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Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica

3.5-star3.5 stars
1001 3rd StSanta MonicaCA90403United States of America

3.5-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Santa Monica Pier
  • Free WiFi
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Tasty breakfast
Great location
Fantastic service
Bar and Beverages
Bar could improve
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Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica

from $275
  • 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


  • Heart of Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica Pier - 21 min walk
  • Venice Beach - 42 min walk
  • Third Street Promenade - 6 min walk
  • Santa Monica Place - 13 min walk
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk - 45 min walk
  • Santa Monica College - 2.2 mi / 3.6 km
  • Santa Monica Museum of Art - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km

Getting around

  • Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal) - 12 min drive
  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 23 min drive
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 27 min drive
  • Van Nuys, CA (VNY) - 28 min drive
  • Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope) - 39 min drive
  • Van Nuys Station - 30 min drive
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 30 min drive
  • Sun Valley Station - 35 min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

About Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica

Historic hotel near the beach with large rooms and free WiFi

Short walk to the shore

The elegant Palihouse Santa Monica is within walking distance of the ocean, 5 blocks from Palisades Park and 6 blocks from Santa Monica State Beach. A 2-block walk through the neighborhood takes you to the boutique shops and restaurants that line the 3rd Street Promenade.

Venice Beach: 11 minutes

An 11-minute drive takes you to the vibrant boardwalk, eccentric street performers, and outdoor attractions of Venice Beach. For something completely different, the permanent collections and traveling exhibits of the Getty Museum can be reached by car in 20 minutes.

Classy design and café

The vintage Mediterranean-inspired design of the exterior and public space creates a stylish ambiance, and convenient amenities include an arranged limo service. You can also rent bikes to easily explore the area, and grab a bite in the café before you head out.

Spacious rooms with WiFi

The historic hotel's 38 spacious, airy guestrooms feature attractive furnishings that bridge the gap between rustic and elegant. All rooms feature modern amenities like free WiFi and HDTV, and some rooms have balconies and full kitchens with refrigerators and stove tops.

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 (4 years old and younger) 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 *

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 on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking 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 -
  • Year Built
  • Elevator/lift
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
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
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast and lunch. Open daily.


On Site

  • Bicycle rentals on site


  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking 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.

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

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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 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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 116 reviews

Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica
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 trip
Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica
Friendly staff, beautiful room, delightful neighborhood!
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica
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 trip
Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica
Gorgeous and Unique. Quiet. Lots of character
Very unique! Gorgeous, well preserved and kept 1920s building. Chic, eclectic style and ambiance. Old California/Hollywood meets hip modern. Lovely staff. Walking in hallways feels like being in the film “Barton Fink.” Very quiet. Good for meetings. Very Clean, comfortable room. Didn’t know what to do with all the pillows! Excellent overall experience, LOVE it
Heather, us2 night trip
Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica
Very Good8.0
Great! but question value 4 amenities shortcoming
Great place to stay for a weekend getaway. The place is not unlike the Georgian a handful of blocks away. Given the price they are charging, the property does not have in-house dining amenities. Definitely a hipster type vibe. The rating is a reflection of amenities and value for the pricing.
Clement, us1 night trip

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