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Viceroy Santa Monica

by Megan DuBois
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Santa Monica is a beach town on the edge of Los Angeles. It's best known for its lively pier, fantastic dining options, and, of course, a plethora of outdoor activities to fit any traveler's desires. Here, life slows down just a little as you take in views of the ocean and relax at a beachside oasis. Consider making Viceroy Santa Monica your home base if your travels take you here. 

What You Need to Know

The Look of Viceroy Santa Monica

It's All in the Details

Here, the laid-back beach lifestyle is on full display. The lobby offers plenty of nooks for relaxing and lounging. Here, you'll also find Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue Lounge, which is outfitted with bright colors, a stained wood wall, and cozy banquette seating. The stunning pool area is surrounded by lush palms, which provide shade and seclusion. There are also six open-air cabanas and an expansive outdoor patio. 

Meanwhile, most of the guest rooms are ocean-facing; however, those that don't offer great views of the city. All accommodations are sleek and stylish with pops of color plus plush linens and sitting areas. 

The Vibe at Viceroy Santa Monica 

If you're looking for a modern hotel within walking distance of many Santa Monica attractions, this is it. Viceroy Santa Monica has a hip vibe that allures younger families and couples. After a day spent enjoying the pier or one of the many local sites, take a dip in one of the two on-site pools. Or, sip cocktails at the patio bar as the sun goes down.

Who Will Love Viceroy Santa Monica 

Families and couples will especially love Viceroy Santa Monica. The hotel is within walking distance of the Santa Monica Pier, where families can enjoy a day at the amusement park. You can also enjoy a bike ride along the shore (rentals are readily available nearby) or indulge in light bites and a cocktail around a communal fire pit. 

Who Might Not Love Viceroy Santa Monica

Those looking for a quiet beachfront escape should consider another hotel. The nightlife here can be loud (depending on the location of your room) and go quite late. Also, keep in mind that Viceroy Santa Monica mainly caters to folks looking to spend time at the on-site pool, the beach, or the pier.

Best Amenity at Viceroy Santa Monica

The two sparkling swimming pools and six open-air cabanas are especially noteworthy. This stylish outdoor space offers plenty of room to lounge out and soak up the SoCal sun. 

Money Matters 

What's Included at Viceroy Santa Monica

Pool and fitness center access is included in your stay, as is wifi. Priority bike rentals, a welcome drink, and beachfront yoga are also available.

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at Viceroy Santa Monica

The $40 nightly guest amenities fee covers all of the aforementioned perks. Valey parking costs an additional $55 per night. 

How to Get a Deal at Viceroy Santa Monica

Viceroy DISCOVERY Loyalty Program members save 10% on room rates. Additionally, the hotel offers discounts for AAA, CAA, AARP, and military members, as well as government employees. Meanwhile, seasonal offerings (which include additional discounts, credits, and perks) can be found on the hotel's website. For the cheapest rates, consider a weeknight stay.

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of Viceroy Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Pier is within walking distance, as are plenty of drinking and dining options. Rodeo Drive and Los Angeles County Museum of Art -- plus even more eateries -- are a short car ride away. Outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy the 13-mile-long Park to Playa Trail, which connects the beach to the Baldwin Hill Parklands. 

Nearest Airport to Viceroy Santa Monica

There are two airports within driving distance to the hotel. Santa Monica Airport (SMO) is about two miles away, while Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is about eight miles away. 

The Bottom Line

The uber-hip Viceroy Santa Monica makes an ideal place to stay for those looking to explore the area and its surrounding neighborhoods.  

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