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  • Luxury Seaside Boutique Hotel
  • Michelin-Rated Restaurant
  • Cameo Bar Hot-Spot
  • 2 Swimming Pools

Hotel facilities

Bar

Fitness Centre

Internet Access

Swimming Pool

Beach Holiday

City Break

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

4.5

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Viceroy Santa Monica

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This lovely seaside boutique retreat, the haunt of Santa Monica’s elite, showcases a dramatic style of décor with over-sized white chaise lounges, deep sofas and glass cocktail tables. Both the Michelin-rated Whist Restaurant and The Cameo Bar are happening hot-spots with the latter particularly lively from Wednesday through to Saturday. Whilst mingling with the beautiful people, make sure you try one of the their killer martinis, the Key Lime includes vanilla vodka, triple sec and Graham crackers – yes, you read that right! –it’s delicious! The dining room is renowned for its stunning vintage and modern furnishings, serving Modern American cuisine with a sophisticated twist. As well as a 24-hour fitness centre, there’s an in-room and poolside spa service to take advantage of with 100% pure and natural ingredients guaranteed to soothe your cares away. Two swimming pools come complete with poolside cabanas so you can relax in private, even having your lunch or dinner delivered there! Well located for exploring, Hollywood, the beach, museums, art galleries, world-class shopping and championship golf courses are all on your doorstep.

Where is it?

Centrally located in Santa Monica, steps from the Pacific Ocean.

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Room information

162 rooms on 8 floors. Viceroy Rooms with air-conditioning, cable TV with pay-per-view films, iHome and DVD/CD player, telephone, high-speed Internet access*, mini bar, tea/coffee maker, alarm clock radio, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer, iron and board. City View Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 people. Double/double beds on a request basis only.

Room Upgrade

Ocean View Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 people.

Facilities

Cast Restaurant (Modern American cuisine). The Cameo Bar. 2 outdoor swimming pools, poolside cabanas*, 24-hour fitness centre, in-room and poolside spa treatments*. Library with backgammon table. Gift shop. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*. Internet access*.

Additional information

*Denotes local charge.

An amenity fee of $15 per room per night is payable locally upon check-out and includes but is not limited to the following:

- Welcome glass of Champagne upon arrival

- Morning selection of coffees and teas

- 10% discount in the restaurant

- Newspapers available upon request.

- Complimentary Internet access

- Computers available for guest use in the library

- Seasonal Wellness programs including: Fitness classes, 24-hour fitness centre with free weight and the latest cardio equipment, running and cycling routes with complimentary bottled water

- Seasonal entertainment programmes

- Seasonal pool offerings.

Amenity fee inclusions are subject to change and availability where applicable.

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Viceroy Santa Monica

  • What to Expect:
    • 4.5 based on 817 reviews Location
    • 4.5 based on 835 reviews Rooms
    • 4.5 based on 869 reviews Service
    • 4 based on 864 reviews Value
    • 4.5 based on 857 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (571)
    • Very Good (214)
    • Average (104)
    • Poor (46)
    • Terrible (27)

We drove down to Santa Monica to stay at Viceroy after having stayed at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Upon arrival we didn't really feel wellcome. Front staff gave no information at all. Ocean View room...

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2 of 5 stars
Jul 20, 2014 - Mads R - Copenhagen, Denmark

We drove down to Santa Monica to stay at Viceroy after having stayed at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Upon arrival we didn't really feel wellcome. Front staff gave no information at all. Ocean View room... Read more very small. Pool area especially disappointing as pools were extremely small.. Would not recommend. We shortened our stay and went back to BHH. Read less

3 of 5 stars
Jul 19, 2014 - KismetJewellNakai - Chandigarh, India

The hotel definitely gives the 'trendy and hip' vibe as soon as you enter with a lot of stuff going on- champagne while you are being checked in , lots of mirrors and statues of greyhounds and things... Read more that can make your senses get overloaded! We paid extra for a view of the beach which we got and it was nice. Considering we paid a pretty package, you would think maybe we would get a decent internet connection ? The free wifi doesn't work and when it works it is slower than the internet from the 90's. Considering that you can step out on the street and probably catch some free wifi which is faster, I find it ludicrous that such a high end hotel would make you pay $16 to get a decent connection. There is no tea or coffee maker which is surprising , no dental kit unless you ask for one. The soaps and shampoos are in big bottles that remind you of the bottles that are chained to the walls in a hotel like an Ibis to make sure you don't run away with them. They have all sorts of high end soaps/shampoos and things for sale in the bathroom which you might mistake as part of the deal if you aren't careful .Kills the vibe of fancy , according to me. The pool is teeny tiny and crowded most of the time. It's a close walk to the beach and to the Third Street Promenade where there are loads of shops and restaurants but I don't think the hotel is worth it. Way too pricy and stuck up. We had planned for two nights but luckily decided to stay only one. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Jul 18, 2014 - Gatsby92 - Birmingham, Michigan

I recently returned from another great stay at the Viceroy Santa Monica. I have stayed here numerous times for both work and vacation. The location is ideal as it is across the street from the... Read more beach. The pool area is wonderful but if I'm across the street from a beach...I'm heading to the beach every single day to get some sun or run/walk all the way to the Venice Beach boardwalk or north to Santa Monica State Beach and Will Rogers Beach! I'm a big fan of Kelly Wearstler who designed the hotel. The space is modern but quirky and fun. The beds are by far some of the most comfortable that I've ever had the pleasure to catch some Zzzzzzz's in.... I have not dined at Cast but have ordered from room service. I thought the food was quite good. The concierge also has a list of restaurants in Santa Monica as well as elsewhere if you want to try LA's wide variety of food and restaurants of which there are many! If you're thinking of drinking at dinner, I'd suggest Uber or a taxi from the hotel. Cab fare isn't too bad if you're staying local or if you're going to Brentwood or Beverly Hills it's a little bit more but worth it to avoid a DUI. No one wants to spend vacation in jail. The Cameo Bar is a great place to have a drink before you head out or enjoy happy hour. The cocktail menu has a wide variety of drinks with interesting ingredients. Definitely stop by the bar! And last but not least...the staff at the Viceroy, in my opinion is one of the most friendliest that I've encountered in my many vacations. From the front desk, the valet, the bellman, the bartenders...everyone is very friendly and helpful. It's always a nice to be welcomed back to the Viceroy by a friendly and familiar face. My one recommendation is to get a room that is a high floor if you're on the pool/city side. It does get quite noisy on the weekends from the crowd at the Cameo Bar. I had a partial ocean view room which overlooked Ocean Ave. With the sliding glass doors open, it can be a little noisy depending on the traffic. Read less

3 of 5 stars
Jul 16, 2014 - tracy h - Highland Park, Texas

My teenage daughter booked the hotel online for a girls trip with my sister and her cousin. The hotel has a great location for access to the pier, shopping and getting around the area. However, it... Read more is for tourists. The highway is between the hotel and the beach and so it was not the peaceful I had hoped for. The check in was good and the wine appreciated. While we enjoyed the fragrance on arrival, a few hours later it was overwhelming and gave us all a headache. The pool was quaint, small....and packed for the beautiful weekend. The vibe was very trending and modern - the rooms were well appointed and large. The shower in the suite was HUGE but the showerhead was disappointing trickle. The bathroom in the standard room had a tub and we loved it. The amenities were more pricey than our stay at the Ritz. Valet and manager were fantastic. I had an issue and it was quickly and properly resolved. Thank you. In summary - great bathrooms, sufficiently large rooms - high priced amenities, too much fragrance, small pool, big highway. I enjoyed our two night stay but would likely make another choice for our next trip. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Jul 16, 2014 - Sacramento_CADave - Sacramento, CA

My wife and I, along with our two young daughters stayed at the Viceroy for a week in early July. Overall our stay was very pleasant. The hotel is in a great location, 2 blocks from the beach and... Read more within walking distance to Venice Beach and Downtown Santa Monica. There are numerous excellent restaurant options in the area. The hotel restaurant, Cast, is a bit pricey but very good. We had breakfast and dinner there and both were enjoyable experiences. Another nice feature of the hotel is they have free bikes for loan and it was great to be able to take a ride along the beach. Service at the hotel is top notch. Probably the best we have ever experienced. Rooms were modern and very clean. Common areas of the hotel were cool and they even had a library where you could borrow a book. The only negative with the hotel is that it seems to cater to a younger, hipper demographic. The pool area was sometimes a bit like a party atmosphere, not always appropriate for young kids. Also, somebody was smoking in one of the rooms on our floor, filling the hallway with cigarette smoke. We complained to the front desk and they said they would send up security immediately but not sure what they did or could do. We could smell the smoke for a couple days. Even though there were a couple minor issues, we would still definitely recommend the hotel. Read less

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