When I’m in Los Angeles, I always make sure to spend some days in Santa Monica. Santa Monica is a suburb of L.A. with a lot of great beaches. The 3rd street promenade with its shops is really popular. You can also do a nice beach walk there or spend some time at Pier 1 Santa Monica. For sure there are more nice places in Santa Monica and the atmosphere is really relaxed there. During the weekend you can see a lot of famous people spending their time in Santa Monica.
Hotels in Santa Monica
If you want to spend your holiday in Santa Monica, you have to decide, where you want to stay and how much money you want to spend. There are a lot of hotels in Santa Monica and I would like to present you the ones I´ve already been to.
The “Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows” is located near to the promenade. It is not the newest hotel in Santa Monica but rather classic and traditional furnished. Nevertheless I would recommend spending some nights there. www.fairmont.com/santa-monica/
The hotel “Shangri-La” is located opposite the Fairmont Hotel. I didn’t spend a night there but I visited the rooftop bar and lounge. You have to come here for at least one drink – The view is amazing! https://www.shangrila-hotel.com/
“Shutters on the Beach” is an excellent hotel in Santa Monica. It is situated directly on the beautiful beach walk.In the hotel you will also find the great restaurant “Coast” with its integrated winter garden. You can get a nice and healthy breakfast there and not only the typical Americanone. https://www.shuttersonthebeach.com/
The hotel “Le Meridien” is a good choice if you won´t spend too much money on your accommodation. It offers its guests good prices and rooms that are totally alright. It is located a little bit outside of the center of Santa Monica. You will need about 15 – 20 minutes to reach the beach walk and I won´t recommend to walk; this will take around 30 minutes or more. https://www.lemeridiendelfina.com/en/lemeridien
A mixture of all the accommodations I told of is the hotel “Loews” in Santa Monica. https://www.loewshotels.com/Santa-Monica-Beach-Hotel The location is good because even though it is not situated directly on the beach walk, you only have to cross a small street and you will be on the beach. From the hotel you have a nice sea view and you can also see Pier 1. Furthermore you can easily walk into the center of Santa Monica. The hotel Loews is a good choice because it offers its guests a nice pool area with torches in the evening and comfortable rooms.
To cut a long story short: I can recommend all of the hotels!