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Reviewed 8 October 2018

I used this hotel as a mini-staycation for my mother while she was in town. She wanted to stay in a suite near the water in Santa Monica, and we found Palihouse to be a perfect fit. This hotel has an amazing vintage feel. Reminds you a little bit of old-Hollywood, and the design definitely fits the charm of the architecture. The rooms are large and comfortable with high ceilings. They really feel like you are staying in a home more than a room. I would choose this over an airBNB any day. They do not have a restaurant on-site, but can order from a local restaurant for you. They have a great back patio to have a glass of wine and enjoy the weather. Would stay here again for sure.

Room tip: Might ask for a higher floor if you do not like street level (large windows), but the neighborhood is quiet.
Date of stay: November 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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HotelManagement2018, Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Dear mdj91,
Thank you for your review of Palihouse Santa Monica. I am very happy to hear that we were a perfect fit for your mother's mini-staycation and that you would both stay with us again. We actually do have a full restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; there are also tablets in each guest room with the full dining menu on it. Guest are welcome to dine in room, in our beautiful lobby or in any of our outdoor courtyard areas. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Best,
Greg Shortt | Housemaster

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Reviewed 6 October 2018

My wife and me had a great week at the Palihouse in Santa Monica and we'll coming back for sure! The Hotel has a great vintage feel, a real classic. The Rooms are individual and very charming. The looks more like apartments then hotel rooms and this gives you also a great feel of independency during the stay.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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HotelManagement2018, Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Dear nickheizmann,
Thank you for your review of Palihouse Santa Monica. I am thrilled to hear that you and your wife had such a great week with us and that you will come back for sure. We certainly look forward to welcoming you both back in the future.
Best,
Greg Shortt | Housemaster

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Not quite boutique and maybe a little too rustic, or frayed around the edges. Our room was mainly clean, but not totally as it us an old building and it’s difficult to tell where the character ends and a little grubbiness begins. Furnishing was a little eclectic going between English farmhouse, 60’s retro and more contemporary pieces. No usb charging points, which is a must these days. Upsides, very comfortable bed with excellent sheets and pillows, all scrupulously clean, a fully fitted kitchen in our little suite was an unexpected bonus. The one thing lacking was a bar/ snacks in the very pleasant but underused lounge area. On- road parking was not explained to us (th8s was subsequently found to be available by permit, although I couldn’t see any parking restrictions), so valet was uneccassirily pushed onto us.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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HotelManagement2018, Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Dear Tim A,
Thank you for your review or Palihouse Santa Monica. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your fully equipped kitchen and found your bed to be very comfortable and scrumptiously clean. Every room does have USB chargers available in the minibar basket and as far as snacks in the lobby, there is a full restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. In each room there is a tablet with a menu on it with all food and snacks available to guests to dine in-room, in the lobby or in any of our outside courtyard areas. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Best,
Greg Shortt | Housemaster

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. 2 rooms. Our room was very small and had a strange musty smell.. Our friends were upgraded to a very large room with a kitchen area and large bathroom. They had paid slightly more.

Date of stay: September 2018
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HotelManagement2018, Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Dear jfowle466527,
Thank you for your review of Palihouse Santa Monica. I am sorry to hear that you felt your room was small, but as you mentioned your friends’ room was very large and as you can see by our other reviews we are quite well known for having very large and spacious rooms. As far as the strange smell, occasionally the warm ocean breezes in Santa Monica can be mistaken as “musty” or “old” so we do have an aroma diffuser available that our guests are free to use at any time. I hope you will return to give us another try and enjoy one of our many large guest residences. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Best,
Greg Shortt | Housemaster

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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Comfortable beds, quirky and unique decor and super helpful staff. I had such a great stay at the Palihouse. I loved that there are bikes available to use and loved the relatively quiet location, being at the Montana end of Santa Monica. Would definitely stay again.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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HotelManagement2018, Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Dear Janiepops00,
Thank you for your review of Palihouse Santa Monica. I am thrilled to hear that you had such a great stay and that you would definitely stay again, we certainly appreciate the high praise and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Best,
Greg Shortt | Housemaster

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