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The Top 5 Coolest Hotels in Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a beautiful city and if you’re coming here for business or pleasure it has some incredible luxury hotels you can stay at.  The Santa Monica area doesn’t have a lot of massive chain hotels dotting the shoreline. Instead you’ll find lots of mid-size hotels that look like they could be apartment buildings (and in some cases, these buildings pull double duty). Want to stay next to the Santa Monica pier? The exclusive area isn’t very cheap. However you can use a 15% off promotional offer to save on your hotel booking. Here are the top 5 coolest hotels in Santa Monica.

1. Hotel Casa del Mar & Suites

With a price $771 of and rating of 4.6 out of 5.

In a prime location to sip cocktails and watch the Pacific sunset. Sadly the furniture inside now looks more like the Hamptons and less like a local style. The hotel is designed with an elegant decor, a super wonderful band (The Left Over Cuties-with stand up bass play a modern take on 30’s and 40’s style music.) The windows are floor to ceiling and overlook one of the most beautiful beaches in southern California.

You will enjoy 1920s ocean front hotel with serene rooms & suites, plus a lounge, 2 eateries & a wellness spa.  Here is a tour of the rooms.

Other cool features include

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Jazz around 9 pm

Visit their website here:

https://www.hotelcasadelmar.com/

2. The Ambrose Hotel

With a price of $459 and rating of 4.5 out of 5

A warm and inviting internal designed in a diverse, California craftsman-style design greets visitors at the Ambrose-Hotel. Light-filled and commodious rooms inspire visitors to relax and calm down—and convey our assurance to help all travelers get balance throughout their Santa-Monica tour, be it they’re here for corporate activities or leisure.

Chic quarters in a relaxed hotel featuring, organic breakfast & loaner bikes.

The rooms are cozy, and the breakfast is delicious (and more than enough to start a good day in LA!). It is also not far from the coast, which is a good plus.

Other cool features include

  • Great arts
  • Santa-Monica-Pier and Bergamot Station attractions
  • Courtesy chauffeured car service
  • Daily and free breakfast
  • The Ambrose-fitness-center, a twenty-hour facility equipped with entirely with everything from cardio-machines to free weights and yoga mats, and even as well as the Peloton bikes.
  • A twenty-hour corporate center
  • A touch of extravagance to every guest
  • Free Wi-Fi

3. Loews Santa-Monica Beach Hotel

With a price of $721 and rating of 4.4 out of 5

An upscale retreat offering chic public areas, posh balcony rooms, ocean view dining, a pool & spa.

The rooms are a good size and very nice set-up, ours even had a great view of the beach. Incredible service, and stellar views of the city.

Some cool features include:

  • 347 luxurious guest rooms including 21 suites
  • 17,000 square feet of indoor-function space, having ocean view
  • Eco-friendly Ocean and Vine restaurant offer locally caught seafood and fresh farmers’ market produce
  • Voted Most Loved Santa-Monica Hotel in the year 2016 Most Loved-Santa Monica Business Awards
  • Free Wi-Fi

4. Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica

With a price of $484 and rating of 4.4 out of 5

Contemporary hotel offering sleek rooms, some with balconies, plus casual dining, a gym & a pool. The rooms are fantastic and plenty of space.

They have a cafe and location is right perfect

Other cool features include

  • Hard wood floors in the room
  • Pleasant staff
  • luxurious bedding
  • Expo train, just across from the hotel

5. Shore Hotel

With a price of $513 and rating of 4.4 out of 5

Contemporary hotel set opposite the beach offering an outdoor heated pool & a Mexican restaurant.

Other cool features include:

  • Eco-friendly including hybrid elevators, and solar heated pool
  • Modern hotel
  • Recommended place to anyone who travels around this area including universal studio.
  • Stunningly designed and decorated in a European influenced style