Palihouse Santa Monica

1001 Third Street, Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica

Action Bar

18
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service18
  • Overall18
22
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Its nice to mix having a cool vibe with a quiet atmosphere, the lobby and public spaces are serene but still interesting. Rooms are huge, although the kitchen was not much used for us (no espresso/coffeemaker) - but it felt really spacious. Location is good: residential street 3 short blocks from the ocean promenade, near lots of restaurants and shopping but still secluded feeling.

What the hotel could do better:

I wish the valet was available later, it's less than optimum to arrive after a lovely dinner only to have to hunt for parking for 20 minutes - and then walk back to your car to put the parking pass in the window, then re-park your car at 8 am.

Housekeeping once a day between 3-5 is tough if you are staying in your room and working most of the day.... and I do wish they had dinner service and a bar for the guests. You can bring your own wine but guests in the lobby eating fried food out of take out containers sort of ruined the evening atmosphere for us.

allison

Stayed February 2015

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Hotel Description

For LA’s version of a stylish, low-key beach town, Santa Monica is rather short on stylish, low-key hotels. Enter the Palihouse Santa Monica. It’s not as conspicuously glam as some of the competition, and, tucked away on a residential street a few blocks from the beach, it’s certainly not as much of a scene; it’s just a perfectly tasteful, highly livable hotel, a historic 1927 Mediterranean Revival masterpiece that’s been given a fresh coat of paint and a light, contemporary makeover by the ever-on-point Pali hotel group.

These are the same folks behind the successful Palihotel on Melrose and the Palihouse Holloway, and their specialty is creating hotels so comfortable you could quite literally move in. They do a substantial long-stay business, and, even for short-term guests, there’s a warmth that larger hotels and some too-cool boutiques tend to lack. In a way, the formula is simple: guest rooms with space to spread out, bedding made of all the right feathers and threads, free wired and wireless internet, supersize screens. Their tendency toward the homey shows in the small details, like windows that actually open — a hotel amenity that really shouldn’t be worth commenting on, but these days is, especially so close to the Pacific.

Opt for anything above the entry-level “classic” rooms and you’ll get a fridge, a range and a full stock of high-end kitchen appliances — though at every level there’s 24-hour in-room dining and an in-room stock of treats from Dean & Deluca. The point is that you could treat the room like a pied-à-terre, entertaining and, to a certain extent, taking care of yourself — but if you’d rather be made to feel like you’re very much on vacation, with day-to-day chores such as cooking better left back home, Palihouse is more than up to the task.

And it’s all executed with a distinct Southern California flavor, evidenced most of all in the lobby. With its Malibu tile floors, its wood-burning fireplace and a private patio just on the other side of those blown-glass doors, it’s the perfect place to hang out with a coffee and newspaper — or a cocktail you won’t have to wade through a crowd to retrieve.

How to get there:

Palihouse Santa Monica is a 25-minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport. Valet parking is available at a surcharge.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 36 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. Valet parking is available at a surcharge.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

Hotel Booking Widget

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. Valet parking is available at a surcharge.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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