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Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica

3.5-star3.5 stars
1001 3rd StSanta MonicaCA90403United States of AmericaGreat location! See map

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

from $295
  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed
  • Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Room Selected at Check-In
  • 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)

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
  • 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
  • Elevator/lift
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • 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 and the 2014 Travel + Leisure 500.

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.

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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica


  • Heart of Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica Pier - 20 min walk
  • Palisades Park - 5 min walk
  • Santa Monica Place - 12 min walk
  • Camera Obscura - 15 min walk
  • Venice Beach - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Santa Monica College - 2.2 mi / 3.6 km
  • PALISADES PARK - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km

Getting around

  • Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal) - 13 min drive
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 22 min drive
  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 23 min drive
  • Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope) - 37 min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 120 reviews

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
Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica
Very Good8.0
Lovely property in a great location but in need of some updates. There is no AC but not a climate problem with the windows open, except for the people talking on the patio late evening and early AM. Very charming. Excellent breakfast and great staff. We chose this as an overnight/ day stay before a flight to Australia rather than a blah airport hotel near LAX
Thomas, us1 night romance trip
Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica
Gorgeous, Historic Getaway
This was a seriously magnificent stay. I had booked a standard queen room but upon arrival was notified that I was given a penthouse suite! This hotel felt a little bit spooky from its historical age but the updates were beautiful, kind of like a mildly eerie Anthropologie. Luxe furniture, gorgeous mirrored vanity room, amazingly beautiful bathroom, and two huge sets of french doors that flanked the plush bed. 10/10 would stay again. This was seriously dreamy and made an otherwise mildly stressful trip really enjoyable. Valet was a breeze, as well! Only negative comment is that for some reason there wasn't a coffee maker in the room, perhaps because it wouldn't have jived well with the aesthetic. In any case, was happy to hop downstairs to enjoy a quick cup from the in-lobby coffee bar.
Molly, us1 night business trip
Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica
Santa Monica's Best Hotel
Palihouse is the best hotel in Santa Monica, and its staff is the best in the city. My wife and I love it there, and the only place we will stay in when we're in town.
Daniel, us3 night family trip
Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica
Horrible staff and management
Beautiful place, HORRIBLE service. No one that works there knows what they are doing, reputation is horrible as is- thought they would take this into consideration over the last few years. Honestly? Stay anywhere else to save yourself the energy of dealing w management here. GM refused to talk on phone or on email because "unavailable" when there was a sincere issue w the room.
Priya, us1 night business trip

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