Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Address: 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, California, 90401-3214, United States | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Venice area of Santa Monica, is near Santa Monica Pier, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and ONE the Spa at Shutters on the Beach.
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          • Swimming pool
          • Beach
          • Restaurant
          • Fitness/Health center
          • Bar/lounge


          • Adjoining Rooms
          • Minbar in room
          • Hot tub
          • Breakfast Available
          • High-speed internet in room
          • Air-Conditioning
          • Wheelchair accessibility
          • Pets allowed


          • Suites


          • Room service
          • Conference facilities
          • Business Services
          • Kids activities or Babysitting

          TravelPod Member ReviewsLoews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

          Reviewed by sarahgore


          Reviewed May 3, 2015
          by (3 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

          Poor rooms and service. Like staying in a shoebox. You are paying for a great location. Ask for rooms not on ocean ace to avoid the traffic noise

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          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by ronvitalia

          Great to relax for a while!

          Reviewed Oct 18, 2012
          by (1 review) Santa Monica , United States Flag of United States

          A few long islands and a good script to read.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Historical Traveler Reviews Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

          Treated Like a Star!


          My 2 1/2 year old daughter and I stayed in LA to break up our long flight back to Australia from NY. I couldn't have been more delighted from the moment we pulled up and were greeted at the door to seeing the beautiful lobby and being told right away that we were upgraded to a suite - which I was thrilled about so I could put her to bed and close the door to the bedroom and read and watch television in the other room without disturbing her. The suite was large, beautiful and had wonderful views of the ocean. 15 minutes after going to our room - my daughter received some fresh, warm chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies and milk from the front desk (which was delicious - I shared it with her). The hotel had great caring staff - which happily found my daughter a bucket and spade to play with at the beach, which is right in their backyard and gave us some floaties for her to use in the pool. I was afraid at this time of year it would be too cold to use the pool, but the pool was heated and it felt great! The food was also superb and views from the restaurants were so beautiful and peaceful. My daughter was also happy that the pier was practically in our backyard - with all the rides for her to go on. I couldn't recommend a nicer place to stay!



          After looking at the brochure we were sure that we had booked a luxury hotel - so what a surprise we had in store when we checked in to our room..our view was a side alley full of dustbins and the room was very shabby. As for the spa facilities what a joke - a few rooms offering very limited treatments. Back to the Ritz Carlton next time..

          Fabulous- THANK YOU!!!


          From check-in to check-out, the staff was warm and friendly. This, along with the beautiful room, pool, lobby and proximity to beach fun made for a most wonderful family trip.Our family of 4 (2 boys+2adults) spent the most wonderful 24hrs here enjoying the pool, ocean, Santa Monica pier and wonderful ocean-view suite with beautiful view and balcony. The bathroom was large and clean and had a great bubble-bath bath tub.Very family friendly and warm, helpful staff.Highly recommend renting bikes and riding to Venice for a great family activity -- as well as spending time on the Santa Monica Pier(great views from the Ferris Wheel)Beach was a short walk through a pretty garden and fun park with swings and exercise rings and bars.Would definately stay here again -- soon I hope!

          Great spa, one of the best in santa monica!


          The oceanfront rooms are beautiful. The spa is wonderful. When staying in Santa Monica I will only stay at Lowes or Shutters, But to be honest, a suite is a much needed upgrade at Lowes, the other rooms have a view of other buildings. The rooms are very nice inside, somewhat Four Seasons like, and all the staff ia always very pleasant, and did I mention the SPA, try it!!

          Very nice place to stay in Santa Monica


          the hotel was beautiful and right on the beach. We had an oceanfront room with huge patio for 450 dol, but there were no deviders between the patios next to you, so we felt like we sharing our space with other people. we asked for upgrade and got a beautiful suit next day with smaller balcony but more extras in the rooms (suit had two rooms: living room and the bedroom with huge king bed) We loved the hotel and service as well, staff is very friendly and helpfull.

          Some good, some not so good


          We just spent three nights at this hotel - my husband, me and our three teenaged daughters. Mixed feelings. First, the reservation I made on the telephone (not online) was totally screwed up - even after I called back twice to confirm what I heard. They wanted to charge me double what I had been quoted. I threw a mild tantrum at the front desk (after arriving at 11pm and tired) and the employee was incredibly nice, patient and understanding...and accomodating. We found the staff very nice, altho the consierge was a bit aloof. The hotel, itself, is beautiful...especially the common areas. There are tons of places to sit with a glass of wine or a good book and drink in the view and the ambiance of the hotel. We stayed in the patio rooms overlooking the ocean. They were nicely appointed. The large patio was nice, but if you want privacy - forget it. The is only a 4 foot high barrier between you and the next patio. Our biggest disappointment was the area in which the hotel is located. We went for a walk our first morning and there were dozens - if not a hundred - homeless people on the beach and the pier. This was very sad and hard to take considering the luxury of the hotel. Another disappointment was the distance from hotel to beach. The promo photos make the hotel appear as if it were ON the beach.

          Nope...just creative photography. You must walk across a street and across a city block of beachfront to get to the shoreline. Once you go out there, don't expect to run to the hotel for a potty break! And we did not feel comfortable letting our 16, 14 and 13 year old daughters go to the beach on their own. The pool is just a wader...3 feet at either end, with a 4 foot section (whopeee) in the middle. Not much fun for the teens. A very nice hot tub and pool deck with lush lounge chairs made up for the lame pool. All in all, I can score it a 6 on a 10 point scale.

          Super experience


          My family thoroughly enjoyed this hotel. Great location, trendy decor, helpful and courteous staff..and very reasonable rates. We would highly recommend (and already have) this hotel to anyone!

          Excellent Hotel


          We very much enjoyed our stay at Loews. Excellent location on beach, walk to the Pier, 3rd St. Promenade, bike rentals found on the way to the beach. Many restaurants around the mall at 3rd St. Also a food court inside mall with very good food. Nice rooms, although a little on the small side. Beds also a little small. Expensive parking at $23/nt.

          Although I had a rented Honda in a lot full of Mercedes, me and my family were given excellent service by the wonderful staff at Loews.

          Enjoyed peaceful nights even though our room was on the street side.

          Beautiful sitting areas on every floor overlooking ocean. I almost stayed at the Holiday Inn, which after seeing its location I am relieved that I didn't. Its wedged between the highway and two very busy, noisy streets lined with bums. Must spend a day down at Venice/Muscle Beach, where there are more "interesting" people. Being on vacation to the West Coastand not knowing the area, I didn't want any surprises when it came to my hotel, and Loews was worth the extra money. I would definitely stay here again.

          Dogs welcomed!


          All Loews Hotels are dog-friendly; the Santa Monica Beach Hotel's staff was wonderful with my dog. My first-floor room had a patio with a partial ocean view and was across the street from the beach. Unfortunately, while dogs are allowed on the boardwalk that runs parallel to the Santa Monica beach, they are not allowed on the sand or at the water's edge. The only dog-friendly beach in the general area is Huntington Dog Beach, 45 miles away. The food and service at the Loews were outstanding; nevertheless, there are charges that add up, such as parking fees of $23 per day (there is no self-parking) and 18% charges for room service (rooms range from $280 to about $400 a night). I would recommend this hotel for a short stay, such as a weekend; if you bring your dog and want to take him or her to the beach, however, I'd look in Orange County.

          Okay, but not what expected


          This resort was supposedly recently updated, but we didn't see where. We had stayed at the Loews Coronado (absolutely beautiful) and thought this would be as nice. Wrong! The pictures are misleading. The lobby carpet looks old, dirty, outdated, the rooms are small and unless you get one with a full balcony (only 5 or 6 of these at $500 nt), you can hardly step outside. The service was decent, able to give us an upgrade to a balcony room and room service nice but expensive ($48 for breakfast if not included in package); location was great but overall not worth the price per night.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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          Day Two Of Disney.

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