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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Shangri-La is a very good option with beautiful views of the beach

Jan 25, 2020 tamersbing

I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The suite was clean and had all the extras we've come to expect, such as an espresso maker and flat screen TVs. The beach is very accessible and the pool looked nice, although I didn't get around to visiting it. I would stay here again.
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Jan 21, 2020 Daniella G

We paid an absurd price to not have hot water our entire stay. Because their water heater was “broken” we had to shower with cold water when the weather was below 50 degrees. In addition, the elevator was out of order. The photos on the website are completely deceiving and the hotel is in complete despair. When we contacted management they… Read more
We paid an absurd price to not have hot water our entire stay. Because their water heater was “broken” we had to shower with cold water when the weather was below 50 degrees. In addition, the elevator was out of order. The photos on the website are completely deceiving and the hotel is in complete despair. When we contacted management they refused to make the situation right and then avoided my calls. They are complete crooks. The positive reviews are from customers they incentivize to write a review to get a slight discount on food. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Hotel and Staff in Santa Monica!

Jan 21, 2020 B358XElindseyb New York City, New York

I had the best stay at Hotel Shangri-La thanks to their amazing staff, especially Rebecca, who helped me with an incredible upgrade experience to the most gorgeous ocean front Executive Suite! Everyone who works at this hotel makes you feel welcome and cared for from the moment you walk in. The concierge helped me with restaurant recommendations… Read more
I had the best stay at Hotel Shangri-La thanks to their amazing staff, especially Rebecca, who helped me with an incredible upgrade experience to the most gorgeous ocean front Executive Suite! Everyone who works at this hotel makes you feel welcome and cared for from the moment you walk in. The concierge helped me with restaurant recommendations and everyone at the front desk was helpful with any questions I had and just to have a nice chat with on my way in and out each day. The room was beautiful and the view spectacular.Room service was also amazing, get the fish tacos! I can't wait to return to this hotel! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great sunset views

Jan 20, 2020 shedevlls1 Halifax, Virginia

Stopped by for a drink after leaving the pier and decided to stay and watch the sunset. They were very busy but service was fast. Nice Art Deco bar/seating area, and a small outside patio with seating and heaters. Glad I wanted a glass of wine because I would have missed this place and the sunset!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptionally friendly staff

Jan 20, 2020 Richard H

We come back to the Shangri-La every year on an annual visit to California. The staff are always exceptionally friendly and helpful. The location is great. Close to everything in Santa Monica and immediately across the pedestrian bridge to the beach. The courtyard pool and hot tub area is well laid out and enjoyable. The rooms are up to date,… Read more
We come back to the Shangri-La every year on an annual visit to California. The staff are always exceptionally friendly and helpful. The location is great. Close to everything in Santa Monica and immediately across the pedestrian bridge to the beach. The courtyard pool and hot tub area is well laid out and enjoyable. The rooms are up to date, but remain classic. The bed is comfortable and the bathroom updated with a large bathtub. We will definitely stay again next year. Read less