Hotel Shangri-LA

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Virgin rating

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

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

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.  

Please note: ​from August 22 until October 31, the hotel willbe doing paint work and reupholstering and then November 1 and onward will be the shutdown construction.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (728)
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Aug 16, 2022 viperking19 Panama City Beach, Florida

All the employees were really guest relations focused and did a fantastic job of it. They were extremely polite and I truly felt that they wanted to help me and not that it was just their job. The hotel room was clean and tidy.
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Aug 16, 2022 lpq2022

This hotel comes across as faded glory. The pool was closed because a party was organized in the garden where the pool is. There was loud music until late at night. Also the breakfast was not nice. Very little choice and the yogurt and granola were gone
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful home from home

Aug 14, 2022 LordHawkey London, United Kingdom

Having stayed at the Shangri-La more than 20 times, I can safely say it's one of the nicest hotels in the world. A lovely atmosphere and location mix to make a memorable and relaxing stay. The staff are very friendly and do everything to help.
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Aug 12, 2022 lara712022 Brescia, Italy

Kind and absolutely friendly staff, wonderful location near the ocean, the famous Santa Monica pier and Venice beach. Nice room, with a fantastic bathtub and a large, comfortable bed. We will be back for sure!
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Aug 11, 2022 Jules004 Bexleyheath

After a rough check in experience as the hotel had no booking for us we were upgraded the following day to 2 stunning rooms with the most amazing views! The staff were lovely the restaurant staff need replacing though as they let the hotel down they were grumpy and the service was poor very slow and not attentive at all!