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Palm Motel
2.5 out of 5
2020 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs8,198
per night
9 Dec-10 Dec
3.6/5Good! (1,006 reviews)

"Nice and quiet very clean and neat easy to find no ice machines"…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2019

Palm Motel
Bayside Hotel
2 out of 5
2001 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs11,349
per night
16 Dec-17 Dec
3.8/5Good! (1,245 reviews)

"Good location, helpful staff and close to the beach."…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2019

Bayside Hotel
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs20,852
per night
5 Jan-6 Jan
4.2/5Very Good! (1,980 reviews)

"Great location and staff very nice. Had an issue with a smell in our room but was offered to move rooms with an upgrade view. Move was quick and easy. Loved the event at the hotel with Santa and his reindeer"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2019

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Shore Hotel
4 out of 5
1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs17,751
per night
19 Dec-20 Dec
4.4/5Excellent! (2,022 reviews)

"Excellent staff, great location. Very clean and comfortable hotel and eco friendly"…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2019

Shore Hotel
Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
4 out of 5
530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs14,821
per night
22 Dec-23 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (1,606 reviews)

"Friendly staff; very chic; good price and PARKING INCLUDED!"…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2019

Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
5 out of 5
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs24,178
per night
9 Dec-10 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (1,745 reviews)

"I like the privacy and the restaurant. I little bit old and the decoration not nice at all, to orangey for my taste."…"

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2019

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Pavilions Motel
1 out of 5
2338 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA
Rs7,129
per night
9 Dec-10 Dec
1.8/5 (850 reviews)
Fair value for the price

"It's an older motel, probably built in the 1930's. It has been updated, but nothing fancy. The room was at least clean if a little worn and the desk clerk was friendly and helpful. It's certainly nothing special, but then we are talking about Santa Monica where even Motel 6 run $160 a night. Overall ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2019

Pavilions Motel
Georgian Hotel
4 out of 5
1415 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs18,909
per night
8 Dec-9 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (1,687 reviews)

"Hotel has a huge amount of character and a great location. We arrived late and left early so not enought chance to fully appreciate."…"

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2019

Georgian Hotel
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
4 out of 5
1740 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs14,950
per night
8 Dec-9 Dec
4.2/5Very Good! (1,093 reviews)

"The hotel is beautiful, and of course, the beach! But the staff truly makes it an AMAZING hotel. You will have a wonderful experience. The expense (if you can afford it) is worth it."…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov 2019

JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
Casa Del Mar
5 out of 5
1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs30,473
per night
19 Dec-20 Dec
4.6/5Wonderful! (465 reviews)

"Great for romantic weekend. Pool could be bigger"…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2019

Casa Del Mar
Palihouse Santa Monica
3.5 out of 5
1001 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs19,605
per night
16 Dec-17 Dec
4.4/5Wonderful! (303 reviews)

"The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and there were wonderful first floor sitting areas both inside and out."…"

Reviewed on 5 Nov 2019

Palihouse Santa Monica
Shutters on the Beach
5 out of 5
1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs39,762
per night
19 Dec-20 Dec
4.5/5Wonderful! (262 reviews)

"Fantastic staff, great location. Only issue was Coast Cafe. Waited for a table and there were many empty tables. Food was average."…"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2019

Shutters on the Beach
Viceroy Santa Monica
4 out of 5
1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs21,957
per night
16 Dec-17 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (1,522 reviews)

"The staff was extremely helpful and very nice. It was too chilly to use the pool but it looked beautiful."…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2019

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Santa Monica Pet-Friendly Hotels Information

Searching for a pet-friendly getaway in Santa Monica? Frolic with your furry friend at one of the 21 hotels or accommodations that allow pets. See the most popular Santa Monica hotels and accommodations that are favorites among travelers with pets:

  • Bayside Hotel is not only pet-friendly, but also offers accommodations with concierge services and free WiFi. Our customers enjoy this 2-star hotel's property condition and comfortable rooms.
  • Pets are welcome at Palm Motel. This motel offers free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Our customers appreciate this 2.5-star motel's family-friendly amenities and beach locale.
  • Pets can join their owners at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. This hotel provides guests with 2 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our customers enjoy this 5-star hotel's helpful staff and comfortable rooms.

Planning Your Trip to Santa Monica

Want to know the best time of year to visit? Arrange some outings with this info about average temperatures and rainfall.

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 64°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 51°F
  • April-June: the average is 70°F during the day and 51°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Santa Monica is 11.50 inches

Exploring Santa Monica with Your Pet

Known for its seaside, Santa Monica has lots to offer visitors including its beautiful sunsets and sports. See the local sights and visit top attractions like Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach. While you're there, make sure you don't miss Santa Monica History Museum and Santa Monica Place. If you need some supplies for your animal companion, stop at Tuesday Morning, The Dog Bakery, or My Pet Naturally.

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What is a Pet-Friendly Hotel?

 

Pet-friendly hotels allow guests to check-in and stay with their pets. This may mean pets are allowed in the entire property or limited to certain rooms and areas of the hotel. Restrictions often apply -- such as size, weight, breed and number of pets that can check-in with you. Most allow dogs or dogs and cats. Some allow other kinds of pets.

*These are only guidelines as pet policies and amenities vary greatly across hotels. It is advisable to view details listed on each property page.

 

What can I expect from a Santa Monica pet-friendly hotel?

 

A comfortable stay with your pet in Santa Monica. Most pet-friendly hotels function like regular hotels with all the usual amenities, simply with a category of rooms where pets are permitted. They may have some additional services or facilities for furry friends.

Generally, most hotels with pet-friendly policies allow:

  • Dogs, or dogs and cats
  • Up to a certain weight
  • Limited to 1 or 2 pets per room
  • Some hotels charge fees or deposits while others have a pets-stay-free policy.

Though less common, some pet-friendly hotels allow other pets. Usually only small ones.

A select few specialized pet-friendly hotels offer additional pet perks such as welcome pet treats, water bowls, pet beds, dog relief areas, pet-sitting service, tips on finding dog parks or dog-friendly restaurants nearby.

At the very top end, some luxury pet-friendly hotels even have a special pet concierge or room service menu for pets.

 

Are all Santa Monica hotels pet-friendly?

 

No. Most hotels do not accept pets. Only Santa Monica hotels that specify they are pet-friendly will allow your furry companions to stay. They usually have a limited number of pet-friendly rooms, available upon request. Always contact the hotel ahead of time. Walk-ins are not recommended.

Boutique hotels, due to their small size and independent management, are more likely to entertain special requests to bring a pet.

Note, service animals are an exception. Some hotels do not accept pets but welcome service animals.

 

Do Santa Monica hotels allow big dogs?

 

Some pet-friendly hotels do allow big dogs, however there will be fewer for you to choose from. Typically, pet-friendly hotels only allow smaller dogs up to a certain weight. The max weight can be anywhere from 22 lbs to 80 lbs at most properties.

 

Does pet-friendly include cats?

 

‘Pet-friendly’ doesn’t automatically mean the hotel takes cats, but there are indeed cat-friendly hotels. It’s best to check the details of the specific hotel’s policy to know which kinds of pets they welcome.

Majority of pet-friendly hotels allow only dogs. You may have fewer options to choose from when it comes to cat-friendly hotels. The good news though, is the next most common policy is one allowing both cats and dogs.

 

Do Santa Monica pet friendly hotels have breed restrictions?

 

Yes. All pet-friendly hotels have restrictions. These vary greatly across hotels but restrictions often indicate larger pets are not allowed, which effectively limits the breeds you can bring with you. It’s advisable to check the individual policy of any hotel you’re interested in.

Some common restrictions include:

  • Dogs only, or dogs and cats only
  • Other small pets considered
  • Size/weight restrictions. Often under 25 lbs
  • Maximum 1-2 pets per room

 

Are there extra fees for Santa Monica pet-friendly hotels?

 

Pet fees vary greatly across hotels. Few hotels have a pet-stay-free policy. It's more common that pet-friendly hotels do charge extra when guests check-in with pets. These fees may be per pet; first pet then each additional pet; per room; per day; and/or per stay. There may also be a deposit or hygiene fee required.

A select few pet-friendly hotels offer other pet perks, like treats and goodies, available for a fee.

It’s advisable to check the pet policy of the individual hotel. You can find more details on the property details page, or by contacting the hotel with the number on your booking confirmation.

 

Can pets be left alone in a Santa Monica hotel room?

 

Generally, no. You’ll often be required to use the hotel’s pet-sitting service or keep your pet in a crate while you’re out. These are two common options at pet-friendly hotels, but hotels may have other policies or services available.

It is advisable to contact a hotel beforehand and follow their pet guidelines.

 

Are pets allowed to roam free in a Santa Monica pet-friendly hotel?

 

That’s not usually the case. Your pet will likely only be allowed in your room and in certain areas of the hotel. Your pet must be on a leash at all times outside your room.

Most pet-friendly hotels are regular hotels with a few select rooms where pets are allowed. Majority of guests will not have pets. So it's the norm that your pets are not permitted in any common areas like the restaurant, bar or around the pool.

Though rare, a few hotels exist which puts their pet-friendly identity first. Here, pets may be allowed to roam freely. You might even find several resident animals on the property which help welcome your furry friends.

 

How do I book a pet-friendly hotel in Santa Monica ?

 

On Expedia, you can search for pet-friendly hotels using the filters on the left, to narrow down the list of hotels in Santa Monica to properties that welcome pets. When you’ve found some hotels you like, you can check the details of the hotel’s pet-friendly policy. You can also read guest reviews by travellers with pets.

When you’ve found a suitable hotel, place your booking and indicate in special requests that you plan to stay with your pet. You can then arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. This is required. Note that pet-friendly rooms are subject to availability.