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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.
Centrally located in Santa Monica, steps from the Pacific Ocean.Larger Map
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.
Ocean View Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 people.
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*.
*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.Check Prices Back to top
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I stayed for 4 nights for the Massive Attack concert at The Greek Theatre. Outside looks like Atlantic City beach Motel. My first thoughtOh No! Upon passing the large well manicures 12 foot... Read more I stayed for 4 nights for the Massive Attack concert at The Greek Theatre. Outside looks like Atlantic City beach Motel. My first thought...Oh No! Upon passing the large well manicures 12 foot bush/trees; you enter another world. So DON'T turn around. With the door being held for entrance and well greeted, walked into boutique lounge check-in (took all of 5 minutes), handed a WELCOME glass of Presecco, and took a wiff of what later became the Viceroy scent. Lovely. The lobby was filled with Victorian themed mirrors everywhere. I will agree with all the previous reviews. I will stray to the more detailed. Those things that separate 4 and 5 star (for me). SERVERS/SERVICE While the wait staff was attentive, I did not find them proactive. Several times we had to "get their attention" in order to be served, while at the pool. There is a thin line between hipster and shaggy. Black is the attire, but it should be crisp black, or intentional black. Not just Black faded jeans with shirt. Upscale Santa Monica, should be crisp all black, or Grey and black (as not to see such a despairing difference in the black between pants/jeans and shirt). They were young and didn't seemed confident. Suggestions: Black and grey with ironed shirts and well fitted jeans, with belts! a little better training. Drinks were GREAT! ROOM In the rooms, in 2014, a convenient addition in any room should be a Beats/Bose style speaker docking system with various adapters. The current is a radio style alarm clock with only iPhone 4 connections. (Not very chic) They may have had an adapter for iPhone 5 & 6 at the desk, but since I brought my own I was OK. But to reduce the hassle from me keeping up with it, it should be provided. Bed: Good Night sleep. Pillows soft but not fluffy. (minor) BATH/SHOWER The shower was fine. I've noticed that some other reviewers were appalled by the rust stains. I had them too, but it didn't translate into dirty or unclean to me. However, I would have liked some direct light in the shower. Ideally, a dimmer would be FANTASTIC in my shower/tub. As it stands, there is no light in the shower/tub bay. Having the option of a wireless receiver in there for music would have been OVER THE TOP Good!.... think Romance ROOM/VIEW: We were in room 326. I would suggest a higher floor. While the view of the ocean was nice; it was a little obstructed by the building in front. Depending on the occasion, your budget or availability. The ocean view was sufficient; just not perfect. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION period. A+ Walking distance to fine restaurants, Venice beach, Beach across the street, 3rd St Promenade etc. Couldn't get much better. FITNESS CENTER: Functional. Would have liked an area for floor exercises with mats, a plain wall for wall supported exercises. The walls were all mirrored. High expectations would have loved a sauna or steam room. (that's 5 star) WIFI - Free Wifi a little slow and spotty Read less
I have stayed numerous times and the staff is the reason I keep going back. The rooms are swanky and so is the lobby. There is the requisite pool and fitness center but the experience is key. You'll... Read more have access to all of the hottest restaurants (thanks to the great concierge staff) and are adjacent to the beach. Head south into Venice and Abbott Kinney or north into Santa Monica. Read less
We loved our stay at the Viceroy; perfect location, wonderful staff and elegant room. We stayed for 6 nights and didn't want to leave! The pool area is beautiful and we enjoyed dining at the... Read more restaurant regularly. Our only slight complaints were not being able to get a reservation for breakfast/brunch on our final day due to it being Father's Day (rather disappointing as it was also my husband's birthday and we'd had no warning that it would be so busy!) and the lifts breaking down. But these small inconveniences didn't detract from such a lovely stay. Thank you. Read less
We stayed here for 5 nights in mid September and loved every minute. The hotel interior is stylish and modern, and the staff achieve the right balance between being friendly and attentive. For us the... Read more best part is the location - a few minutes walk to the beautiful beach and a comfortable walk to all the restaurants and shops downtown. The bed was incredibly comfortable and we so slept well despite facing Ocean Avenue (apart from one night when we were kept awake by a large party kicking off in the room next door). The pool area was great during the hot spell of weather - although the area is mostly in the shade in the afternoon. Perfect for me but then there's always the beach if you prefer to sunbathe properly. We enjoyed the breakfasts (great choice) and poolside dining. Our food and drink was included as part of a pre-paid package of up to $300 (special offer added as part of our room booking). Although confusion arose when we understood it to be pre-paid with the room when in fact it wasn't and that the value is $300 but excludes gratuities and tax. On our final receipt this wasn't broken down so it got very confusing. We wouldn't opt for this in future but would definitely return to stay at the Viceroy. Read less
The hotel is in a wonderful location, one block away from the beach. Walking distance to cool cafÃ©s and restaurants. Across the street from the infamous Shutters. Rooms are well appointed, spacious... Read more and beautifully designed. You can easily be on South Beach instead of LA. The hotel is well maintained with nice pool, poolside dining and a fabulous smelling lobby and bar area. Staff is nice and friendly. Read less