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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Quiet yet central location: beach, restaurants, bars and shops in walking distance. Safe environment. Complimentary breakfast on week-ends. Great barista! Not for tight budgets. Would recommend any time to stay here

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Palihouse is not your Hilton or Marriott It's s small lovely hotel with character & flair. The rooms are large but cozy and the staff is so very helpful. Located in residential Santa Monica but Walking distance to all the restaurants and Shops on 3rd Street it is a nice oasis but very much downtown. Lovely garden terrace out back...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Stephanierl7666VO, Thank you for your wonderful review of Palihouse Santa Monica, as always its nice to hear people appreciating how special and unique the Palihouse is. I am glad you enjoyed your large and spacious room and that our staff was as helpful as always. Its nice to hear that we have become your preferred hotel in Santa Monica,...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is great and unique, the rooms are big and confortable, the food is delicious but you can hear all the outside noice from your room so its a little annoying in the morning but other than that the hotel is almost perfect

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Hernan B, Thank you for your kind review of Palihouse Santa Monica. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed out wonderful and very spacious guest rooms along with our delicious food. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best, Greg Shortt | Housemaster

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palihouse is a Spanish style apartment block converted to eclectic hotel rooms with a small restaurant, huge high-ceilinged lobby with barista and roaring fire. courtyard at the rear for dining and garden at the front for dining and lounging. Its a really great alternative to Shutters in Santa Monica - certainly better value but mainly because its not what...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear ChrisRadford-J Thank you for your wonderful five star review of Palihouse Santa Monica. I am thrilled to hear how much you loved staying here at that you will be back to join us again in a couple of weeks, we certainly look forward to it. I am glad that you certainly appreciate the uniqueness of our special and beautiful...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a 3 night get-away and had the most peaceful, relaxing time. The property is gorgeous - the front yard and back patio are both wonderful places to enjoy the sun, read, have a coffee, etc. The room itself was spacious and so lovely. The staff - wonderful. We will happily come back and...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Ashley M, Thank you for your incredible five star review of Palihouse Santa Monica, I am thrilled to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us so much. We pride ourselves on our service and it’s nice to her we did not disappoint! I am happy to hear that you were able to enjoy our beautiful...

Ontario
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed only one night here (sadly) - but will definitely book again. Its WONDERFUL - and the penthouse suites are a world apart! Fits a family of four - and the kids (even adult kids) will love the two "beds in the wall". Quiet, fabulous, easy-going happy service and the most wonderful building and interior. Sunsets and sunrises from...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear SunnyRCTtoronto, Thank you very much for your wonderful five star review of Palihouse Santa Monica. I am glad to hear that we are your new place and that your family enjoyed their time with us here in Penthouse One! The built in beds in the wall are a favorite for children (both big and small)! We sincerely look forward...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Have stayed here twice. Love the location. In a residential area close to the beach and the Third St. Promenade. We opted for a one bedroom residence as we were visiting our daughter. Plenty of space in the living room for all of us to relax and hang out. We walked 4 blocks to Whole Foods to stock our fridge...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Mermma, Thank you for your five star review of Palihouse Santa Monica. I am happy to hear that you “love this place” and we agree it's an excellent location, close to the beach, the third street promenade and all that Santa Monica has to offer. It’s nice to hear that your daughter was also able to come and enjoy...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 14 March 2017

From the valet in front of this former apt hotel to the friendly front desk staff headed by Angel to the cozy, comfortable lobby & garden to the large, artfully, 1920's 'beach' decorated rooms with large windows, kitchen & small bathroom (but very functional & EXCELLENT big rain shower...we love to stay here b/c the service is quietly unobtrusive, so...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Bvwart, Thank you for your five star review of Palihouse Santa Monica. We pride ourselves on our friendly and helpful staff and I happy to hear that we did not disappoint. I am glad that you appreciate our very large, bright and well-appointed guest rooms, and our beautiful and comfortable public areas both inside and out. Thank you again...

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

After spending one night at an expensive, run-down hotel near the beach and touristy pier, I was lucky to find the Palihouse while exploring the nicer part of SM. It is in a lovely quiet residential area of palm-lined streets but just a 5-15 min walk to the the beach, restaurants, shopping( 5 mins to Third St. Promenade and a...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Coachapril, Thank you so much for your wonderful five star review of Palihouse Santa Monica. We are thrilled you enjoyed all that we have to offer, from our excellent location to our gourmet snacks and homemade treats!. I am thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again...

Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is one of the cutest hotels I have ever stayed at. Checked in around 9:00pm on Thursday. Called down to see if the bar was open. Alas they don't have a bar but they have alcohol delivery. The front desk clerk gave me the number, I called and ordered a bottle of wine, the delivery guy was there within...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Sherri W, Thank you for your wonderful review of Palihouse Santa Monica, we pride ourselves on our excellent service so I am thrilled to hear that we did not disappoint. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Best, Greg Shortt | Housemaster

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Staying in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast Available
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Palihouse Santa Monica is a boutique beach lodge offering 38 generously appointed classic rooms as well as stunning studios, one and two-bedroom guest suites featuring fully equipped kitchens. In continuous operation since 1927, Palihouse Santa Monica (formerly The Embassy Hotel Apartments) is an outstanding example of Moorish-influenced Mediterranean Revival Architecture. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Palihouse Santa Monica is only a few minutes walk from some of Santa Monica's most famous attractions including the Third Street Promenade, Farmer's Market and the Santa Monica Pier. Complimentary Continental Breakfast is offered at our lobby lounge for guests on Saturdays and Sunday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palihouse Santa Monica

Address: 1001 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-3703
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $470 - $720 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palihouse Santa Monica 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
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“106 is a very spacious two bed duplex”
ChrisRadford-J, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms over the garden are quieter!”
BVWART, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stayed in Room 103. Large room with small kitchen table and adorable kitchen. On back side of hotel, couldn't hear much street noise.”
127sherriw, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All of the room are wonderful, but I'd recommend facing the beach, as this offers a better view”
118gabriellec, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Corner suites are large, breezy and bright!”
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lorenz928, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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