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1001 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-3703
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21-01-04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-01-04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#10 of 38 hotels in Santa Monica
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Recently named Condé Nast Travelers Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 “Top 20 Hotel in Los Angeles" at #5, 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. Cashless property, A valid credit card, and ID are required at the time of check-in.
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Street parking
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Safe
Telephone
Kitchenette
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Oven
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Stovetop
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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LMStewart15 wrote a review Feb. 2021
Glendale1 contribution
Unfortunately this hotel puts too much emphasis on its historic architecture and decor - and is severely lacking in the quality of lodgings and service. Someone else’s hair found in the tiny bathroom, an uncomfortable mattress, and loud lobby music waking us up at 7am were among the many features that could be improved upon.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to sharing your experience with us. It makes me sad to hear that you left with an overall bad taste. I would like to speak with you about your experience as this is not a good representation of who we are. I look forward to hearing from you. Please contact me at luiz@palisociety.com Fondly, Luiz Reis Regional General Manager
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JacBrundrett wrote a review Jan. 2021
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The Palihouse is the perfect location in Santa Monica. Residential and quiet, close to the beach and lots of scenic walking trails, and it's very pet friendly. They welcomed me + my puppy with open arms and set up a bed, bowls, treats, toy, and hand written note in our room. The stay is so friendly + helpful. The grounds are beautiful + serine. The coffee bar in the lobby makes the best cup of coffee! I can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 1 week ago
Hey Jac, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. It makes me really happy to hear that your stay at Palihouse Santa Monica was perfect! We can't wait for you to visit us again! Cheers, Luiz
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gatita12021 wrote a review Jan. 2021
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We stayed in December 2020. The hotel is beautiful and the atmosphere was very relaxing. The hotel went above and beyond ensuring Covid 19 safety. This hotel will forever be our new place while in Los Angeles
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Hello there, Thank you so much for taking the time to sharing your experience with us. It makes me really happy to hear that your felt safe and relaxed during your stay with us. We truly hope to welcome you back soon! Cheers, Luiz
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Clive P wrote a review Dec. 2020
Templeton, California8 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a classic example of a concept hotel. Great concept but misses the delivery. From the fact that it’s hard to find after dark because they are too cool to have a sign outside, instead preferring to keep the old sign. Having driven up and down third we called the front desk and ask for directions. “Look for a sign called The Embassy” he said. “So the sign for The Palihouse Hotel is actually a sign for The Embaasy?” I asked. “Exactly” was the response. Style over substance. Step inside and the place just feels like it has seen better days. Poor lighting, carpets that look grimy and a lingering smell of times gone by. The same goes for the heating and air conditioning. Clearly this was a cheap refurb not a thorough make-over. Given the extreme CV lockdowns in LA we didn’t expect any Food & Beverage service, but were flabbergasted to learn that even if you order in you have to eat in your room. Apparently the lounge area is only for talking in! And given the current circumstances you’d think management would have arranged with some local restaurants to provide take-out. No such forethought or creative thinking. Ask for recommendations on take out or delivery and their answer is UberEats or Grub Hub. We have stayed in Santa Monica many times. We thought we’d try somewhere new. Big mistake. We checked out early and won’t be returning, there are just too many other hotels in the area that are cool AND deliver a world class experience.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Dec. 30, 2020
Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to sharing your experience with us. It makes me sad to learn that you did not enjoy your time at Palihouse Santa Monica and was left with an overall bad taste. Our hotel manager will contact you privately to further discuss your experience. Fondly, Luiz Reis
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cblock320709 wrote a review Dec. 2020
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A couple of blocks from the beach, this Deco, suave and charming hotel, has the best comforts (bed and showers for one) united with decor and location. The size is perfect and staff ultra courteous! super recommend !!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded Dec. 23, 2020
Hello there, Thank you so much for staying at Palihouse Santa Monica and for taking the time to sharing your experience with us. It makes me really happy to hear that your stay was very "suave". We would love to welcome you back sometime with us! Fondly, Luiz Reis
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PRICE RANGE
US$368 - US$593 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSanta MonicaSanta Monica
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palihouse Santa Monica
Which popular attractions are close to Palihouse Santa Monica?
Nearby attractions include Third Street Promenade (0.4 km), Montana Avenue (0.5 km), and The VOID - Santa Monica (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palihouse Santa Monica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, room service, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Palihouse Santa Monica?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Palihouse Santa Monica?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Palihouse Santa Monica?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palihouse Santa Monica?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hillstone Restaurant, FIG, and The Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palihouse Santa Monica?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Palihouse Santa Monica?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Palihouse Santa Monica?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Will Rogers State Historic Park (3.9 km), Annenberg Community Beach House (1.0 km), and Los Angeles California Temple (7.2 km).