Hotel Shangri-LA

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

The hotel

The very essence of the golden age of Hollywood glamour, the Hotel Shangri-La has been welcoming guests since 1939. An Art Deco treasure, sumptuous guest rooms and suites offer iconic views of the ocean or the city and come very well-equipped indeed. When you can tear yourself away, there’s the poolside to relax by – treat yourself to a private cabana and it becomes a real retreat. There are plenty of restaurants on your doorstep but the hotel’s own should not be missed. Featuring classically trained and creative chefs, feast on the freshest local produce, handpicked from the weekly Santa Monica Farmers Market whilst admiring views of the Pacific & Palisades Park. Pre-dinner, take the elevator all the way to the top for drinks at Onyx Rooftop Bar offering world-class sunsets as well as cocktails late evenings. Santa Monica Pier is a 10-minute walk away but should you wish to explore further, the metro is also a 10-minute walk which will connect you to Hollywood, downtown and more quickly and affordably too.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • No Smoking
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Overlooking the ocean and the Santa Monica Pier. Shops, boutiques and restaurants are a short walk away. 10-minute walk to the metro to connect you to the rest of Los Angeles.

Hotel information

70 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, some with balconies, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, complimentary WiFi, iPod docking station, safe, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, iron and board. Shangri-La City View King Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Ocean View King Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Partial Ocean View Suites with 1 king-size bed and a queen-size sofa bed in a separate living room, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children (aged under 17 years). A rollaway bed is available for this room type for $25 per night.

1-Bedroom Partial Ocean View Suites with gourmet kitchen and 1 king-size bed and a queen-size sofa bed in a separate living room, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children (aged under 17 years). A rollaway bed is available for this room type for $25 per night.

The Dining Room, Onyx Rooftop Bar & Lounge. The Courtyard with swimming pool, private cabanas*, poolside bar and dining. 24-hour fitness centre. Complimentary WiFi. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*. Valet parking $49 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has a resort fee of $25 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Champagne Toast at check-in - Wine/Beer/Cheese provided Wednesdays from 5:00–7:00pm - Coffee/tea in lobby from 6:00–10:00am - High-speed Internet access - Beach Towels- Yoga class on Saturdays. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

This is a non-smoking property.

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Sep 18, 2019 RHA8119 Vienna, Austria

I really enjoyed my stay. The staff was very helpful and friendly. This hotel is a nice place to relax and there is a good view to the ocean. The offer at the breakfast buffet was excellent and its possible to order omelet and other food.
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Sep 16, 2019 Hiro K Los Angeles, California

Stayed her for the close distance to Malibu where we were having our wedding. The hotel is not associated with the Shangri-La resorts (one of the guests didn't realize that when they were there). The hotel is an old building that has been updated and renovated with modern amenities. The bell hop, the receptionist, and concierge were all helpful… Read more
Stayed her for the close distance to Malibu where we were having our wedding. The hotel is not associated with the Shangri-La resorts (one of the guests didn't realize that when they were there). The hotel is an old building that has been updated and renovated with modern amenities. The bell hop, the receptionist, and concierge were all helpful and very kind. The room is on the small side, but we had a nice big comfortable bed and a great view of the ocean. The hotel is walking distance to the ocean, pier, 3rd Street promenade and the Saturday farmers market. And it's a quick Lyft/Uber/Taxi ride to Malibu. We had a great room service breakfast and highly recommend going to the rooftop bar to watch the sunset. Go a little early to stake your location since it tends to get busy with other outside guest on the weekends. Read less
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Sep 16, 2019 Tom P

The Shanghai-La is very accommodating and all the staff are highly trained . I felt so welcomed during my stay , everyone was so nice . The new restaurant on the rooftop was so good, and the view was so beautiful. They have their own pizza oven so all their pizzas are delicious and fresh. My room was super clean when I walked in, the bathroom ,… Read more
The Shanghai-La is very accommodating and all the staff are highly trained . I felt so welcomed during my stay , everyone was so nice . The new restaurant on the rooftop was so good, and the view was so beautiful. They have their own pizza oven so all their pizzas are delicious and fresh. My room was super clean when I walked in, the bathroom , the bed , everything was perfect. I cannot wait to come back here again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Friendly staff in an excellent location

Sep 16, 2019 emedinatata McLean, Virginia

Chose this hotel because of it’s location; close proximity to the beach, the Promenade and the Pier. The rooftop view is excellent specially at night when the Pier is lit up. Staff was swift to respond to our needs.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and wonderful service!

Sep 9, 2019 nanette895 North Charleston, South Carolina

We stayed at Hotel Shangri La as the last leg of a 9 day drive down the Pacific Coast Highway on 9/5 and 9/6/149. We couldn't have picked a better place. Location was terrific, across from the beach and a walking path. Very close to the pier. It took us a minute to figure out the parking situation (valet parking is behind the hotel, not in front.)… Read more
We stayed at Hotel Shangri La as the last leg of a 9 day drive down the Pacific Coast Highway on 9/5 and 9/6/149. We couldn't have picked a better place. Location was terrific, across from the beach and a walking path. Very close to the pier. It took us a minute to figure out the parking situation (valet parking is behind the hotel, not in front.) Lots of wonderful features - friendly helpful concierge, fabulous pool and hot tub area, plenty of towels, ping pong tables, extra seating to enjoy being outside. Roof top bar was AMAZING! Great place to watch the sunset. Food at the roof top restaurant was delicious. Tub/Shower combo was a bit awkward as it is an under-mount deck tub with a wide deck area that you have to step over to get into the shower - I am not so coordinated! BUT - the tub is very deep and great for a soak! Nice perks like champagne at reception, complimentary water bottle in the room, and stellar service everywhere. Highly recommended! Read less