Hilton Santa Monica Hotel & Suites

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Virgin rating

The hotel

With roughly 70 per cent of the rooms at this hotel being suites, it’s easy to get that VIP service in the heart of Santa Monica, and these spacious options are ideal for groups and families. A freshly designed hotel with nods to the ocean, you’re just 3 short blocks away from the famous Santa Monica pier and that sparkling blue ocean. Whatever the time of day you’ll be able to get something to satisfy your taste buds at Monica’s, a farm-to-table restaurant that also offers locally sourced wines and their very own ‘Monica’s beer’ on tap. 3rd street promenade is just minutes away so you can browse the designer shops and enjoy a range of open-air restaurants and bars, or relax by the pool with a good book – the choice is yours. 

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

Situated in the heart of Santa Monica, the hotel is 3 blocks from the ocean, between Pico Boulevard and Colorado. Distance from Los Angeles International Airport: 10 miles.

Hotel information

286 stylish rooms decorated with subtle coastal influences, all featuring air-conditioning, mini frigde, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, WiFi access*, 55-inch flat screen TV, safe, and bathroom amenities. 

Standard rooms have either 1 king-size bed, 2 double beds, or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

City View rooms are located on higher floors, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

One Bedroom Suites have a separate living room with sofa bed, and bedroom either 1 king-size bed, 2 double beds, or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults.

City View One Bedroom Suites are the same as One Bedroom Suites, however they are located on higher floors with scenic views.

Balcony Suites have a separate living room with sofa bed, master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, and a private balcony, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Monica’s (farm-to-table restaurant, open for dinner). Monica’s Pacific Terrace (outdoor all-day dining). Monica’s Lounge.

Outdoor pool. 24-hour fitness centre. 

WiFi access*. Concierge. Room service* (temporarily unavailable). Valet parking $42 plus tax per night (payable locally, fee subject to change). 

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (84)
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Aug 16, 2022 Kacci Weybridge, United Kingdom

Excellent! Everything you’d expect from a Hilton hotel. This is a modern hotel which has recently been refurbished. Great location … close to all amenities including the pier/beach front. Very friendly and helpful staff. Can’t fault it and would love to go back one day.
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Aug 15, 2022 DeanPaschal Houston, Texas

Hilton Santa Monica is an excellent choice in accommodations. The hotel is sparkling clean, modern, and is literally freshly fragrant! You will be within walking distance to the Santa Monica Pier, the beach, shopping and restaurants. The hotel staff is cheerful and always helpful. The valet service is fast and friendly. Their breakfast menu offers… Read more
Hilton Santa Monica is an excellent choice in accommodations. The hotel is sparkling clean, modern, and is literally freshly fragrant! You will be within walking distance to the Santa Monica Pier, the beach, shopping and restaurants. The hotel staff is cheerful and always helpful. The valet service is fast and friendly. Their breakfast menu offers delicious options. Cost is on the high side, but if you want to be comfortable and extremely happy with your hotel stay in Santa Monica, the Hilton is the place to be. Read less
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Aug 11, 2022 985jeng Kansas City, Missouri

This hotel was beyond exceptional! Great location, very clean and the hotel staff and valet staff were friendly and welcoming. A special thanks to Pannea for accommodating my requests and for providing exceptional customer service. Will definitely be back!
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Aug 8, 2022 kadeema2525 Cypress, Texas

Great friendly staff! My mom loved the room service and it’s a quick walk to the beach and dining! Historical park across the street which was very interesting. Very accessible Uber pickup and its a fast drive to Beverly Hills and fine dining.
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Aug 8, 2022 sugarmagnolia8 New York City, New York

I see that the hotel responds to reviews so I want to really be detailed here: I stayed at this hotel for one night after a longer LA trip in order to be closer to LAX and that was a good thing. I looked at the reviews here and it has a 4 rating, however, it is 23 of 38 Santa Monica hotels so I considered a more expensive and… Read more
I see that the hotel responds to reviews so I want to really be detailed here: I stayed at this hotel for one night after a longer LA trip in order to be closer to LAX and that was a good thing. I looked at the reviews here and it has a 4 rating, however, it is 23 of 38 Santa Monica hotels so I considered a more expensive and closer-to-the-beach/strip hotel, and wished I had done that, actually. It's not exactly as close as I imagined from the descriptions. First, on the plus side, it's your typical, nice, basic Hilton. Clean and standard for a Hilton; You know what to expect. Liked the kitchenette set up. The Valet was *outstanding* and lived up to the $42 price. Beds were comfortable. Well-appointed bathrooms. The small pool area looked clean and like people were enjoying it -- but there was not even one chair available at our check-in time and one never opened up, so we could not take advantage of this feature. The restaurant was expensive - I was willing to do it to catch a flight with my party, but really, you might want to consider getting a delivery from a local place or going out instead. It was about $35/person for coffee, juice and eggs/toast or yogurt. The servers didn't seem like they were too happy either; perhaps because I was there during an international event and it seems as if the tipping custom wasn't understood from what I heard from other diners ... Anyway, if I had researched this the night before, I would have ordered from Doordash/etc. My main concern is basically this - I understand prices are higher due to the location so I guess I was over-expecting the level of service. While I was there, I used the lobby restroom on our way to dinner, and a (hopefully clean) toilet actually overflowed without warning onto my feet! Luckily I was wearing waterproof sandals! I washed off in the sink and reported this to the front desk. The woman was much more concerned with the bathroom getting cleaned up than my dismay. She was all smiles and "thank you for telling me. Don't worry we will get it fixed up right away!!." Well to be perfectly frank, I didn't really care if you fixed it right away, I cared about a toilet overflowing onto my feet in this shocking incident. I said "ok wow, but I am just so stunned and luckily I have waterproof shoes" and she was all "oh lol don't worry we'll get it cleaned up!" - She obviously wasn't picking up on what I was putting down (my shock and displeasure) so not wanting to be "a Karen", I just left. When we came back some of my group wanted to buy a snack from the little lobby store, so I again told the woman that I was the one who had the toilet overflow onto my feet. She cheerfully informed me that "yes, it was all cleaned up and taken care of now!". Again, I just let it go at that point, but thought she'd at least offer to comp a water - or something - anything. So, overall, while it's a fine place to stay, the experience of the service can use an upgrade to keep in line with the pricing/expectations of a Hilton brand. Weeks have passed and I actually am still stunned at how little was done in the name of "customer service" because just a small, human touch in this scenario would have made a world of difference, especially in a high priced place in a resort town with so many other options to choose from. I checked out in person, too, thinking maybe I could relay this to someone new on shift, but no one asked me how my stay was so I didn't feel an "in" to bring it up. So, Trip Advisor reader, I think you'll be perfectly fine here if you choose this hotel, as long as you keep your expectations at a moderate level. Read less