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“A cool country house-style hotel in residential Santa Monica offers both long-stay and weekend break suites. Welcomed by a roaring fireplace at reception the rooms mirror this essence of home. Spacious, contemporary and comfortable. It's perfect for local exploring, doing some work and relaxing.”

“A cool country house-style hotel in residential Santa Monica offers both long-stay and weekend break suites. Welcomed by a roaring fireplace at reception the rooms mirror this essence of home. Spacious, contemporary and comfortable. It's perfect for local exploring, doing some work and relaxing.”

Hotel Review

Walking through the ornate metal gates of the Palihouse Santa Monica, through the garden, past the trickling fountain, into the dimly lit high-ceilinged lobby feels like you’ve discovered a grand English country house. The building dates to 1927 and was once the Embassy Hotel and Apartments. It’s been beautifully refurbished retaining the original features, like dark-wood beams, sash windows, fireplaces and creaky old lifts reminiscent of those you’d find in Paris. Playful additions give it the trademark Palisociety feel: vintage furniture and artwork, velvet sofas, brightly upholstered armchairs, cool stationery, and giant TVs. There are 38 rooms to choose from, including one- and two-bedroom suites with separate kitchens. There’s no restaurant or bar or pool, so it's not a hotel in a traditional sense. But there is a small café serving breakfast and lunch, like juice and salad, hotel bikes available to rent for a fee, and boules or croquet sets for playing in the garden.

 

Written by Ellie Seymour

Recommended For

  • Great walks
  • Santa Monica Pier is great for an evening stroll or Palisades Park in the day time.
  • Sights nearby
  • Third Street Promenade is lively and promises to always have something going on.
  • City Style
  • Centrally located in Santa Monica and around the corner from the beach.
  • Trekking
  • Trek the Backbone Trail to get to the stunning views of Saddle Peak.
  • Art Classes
  • Art lovers should definitely check out Santa Monica Museum of Art.
  • Fishing
  • Just off Santa Monica Pier try your hand at catching some fish.
  • Families
  • Suites with kitchens and sitting rooms are avaliable.
  • Local markets
  • Check out the locals farmers market during your stay.
  • Cycling
  • Rent some bikes and see the city on two wheels.
  • Yoga
  • Close to nightlife
  • Pet friendly
  • Dogs are welcome at the Palihouse, there's even a pet package you can book incl organic treats, luxe dog beds....
  • Quiet
  • Set in a peaceful residential neighbourhood with no street noise
  • Beach nearby
  • Just two blocks from Santa Monica beach and the Pacific Ocean
  • Downtown
  • Family Suites
  • Full of character
  • No restaurant
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Child friendly
  • Townhouse
  • Self catering to rent
  • Boutique
  • Chic
  • Self catering
  • Antiques
  • Free wifi
  • Intimate

Facilities

  • Pet friendly
  • Dogs are welcome at the Palihouse, there's even a pet package you can book incl organic treats, luxe dog beds....
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Towelling robes
  • Parking
  • Family Suites
  • Fireplace
  • Private chef / butler
  • Bicycle hire
  • Private dining room
  • No restaurant
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Child friendly
  • Self catering to rent
  • Free wifi
  • Sitting Room
  • Suites
  • Concierge
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Great walks
  • Santa Monica Pier is great for an evening stroll or Palisades Park in the day time.
  • Sights nearby
  • Third Street Promenade is lively and promises to always have something going on.
  • Trekking
  • Trek the Backbone Trail to get to the stunning views of Saddle Peak.
  • Art Classes
  • Art lovers should definitely check out Santa Monica Museum of Art.
  • Fishing
  • Just off Santa Monica Pier try your hand at catching some fish.
  • Local markets
  • Check out the locals farmers market during your stay.
  • Cycling
  • Rent some bikes and see the city on two wheels.
  • Yoga
  • Close to nightlife

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38 rooms from AU$470 per night

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