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Viceroy Santa Monica

1819 Ocean Avenue | Santa Monica, CA 90401-3215  [SEE MAP]Santa Monica, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Hotel just a couple blocks from the beach
Daily amenity fee of $30.99 does not include valet parking
"Stylish," "intimate" and "swanky" are just some of the words recent guests used to describe this chic hotel, located just a few blocks northwest of Santa Monica Pier. Each of Viceroy Santa Monica's guest rooms and suites come equipped with Egyptian cotton linens, complimentary Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV, luxury bath products and a fully stocked private bar. Guests of this Viceroy property also have access to two on-site plunge pools and a 24-hour fitness center (access to which is covered in the $30.99 daily resort fee). Hoping to see more of L.A.'s beaches? Venture to Venice Beach or stroll the Third Street Promenade — both can be found within 2 miles of the hotel and are easy to reach thanks to the hotel's on-site bike rentals (also included in the resort fee). Meanwhile, business travelers can stay plugged in at the wireless business center before treating their taste buds to tasty bites at Cast.
Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 162 rooms
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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019



Whimsy abounds at this stylized seaside escape—just look at the porcelain dogs as lamp bases and Spode china plates mounted on the walls—yet the compact rooms, which all have French balconies, and sexy mirrored walls draw quite the upscale clientele.


The hotel is indeed best known for its see-and-be-seen lounge and pool scenes -- but some former guests have gone further, accusing the Viceroy of eschewing substance in favor of style. We would disagree. There's no denying the Viceroy succeeds, at the least, with the basics.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2108 have reviewed the Viceroy Santa Monica, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2108 reviews 4.5 (based on 2108 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The hotel's rooms are decorated in a modern gray-scale with pops of bright color like orange or lime green as the rooms. There are two room styles, one class of suite and one penthouse. Ocean views are available from the Viceroy Grande Rooms and suites, you only get a city view from the standard Viceroy Room. All rooms have a separate sitting area and some have small Juliet balconies. King-sized beds come standard in all rooms (though some Viceroy Rooms have the option of two doubles).
  • Rooms include Natura Bisse and ROIL by Amanda George bath products
  • All rooms are charged a $30.99 per night amenity fee that covers: Champagne toast upon arrival, morning coffee, tea, daily bike rentals, newspaper and Wi-Fi
  • Flat-screen TV and all-in-one media hub technology systems
  • Fully stocked minibar

Standard room size320 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Viceroy Santa Monica sits a block back from the beach and is just a three block walk from the Santa Monica Pier. The hotel is about 16 miles directly west of L.A. proper; in the area travelers will find a spa, several restaurants and green spaces like Tongva Park.
  • Third Street Promenade, an open-air shopping gallery featuring restaurants and retail shops (and occasionally live music), is about a mile north
  • Main Street Santa Monica is a half mile walk south and boasts art galleries, cafes, antique stores and jewelry shops
  • 24-hour valet parking ($50)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The hotel has two distinct dining venues as well as poolside cabana service. Cast Restaurant offers a diverse selection of globally inspired dishes. The restaurant also serves small plates and has an outdoor dining area. The Cast Lounge, just off the lobby, is a lounge-style space that occasionally hosts DJs and commands a smart casual dress code while guests sip cocktails and nosh on small plates.
  • Cast Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Cast Lounge is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAsian, Italian, American, French, Spanish, Middle Eastern

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The hotel has two heated plunge pools that are open year round from sunrise to sunset. The pool area contains the very popular Cameo Bar, which is draws a local crowd on the weekends. Luxurious poolside cabanas contain couches, tables, fans, power outlets and TVs — if you book a special cabana package you could also get fruit trays, chilled towels and Prosecco.
  • Poolside cabanas can be rented for a fee and with a food/beverage minimum during the day and evening and can accommodate up to 12 people
  • Because of the pool bar and upscale cabana vibe, this isn't your average family splash pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


This upscale hotel's location has several features that help kids feel at home: namely, its beachside location close to the Pier. The hotel's restaurant does have a menu for kids and the front desk can arrange things like babysitting services.
  • Staff at the Viceroy likes to know the ages of children in your party in order to help customize your experience, and sometimes add a few perks
  • The hotel is near to the aquarium and rides along the Santa Monica Pier (including the world's only solar-powered Ferris wheel
  • Amenity fee covers bike rentals to explore nearby attractions
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Viceroy Santa Monica's 24-hour, keycard accessible, open-floor plan fitness center is on the second floor. Its floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the pool area. The center can fit about 10 guests and includes: Two treadmills, two elliptical machines, an exercise bike, free weights, a multipurpose fitness machine, medicine balls, yoga balls, kettlebells, as well as a free motion dual cable cross machine. The hotel can also arrange external classes for activities like surfing or a guided hike of the Temescal Ridge Trail including a seasonal waterfall and steep trail through a wooded canyon
  • Towels, magazines, newspapers, bowls of fruit and water are all complimentary within the fitness center.
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Viceroy Santa Monica offers nine indoor and outdoor spaces for business meetings and private parties. The Bristol Room is the largest space at 1,240 square feet, decorated in a deep navy blue and able to accommodate up to 120 guests reception-style. Other rooms include the Dorset Room (first floor, 30 people), Brighton Boardroom (up to 10 conference-style), and the bright yellow Library (off the lobby, adjacent to the pool deck, 2,000 books, can fit about 10 people), as well as the hotel's dining and poolside spaces.
  • The hotel has a single PC available for guest use. The front desk can help arrange printing, faxing, scanning and copying.
  • Catering available in all event spaces.

Number of meeting rooms9

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The hotel welcomes two dogs per room for a $50 nonrefundable pet fee per night, per dog. Dogs must weigh no more than 50 pounds each.
  • Dog bed, water bowl and dog food are provided, sometimes doggie treats as well
  • The hotel partners with a company for guests' dog-sitting, grooming and walking needs
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


The Viceroy Santa Monica hosts a wide range of wedding-related activities. Six of the hotel's spaces are available for wedding rentals including the poolside cabanas, the library, poolside patio, the Bristol Room and its adjoining patio, the Library, and the small Dorset room. Some guests choose to arrange their wedding ceremonies on the beach and host reception services at the hotel.
  • On-site team available to help with details
  • Full catering menu available

Maximum wedding guest capacity275

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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