Santa Monica Proper Hotel

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

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The hotel

A luxury hotel in the heart of the city combining modern features with contemporary on-of-a-kind design, the Proper Hotel Santa Monica is a proper treat. The rooftop pool is the only one you’ll find in the area, so nab a sunbed or treat yourself to an alcove for the day for that added relaxation – no need to move, just have your drinks and food delivered to you, they’ll even supply the suncream, you’ll need it on those summer days. The hotel may not be situated on the coastal front, but it positions you in great proximity to bars and restaurants, and the local farmers market which is a must visit. You’ll feel more of a local in this hangout, a step away from the obvious tourist spots. When you do want to visit the beach (who wouldn’t?!), it’s only a short stroll away, or hop on an eLECTRA bike to get you there even quicker. Of course, Santa Monica has plenty of trendy restaurants to visit, but the hotel have got some fantastic offerings of their own, chill out in Palma when you need a break from the hot weather or a late night apertif. Or if you want to soak up those rays with a chilled drink in hand then Calabra offers fantastic poolside views, with a sushi menu available Thursday – Sunday for those sashimi lovers. 

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Yoga
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking

Where is it

Located on Wilshire Boulevard, in the heart of the city, just a 10 minute stroll from the beach, and 1 mile from Santa Monica Pier. 

Hotel information

267 rooms and suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows, air-conditioning, HDTV with Apple TV, blackout shades, premium WiFi access (included in resort fee), Nespresso coffee machine, bathrobes, Aesop bathroom amenities, Bluetooth speaker, hairdryer, in-room safe, and fabric steamer. 

Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Landmark Deluxe Rooms are located in a re-imagined 1920’s building, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults

Deluxe Balcony Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premier Rooms are larger in size, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Landmark Premier Rooms are located in a re-imagined 1920’s building, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premier Balcony Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Calabra Rooftop (serving fresh Mediterranean and Californian cuisine, open for brunch, light bites, dinner, and drinks, with an additional Sushi menu available Thurs-Sun). Palma (Lobby lounge serving a casual food menu, and a wide selection of drinks throughout the day). 

Regular live music and DJ sets.

Rooftop swimming pool. Poolside alcove rentals*. 24-hour fitness centre. Surya Spa*. Bicycle rental. Complimentary weekly yoga and bootcamp classes.

Complimentary WiFi access. Laundry service*. Concierge. 

There is a resort fee of $35 plus tax, per room per night (payable locally, fee subject to change). 

Resort fee includes:- Premium WiFi access throughout the property – Bottled water, replenished daily – eLECTRA bike rentals (subject to availability) – Access to rooftop pool – In-room Nespresso machine – In-room fabric steamer. Resort fee and inclusions are subject to change. 

*Denotes local charge. 

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Jul 9, 2024 pcalex San Diego, California

I loved everything about this hotel from the moment I entered the lobby. The design of this hotel and all interiors/details are simply amazing and beyond words. The food was also top notch. I ate at both Palma and Calabra and both restaurants had great food and great service. Calabra is on the rooftop and so awesome, with beautiful design and tons… Read more
I loved everything about this hotel from the moment I entered the lobby. The design of this hotel and all interiors/details are simply amazing and beyond words. The food was also top notch. I ate at both Palma and Calabra and both restaurants had great food and great service. Calabra is on the rooftop and so awesome, with beautiful design and tons of landscape/plants. The room was equally amazing, with great attention to detail, and great tech, such as blinds that close with the touch of a button near the bed. The bed was one of the most comfortable I've slept on in quite a while, and I do travel quite a bit. I will definitely be coming back to this hotel. One of my favorites I've stayed in thus far. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 10/10 - Highly Recommend

Jul 8, 2024 hk198282

Honestly, the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in. And I’m well traveled. Luxury, cleanliness, service, decor, all amazing. Not one complaint. The location is within walking distance of the pier and shopping. If I ever have a reason to return to LA, I already know where I’m staying. Great hotel!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating So chic and well thought out...to every last detail

Jul 4, 2024 mrsgmommaofthree Ladera Ranch, California

This was the most amazing experience. If Thievery Corporation designed a hotel, this would be it. It's so chic. The appointments were so well thought out, down to the tech-informed space, including a button to open the curtains, turn down the lights, etc. The pool was beautiful, and the music was amazing. They passed out frozen watermelon—just all… Read more
This was the most amazing experience. If Thievery Corporation designed a hotel, this would be it. It's so chic. The appointments were so well thought out, down to the tech-informed space, including a button to open the curtains, turn down the lights, etc. The pool was beautiful, and the music was amazing. They passed out frozen watermelon—just all the touches that made you feel like this whole customer experience was well thought out. Dining was unremarkable because you must resort to Grubhub if you don't feel like eating out. But otherwise, this place was impeccable. They have bikes and even a hotel tesla you can rent. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Hotel

Jul 3, 2024 MoeKattan77

One of the most amazing hotels we stayed in recently. Everything was great. The staff, the room, the location, the food, the gym, the location. We stayed for 10 days & will recommend anyone going to Santa Monica to stay at Proper Hotel, Amazing experience
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Jul 3, 2024 904lynellec Fair Oaks, California

This was our first experience at a Proper hotel. From the moment we entered the property we were very well taken care of. Every staff member was professional, kind and attentive. The bed was absolutely amazing. I’ve slept on hotel beds all over the world and this bed and the pillows were like sleeping on a cloud. The room as also very quite. We… Read more
This was our first experience at a Proper hotel. From the moment we entered the property we were very well taken care of. Every staff member was professional, kind and attentive. The bed was absolutely amazing. I’ve slept on hotel beds all over the world and this bed and the pillows were like sleeping on a cloud. The room as also very quite. We also enjoyed the Nespresso coffee in the room. We also enjoyed the aroma therapy toiletries that were provided. The rooftop restaurant and bar on the 7th floor are so fun! The food and cocktails were delicious. The bartenders were friendly and accommodating and made our drinks exactly like we wanted. The ambiance was delightful. We will definitely return again and will specifically looks for other Proper hotel locations when we trave in the future. Read less