The Viceroy Santa Monica fuses classic sophistication and city chic to create a contemporary and luxurious boutique hotel two minutes from the beach at Santa Monica. The pool area is renowned as being one of the most glamorous in Los Angeles.
Great location just a couple of minutes walk from the beach at Santa Monica
Modern contemporary styling and chic yet relaxed feel
Oasis like terraces to the rear with pool and outdoor dining
Family friendly with interconnecting rooms available
Although not having a huge amount of curb appeal, step inside the Viceroy Santa Monica and you are whisked away to a menagerie of contemporary urban chic and sophistication. From the white chaises longues adorning the lobby to the candlelit terraces that light up of an evening to the oasis like pool area, this is an escape into decadence, away from the buzz of Santa Monica outside.
Beyond the stylish interior, this boutique hotel also has a fabulous location. Just a few minutes walk from both the golden sands of Santa Monica Beach and the fine dining and superb shopping of Third street Promenade, its positioning is superb. Santa Monica Pier and vibrant Venice Beach are also both within easy reach, making this an ideal base for exploring Santa Monica and beyond.
Allow at least one evening to take advantage of the hotel's glamorous Cameo Bar. Lit up by candles, it spills out on to the terraces in romantic fashion, a perfect spot for a decadent pre-dinner cocktail or glass of fine Californian wine. On most evenings, Cast Restaurant is an outdoor dining event with comfortable leather armchairs adorning one side of the terraces, a fine setting for a gastronomic encounter.
Although a hotel wonderfully suited for couples, the Viceroy Santa Monica is also welcoming of families, and those especially with older children, will enjoy the great setting, plunge pools and fabulous guest rooms.
When to visit
Take out one of the complimentary classic Linus city bikes and ride along the bike paths beside the beach - It's a great way to see the city!
Located just two blocks back from the beach at Santa Monica and within an easy 10-minute stroll of the Third Street Promenade shops and restaurants.
An 11-hour flight to Los Angeles followed by a 40-minute transfer to Santa Monica.
Catch a Baseball Game
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Essential Los Angeles
Take in all of LA's key sights on this all-encompassing tour of the city's highlights, including places which are popular with both visitors and locals. Explore Hollywood, Museum Square and ritzy Rodeo Drive, keeping an eye out for celebrity homes.
Hollywood Hills Private Hiking Tour
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Santa Monica Farmers' Markets
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Self Guided Moviestars Homes Bike Tour
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Shopping on Rodeo Drive
Sunglasses from Dior...check. Couture from Chanel…check. Handbag from Louis Vuitton…check. Shoes from TOD’s…check.
Sweet-Spots Cycle in Santa Monica
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Universal Hollywood VIP Experience
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Universal Studios Hollywood
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Warner Bros. Hollywood Behind the Scenes Tour
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Your free time in Los Angeles - Scott Dunn suggests
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