Palihouse Santa Monica
Operating as a hotel since 1927, it’s an excellent example of the Moorish influenced, Mediterranean architecture of southern California of that time. Although meticulously maintained the hotel isn’t overwhelmed by its history and adds a light, contemporary touch to the design. There are only 37 rooms, studios and suites, each generously appointed. The beautiful studios feature fully equipped kitchens as do the one and two bedroom suites. Located in a residential area, yet just a short distance to Ocean Boulevard and the sights of Santa Monica. Parking is available at the property for a fee of $45 per night.
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The hotel has five room categories including a penthouse suite. The guest rooms are all similarly appointed the difference is often just the size of the room.
Classic rooms are 300 – 500 sqft and feature custom King, Queen or two Twin beds, Egyptian cotton linens, rain showers, air conditioning, Palihouse bath amenities, 40 inch HD TV’s, desks, complimentary secure wireless and hard wired high speed internet, mini-bars featuring Dean & Deluca, luxurious robes, large closets and operable windows.
Grand Studio Residences are 600 – 750sqft and feature a fully equipped kitchen and separate vanity room. The One Bedroom Residences are 870 – 1120 sqft and feature large bedrooms fully equipped kitchen and large living areas.
At 1450sqft the Two Bedroom Residence features two bedrooms, a King bedded master suite and a Queen bedded guest room, a fully equipped kitchen and large living area.
Penthouse Two at 930 sqft features two separate bedrooms, each containing one queen bed. Each room has its own bathtub and shower and there is an outdoor balcony off one of the rooms .
Penthouse One at 1200s qft features 2 bedrooms, the master suite contains one King Bed, and the guest suite contains two twin beds. The suite boasts a large living area, luxurious marble bathroom, one 55″ LCD HDTV and one 40″ LCD HDTV. Penthouse One also features a 8-seater dining table and two outdoor spaces – one balcony and a sunny interior courtyard,
All of the rooms are individually decorated in a palette of grey, white and blue, with pops of colours in the textiles.
Located in a quiet residential neighbourhood, Palihouse Santa Monica is only a few minutes’ walk from some of Santa Monica's most famous attractions including the shopping district of Third Street Promenade, the Farmer's Market and the Santa Monica Pier. The many bars and restaurants along Ocean Boulevard are also just a short distance away.
Food and Drink
The bar in the lounge serves a variety of drinks, juices and smoothies, the verdant outdoor courtyard is the perfect spot for a pre or post dinner drink. Although there is no restaurant on site, a light breakfast and lunch menu is available in lobby lounge and there is no shortage of dining and drinks options a short walk away in Santa Monica.
Facilities and Activities
Valet parking is $45 + tax per vehicle, per day, or self-parking is $17 per vehicle, per day. Check in is from 3pm.
Low on facilities but high on value, this is an intimate boutique guest experience with huge character, and offers a serene oasis from the hustle and bustle of Santa Monica. The downside to the hotel's location is that there is no parking on-site, however there is valet parking located 6 blocks away that is available to all guests.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa has a superb location just across the road from the beach. A large, elegant hotel with the Spanish inspired architecture so typical of much of California, it offers Pacific Ocean views and an excellent range of facilities and amenities.
The Jamaica bay Inn is conveniently located on the shallow Mothers beach and adjacent to the numerous bars, restaurants and shopping opportunities of Marina Del Ray. The bustle of Venice Beach is just a short shuttle ride away .
Located at the eastern end of Hollywood Boulevard , opposite the iconic Capitol Records Building, the Kimpton Everly Hotel has views over the Hollywood sign and the city and is a stylish base for your stay in the city.
The Shorebreak Hotel has a great location in the heart of Huntington Beach, just across the road from the beach itself.
The Loews Hollywood Hotel is located in the heart of Hollywood and is surrounded by the numerous bars, restaurants and shopping opportunities of Hollywood Boulevard.
The Loews Santa Monica offers an excellent location on the edge of the Pacific just a short walk from famous Santa Monica pier.
A smart, contemporary hotel in the centre of downtown Los Angeles, the Omni offers a glamorous place to stay in a great location for exploring local museums and attractions.
Enjoying a prime beachfront setting on Ocean Avenue, just opposite Santa Monica Pier and the beach, the Shore Hotel is one of the city's newest and greenest luxury boutique hotels
Enjoying a prime setting on Ocean Avenue overlooking Santa Monica Pier and the beach, The Georgian Hotel is a rare but distinctive example of Art Deco and Romanesque Revival architecture, unique in the Los Angeles area.
Nestled beneath the quiet shade of tall swaying southern California palm trees, you'll find the Huntley Hotel, a unique urban retreat that offers a desirable location convenient to explore Santa Monica.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
This guided tour takes you through the highlights of both Santa Monica and Venice Beach by electric bike.
Immerse yourself in the world of film-making and celebrities on this one-hour walking tour of Hollywood. During the walk you’ll visit the area’s key landmarks as well as lesser-known attractions.
On this guided tour, you’ll learn about the history of Los Angeles, hike to the top of Mount Hollywood to watch the sunset over the city below and visit the Griffith Observatory.
Take in the sites of Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills and Venice Beach in a 1960s Cadillac on this privately-guided tour in los Angeles.
This is an opportunity to try a private surf lesson from an experienced instructor at the Kapowui Surf Club on Los Angeles's famous Santa Monica Beach.
With this VIP tour, you will be treated like a star from the moment you arrive at Universal Studios.
Go behind the scenes of your favourite shows and films at Warner Brothers, the world's busiest motion picture and television studios with a rare look into the world of entertainment.