We stayed here a couple of years ago and always wanted to come back. Managed to get a great rate paying up front a couple of months in advance but didn't know about the renovations. To be clear, they are only affecting the front of the hotel but its very disconcerting when you arrive and it isn't clear where to get in! The lovely sweep drive is only partially in use so that causes a backlog if a lot of people want to use the valet at the same time. We twice waited nearly 10mins for our car. I think that reduces the rooms available as we were on the side street which although had a view of the ocean, was across the car park which wasn't quite what I had in mind.
Otherwise the room was well appointed and bed comfortable. Strange shaped bathroom, with the bath almost under the sink, but it was full sized and fills quickly.
Lots of building work going on across the street so interested to see how that changes the neighbourhood, as its a little further away from the action on third street than the other Ocean Ave hotels.
All in all fine, but not quite was I was hoping for. Will stay elsewhere on our next trip to Santa Monica.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the Pacific Ocean with the thriving Santa Monica city on one side and the sands of legendary Muscle Beach on the other, the Four-Diamond Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is a beachfront retreat offering dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and beyond. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has become the first luxury hotel in Santa Monica to receive the Santa Monica Green Business Certification. Offered through a partnership between The City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and Sustainable Works, the certification program honors businesses that have taken measurable steps to incorporate sustainable practices into their operations. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Ocean & Vine offers the option to dine fireside or outdoors on a spacious patio while enjoying breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and world-famous Santa Monica Pier. Ocean & Vine's contemporary California farm-to-table cuisine showcases thoughtful interpretations of the familiar favorites. Recently named one of the "Best Hotel Spas" by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler for the second year in a row, Ocean Spa & Fitness offers an array of supremely-relaxing services. From Heated Lava Shell massages to age-defying facials, the eco-friendly Ocean Spa will keep you feeling relaxed...Naturally. An expansive fitness center features state-of-the-art cardio equipment with iPod docking stations and personal televisions. Guests may also take advantage of the full service salon. World-class biking, surfing, dining and shopping are right outside the hotel's door. Offering convenient access to everything Santa Monica has to offer, the hotel is just blocks away from the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade and the new Santa Monica Place mall. Muscle Beach's 26-mile paved strand offers the ideal setting to bike or blade. Santa Monica also boasts rich cultural history with an abundance of museums and theaters. Working with one of the hotel's Les Clefs d'Or certified Concierges puts all this and more at each guest's fingertips. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Monica Loews