Hotels in Santa Monica, California

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Santa Monica overview

Santa Monica is a budget-friendly place distinct for its beaches and oceanfront. You're sure to appreciate the ample coffee and bar options. Take in some local culture at popular places like J. Paul Getty Museum and TCL Chinese Theatre. Make plans to visit the popular Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach. A family- and business-friendly area, Santa Monica also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Santa Monica

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, Santa Monica has accommodations to fit every need. There are 806 hotels in the Santa Monica area and you can shop as many as 181 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 50%.
  • • 274 2-star hotels with an average price of $65 per night
  • • 248 3-star hotels with an average price of $90 per night
  • • 207 4-star hotels with an average price of $134 per night
  • • 34 5-star hotels with an average price of $285 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 251525 user reviews of Santa Monica hotels:
  • • Oceana Beach Club Hotel (Beach Cities)
  • • Channel Road Inn, A Four Sisters Inn (Beach Cities)
  • • Shore Hotel (Beach Cities)
  • • Ambrose Hotel (Beach Cities)
  • • Palihouse Santa Monica (Beach Cities)

How to get to Santa Monica

Fly in to Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.), 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from downtown Santa Monica. Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope) is the next closest major airport, 14.1 mi (22.7 km) away.

What to see around Santa Monica

Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Santa Monica Pier
  • • 20th Century Fox Studio
  • • Sony Pictures Studios
  • • CBS Television City
  • • Sherman Oaks Castle Park
It's recognized for its beaches, and top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Original Muscle Beach
  • • International Chess Park
  • • Venice Beach
  • • Muscle Beach Venice
  • • Will Rogers State Beach
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window-shopping, here are some favorite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Santa Monica Place
  • • Fisherman's Village
  • • Westfield Century City
  • • Westfield Culver City Shopping Center
  • • Promenade at Howard Hughes Parkway Center
Some top sights in the area include:
  • • University of California Los Angeles
  • • J. Paul Getty Museum
  • • TCL Chinese Theatre
  • • Dolby Theater
  • • Hollywood Bowl

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