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. Spa treatments are also available poolside – the ultimate in luxury. 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. Xanadu Spa located poolside with full treatment menu*. 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 Beautiful hotel , perfect location

Mar 20, 2019 Trek41970326896

If you are looking for a hotel that is walking distance to the Santa Monica pier and third street promenade in Santa Monica Then the hotel Shangri La is the place to stay. I wanted to stay at a hotel where I did not have to drive. The Hotel shangri la was the perfect location for me. What I liked about it was that it has a great bar to enjoy an… Read more
If you are looking for a hotel that is walking distance to the Santa Monica pier and third street promenade in Santa Monica Then the hotel Shangri La is the place to stay. I wanted to stay at a hotel where I did not have to drive. The Hotel shangri la was the perfect location for me. What I liked about it was that it has a great bar to enjoy an afternoon to dinner. The rooms where perfect size. All the employees where very friendly. For me customer service is a must.They did provide first class customer service. If you are coming to Santa Monica for pleasure or business. You will enjoy the great location of this hotel. For me location is everything and this was super close to everything and right by the beach. Overall I enjoyed my stay. The next time I have meetings in the area. I will stay here again forsure. All the employees where very friendly from the minute you arrive to the minute you leave. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 5 star location, 0 star service

Mar 19, 2019 insearchofbluewater White Rock, Canada

We were traveling with our friends and arrived together at the hotel. We had both decided to splurge on full ocean view rooms so that we could wake up to the ocean while in Santa Monica. Luckily my friends had an amazing room 602 with a balcony with stunning view of the ocean. Unlucky for us though as we were given room 114 which is a street… Read more
We were traveling with our friends and arrived together at the hotel. We had both decided to splurge on full ocean view rooms so that we could wake up to the ocean while in Santa Monica. Luckily my friends had an amazing room 602 with a balcony with stunning view of the ocean. Unlucky for us though as we were given room 114 which is a street level room at the corner of the building. Yes it did have a decent view but nothing like an upper floor which I had requested and was told subject to availability. The thing is, you can't open the curtains in the room since you are almost face to face with the foot passengers and then very close to the busy street. The room is very noisy with cars passing by all night. I went to the front desk and spoke to Hannah and explained that this was unfair and she says to me "are you not happy for your friends? We can move them to a lower floor." She completely missed the point and insulted me to the point of near tears. She then offered a partial ocean view room on a higher floor at a higher cost. I asked how this was fair. I decided not to ruin my mood any further and that I would speak to the manager later. I decided to call the front desk. So the same person who helped me at the front desk answered and said she was the general manager and she would talk to the manager in the morning. I did finally hear from Hannah with an offer but when I got back to the hotel Hannah was gone and no one knew about the offer. What disgraceful customer service! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Love this hotel

Mar 19, 2019 KevinF837 Austin

Fantastic location (across beach, tons of food, shopping and entertainment within a few blocks in every direction), friendly staff, cool vibe. Christian H super attentive and responsive as always. My go to place in Santa Monica, for sure.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel right by the beach

Mar 18, 2019 Getaway67994024698

Beautiful hotel right by the beach. Great location that is close to everything including shopping and the pier which is super fun for kids! The rooftop bar is beautiful with an ocean view. Also the room service is sooo delicious, the room was clean and super comfortable. I liked the whole vibe of the hotel and can’t wait to come back
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Over the top birthday party

Mar 18, 2019 dylansenehi

Got invited to a birthday party that was being hosted here. I had never been to the Shangri-La in Santa Monica before but I was shocked. They did the most beautiful job setting up. The room was absolutely beautiful, nothing I had ever seen before. Everyone at the birthday was in awe because of how amazing everything was. The food was delicious and… Read more
Got invited to a birthday party that was being hosted here. I had never been to the Shangri-La in Santa Monica before but I was shocked. They did the most beautiful job setting up. The room was absolutely beautiful, nothing I had ever seen before. Everyone at the birthday was in awe because of how amazing everything was. The food was delicious and so unique , there shrimp scampi is to die for. I will be coming back here again because they also have a rooftop bar with a beautiful view. The service was over the top as well, every second someone came and helped with anything we needed. It got pretty late at night and we were all pretty drunk so we just decided to stay the night. The concierge helped us easily book a room. The room was very nice and clean, the bed was super comfortable.overall , I had a great experience ! Read less