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"Feels like a home. We arrived when it was raining and they had the fire place going and the wine and cheese out. It was just what we needed. Room was cozy. Great for a night's stay. Free parking and no resort fee was a bonus. A walk down to the beach. Breakfast was really good - great cake too. There ..."…""Feels like a home. We arrived when it was raining and they had the fire place going and the wine and cheese out. It was just what we needed. Room was cozy. Great for a night's stay. Free parking and no resort fee was a bonus. A walk down to the beach. Breakfast was really good - great cake too. There ..."WWW…"
"One of my favorite spots in Santa Monica. Great views of the Santa Monica pier. The rooms are very retro and the roof bar is one of best. I would recommend everyone and anyone to try out this Hotel."…""One of my favorite spots in Santa Monica. Great views of the Santa Monica pier. The rooms are very retro and the roof bar is one of best. I would recommend everyone and anyone to try out this Hotel."WWW…"
"Superb location, really close to the pier and lots of restaurants. Friendly and helpful staff and comfortable rooms."…""Superb location, really close to the pier and lots of restaurants. Friendly and helpful staff and comfortable rooms."WWW…"
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Frequently asked questions
What should a history buff expect from a stay in Santa Monica?
A trip to the significant historical sites in Santa Monica is probably at the top of your travel itinerary. And while you’re here, you can check out the acclaimed art scene and popular beaches. You can also take time at the popular shops in this walkable area.
What's the best accommodation in Santa Monica that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Georgian Hotel is a top 4-star historic hotel bookable on Expedia and it offers a restaurant. Santa Monica Pier is a short walk away. A couple of other options near historic sites include Hotel Carmel and Shore Hotel.
How many historical hotels will I find in Santa Monica?
In Santa Monica, there are 204 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 9 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical places and other sights in Santa Monica?
Landmarks like Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium in Santa Monica might be worth a visit. Known for its art scene, cultural venues include Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica Museum of Art, and Bergamot Station Arts Center. Other popular sights include Venice Beach and Third Street Promenade.
What is a historic hotel like in Santa Monica?
Guests who choose a historic hotel can stay in a place that has an officially recognized national historic designation. A palace, castle, grand home or even an old police station, pub, lodge, or skyscraper can be identified as a historic hotel provided that it’s a place of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are often found within the guestrooms or public spaces of such hotels in Santa Monica, bringing the history to life.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
You’ll often hear the term “heritage hotel” in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and actual building of historic hotels are generally the most significant aspect. For a heritage hotel, mainly, it’s cultural value and how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in Santa Monica have modern facilities?
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you’ve come to expect, while every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions. WiFi, heating and air conditioning, updated bathroom facilities, and the amenities found in any hotel will also be available in a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you choose a historic hotel in Santa Monica, you won’t find a place that is rundown or uncomfortable.