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“Excellent stay at this great oceanfront hotel”

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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Ranked #11 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
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New York City, New York
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“Excellent stay at this great oceanfront hotel”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

I stayed here for a week with my adult daughter and we had a perfect premium oceanfront double king. Very expensive but worth it. The room was nice, great view of the ocean, the Pier, an of course Muscle Beach. The service was great, very pleasant and capable staff at front desk, housekeeping, etc. My daughter used the gym every day which is free if you sign up as a "Loews First" member, which also gives you free (if slow) wifi.
The pool area was beautiful; the only thing that keeps this from being a 5* review is that my daughter, a sun worshipper, found she needed to get to the pool at 7:30 am to stake out a chair. I guess there's not much that can be done about it, but people do put their towels on chairs and then disappear for most of the day.
The location is great, easy walk to restaurants and stores. Breakfasts were great and poolside lunches were delightful.

Room Tip: If you want an ocean view, you need to pay for an oceanfront premium, where views were spectacular.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear ItalophileNJ,

Very happy to hear you had a wonderful stay with your daughter. We are glad you enjoyed your ocean view room, our outstanding food and gym and that you experienced our topnotch service. We can’t wait to have you back.

Sincerely,
Sean Steenson

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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Very, very nice hotel. Breakfast was good and fish tacos for lunch by the pool were also yummy. Close to Santa Monica Pier and right across from the beach. Pool has limited lounge seating. Lots of shopping and restaurants in the area. Only annoyance was that my little sister, who went back from the beach early one day, could not get a replacement room key because her name wasn't listed on the room and it was a security hazard. She had ID, has the same last name as my dad, who is listed, and is a little kid. A bit excessive and annoying when my dad had to leave the beach to let her into the room.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Haley L,

Thank you for your wonderful comments about our hotel, property and food. So sorry for the inconvenience with the room key, however, for security purposes and your protection, this is our policy. We appreciate your understanding and are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and all that Santa Monica has to offer at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s doorstep. We hope to welcome you to the beach again soon.

Sincerely,
Sean Steenson

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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Awesome stylish hotel in center of Santa Monica and just steps from beach and famous SM pier. Luxurious rooms with jacuzzi tubs and glass-enclosed waterfall shower. Excellent fitness center. Steps to many great restaurants as well as good local casual eats. Popular with celebrities!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear Todd H,

Thanks for your kind words about our stylish hotel. So glad you enjoyed our property and your stay as well as being in the center of Santa Monica, close to the many aspects it has to offer. We hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,
Sean Steenson

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Santa Monica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

My daughter and I stayed a week at this hotel. It was amazing! The service was excellent, the hotel was clean and modern. Very comfortable beds and pillows. Loved the spa and massage, especially the eucalyptus steam room! My daughter used the fitness area daily. The only downside of the using the spa and fitness area, is you had to pay $10.00 per day, per guest. I feel it should be included. Valet service was excellent... however, you will have to pay about $40 a day for parking. The location is right on the beach, and you just can't beat it. The location made all the extra fees worth the visit. If I ever return, I will be booking with Lowes.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear rcox2014,

Thank you for your compliments, so happy to hear you had an amazing stay. We appreciate your compliments to our facilities and excellent staff and can’t wait to have you back.

Sincerely,
Sean Steenson

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Santa Monica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Very pricey and not very nice. Good location and lobby but the rooms are small and unattractive. Our first room was below ground level and very claustrophobic, they ended up moving us for the next two nights after I complained and the room was marginally better.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank Natalie M
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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear Natalie,

Thank you for your comments about our guestrooms. We value your feedback and apologize that your impression was not a better reflection of our commitment to excellence.

Sincerely,
Sean Steenson

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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
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Cranford, nj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Great location - in the heart of Santa Monica. Service could have been better. We had to wait to check into our room. The front desk told us to come back in 10 minutes - we had to wait 1 hour. Our room smelled like smoke. We let the front desk know, they said they would take care of, no change happened.
Lots to do. Pool is a great set up. Getting drinks at the fire pit at night is great. Wish the service was better. Would oh back though.

Stayed August 2014
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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Suedemarco,

We appreciate your feedback and are happy you enjoyed your stay in the heart of Santa Monica. We apologize for your delay in checking into your room, however, we are very much looking forward to having you back for more Oceanside drinks at the fire pits and demonstrating for you our commitment to excellence.

Sincerely,
Sean Steenson

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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

A hotel with staff that compliment this amazing place.
The hotel has a great view of the beach, the pool is amazing and the restaurant and bar have a panoramic view of the beach and the ferris wheel.
Got there early and Zak managed to find us a room - thank you

Room Tip: The beach view
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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LoewsSantaMonica, Manager at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear RobBarr,

We appreciate your kind words about our hotel and the amazing staff that runs it. Please return soon for another jaw-dropping panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and iconic Santa Monica Pier.

Sincerely,
Sean Steenson

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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
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Property: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Address: 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Santa Monica
#3 Spa Hotel in Santa Monica
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#8 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica
#15 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#18 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 347
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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