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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
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
Bar and Beverages
Bar could improve
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From 477 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica

from $355
  • 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)

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 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.

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 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
  • Venice Beach - 41 min walk
  • Third Street Promenade - 6 min walk
  • Santa Monica Place - 13 min walk
  • Santa Monica Beach - 21 min walk
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk - 44 min walk
  • Santa Monica College - 2.2 mi / 3.6 km

Getting around

  • Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal) - 12 min drive
  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 22 min drive
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Van Nuys, CA (VNY) - 27 min drive
  • Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope) - 38 min drive
  • Van Nuys Station - 30 min drive
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 30 min drive
  • Sun Valley Station - 35 min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 121 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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Palihouse Santa Monica, Santa Monica

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