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Hotel Casa Del Mar vs Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica

Both hotels are rated highly by writers. On balance, Casa del Mar ranks significantly better than Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica. Casa del Mar comes in at #5 in Los Angeles with recommendations from 18 publications such as Jetsetter, BlackBook and The Telegraph.

Hotel Casa Del Mar
9 / 10
1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405
From $450 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"Rooms are laid out for relaxation, not business, so travelers with work on their minds should stay elsewhere." Full review
Fodor's
"In the 1920s it was a posh beach club catering to the city's elite; now the Casa del Mar is one of SoCal's most luxurious and pricey beachfront hotels." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"An imposing presence overlooking Santa Monica Beach, this 1926 beach club has been restored to its original grandeur."
Concierge
"On the fourth floor is the Murad Spa—although massages can also be had in poolside cabanas—and the 75-seat, first-floor restaurant, Oceanfront, has spectacular sunset views."
Jetsetter
"A mod take on a California beach club, with prime oceanfront views and a top-notch seafood restaurant."
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Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica
8 / 10
1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
From $301 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Frommer's
"A hodgepodge of modern fixtures, geometric patterns, and bright accents bring the silver-and-white rooms to life." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"Its oceanfront Santa Monica location is great and the large rooms have ocean views."
Time Out
"Thankfully the streamline moderne exterior has been preserved; inside, the rooms have been upgraded with hardwood floors." Full review
Gayot
"Designed and constructed in the Art Deco style of the late 1930s, this Santa Monica landmark sits proudly on Ocean Avenue on a cliff just above the beach."
BlackBook
"Classic hotel on the beach, shines for its Art Deco vibe, inside and out. Rooms elegantly updated and luxuriously appointed."
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