Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts in Santa Monica

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With more than 600 independent properties across 85 countries, Preferred Hotels & Resorts offers its guests unique luxury experiences and quality customer service. Each hotel must conform to the brand's Preferred Standards of Excellence – an anonymous, annual inspection carried out by third-party experts to ensure top-notch service is provided – to remain a Preferred property. And within each collection (Preferred Legend Collection, Preferred LVX Collection, Preferred Lifestyle Collection and Preferred Connect Collection), travelers can expect amenities like locally inspired restaurant menus and full-service spas. Several Preferred properties also feature kids clubs, swimming pools and beach and ski slope access. What's more, members of the brand's I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can earn points – which can be redeemed for free nights – and perks, such as free Wi-Fi access and welcome amenities, during their stays. Popular collections in Preferred Hotels & Resorts appear on our Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Canada, Best Hotels in Mexico, Best Hotels in Bermuda and Best Hotels in Europe rankings lists; the U.S. News-ranked Preferred Hotels & Resorts are listed below.

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    Casa del Mar
    Santa Monica, CA
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    According to recent guests, Casa del Mar meshes a little art deco flair with Mediterranean styling – a mélange that has a beautiful effect. And compared to its sister property, the Cape Cod-esque Shutters on the Beach, this hotel affords a more upscale aesthetic. Count the Italian marble featured in the lobby and guest room bathrooms as proof. And the cool blue decor, intricately carved furniture and luxe amenities like Nespresso coffee machines and MALIN+GOETZ toiletries only add to the experience. One of the southernmost hotels along Santa Monica's pricey beachfront strip, the Casa del Mar has 129 rooms and suites to choose from, as well as the tasty restaurant, Catch, and the gorgeous Sea Wellness Spa.
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    Shutters on the Beach
    Santa Monica, CA
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    In Santa Monica, proximity to the beach and pier translates to more expensive lodging. So know that you'll pay a pretty penny to enjoy a stay at Shutters on the Beach. But you'll be rewarded with a shabby-chic, oh-so-irresistible hotel that travel experts fawn over and guests can't stop gushing about. Guest rooms here are reminiscent of those found in a beachside bed-and-breakfast, though they come stocked with flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms and balconies overlooking Santa Monica. The lovely views are the big plus, but people also like this hotel's friendly staff and the fare served at the property's three restaurants. When you're not relaxing on the sand, indulge in a treatment at the spa or borrow one of the hotel's bikes to ride the nearby bike paths. You can find this sprawling, Cape Cod-style hotel just west of the pier and directly on the Santa Monica waterfront.
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    Huntley Santa Monica Beach
    Santa Monica, CA
    4.5-star Hotel Class

    The Huntley Hotel melds a chic, eclectic aesthetic with the necessities of a SoCal beach hotel. Guest rooms here are bright and spacious with views of the ocean or city skyline and contemporary amenities such as high-speed Internet access, large HDTVs and minibars. Guests rave about The Huntley's Santa Monica location – though the hotel doesn't sit directly on the beach, it is within easy walking distance of the pier and Third Street Promenade. When you're not out on the town, work up a sweat in the hotel's fitness center, or satiate your appetite with contemporary American fare at The Penthouse, The Huntley's rooftop restaurant, bar and lounge.

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