The Best Beach Hotels in Santa Monica

Where to Stay for an Oceanfront Vacation in Santa Monica

Santa Monica, California Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica, California can be a terrific beach vacation destination, so if you're wondering where to stay near the beach in Santa Monica, we've got you covered. Here's our list of the best beach hotels in Santa Monica for your next vacation based on amenities, location, price, activities, and traveler ratings. Many of these hotels offer terrific features such as pools, beachfront access, fitness centers, a spa, hot tubs, great views, safe areas, and more. With our analysis covering so many of Santa Monica's beach resorts and hotels, you'll surely find the perfect hotel near the water or oceanfront for you. Whether you're looking for something family-friendly, romantic, or for a large group, below is our list of the top hotels near the beach in Santa Monica for your next trip. So, here's our list of where to stay at the beach in Santa Monica.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $478 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Beach Location in Santa Monica
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Heated pool

Located at 1700 Ocean Avenue, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has great rooms from $478 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving. It has a terrific 8.40 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only 0.7 miles from the city center, visitors will especially love a bar, hiking, rooms with kitchenettes, laundry services, and golf at this beach hotel. Getting room service delivered is always a nice luxury.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Hot tub
  • Heated pool
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Table tennis
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Refrigerator


JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot

4-star Resort with prices starting at $409 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Perfect Beach Trip Hotel in Santa Monica
  • Outdoor pool
  • Heated pool

A great place to stay is JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot which has nice rooms starting at $409. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving, it also has a great guest rating of 8.10 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 1740 Ocean Ave. This terrific hotel is also nice because it offers snorkeling, a bar, parking, hiking, and child care which travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just 0.7 miles from the city center. You'll love relaxing in the heated pool after a busy day exploring.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Bicycle rental
  • Heated pool
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Air-conditioned
  • Microwave


Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $356 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Beach Getaway Hotel
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool

We found Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $356. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 7.60 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at 1301 Ocean Avenue. You'll also find parking, rooms with kitchens, laundry services, golf, and a hot tub which beach-goers will love. And this relaxing hotel is just 0.6 miles from the center of town. The pool here was very nice, relaxing, and fun. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for beach hotels.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Shutters On The Beach

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $796 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places at the Beach in Santa Monica
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Outdoor pool

With terrific rooms from $796, Shutters On The Beach, at One Pico Boulevard provides an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Its terrific guest rating is 9.00 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Visitors will really like this comfortable hotel which also offers parking, child care, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, and a hot tub. It's located just 0.9 miles from the city center, too. The service at the restaurant is terrific, and so is the food.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Air-conditioned


Casa Del Mar Santa Monica

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $691 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Perfect Hotel for a Beach Vacation to Santa Monica
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Outdoor pool

Casa Del Mar Santa Monica has a great guest rating of 9.00 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. The great rooms here start at $691 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 1910 Ocean Way. Furthermore, it also offers parking, child care, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, and a hot tub, which is nice for visitors. Just 0.9 miles from the city center, this convenient hotel is a terrific choice. Everyone loves a good hot tub, and this one is really nice.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned


Shore Hotel Santa Monica

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $270 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel at the Beach in Santa Monica
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool

The great guest rating of Shore Hotel Santa Monica is 8.50 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $270, and it's located at 1515 Ocean Avenue. We also love the parking, laundry services, golf, pet-friendly rooms, and city views which are great for travelers. And since it's just 0.6 miles from the center of the town, the location is great, too. The price of this hotel is less than average for beach hotels, which makes it a great value.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned


Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $502 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Nice Oceanfront Hotel in Santa Monica
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Heated pool

A cool place is Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows because it has great rooms that start at $502. It has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.00 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at 101 Wilshire Boulevard. Only 0.6 miles from the city center, beach-goers will especially love parking, child care, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, and city views at this fun hotel.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Heated pool
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pool table
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned


Hilton Santa Monica Hotel & Suites

3-star Hotel with prices starting at $336 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Hotels Near the Water
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for beach hotels.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Heated pool

Hilton Santa Monica Hotel & Suites offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $336 (before taxes). It's located at 1707 Fourth Street and has earned a guest rating of 7.90/10. This beach hotel is also nice because it offers parking, hiking, child care, laundry services, and golf which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 0.5 miles from the city center. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for beach hotels.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Heated pool
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $329 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Beach Location in Santa Monica
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Heated pool

Located at 530 Pico Boulevard, Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica has great rooms from $329 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. It has a terrific 8.10 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find child care, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, city views, and a game room which visitors will love. And this terrific hotel is just 0.7 miles from the center of town. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for beach hotels.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rental
  • Heated pool
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pool table
  • Laundry facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Refrigerator


Oceana Beach Club Hotel

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $906 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Perfect Beach Trip Hotel in Santa Monica
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Heated pool

A great place to stay is Oceana Beach Club Hotel which has nice rooms starting at $906. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, a restaurant, rooms with kitchens, and pet-friendly rooms, it also has a great guest rating of 8.90 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 849 Ocean Avenue. Travelers will really like this relaxing hotel which also offers a spa and wellness center, kids meals, evening entertainment, family rooms, and a heated pool. It's located just 0.9 miles from the city center, too. We always love being able to cook meals in a hotel room, and the kitchen here was a nice touch.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Heated pool
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Kids meals
  • Family rooms
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Also, take a look at the Beach hotels in nearby destinations: Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Long Beach, and Newport Beach.

For more terrific hotel ideas in Santa Monica, make sure you also see Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Santa Monica, Best Cheap Hotels in Santa Monica, Best Luxury Hotels in Santa Monica, Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Santa Monica, Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Santa Monica, Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in Santa Monica, Best Hotels for One Week in Santa Monica, Best Hotels for One Night in Santa Monica, or Best Romantic Hotels for Couples in Santa Monica.


How much do beach hotels and resorts cost in Santa Monica?

Santa Monica Average Beach Hotel Price
$392

Travelers to Santa Monica, California will have a large number of terrific beach accommodation options with a variety of great prices. The price of beach hotels here can vary by amenities, dates, and the neighborhood. Based on thorough data from 24 beach hotels, their average price is a very reasonable $392. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Santa Monica.

The average prices of our suggested beach hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $675
  • 4-star hotels: $364
  • 3-star hotels: $318
  • 2-star hotels: $250


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