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Tarporley, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

If you want an ultra modern fancy plastic hotel this is not for you then this place us not for your. A 1927 Spanish style house converted into hotel - full of character and old style. The lift is a bit scary but adds to the drama. Our arrival at kerbside was pleasant,great reception and the staff couldn't be more...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This place got great reviews but you had better be ready for drama if you het the wring room. Where can I start? If you like Dracula films you'll love the design. If you want to sleep, forget about it. Visually it's dark and weird and creepy, which can be tons of fun. But (and this is a huge BUT)...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Finding the right accomodation for a family of five can be tricky. Palihouse Santa Monica provided us with what we needed, a two bedroom, two level room and a roll away equiped with a kitchen and full size fridge. The rooms were tastefully decorated and the staff were friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Palihouse Santa Monica is my go-to hotel in Santa Monica. It has a warm, cozy atmosphere and the staff is always helpful and go out of their way to make me feel at home. I love the breakfast in the lobby, the bikes at the ready, the lush patio and the prime location. I highly recommend Palihouse to anyone who...

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Sheffield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time staying in a hotel in Santa Monica since I lived there for many years before I moved to New York. I chose it because it was close to my sister's condo on 4th street but also because it seemed quirky and interesting. It is that. It has a gorgeous lounge with a fireplace and nice...

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PalihouseManagement, Front Office Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear jorothe1, Thank you for your wonderful review! We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed the hotel’s décor, lobby fireplace, and complimentary weekend breakfast. Our bikes are a great way to explore the area and feel like a local again. Thank you again for your kind words and we hope to have you visit us again in the near future and...

Portland, Ct
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just returned home from my second stay at Palihouse SM. Once again, my room was spotless, comfortable and quiet. Expect all the Playhouse employees to be attentive, kind and gracious. They will go out of their way to make things perfect for you. The weekend breakfasts are wonderful as well, and you can always order yummy food from the...

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PalihouseManagement, Front Office Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear gotoca, Thank you for your five star review! We’re so happy to hear that your second stay was just as enjoyable as the first. I will pass your kind words about the staff onto our team members. We agree, the location is stellar too and glad you can now consider us your home away from home. See you soon!...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Palihouse was absolutely perfect. Everything was beautiful. The rooms had fantastic beds and were beautifully decorated. The lobby, lounge, terrace and gardens were stunning. The service was outstanding as was the food. The photos on the hotel website were completely accurate, it was all just as I had hoped for. A perfect place to stay and explore Hollywood, Beverly Hills...

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PalihouseManagement, Front Office Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Julie Anne T, Thank you for your fabulous five star review! So glad you loved the décor, gardens, and enjoyed our comfortable beds. I’m thrilled to hear you took advantage of all that Palihouse has to offer and it was everything you hoped for. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back! Cheers, Dan Arana Assistant Housemaster

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I spent four nights at the Palihouse and found it to be a perfect place to relax. It is a little different in that it does not have all the modern facilities of newer hotels. But that is what one goes for - old time hospitality and charm. The rooms are comfortable and the weekend breakfast is great - the...

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PalihouseManagement, Front Office Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear PeterL42, Thank you for your 4 star review! We’re happy to hear that you thought favorably of the staff, our breakfast and the large size of our rooms. We pride ourselves in our hospitality and charm. So glad to hear you’re coming back, and we hope your return visit is sooner than later! Finest regards, Dan Arana Assistant Housemaster...

Hawes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Very dissapointing 3 night stay. Worst hotel in a 2 week trip down the California coast. Cleanliness and maintenance of our room was very poor. Before we unpacked we had to ask for the carpet to be cleaned of food and a very dirty valance to be changed on the bed (see photos) kettle and dirty chipped mugs in the...

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PalihouseManagement, Front Office Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Eric K, Thank you for taking the time in sharing you experience with us. We strive to provide the best possible experience to all of our guests. As you can see from our other positive reviews, your stay was not typical! Please accept our sincere apologies for falling short on your expectations. Rest assured your comments have not fallen...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Booked here for a 4 night stay on business from Australia. Wanted somewhere with a bit more space and comfort and this place was spot on. Absolutely HUGE room that felt like I had my own spacious one bedroom apartment. Great location about two blocks from the 3rd St shops and not far to the beach. Beautiful building and surroundings....

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PalihouseManagement, Front Office Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear simsalenko, Thank you for your wonderful five star review! So glad you got to enjoy the cool Santa Monica breeze and found the suites spacious and comfortable. Thank you again for staying with us, and we look forward to your next visit! Cheers! Dan Arana Assistant Housemaster Palihouse Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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  • Beachfront
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About the property
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. Complimentary Continental Breakfast is offered at our lobby lounge for guests on Saturdays and Sunday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palihouse Santa Monica

Address: 1001 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-3703
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: €321 - €460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palihouse Santa Monica 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
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“Our room overlooked the courtyard which was pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles taoxley, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The one bedroom apartments are huge and charming.”
 of 5 bubbles amyg711, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I was in a penthouse room but that requires stairs plus an elevator - however I liked it, but not as good for children or elderly.”
 of 5 bubbles jorothe1, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Area and hotel rooms very very quiet. No lift noise and absolutely no A/C noise. Perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles 357julieannet, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from the courtyard - the noise at night is really bad.”
 of 5 bubbles BenM_11, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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