The Georgian Hotel($$$)1415 Ocean Avenue. The Historic Georgian Hotel was a celebrity hideaway during the days of early Hollywood. During Prohibition, the art-deco hotel housed a popular speakeasy and is now rumored to be haunted by certain unearthly guests. The Georgian Hotel is walking distance from the Third Street Promenade, Palisades Park, Santa Monica beach and the Santa Monica Pier.
DoubleTree Guest Suites($$$)1707 4th Street. This hotel has 253 soundproofed suites with city or ocean views, separate bedrooms, sitting rooms with well-lit work desks, and minibars. The Doubletree Guest Suites Santa Monica features a soaring atrium showcased by glass blocks, mosaic tiles, marble-tiled floors and glass elevators. The hotel's Fourth Street Grille serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the mezzanine-level Jazz Loft provides a relaxing atmosphere to chat. Four blocks from the beach and three blocks from the Third Street Promenade. Business travelers will appreciate the hotel's proximity to Santa Monica Convention Center which is adjacent to the hotel. You can easily walk to santa Monica Pier and Ocean Park. Venice Beach boardwalk can be reached by a pleasant 30-45 minute walk on the beachfront pedestrian path.
Hotel Shangri La($$$)1301 Ocean Avenue. located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Built in 1939, the Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica's recent redesign invigorates its aesthetics of the past. In keeping with the Art Deco style, the hotel's all-white facade is complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows, curved corners and metal linings. The Shangri La Santa Monica restaurant serves gourmet cuisine while overlooking the pool and courtyard. The hotel includes a rooftop bar and lounge and a sidewalk cafe. The outdoor, rooftop pool is joined by lounge chairs, umbrellas and cabanas, and an exercise and yoga deck. Spa services are offered in the courtyard. Third Street Promenade is one block from the hotel. Santa Monica Beach is down the bluff, approximately four blocks away. Santa Monica Pier is one-half mile away. The hotel is three-and-one-half miles from Venice Beach.
Hotel California($$$)1670 Ocean Avenue. Hawaiian-themed rooms with surfboard headboards and vintage Hawaiian art prints. One-half block from the beach via private walkway. One block from the Santa Monica Pier. Venice Beach boardwalk is within walking distance.
Pacific Sands Motel($$)1515 Ocean Avenue. This motel only has a 1-star rating but it's in a great location and costs less than most others.
More hotels in Santa Monica - Area attractions include the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade entertainment/shopping district, Palisades Park, bicycle path, pedestrian path, and other beach activities. Montana Avenue shopping area, Venice Beach boardwalk, Malibu and other beach destinations can easily be reached using taxi cab or the MTA bus. Click here for Santa Monica tourist information.
MARINA DEL REY - (closest to LAX)
The Inn At Venice Beach($$$)Marina del Rey. The beautiful Inn at Venice Beach is a charming; first class hotel located just 6 miles from LAX international airport in trendy, exciting Venice, California. This delightful hotel offers guests top quality service and clean, comfortable accommodations at reasonable rates that make it one of the most popular hotels in its class. At the Inn at Venice Beach, customer satisfaction is the number one priority, and all guests receive the courteous, service with a smile that the most discriminating travelers demand. ATTRACTIONS: Dockweiler Beach, LAX Airport, Venice Boardwalk, Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade.
Marina del Rey Hotel($$)Marina del Rey. 3.7 mi from LAX Airport. The hotel's inviting lobby echoes California's seascape with sun-drenched white walls that play against ocean-blue carpets. Etched glass accents and an elegant chandelier enhance the lobby's decor. Coastal sunsets can be enjoyed while dining at the Waterfront Grill or the Waterfront Bar and Lounge. A multitude of ocean-faring activities beckon, including sailing, windsurfing and fishing nearby. The outdoor pool is bordered by manicured lawns and there is a deck where sunbathers can take in the marina's sights and sounds. The Marina del Rey Hotel offers a business center with fax and photocopying services. Complimentary hotel amenities include wireless Internet access and parking. ATTRACTIONS: Dockweiler Beach, LAX Airport, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade.
Marina International($$)Marina del Rey. The Marina International Hotel is a first class, attractive hotel located just five miles north of the Los Angeles International Airport in peaceful, serene Marina del Rey., the world's largest man-made yacht harbor. The guest rooms are comfortable and beautifully appointed, each one featuring a balcony or patio with picturesque views. This setting is pure paradise. ATTRACTIONS: Dockweiler Beach, LAX Airport, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade.
Marriott Marina del Rey($$)Marina del Rey. Features the largest man-made harbor in the world, and offers panoramic views of the harbor, mountains and Pacific Ocean. The hotel is only five miles from LAX international airport. World famous outdoor shopping is available on the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade located a short distance from the hotel. Fisherman's village with its quaint shops and waterfront restaurants is within walking distance of the hotel. ATTRACTIONS: Dockweiler Beach, LAX Airport, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade.
SOUTH BAY - (Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach)
Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club($$$)260 Portofina Way, Redondo Beach. The Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club is a beautiful, deluxe hotel located just six miles from the Los Angeles International Airport. Located on a lush, private peninsula on King Harbor, and offers magnificent, panoramic views of the harbor, Pacific Ocean, Palos Verdes, and Catalina Island. ATTRACTIONS: Redondo Beach Pier, King Harbor, Beach activities, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach.
Hotels in Hermosa Beach - Hermosa Beach Pier, beach activities, shops, restaurants. The Travel Channel has named Hermosa Beach one of California's Top 10 Beaches.
SAN PEDRO & LONG BEACH
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor($$)601 S Palos Verdes St, San Pedro. This hotel is a great deal because it includes complimentary shuttle service to and from Del Amo Mall and anywhere within five miles.
Sunrise Hotel($$)525 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro. One block from the Catalina Cruise lines and the Ports O' Call Shopping Village. Guestrooms are arranged with coffeemakers, satellite television and high-speed Internet access.
Residence Inn By Marriott($$)4111 E Willow St, Long Beach. The 216 suites offer separate living and sleeping areas and fully equipped kitchens with refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. All suites are equipped with free high-speed Internet access. Extended stay available.
Holiday Inn($$)2640 N Lakewood Blvd, Long Beach. Seasonal outdoor pool, Business services, Fitness facility, Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served at the Panorama Grill Restaurant and Lounge. All rooms have Cable television, Coffeemakers and Wireless Internet access.
Hotels on Catalina Island - a picturesque tourist destination 22 miles from Los Ageles Harbor. Much of the island is protected from development. Most visitors to Catalina come for water sports, hiking, horseback riding and cycling trails. Another option is to stay in San Pedro or Long Beach then take a ferry to Catalina Island.