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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Palihouse Sanata Monica was one of the best boutique hotels I've stayed in. The service was extraordinary from the minute we entered; the concierge was friendly and accommodated all of our questions about the area, and the car service was more than helpful and friendly. The rooms have a modern old hollywood touch, and the ocean breeze felt amazing to...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Gabrielle C, Thanks you so much for your wonderful review of Palihouse Santa Monica. Based on your review, I see that you really did get to enjoy all of the wonderful thing we have to offer here, from the beautiful ocean breezes, to our wonderful public areas and of course our incredible and friendly service. I am thrilled to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I only stayed at Palihouse for 1 night but I felt at home as soon as I entered. The staff were very helpful, warm and professional. The room itself was clean with some really nice features and an incredibly comfortable bed! I would highly recommend staying here also for its location.

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear matthart1, Thank you for you kind review of Palihouse Santa Monica. We really do pride ourselves on our wonderful , helpful and friendly staff so I am thrilled to hear that we did not disappoint . I am glad to hear you enjoyed our spacious and well appointed rooms and I agree the beds are very comfortable. Thank you...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Home away from home - Palihouse in Santa Monica is just amazing. It feels like you are staying in an castle, but the place is still very cosy. The location is also as good as it gets: right in the residetial part of Santa Monica and just 3 blocks from Pacific Ocean. The rooms are beautiful and big and the...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Mickolina, Thank you for your excellent review of Palihouse Santa Monica, I am thrilled that you found us so cozy and friendly and enjoyed our wonderful location. Our very large and spacious rooms are always appreciated by guests so I am happy to hear that you enjoyed them as well and have made us your home away from home....

Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful weekend stay at the Santa Monica Palihouse. We had a great upgraded room with a full kitchen and bath. The building was built in 1927 and the grounds are very well kept up with areas of chairs and tables where we could sit and relax . The decor is quaint and...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear jspudick, Thank you for your wonderful review of Palihouse Santa Monica, we pride ourselves on our excellent service so I am thrilled to hear that you found it “superb”. Nice to know that you were able to enjoy our weekend complimentary breakfast in our beautiful lobby, that is always a guest favorite.We certainly look forward to welcoming you and...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a Santa Monica resident, and had my building tented so needed a nearby place to stay. I was so impressed with this adorable gem, that since my stay, I have told SO many people about it; from friends, to total strangers. I even put in the word at my child's local elementary school. It's so charming, so accommodating and...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Loren Z, It’s so wonderful to hear that one of our neighbors came to stay with us and enjoyed themselves so much. I am thrilled to hear that you have become an ambassador for the Palihouse and are spreading the good word about us, so appreciated. Next time you are in the neighborhood, please stop in and say hi....

Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this charming hotel - warm, welcoming with a great spirit. This is a fantastic alternative to shiny, big, high rise hotels. The service was excellent - front desk extremely friendly and helpful - and the whole vibe is comfortable and quiet. Excellent location - just a few blocks from 3rd street promenade. We will definitely return. This is...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Mary T, Thank you for your wonderful review of Palihouse Santa Monica, I am thrilled to hear that we will be your new home away from home when visiting your son. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best, Greg Shortt | Housemaster

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small and intimate hotel with a long history of serving those who enjoy being in the quiet of a residential setting, two minutes walk from the Third Street Promenade. The building and the grounds have been well cared for and continually refined by a staff who appreciate their customers and treat them as guests in a grand old hotel...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Michael F, Thank you for your gracious and quite accurate review and portrait of Palihouse Santa Monica. We do strive to give our guests incredible service and make everyone feel at home. We get a lot of long term guests that come and stay just as they did in the grand old hotels of days gone by, it is...

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for a few nights, the hotel is charming and has an excellent location for sightseeing and shopping. Rooms are a bit small but service is very friendly. Breakfast is very nice and ambience charming

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Katia B, Thank you for the nice review of Palihouse Santa Monica, I am happy to hear you appreciated all of its charm, or friendly service and our excellent location. I am sorry to hear that you found your room to be on the smaller size as most of our rooms are studio, one bedroom and two bedroom suites...

Tarporley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

If you want an ultra modern fancy plastic hotel this is not for you then this place us not for your. A 1927 Spanish style house converted into hotel - full of character and old style. The lift is a bit scary but adds to the drama. Our arrival at kerbside was pleasant,great reception and the staff couldn't be more...

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PalihouseManagement, General Manager at Palihouse Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear Ken b, Thank you for your wonderful review of Palihouse and all of its historic charm. We pride ourselves on wonderful, friendly and helpful service and I am thrilled that we once again lived up to our reputation. Our guests love our lobby and really enjoy spending time by the fireplace, reading, working or just socializing , it’s nice...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This place got great reviews but you had better be ready for drama if you het the wring room. Where can I start? If you like Dracula films you'll love the design. If you want to sleep, forget about it. Visually it's dark and weird and creepy, which can be tons of fun. But (and this is a huge BUT)...

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Dear Vee33 Mag, Thank you for your review of Palihouse Santa Monica, I am sorry to hear that you did not have the best experience with us here. I understand that you found the heating in the room to be too warm but a simple call to the front desk and we would have been more than happy to have...

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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  • Beachfront
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast Available
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Palihouse Santa Monica is a boutique beach lodge offering 38 generously appointed classic rooms as well as stunning studios, one and two-bedroom guest suites featuring fully equipped kitchens. In continuous operation since 1927, Palihouse Santa Monica (formerly The Embassy Hotel Apartments) is an outstanding example of Moorish-influenced Mediterranean Revival Architecture. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Palihouse Santa Monica is only a few minutes walk from some of Santa Monica's most famous attractions including the Third Street Promenade, Farmer's Market and the Santa Monica Pier. Complimentary Continental Breakfast is offered at our lobby lounge for guests on Saturdays and Sunday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palihouse Santa Monica

Address: 1001 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-3703
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $444 - $675 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palihouse Santa Monica 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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#11 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
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“All of the room are wonderful, but I'd recommend facing the beach, as this offers a better view”
 of 5 bubbles 118gabriellec, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Corner suites are large, breezy and bright!”
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 of 5 bubbles lorenz928, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room overlooked the courtyard which was pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles taoxley, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The one bedroom apartments are huge and charming.”
 of 5 bubbles amyg711, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I was in a penthouse room but that requires stairs plus an elevator - however I liked it, but not as good for children or elderly.”
 of 5 bubbles jorothe1, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
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