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A stand-out building

Haven't been inside but it is in a dominant location and just love walking past it and enjoying the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
A busy city hall

This is a busy place. There are many high profile cases tried. If you have time, you can easily... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
Samuel M
Los Angeles
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2 weeks ago
“A stand-out building”
3 Aug 2018
“A busy city hall”
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1685 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3295
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+1 310-458-8411
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't been inside but it is in a dominant location and just love walking past it and enjoying the art deco architecture. Helps illustrate why Santa Monica is so different to the rest of L.A.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Right near the promenade...walk by these lovely buildings and see Santa Monica History....surprising location for government building

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

This is a busy place. There are many high profile cases tried. If you have time, you can easily see someone notable.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Samuel M
Reviewed December 23, 2017

The tile surrounding the entrance is the only element of interest for a visit. Interior is mid-20th century industrial. City Council chambers are nicer and more comfortable than most municipalities.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ConduitConsulting
Reviewed December 1, 2017

Go inside if its open. The lobby and stairs are a testament to a time when construction and craftsmanship mattered. Really beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Judy A
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon it. It's across the steer from a really cool park. The building is beautiful. We didn't go inside, but thought it was cool enough from a distance to walk over and check it out.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 638JenniferK638
Reviewed August 8, 2017

There is nothing to see here folks. The buildings are not unique and are quite bland. The courthouse is located near as is the police department. Unless you have business there, I can not think of one reason you would want to go there, unless...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank elizabethlascheid
Reviewed May 15, 2017

I have been in this building many times. I used to volunteer as a Commissioner for the City of Santa Monica. You can generally come here Tuesday nights to listen to a City Council Meeting or even grab a "chit" (small sheet of paper) to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Melissa D
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Walk through City Hall. Take your time and stroll though early 20th Century Santa Monica. Check out the photos, too.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank SMOgal
Reviewed August 24, 2015

Really pretty building designed in the art deco style. wouldnt do more than just drive by or walk by- it is a public office building really nothing to do but look at it. but nice look!

Date of experience: August 2015
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