Hotel Shangri-La

5* out of 5 stars

Originally established in 1939, The Shangri-La is an independently owned hotel separate from its namesake resort chain. Staying true to its boutique identity, this Santa Monica hotel is brought to life with quirky-kitsch touches, splashes of colour, and unique architecture. The 70 guest rooms and 30 suites offer well-appointed décor, plenty of space, and views over the Pacific Ocean or Downtown Santa Monica. Accommodation varies from standard rooms, to sprawling ocean view terrace suites with a gourmet kitchen. Experience first class service – from a champagne toast upon arrival to oceanfront fine dining, you are sure to feel taken care of throughout your Santa Monica holiday.

Hotel Shangri-La Facilities

We challenge any visitor to ignore the sheer glamour of the sundeck with cabanas aside the year-round heated pool. Soak up the ambience with poolside cocktails or light bites as the incredible California climate washes over you. If you’d prefer to pick up the pace slightly, the Hotel Shangri-La is not without fantastic fitness facilities. Visit the 24-hour gym for access to cardio and strength training equipment, free weights, and personal viewing screens. Guests also benefit from extra amenities including a dry cleaning service, town car transportation, 24-hour room service, valet parking (subject to fee), complimentary yoga, and a weekly reception with beer, wine, and cheese.

Explore Santa Monica from Hotel Shangri-La

The hotel’s concierge is available at all hours to meet every need, including assisting with recommendations and reservations for local restaurants, tours, and activities. With a desirable location near the Santa Monica Pier, the hotel is incredibly well-situated for exploring the city and its surrounds. Wander over to Third Street Promenade, where a vibrant entertainment and dining thoroughfare awaits just moments from the beach. Those with an active inclination will be enjoyed at the range of sports on offer along the Pacific Coast. Santa Monica Beach is a paradise for running, walking, swimming, cycling, paddle boarding and surfing.