This hotel has an easy going vibe but has very professional staff. We were dealt with promptly by the check in staff which was great as we arrived very tired. Due to my having ME I have a low noise tolerance so we ended up moving rooms twice but the hotel took this in their stride and even upgraded us to an ocean view. They also kindly arranged a surprise of champagne and some beautiful cakes for my partner's 40th birthday which appeared in the correct room!
The location was great - easy access to everything and for LA the Concierge was most helpful in providing maps and advising us where to park.
The restaurant was good - we used it once for both breakfast and evening meal, again the staff were accommodating about our likes and dislikes. An onsite coffee bar was useful for bagels etc.
The road mentioned is almost just a service road so getting to the beach was no problem. The valets were very prompt and also offered advice.
Yes, there are a lot of homeless people as apparently they were moved out of LA to Santa Monica so you can't blame a hotel for that.
We would definitely stay there again.
- 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