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 fridge, 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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  • Excellent (225)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent hotel in a great location

Apr 13, 2024 L2823HBmarcoc

On our trip between Europe and French Polynesia, we stopped for 3 nights at this Hilton Hotel, which is very well located in a very quiet area, just a 10-minute walk from the beach and the Santa Monica Pier. The hotel is very spacious and luxuriously appointed, the rooms are very comfortable and the one we stayed in had a lounge area with fridge… Read more
On our trip between Europe and French Polynesia, we stopped for 3 nights at this Hilton Hotel, which is very well located in a very quiet area, just a 10-minute walk from the beach and the Santa Monica Pier. The hotel is very spacious and luxuriously appointed, the rooms are very comfortable and the one we stayed in had a lounge area with fridge and large TV completely separate from the room. We appreciated the possibility of having breakfast either at the well-stocked buffet or at the Starbucks corner bar inside the hotel lobby. We had dinner only once at the hotel's restaurant, which is well appointed and quiet but which, in our opinion, would benefit from a wider choice of dishes and better quality in terms of food. All in all, an excellent hotel to spend a few relaxing days in Santa Monica. A big thank you also to David at the front desk who kindly allowed us to stay a little longer in the room before leaving for the airport for our flight, which was scheduled for very late in the evening. Marco Ciucci Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great except restaurant prices

Apr 11, 2024 ellieo213

Hotel itself is really nice and in perfect location for both the beach and downtown santa monica. However, the food prices at the restaurant are ridiculously expensive. One portion of very ordinary fries were $16. You could go down the road to a luxury restaurant and pay the same price for much better food and surroundings. The buffet breakfast is… Read more
Hotel itself is really nice and in perfect location for both the beach and downtown santa monica. However, the food prices at the restaurant are ridiculously expensive. One portion of very ordinary fries were $16. You could go down the road to a luxury restaurant and pay the same price for much better food and surroundings. The buffet breakfast is also way too expensive for the amount of choice you have to pick from. They’d get way more food customers if they put their prices down. Apart from the food prices, would deffo stay again. Great cleaners, really nice staff and comfy bed. Read less
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Apr 11, 2024 M6666SMkennys

Every time I stay in this hotel, the staff treats me amazing. One of The front desk staff knows me by name since I stay there a lot, she greets me as soon as I walk In the door. The restaurant staff knows me as a regular as well. Aside from that, it’s Definitely a great place to stay, close to the beach, and plenty of food options. Word of advice… Read more
Every time I stay in this hotel, the staff treats me amazing. One of The front desk staff knows me by name since I stay there a lot, she greets me as soon as I walk In the door. The restaurant staff knows me as a regular as well. Aside from that, it’s Definitely a great place to stay, close to the beach, and plenty of food options. Word of advice however, park across the street at the parking structure and save a few dollars, valet is expensive and lm not into paying for it. Enjoy Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Above and beyond

Apr 8, 2024 Brian Z

The cleaning and management staff went beyond their duties as we left our passports in the safe and the hotel staff secured our passports and held them for our return. They were very professional in their procedural care. We want to thank them for taking the extra steps.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loves it, recommend

Mar 31, 2024 GrandTour23355240382 Anaheim, California

I had a great experience here. Beautiful area. I parked across the street and it felt safe being close to police station. I had a wonderful experience with staff. Front desk David was sweet and (manager) Carlos was very kind as well. Breakfast was great I loved the buffet. Angel (breakfast attendant) was amazing.