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Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica

1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1019
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#27 of 38 hotels in Santa Monica
Overlooking the Pacific since 1939, Hotel Shangri-La is a dramatic beacon of Art Deco beauty, Hollywood allure, and Los Angeles history. Perched on a high bluff, mere steps from the beach, this timeless Santa Monica boutique hotel has undergone a meticulous $30 million redesign -- promising you an idyllic haven of rejuvenation.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Art Deco Style
Great View
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markT3044YN wrote a review Feb. 2021
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The location is very convenient. Located close to downtown, the beach and the Demitasse (one of my favored coffee shop in Santa Monica). It's also surrounded by great Italian restaurants. Due to COVID, I avoided the inviting pool, but I did spend much of my time in their in-room hot tub. Their staff was very friendly, and the delicious breakfast always arrived with a smile. My stay and Shangri-la gives me fond memory of Santa Monica even in the bleak COVID times, and I'm hoping to revisit in better times.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
JamaicaK wrote a review Feb. 2021
Los Angeles, Ca.14 contributions22 helpful votes
My wife arranged a birthday/ R n R getaway for a night. This establishment came recommended by our daughter who works for the City of Santa Monica, and as you can see by their website they are not cheap. She arranged our stay through Expedia and according to Expedia we were to get a ocean front room and received a ocean view instead. A bait and switch I can’t confirm but Expedia shows you the room of your request. The hotel stated that they displayed the wrong room 🤔. We travel and have used Expedia extensively and they are usually spot on with the accommodation information. Also most well managed hotels and resorts notify you of potential annoying construction noise on and off the property should that be a deal breaker, not in this case. We were informed at check in the pool and jacuzzi would close at 9pm. We chose to use the jacuzzi around 5:30-5:45 which by the way only had a few jets working. Since it was just the two of us, we delt with it. At approximately 6:45 two hotel workers showed up to work on the jacuzzi unprompted and started to turn it on and off and adjust the jets. After about 15 minutes of off and on they finally had the whole thing working. At 7:30 they turned off the jacuzzi and the lights to the pool as well. Didn’t take us long to get the message, we left back to our room. At approximately 8pm we called and inquired about the noise outside our room and were told that was caused by the steel plates being driven over, and it was our tough luck. Today at checkout we mentioned these issues again and were told the manager would contact us, he did, offered us twenty five dollars off ?! That doesn’t even cover the cost of the parking. Your property is 6 floors and there might have been a couple other rooms occupied, so they could have moved us. At least offered. The jacuzzi issue is on another level, could it be WHO we are I don’t know and I honestly believe they don’t care. We requested to speak to the manager and there has been no response other than here’s $25 and now shove off, has led to this review. There are many other places to choose from in the area, if you want to come close to getting your moneys worth stay somewhere else. Ritz prices and Motel 6 quality.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
lvtohike wrote a review Jan. 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina76 contributions10 helpful votes
I’ve stayed in a different hotel every night for a week while traveling for work and this is the first room that had no indication that it was cleaned with COVID in mind. Every other room has been sealed and had disposable cups etc. Although I’m pretty sure no one with COVID has been in this room judging by the amount of dust and the shut up smell it has, it’s still disconcerting. I’m not sure you can appreciate the dust on the shelf and window through the pictures but it looks like (and smells like) the room hasn’t been open in some time. The saving grace here is the view and the staff was very pleasant and helpful while checking in. The bathtub is extremely deep and would not be suitable for anyone with knee/hip issues to get in and out of. There is a chain lock on the door, haven’t seen one of those in a hotel in forever. The door is directly across from the neighboring room and it sounds like they are in this room every time they go in and out . is an outside walkway that must be taken to get to the room. The linens are clean and the bed is comfortable, it’s just not what I was expecting given the price tag. Definitely a let down.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jelacole2020 wrote a review Jan. 2021
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
The advertisement for the suite with terrorist says that has a fireplace. We arrive to the Room the fireplace was not able to be used. We were promised a credit never received it. A cold breakfast was brought to us on a very dirty table. One of which we complained about. We have pictures to support our experience. The bad part about it is staff didnt care lack of customer service at its worst.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Manish wrote a review Dec. 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Out of this world views of the ocean and santa monica pier. Sunset from the hotel room was amazing. Included breakfast was great. Tesla chargers to charge your tesla. Probably one of the best ocean views anywhere in the world.
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Date of stay: December 2020
US$274 - US$559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica?
Nearby attractions include Third Street Promenade (0.3 km), Montana Avenue (0.2 km), and Ye Olde Kings Head (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica?
Conveniently located restaurants include Burger Lounge, Tender Greens, and SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Santa Monica.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Will Rogers State Historic Park (4.5 km), Annenberg Community Beach House (1.6 km), and Los Angeles California Temple (7.3 km).