county fair and let childhood memories wash over you as cotton candy melts in your mouth. Sample hand-made jam at a stop on a forgotten highway, or let the hustle and bustle of modern life sweep you away as you lose yourself in the organized chaos of a modern metropolis. Your choices are endless—and so are the adventures to come.

                  When you book your journey with Travelocity, you’re never far from Santa Monica attractions. After all, the money you save when you plan a trip with us is best spent along the way. Whether it’s the roar of the city you crave, or the quiet solitude that comes with a simpler getaway, everything you need to get started is right here.