Hotel Shangri-la at the Ocean

1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, USA

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Hotel Description

Like they say at the end of the movie — any resemblance to the Hong Kong–based Shangri-La hotel group is purely coincidental. This Shangri-La, just off Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, is a one-off, a 1939-vintage Art Deco classic given new life by its family owners, whose thorough renovation brings the hotel up to date for the 21st century even as it pays generous tribute to its Golden Age heritage.

Most of the seventy rooms and suites face out the ocean side, resulting in some very fine views. (Of which more later.) The look is more Deco-influenced than truly retro, familiar enough to retain its classic air without turning into a period piece. And all the modern must-haves are present and accounted for, from 50- and 60-inch televisions to Frette robes and bath products by Gilchrist & Soames.

The Dining Room makes the most of the Shangri-La’s proximity to Santa Monica’s famous farmers market, serving the sort of impeccably sourced American cuisine that’s become synonymous with California cooking. It’s upstairs, however, that the Shangri-La reveals the final twist: Suite 700, the old penthouse suite, is now the hotel bar, opening onto an outdoor terrace with one of the most extraordinary views in town.

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Hotel Criteria

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

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at Hotel Shangri-La. Rates are based on two person occupancy. However, for selective room categories, a third or fourth guest can be added for a supplement. Baby cots and extra beds are available on request. Extra beds have a supplement of 25 USD per person/night. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Two Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 King Beds
    • 1200 ft²/111 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean or sea.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • full kitchen
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • jacuzzi tub
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
    • wake up service
  • Shangri-La Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 1 Queen Bed
    • 290 ft²/26 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial ocean or city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
  • Deluxe Ocean View Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 330 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean or sea.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
  • One Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 592 ft²/54 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial ocean or partial sea.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
    • This room can accommodate up to 4 guests (charges apply).
    • wake up service
  • One Bedroom Suite with Kitchenette

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 592 ft²/54 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean, partial ocean or partial sea.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • full kitchen
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
    • This room can accommodate up to 4 guests (charges apply).
    • wake up service
  • Terrace Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 700 ft²/65 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean, partial ocean or partial sea.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • full kitchen
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
    • terrace
    • This room can accommodate up to 4 guests (charges apply).
    • wake up service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at Hotel Shangri-La. Rates are based on two person occupancy. However, for selective room categories, a third or fourth guest can be added for a supplement. Baby cots and extra beds are available on request. Extra beds have a supplement of 25 USD per person/night. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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