Hotel Shangri-la at the Ocean

1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Action Bar

16.5
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  • Rooms17
  • Public Spaces16
  • Service16.5
  • Overall16.5
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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.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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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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