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Ontario
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We stayed only one night here (sadly) - but will definitely book again. Its WONDERFUL - and the penthouse suites are a world apart! Fits a family of four - and the kids (even adult kids) will love the two "beds in the wall". Quiet, fabulous, easy-going happy service and the most wonderful building and interior. Sunsets and sunrises from...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed here twice. Love the location. In a residential area close to the beach and the Third St. Promenade. We opted for a one bedroom residence as we were visiting our daughter. Plenty of space in the living room for all of us to relax and hang out. We walked 4 blocks to Whole Foods to stock our fridge...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Mermma, Thank you for your five star review of Palihouse Santa Monica. I am happy to hear that you “love this place” and we agree it's an excellent location, close to the beach, the third street promenade and all that Santa Monica has to offer. It’s nice to hear that your daughter was also able to come and enjoy...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the valet in front of this former apt hotel to the friendly front desk staff headed by Angel to the cozy, comfortable lobby & garden to the large, artfully, 1920's 'beach' decorated rooms with large windows, kitchen & small bathroom (but very functional & EXCELLENT big rain shower...we love to stay here b/c the service is quietly unobtrusive, so...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Bvwart, Thank you for your five star review of Palihouse Santa Monica. We pride ourselves on our friendly and helpful staff and I happy to hear that we did not disappoint. I am glad that you appreciate our very large, bright and well-appointed guest rooms, and our beautiful and comfortable public areas both inside and out. Thank you again...

marin ca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After spending one night at an expensive, run-down hotel near the beach and touristy pier, I was lucky to find the Palihouse while exploring the nicer part of SM. It is in a lovely quiet residential area of palm-lined streets but just a 5-15 min walk to the the beach, restaurants, shopping( 5 mins to Third St. Promenade and a...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Coachapril, Thank you so much for your wonderful five star review of Palihouse Santa Monica. We are thrilled you enjoyed all that we have to offer, from our excellent location to our gourmet snacks and homemade treats!. I am thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the cutest hotels I have ever stayed at. Checked in around 9:00pm on Thursday. Called down to see if the bar was open. Alas they don't have a bar but they have alcohol delivery. The front desk clerk gave me the number, I called and ordered a bottle of wine, the delivery guy was there within...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Sherri W, Thank you for your wonderful review of Palihouse Santa Monica, we pride ourselves on our excellent service so I am thrilled to hear that we did not disappoint. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Best, Greg Shortt | Housemaster

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Palihouse Sanata Monica was one of the best boutique hotels I've stayed in. The service was extraordinary from the minute we entered; the concierge was friendly and accommodated all of our questions about the area, and the car service was more than helpful and friendly. The rooms have a modern old hollywood touch, and the ocean breeze felt amazing to...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Gabrielle C, Thanks you so much for your wonderful review of Palihouse Santa Monica. Based on your review, I see that you really did get to enjoy all of the wonderful thing we have to offer here, from the beautiful ocean breezes, to our wonderful public areas and of course our incredible and friendly service. I am thrilled to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I only stayed at Palihouse for 1 night but I felt at home as soon as I entered. The staff were very helpful, warm and professional. The room itself was clean with some really nice features and an incredibly comfortable bed! I would highly recommend staying here also for its location.

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear matthart1, Thank you for you kind review of Palihouse Santa Monica. We really do pride ourselves on our wonderful , helpful and friendly staff so I am thrilled to hear that we did not disappoint . I am glad to hear you enjoyed our spacious and well appointed rooms and I agree the beds are very comfortable. Thank you...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Home away from home - Palihouse in Santa Monica is just amazing. It feels like you are staying in an castle, but the place is still very cosy. The location is also as good as it gets: right in the residetial part of Santa Monica and just 3 blocks from Pacific Ocean. The rooms are beautiful and big and the...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Mickolina, Thank you for your excellent review of Palihouse Santa Monica, I am thrilled that you found us so cozy and friendly and enjoyed our wonderful location. Our very large and spacious rooms are always appreciated by guests so I am happy to hear that you enjoyed them as well and have made us your home away from home....

Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful weekend stay at the Santa Monica Palihouse. We had a great upgraded room with a full kitchen and bath. The building was built in 1927 and the grounds are very well kept up with areas of chairs and tables where we could sit and relax . The decor is quaint and...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear jspudick, Thank you for your wonderful review of Palihouse Santa Monica, we pride ourselves on our excellent service so I am thrilled to hear that you found it “superb”. Nice to know that you were able to enjoy our weekend complimentary breakfast in our beautiful lobby, that is always a guest favorite.We certainly look forward to welcoming you and...

Reviewed 13 February 2017

I'm a Santa Monica resident, and had my building tented so needed a nearby place to stay. I was so impressed with this adorable gem, that since my stay, I have told SO many people about it; from friends, to total strangers. I even put in the word at my child's local elementary school. It's so charming, so accommodating and...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Loren Z, It’s so wonderful to hear that one of our neighbors came to stay with us and enjoyed themselves so much. I am thrilled to hear that you have become an ambassador for the Palihouse and are spreading the good word about us, so appreciated. Next time you are in the neighborhood, please stop in and say hi....

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Staying in 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
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast Available
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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: €314 - €483 (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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#11 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
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“Rooms over the garden are quieter!”
 of 5 bubbles BVWART, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stayed in Room 103. Large room with small kitchen table and adorable kitchen. On back side of hotel, couldn't hear much street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 127sherriw, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All of the room are wonderful, but I'd recommend facing the beach, as this offers a better view”
 of 5 bubbles 118gabriellec, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Corner suites are large, breezy and bright!”
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 of 5 bubbles lorenz928, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room overlooked the courtyard which was pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles taoxley, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
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