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Hotels in Santa Monica

Shutters

One Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA, 90405
(800) 334 9000
http://www.shuttersonthebeach.com/
$325-$2500

Located right on the beach, Shutters is a fun, kid-friendly hotel that bustles with energy. Rooms are cozy with white wood finishes resembling a Cape Cod cottage. Shutter doors open out onto the terrace affording breathtaking views of the ocean. The hotel offers two restaurants, Pedals Café – a casual spot overlooking the bike path - and One Pico – the hotel’s signature restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine.

  • Rooms: 198
  • Credit Cards: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Carte Blanche, and Diner’s Club
  • What to Do: Have lemon ricotta pancakes for breakfast at Pedals Café and then spend the day at the beach.


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Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows

101 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA, 9040
(319) 899 4129
www.fairmont.com/santamonica
Rooms start at $299

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows is an oasis where guests can get away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles or venture out into quiet, walkable Santa Monica. Located on the corner of Wilshire and Ocean, the luxury hotel is across the street from the ocean and a quick stroll to the bustling Third Street Promenade. The villas that surround the stunning pool are well appointed with luxury linens and amenities and offer private patios adjoining each room. Visit the highly rated Exhale Spa to relax in the steam room and sauna, choose from a range of spa therapies, or take a fitness class like yoga or the challenging Core Fusion. Have a glass of wine in the stylish lobby bar or grab a bite at Fig, where 2010 Rising Star Sustainability Chef Ray Garcia cooks creative food with an emphasis on local, seasonal produce and sustainable meat and seafood. 2006 Rising Star Chef Sean Hardy is now the GM of the hotel, and brings his background in food and beverage to the expert managing of the property. The staff at Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows are incredibly welcoming and helpful and are quick to do anything that will make your stay more pleasant.


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Hotel Oceana

849 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA, 90403
(310) 393 0486
www.hoteloceanasantamonica.com
Rooms start at $350

The Hotel Oceana features stylish suites right across from the beach. The stylish swimming pool and lounge area sit in the center of the hotel and act as the central communal area. The large rooms are homey and very comfortable with a separate living room complete with couch, coffee table, and desk. The hotel’s restaurant, Ocean Lounge is located just off the pool and provides guests with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. German-born Chef Joseph Feldman prepares a range of dishes, from an elegant Fig Canape with Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese and Balsamic Reduction to bistro classics like Steak Frites.


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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalow

101 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA, 90401
(310) 576-7777
www.fairmont.com/santamonica