Stunning Santa Monica Hotels Fitting For A Last-Minute Retreat

Want to tick an impromptu journey to always-charming Santa Monica off your end-of-summer bucket list? Whether you’re craving incredible beach views or round-the-clock room service, there’s a home away from home for all of your staycation needs. Before returning to the post-summer work grind, treat yourself to a rejuvenating weekend getaway at one of these close-to-home hotels. Dog days, we bid you adieu.



Style-savvy guests who missed out on a dreamy European excursion this season will relish this boutique hotel’s Mediterranean-influenced atmosphere. Palihouse’s contemporary take on hospitality and decor makes for an Insta-worthy staycation. Guests traveling with kiddos will also appreciate the hotel’s excess of family-friendly amenities, which include perks like babysitting services and a bocce court.

Address: 1001 Third St., Santa Monica, 310-394-1279



Come autumn, when you’re caught up at the office, you may only find time to fantasize about a spontaneous weekend holiday. Before it’s too late, soak in stress-free coastal views and take advantage of Viceroy Santa Monica’s standout happy hours and extravagant poolside cabanas.

Address: 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310-260-7500

Shutters on the Beach

Shutters on the Beach

If cozy slippers and a soothing steam sound idyllic, pamper yourself like you mean it at Shutters on the Beach’s ONE Spa, where you can book daily treatments to your heart’s content. Begin your luxe stay with a hot stone massage and turkish salt scrub to prep your mind (and skin) for a relaxing trip. If you find that the sun has gotten the best of you, never fear. ONE Spa’s Sun Relief Hydration Quencher, a full-body treatment that uses moisturizing ingredients like green tea and Shea butter, will bring your glow back to life.

Address: 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-587-1712

The Georgian Hotel

the georgian

While famed for its 1940’s Old Hollywood glamour, iconic turquoise exterior, and frequenting A-list guests, this historic Santa Monica gem also understands the art of California coastal cuisine. Los Angelites can swap sightseeing for people watching and taste testing at The Georgian’s popular Veranda restaurant. Must-try small bites include the goat cheese crostini and hummus trio.

Address: 1415 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310-395-9945

The Huntley

The Huntley

Dreaming of a glamorous waterfront escape, but not down for a tiresome trek? With chic furnishings, panoramic rooftop restaurant views, and luxe in-room accommodations (such as, Bvlgari bath products), The Huntley offers SoCal natives a sophisticated seaside experience. Pro tip: begin your day with banana foster french toast and a side of applewood bacon in bed.

Address: 1111 Second St., Santa Monica, 310-394-5454

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows


If a jampacked inbox has you feeling blue, return to your un-plugged roots by retreating to a private, beachside bungalow. Get lost in a new read or catch up on some well-deserved sleep in one of the Fairmont’s snug bungalows. A little seclusion and plenty of naps makes for nothing short of an impressive stay.

Address: 101 Wilshire Blvd., 310-576-7777