8.0
Excellent
/10
(219 reviews)See what guests said
See map
9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 190 meters to the beach
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Puppet & Magic Center 160 m
Ye Olde King's Head 200 m
Fidelity Arts 220 m
Bryan Kest Power Yoga 220 m
Bronson Fine Arts 230 m
Scott Gould Newhart D M D Inc 240 m
Daniel Rolnik Gallery 310 m
Puzzle Zoo 340 m
Santa Monica Beach 340 m
William S Wong DDS 350 m
Nearby landmarks
Venice Beach 3.73 km
The Getty Center 7.27 km
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum 14.28 km
Madame Tussauds Hollywood 17.41 km
Hollywood Walk Of Fame 18.54 km
Universal Studios Hollywood 19.17 km
Staples Center 21.59 km
Griffith Observatory 21.6 km
Hollywood Sign 21.77 km
Griffith Park 23.98 km
Hotel Shangri-La

"This art deco Hotel has a fabulous location, facing Santa Monica beach, the view of which is best observed from the rooftop bar."

DAVID - October 22, 2019

Shangrila Room Hotel Shangri-La
Lobby Hotel Shangri-La
Interior view Hotel Shangri-La
See all 62 photos
Removed from saved list
Free Wi-Fi

Hotel Shangri-La

1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (CA), United States, 90401 - See map
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the hygiene measures
Learn more
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Hygiene Plus
Wellness
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
See all amenities
Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • 190 meters to the beach

  • Located in heart of Los Angeles (CA)

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Los Angeles (CA) are being booked every minute!
Value for money7.0
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportLos Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Distance to airport11.7 km

Rooms available at Hotel Shangri-La

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.6
Two-Bedroom Suite with Ocean View
Two-Bedroom Suite with Ocean View
...
  • Room size: 111 m²/1195 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed & 1 king bed & 1...
Enter dates to see prices
One-Bedroom Suite with Kitchen
One-Bedroom Suite with Kitchen
...
  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices
Terrace Suite
Terrace Suite
...
  • Room size: 67 m²/721 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 king bed & 1 sofa bed
Enter dates to see prices
One Bedroom Suite
One Bedroom Suite
...
  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 king bed or 1 sofa bed
Enter dates to see prices
Shangrila Room
Shangrila Room
...
  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices
Deluxe Ocean View King Room
Deluxe Ocean View King Room
...
  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices
One Bedroom Suite with Full Gourmet Kitchen
One Bedroom Suite with Full Gourmet Kitchen
...
  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
Enter dates to see prices
SUITE Ocean View Suite with Kitchen
SUITE Ocean View Suite with Kitchen
...
  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
Enter dates to see prices
SUITE Ocean View Suite with Kitchen
SUITE Ocean View Suite with Kitchen
...
  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
Enter dates to see prices
Ocean View Terrace Suite
Ocean View Terrace Suite
...
  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
Enter dates to see prices

Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Shangri-La?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Hotel Shangri-La?

Parking is available for a fee of 49 USD per day. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Shangri-La?

Hotel Shangri-La does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

See map
Explore the neighborhood

What people love about Hotel Shangri-La

  • 8.4
    Excellent
    Location

    "Great location, close to the pier and shopping centre."

    Natalie

    |

    May 15, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Hotel was ideally located for both beach and shopping."

    Barbara

    |

    July 21, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Loved the very quirky old fashioned internal lifts"

    Denise

    |

    August 14, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 3,491 Los Angeles (CA) properties
See all rankings
Location score
9.3/10
Room comfort score
8.6/10
Room size
58 sqm.
Service score
8.3/10
Better than
99
%
of Los Angeles (CA) properties
Better than
99
%
of Los Angeles (CA) properties
Bigger than
98
%
of Los Angeles (CA) properties
Better than
96
%
of Los Angeles (CA) properties
Up to 30% off with Agoda Insider Deals!

Prices drop the moment you sign in!

Sign in now
Overall rating:
8.0
Excellent
219 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Facilities
7.4
Location
9.3
Read all reviews >
What travelers say they love:
Incredible, convenient location for Santa Monica pier and sh...
Christian from United Kingdom
Couple
More about Hotel Shangri-La

More about Hotel Shangri-La

Evoking the form of a grand ocean liner and the very essence of the Golden Age of Hollywood, the Hotel Shangri-La has been welcoming guests since 1939. A landmark and architectural gem in the Streamline Moderne style boasts Art Deco guestrooms, and suites offer iconic views of the ocean or the city with a lush life experience that is anything but ordinary. The 70 rooms and suites are air conditioned, some with a balcony, and feature satellite television with pay-per-view films, a telephone, complimentary Wi-Fi, an iPod docking station, electronic safe, bathrobes, slippers, a hairdryer, laundry/dry cleaning service, an iron and board, and 24-hour private dining. The Shangri-La Dining Room features a feast with the freshest local produce for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and panoramic ocean views. Relax poolside or treat yourself to a private cabana, hot tub, and spa along with a bar and dining service in a private outside courtyard. Inside, the fitness center never closes. Suite 700 features the only indoor/outdoor rooftop bar in Santa Monica with 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. Life can be perfect because Hotel Shangri-La has thought of it all.

Show less

Most talked about facilities

Beach
9 mentions
Housekeeping
7 mentions
Swimming Pool
6 mentions
View
5 mentions

What they offer

8.4
Excellent
Staff 

"Staff were very friendly and accommodating throughout."

Natalie

|

May 15, 2019

View all reviews
Show less

Nearest essentials

Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Show less

Food and dining

Breakfast options

American
Continental

Restaurants on site

The Dining Room
Cuisine:American
Menu:Buffet

Nearby restaurants

American cuisine
American cuisine
Venice Ale House
2.9 km American, Bar, Pub
Candle Cafe & Grill
2.9 km American, Bar, Cafe
Firehouse
2.9 km American, Cafe, Diner
Mexican cuisine
Mexican cuisine
Baja Fresh
2.8 km Mexican
The Flyin' Jalapeno
3.9 km Mexican
Tortilla Grill
4.1 km Mexican
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Restaurant Hama
4.0 km Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Shima
4.2 km Asian, Healthy, Japanese
Wabi-Sabi
4.4 km Asian, Japanese, Sushi

What's nearby

Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Show less

Property's guest policies

Show less

Some helpful facts

Show less

Reviews of Hotel Shangri-La from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Agoda Reviews (219)Booking.com Reviews (199)
8.0
/
10
Cleanliness8.3
Facilities7.4
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality8.6
Service8.4
Value for money7.0
High score for Los Angeles (CA)
Rating
9+ Exceptional (46)
8-9 Excellent (24)
7-8 Very Good (27)
6-7 Good (13)
<6 Below Expectation (20)
Time of the year
Mar - May (29)
Jun - Aug (40)
Sep - Nov (34)
Dec - Feb (27)
Don't miss out!Properties in Los Angeles (CA) are being booked every minute!
All guests (219)
All room types
All languages

Show reviews that mention 

Showing 130 verified guest comments
12345
9.0
Exceptional
Matthew from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Ocean View King Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

Great hotel, great location. ”

Location of the hotel, great staff and good food.

The Shangri-La was an excellent place to stay in Santa Monica. Right on the main road and only a short walk to the beach, pier and shops/restaurants We had a great time and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The bath/shower was very deep and might be hard to get into/out of if you were elderly. There was a foot stool provided however. Excellent view over the ocean and beach from the rooftop bar as well.

Reviewed April 08, 2015
8.4
Excellent
Geri from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Deluxe Ocean View King Room
Stayed 5 nights in November 2016

Lovely few days”

Had a great stay at Hotel Shangri-La. I was there for 5 nights and had a great room with a sea view - perfect to wake up to in the morning! The staff were lovely and very helpful. Pool area is lovely. Hotel Shangri-La is also in a fabulous location - right on Ocean Ave within easy walking distance of Santa Monicas shops and restraurants and the Pier. Great stay. Would recommmend.

Reviewed November 21, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
JODIE from Australia
Group
Terrace Suite
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

Great location, fabulous staff, wonderful stay!”

staff, location, decor

We were a group of 4 females (aged 21-25) and we stayed in a Terrace Suite which was extremely affordable between the four of us. The suite and hotel in general was very luxurious, excellently located (across the road from Santa Monica Beach, a short stroll to the pier and about a block away from the fabulous Third St Promenade shopping area). Staff were excellent and very fun. We had no trouble with this hotel at all and will definitely stay here again if/when I return to Santa Monica.

Reviewed August 02, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
Jocelyn from Australia
Couple
Shangrila Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

Fantastic hotel ”

Amazing staff, location and facilities

The staff were absolutely brilliant. They made us feel so special. They let us check in at 8am and gave us a free upgrade to an ocean view room (which had an absolutely amazing view!) Pool area was really nice. Photos don't do it justice. Location is unbeatable. Right near the beach, shops, restaurants, cinemas and Santa Monica pier. I will definitely be back!

Reviewed September 09, 2015
8.4
Excellent
Michelle
Family with teens
Deluxe Ocean View King Room
Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

Great value for money”

You cant beat the price for the location and staff. Adrienne in the concierge was very very accommodating and a pleasure to meet and receive her guidance for our stay. The front desk and bellmen were incredibly friendly at all times, very consistent. The hotel itself is nice but very dated. I just keep thinking about how fabulous it probably was in the 70’s. It even still has a functioning elevator from 1934! The room floors are scratched and dated. The bathroom was also very clean but would be so much nicer if the features (lights and tiles) were refurbished. We had an ocean view room which was nice but the windows are also old style and do not help at all with the noise from the streets of Santa Monica! Small details but good to post for others to know. We enjoyed our stay

Reviewed June 21, 2019
7.6
Very good
mohammed from United States
Family with young children
Deluxe Ocean View King Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Great location but....”

We stayed at Shangri La for two nights. The location is prime right in the center of Santa Monica. But there were few things that were not as good. The hotel building is still old and even thought they renovated, the elevators and amnesties still old. Rooms are pretty small, we could barely walk. The parking is far from the hotel entrance and they cannot get your car to the main entrance. The ocean view is over rated as there is a busy street between the hotel and ocean and it can get loud. They charge $50 for parking and $25 amenity fee which I’m not sure what for (not a resort) Overall all experience ok but I would not recommend it.

Reviewed June 21, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Harold from Canada
Couple
Shangrila Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Great Location! Helpful Staff! Small Rooms!”

Would stay here again. Clean, safe, wonderful staff, right in the middle of everything Santa Monica. Only issue was that the room was very small. There were no luggage racks, or table, but small price to pay for the rest of greatness of this hotel.

Reviewed July 19, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
DAVID from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Ocean View King Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

If there's a better Hotel Manager than Sven Norreberg, I liked to stay at his/her Hotel.”

This art deco Hotel has a fabulous location, facing Santa Monica beach, the view of which is best observed from the rooftop bar. Any stay at this Hotel is made more pleasurable by the attention to detail meted out by Sven Norreberg, the dynamic Manager, who is absolutely dedicated to his job & his guests.

Reviewed October 22, 2019
9.3
Exceptional
Nickie from Singapore
Couple
Shangrila Room
Stayed 7 nights in May 2012

Great location but small rooms”

best location in santa monica, close to shopping and the beach

Relatively small room for a shangri-la. People working there are really friendly and it seems like they recognizes you, it makes you feel very homely. Toilet is very big, they do not provide soap and tooth brush, well if you ask for it..they will provide it. Bed and pillow is very comfortable. There is a bar on top of the hotel, which is a very nice place to chill. You get to see the ocean view at the top. There is also a swimming pool and also a heated pool.

Reviewed August 09, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Jaroslav from Czech Republic
Group
Stayed 1 night in June 2012

Nice hotel very close to the beach ”

nice hotel, beach, shops

very nice hotel nearby the beach in santa monica. the rooms were nice and clean. air condition was also very good. hotel staff was nice. surrounding of the hotel is also very nice with many facilities were to go and eat, especially at night.

Reviewed July 09, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Ryan from United Kingdom
Couple
Shangrila Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

First impressions good. Second not so good. ”

Only stayed 2 nights and our welcome was excellent - mainly reception staff and Jean-paul (first impressions) it went down hill from there. Pool bar staff were unenthusiastic and the roof top bar staff were rude. As hotel guests it was disappointing that locals visiting for a quick view from the rooftop were offered table service yet we were ignored. That being said the security at the roof top were very friendly and helpful. In summary, a great location that wows with first impressions (including an amazing pool and roofttop bar. However, in a hotel guest services should be paramount. It was not. In terms of the room, ours was on the 3rd floor tucked in a corner. It was very small. We even had someone else’s old gym sock hidden inside the robe! It’s worth noting we booked via a deal on agoda - not sure if this knocked us down the Shangri-la’s pecking order! Worth a stay for the location if you can get a reasonable price and don’t mind average customer service.

Reviewed September 15, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Sumitro from Indonesia
Group
One Bedroom Suite
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Best view of Santa Monica beach”

Old Hotel but the view of santa monica beach is best and the hotel just next (1 minute walking maybe less) to the 3rd street promanade make the hotel location is great..

Reviewed January 08, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Christian from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Ocean View King Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

a wonderful glimpse of shangri-la!”

an excellent hotel; incredible, convenient location for Santa Monica pier and shops. A lovely room and great friendly staff

Reviewed October 22, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Sumitro from Indonesia
Group
Shangrila Room
Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

Best view of Santa Monica beach”

Old hotel but the view of the santa monica beach was great and the hotel just next (1 minute walking distance maybe less) to 3rd street promanade make it more great.

Reviewed January 08, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Matthew from United States
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in August 2012

Great location with boutique hotel charm”

Fantastic and personable customer service made use feel at home throughout our stay

Perfect location to enjoy all Santa Monica has to offer. Very convenient to great restaurants, shopping and the beach, with incredible sunset views from the rooftop bar. Customer service was extremely welcoming and attentive, made us feel right at home throughout our stay. Note that the rooms vary drastically in size, with the least expensive option being far too small for a couple. Luckily when we mentioned the lack of space was an issue the concierge immediately moved us to a more spacious room.

Reviewed August 29, 2012
7.6
Very good
Yuri from Japan
Solo traveler
Shangrila Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

Additional $25 cost per night..”

Upon the check in, the hotel asked me to confirm to pay additional mandatory $25/per night fee for amenities in the room.. The hotel staff said that every hotels in Santa Monica charges this additional cost, and I had to confirm to pay otherwise I cannot checkin. This was total unexpected additional cost, which should have been instructed clearly in the price upon booking from Agoda.

Reviewed July 24, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Phillip from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Ocean View King Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

Safe and central”

Stayed at the Shangri La for five nights, central to everything in LA. Great restaurants and shopping. Staff were great, especially Adrienne at the front desk. Pool was heated, and the food from the casual menu was exceptional.

Reviewed June 03, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Legianti from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Shangrila Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2014

Very enjoyable”

Spacious room, location, comfort

Was concerned about the noise after I read a few comments - but I had no issues on my stay. My room was overlooking the beach and Pacific Ocean, with glimpses of the Santa Monica pier.The room had an unusual design but was large and spacious. Across the road from the beach, and two blocks from the shops - all very convenient. Did not eat there as there are so many cafes and restaurants in close proximity.

Reviewed July 15, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
robyn from Australia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in September 2012

Amazing hotel on all levels”

Every aspect of our visit at the shangri la was impeccable , attentive happy and friendly staff , beautifully designed art deco apartment, ocean view is spectacular with gorgeous subsets , room service dining was so delicious and of an outstanding quality

I look forward to staying at this hotel on my next visit to Santa Monica

Reviewed October 04, 2012
7.3
Very good
Michelle from South Africa
Couple
Shangrila Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2013

Clean hotel on the beach”

Clean,situated on the beach, internet included in price

This hotel is not connected to the other Shangri-La hotels and you therefore do not get Golden Circle points while staying at this hotel. The check in staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean but very small. The bathroom is almost the same size as the room. Nice size bath.The internet is included in the price. The parking is very expensive.

Reviewed January 17, 2013
12345
This is a popular property. Don't miss out!

Back to search results

Back to room choices

|

Dismiss

null