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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 827 reviews Location
    • 4.5 based on 849 reviews Rooms
    • 4.5 based on 896 reviews Service
    • 4 based on 879 reviews Value
    • 4.5 based on 868 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (580)
    • Very Good (222)
    • Average (109)
    • Poor (46)
    • Terrible (27)

I really wanted to love the Viceroy...and I mean REALLY. And there are some terrific aspects to it but, as a hotel, it just didn't get there for me. It's always the little things. FAILS • the...

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3 of 5 stars
Aug 29, 2014 - PoolBarPlease - Singapore, Singapore

I really wanted to love the Viceroyand I mean REALLY. And there are some terrific aspects to it but, as a hotel, it just didn't get there for me. It's always the little things. FAILS • the... Read more I really wanted to love the Viceroy...and I mean REALLY. And there are some terrific aspects to it but, as a hotel, it just didn't get there for me. It's always the little things. FAILS • the inroom air conditioner has two settings - loud and off • the "city view" rooms are...well...not • there's an obligatory amenities fee which covers all the basic stuff you'd expect from any other US hotel. They don't outline what's included for your $19/night when you checkin but definitely don't miss it on the bill. It's also kinda hidden...which is just uncool (the irony of the Viceroy being uncool isn't lost on me as every inch of the place oozes "please find me cool") and the wording of it on the website is misleading as it makes it seem optional which it most certainly is not • they send you a 'personalise your experience' email to fill in before you get there...don't bother as they clearly don't read it • the pool wait-staff are either all over you or barely there • the bathroom is essentially a boutique. Most of the table-top real estate is taken up by products that are for sale...right down to beach towels @ $20/pop because, get this, they don't offer them as complimentary...at the Viceroy...in summer...in LA...two blocks from the beach...*insert blank stare* • simply as a hotel, it's expensive for what it is WINS • the pool area. It's tight (function definitely followed form in this design), but we had no trouble getting a spot every day (tip: go to the very back if you want sun all day in August) • the location is great - a walk to any real shopping (about 15 minutes) but easy access to other restaurants, bars, water etc... • the staff were great to deal with for the most part • the bar and pool area are a great evening vibe on the weekends. A lot of LA-douche, but well worth it for the fun-factor I haven't quite reconciled whether the cost justifies the experience, but if you're happy to take a $430/night gamble for a so-so room in an obviously cool setting to figure it out for yourself then go for it. After all, it IS the Viceroy... ;) Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 28, 2014 - Gilbert M - Toronto, Canada

Wonderful hotel great location and a staff second to none!! especially Cynthia, Andrew and John. Great comfortable rooms, very chic design, great food in the restaurant.Location is ideal for a great... Read more southern California vacation, close to great dining, entertainment. Can't wait to return,. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 25, 2014 - Moecasa84 - Casablanca, Morocco

Excellent service in everything! Really enjoyed my stay. The concierge and Houssine at the reception went out of their way to ensure a good stay for me. They recommended great restaurants and made... Read more sure I needed nothing in my room. All was done with a friendly smile. Great job guys! Read less

3 of 5 stars
Aug 21, 2014 - Glenn E -

Before arriving I called and asked about parking. I was told that the hotel charges $35/night. I asked about self-parking and was told that there was a lot behind the hotel that charges $5. I... Read more pulled in and the valet told me that in Santa Monica the rules are strict and that there was no $5/night parking. I asked again at reception during check-in and was told that they were not aware of anyplace to park for less than $35/night. I drove around the block and found the Santa Monica Civic Center directly behind the Viceroy. Indeed they charge $5/night. Also while checking in I was told that the hotel has bikes available on a first come first served basis. I was offered a glass of champagne but opted instead for a bottle of water. I asked for a room with two beds and was told that my reservation was "run of the house" and that there were no rooms with two beds available. The room was clean and offered a view of the parking lot and the civic center. If I put my nose up to the glass and looked down I could see the tables setup next to the pool. The bed was comfortable but the chairs in the room were not. There is a nice Sony TV mounted to the wall opposite the bed. The bathroom doubled as a marketplace for soaps, lotions, Etc. If I added up the total for all the items for sale in the bathroom it would be several hundred dollars. The "free" WiFi was worthless. It kept resetting and I lost my connection every few minutes. There is an ethernet wire for "high-speed" internet access but I didn't test it because the wire location does not lend itself to easy connection to a laptop. The two pools are tiny and there were never any seats available so I didn't get to use it. The bicycles were not available when I tried to use them so I didn't get a chance to use them either. The restaurants are not rated well compared to others within walking distance so I can't commend on them either. At the end of day two (I stayed for four days) both room keys became disabled. I tried both of them and had to go back to the reception desk, wait on line and have them re-program the keys. The person was kind enough to walk us back to the room and make sure that the keys worked. When I asked what happened I was told that perhaps I kept them too close to other cards or my cell phone and they became unusable. This is not possible because both keys were kept by two separate people and both became disabled at the same time. Another annoyance because the hotel clearly disabled the keys for no reason. Upon checkout I was presented with a charge summary that included a daily $19 amenity fee. It seems that I get to subsidize the amenities for others that were not available for our use. This fee is most often assessed at resorts with actual usable amenities not a tiny hotel in the middle of a city. All in all I was looking forward to experiencing tripadvisor's #2 hotel in Santa Monica and was sadly disappointed. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 20, 2014 - Michele176210 - Sydney, Australia

We were flying back to Sydney from LAX and this location was ideal. Near the coastline surrounded by great restaurants and a short walk to good shopping then only a 20 minute drive to LAX. The hotel... Read more is lovely and the staff extremely friendly. The pool area added to our experience and the bar and restaurant excellent. It was only a short drive to LA but good to be away from the hustle and bustle. I would totally stay there again. Read less

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