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Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica

3.5-star3.5 stars
1001 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA, 90403, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Third Street Promenade
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From 578 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Tasty breakfast
Great location
Fantastic service
Bar could improve

Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica

from $335
  • Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed
  • Grand Studio, 1 King Bed (Residence)
  • Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Grand Studio, 1 Queen Bed (Residence)
  • Classic Room, 2 Twin Beds (Classic Room, 2 Twin Beds)

What’s around Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Third Street Promenade (8-minute walk)
  • Santa Monica Beach (9-minute walk)
  • Montana Avenue (11-minute walk)
  • Santa Monica Pier (12-minute walk)
  • Venice Beach (41-minute walk)
  • J. Paul Getty Museum (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • University of California Los Angeles (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Sony Pictures Studios (6 mi / 9.6 km)

Getting around

  • Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal) - 7 min drive
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 18 min drive
  • Van Nuys, CA (VNY) - 23 min drive
  • Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope) - 30 min drive
  • Long Beach, CA (LGB-Long Beach Municipal) - 35 min drive
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 19 min drive
  • Van Nuys Station - 23 min drive
  • Glendale Transportation Center - 25 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 38 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1927
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast and lunch.



  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Awards and affiliations

  • Palihouse Santa Monica is listed in the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Hot List.

Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica’s small print

Also known as

  • Palihouse
  • Palihouse Hotel
  • Palihouse Hotel Santa Monica
  • Palihouse Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica Palihouse
  • Palihouse Santa Monica Hotel


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 45 per night

Rollaway beds are available for USD 40.0 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 125 per pet, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 122 reviews

Fair 4.0
You Only Get One Shot To Make A First Impression
The hotel lobby and room had an old, musty odor with a hint of sewer gas. Room carpet had stains, and base boards and lamps were dusty. The bathroom was small and the shower was extremely tiny and difficult to shower in (I'm 5'8" 160 lbs). The bed mattress was lumpy and I woke up each morning with a sore back. All of this made my stay very unpleasant. The staff members were extremely friendly and the service was good. Groundskeepers were up every morning making sure the exterior was clean and free of debris. The staff really tries to make up for the physical shortcomings of the hotel. Palihouse could be a very charming place to stay if properly renovated. I recommend the hotel take a look at the St. Anthony in San Antonio, Texas to get an idea of how to modernize a property while retaining its original character.
us2 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Old Hollywood
The Hotel common area felt like Old Hollywood vintage feel. The staff was friendly and warm. The room was gracious and large. My only complaint the carpet in the hall and room appears to be old and smells like dog pee. The hotel is dog friendly so it needs to Replace or clean the carpets more often. I would stay there again because of location and incredible value for the size of the room space you get.
Kimberly, us2 night family trip
Good 6.0
Stay at the Fairmont instead
I wanted to like this place, I really did. It was walkable to a wedding I was attending. But... no coffee in the rooms and $4 in the lobby, $45 valet, thin walls. On the plus side the staff are super great. It's just not my kind of place. I'm more for a botique, minimalist place.
Dan, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Friendly staff, beautiful room, delightful neighborhood!
us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Delightful Spot in the Heart of Santa Monica
This is a delightful boutique hotel just steps from the 3rd Street Promenade and the Santa Monica Beach. Easy access to the pier and terrific restaurants. Plus, the in-house cafe is delish. Lovely lobby with coffee bar; cookies and jelly beans in the afternoon if you need a pick-me-up. The room was well appointed (great bed, shower).
Beth, us2 night business trip

Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica

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