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700 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1708
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#3 of 38 hotels in Santa Monica
Travellers' Choice
Santa Monica Proper introduces a looser kind of luxury to Santa Monica. Here, within walking distance to the beach, each of the 271 rooms, suites and spaces successfully optimize the city’s abundant ocean breezes and natural light, while the interior design finds inspiration in the organic tones and textures of the local coastline. Santa Monica Proper beckons guests with the only rooftop pool deck on the Westside, complete with Balearic restaurant, bar, and cabanas, where guests are front-row for sunsets over the Pacific; meanwhile, the landmark restaurant, Onda (opening September), marks an iconic collaboration between James Beard award-winning chefs Jessica Koslow and Gabriela Camara. With an emphasis on Eastern inspired wellness, the hotel’s Surya Spa (opening this winter), offers custom-designed Ayurvedic programs supporting physical, mental and spiritual health. Anything less just wouldn't be Proper.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Rooftop bar
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Jayma C wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
It has been a long time since I have been to a hotel with ACTUAL service. The service is "pre covid" where they actually clean your room, and freshen your towels. The entire team was attentive to all our needs went above and beyond at every opportunity. I have never been more comfortable at a hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The rooms are so comfortable, no matter when you stay... you will rest easy
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Ann K wrote a review Nov 2021
Lake Oswego, Oregon8 contributions6 helpful votes
There are a lot of beautiful hotels in the LA and Santa Monica area, but to say we were blown away by this oasis is an understatement. We were so thrilled to have spent almost a week over Thanksgiving here, as it is quite possibly one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. I worked for AAA and in the travel industry for almost a decade and have been fortunate enough to travel the globe and this is about as good as it gets. This hotel is beautiful and chic and the decor is fresh, modern and timeless. The impeccable service by the staff starts when you step out of your car and does not stop. Then there are the fabulous restaurants (one just off the lobby - so gorgeous and feels like a destination all it’s own). Then the rooftop restaurant and bar, Calabra, was how we started each day and ended each evening - OUR FAVORITE. The food and drinks were fantastic at all restaurants, as was the in room dining. Also, the service, the food/drinks and the music around the pool were fantastic! The service was on it and there was no waiting 20-30 min for drinks…they were always there taking drink orders, food orders, clearing dishes - the hotel is spotless everywhere too. Then there is the spa, Surya, not a big steam room type spa, but a beautiful, quiet, relaxing, authentic and lovely experience. All of it is exceptional. Thank you Santa Monica Proper Hotel for a fabulous stay, we will without a doubt be back.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We are a family of 3 in a room with 2 dbl beds, they were spacious enough as we were hardly in...
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FlorianVAS wrote a review Nov 2021
Sumba, Indonesia24 contributions3 helpful votes
Visited Pooldeck for lunch which was impressive. Quick service, fabulous cocktails with healthy juices and absolutely delicious dishes contributed to an exceptional experience. Despite the large capacity the feeling was cosy and the service very personal and efficient. Top management team always ensures highest level of service and satisfaction during stay.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sam M wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Stayed for 8 nights with my family and had an exceptional experience. Steve at the front desk and his staff went above and beyond repeatedly to ensure we had a wonderful stay. Truly world class service and hospitality. Thank you!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Roslyn R wrote a review Nov 2021
Los Angeles, California22 contributions33 helpful votes
-They put me in the room as far away from any elevator as is possible. I am pregnant with a huge, obvious belly. I wish the front desk girl who checked me in would have noticed and put me in a room closer to an elevator. -I did not enjoy the futuristic, overly-modern, lonely architecture. -I did enjoy the more natural fabrics and feel of the room. I found the bed very comfortable. I loved the phone. I don't understand why hotel rooms still have TVs. This hotel was built for millennials. Don't millennials watch their TV on their phones and computers? Hotels could save a lot of money (and therefore charge less) by skipping the TV. -I woke in the morning to homeless people yelling right outside. -Breakfast room service orders cannot be placed until 7am, so no food until 730. This was annoying for me as I get up at 6am. There is no all-night dining. -The dinner menu was almost entirely Middle Eastern. As someone who doesn't really like Middle Eastern flavors or overly strange things (like squid ink--tried it, it's nasty, no thank you) , there wasn't much for me to eat. I ended up ordering the steak for dinner, which I thought was good. For dessert I had a fruit plate. The whipped cream was a major letdown. I'm pretty sure it was vegan. It wasn't whipped CREAM, I am certain of that. For breakfast I had the eggs benedict. This was okay except for the bland English muffin which should have been pan fried in butter or something. The sprouted potatoes were a nice idea, but they were dismal. No flavor. Maybe keep the sprouts but fry the potatoes?
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
US$396 - US$626 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaSanta MonicaSanta Monica
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Frequently Asked Questions about Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Santa Monica History Museum (0.3 km), Santa Monica Playhouse (0.3 km), and The Broad Stage (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tar & Roses, Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe, and Santa Monica Seafood.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Santa Monica Proper Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Santa Monica Proper Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.