Viceroy Santa Monica

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 16 publications
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Psychedelic Polo-style, handsome lobby bar always abuzz. Rooms similar style, small but fresh, with beach views and balconies. Sexy pool scene. Young staff friendly and hip.



This 162-room hotel was so hot when it opened in 2002 that it immediately became the Viceroy Group's flagship hotel.

Try to get one of the rooms on the upper floors, with views of the ocean a couple of blocks away.

DK Eyewitness

The couple behind the stylish Maison 140 and Avalon has created a fantasy environment that transports guests back in time to Colonial England.


Fodor's Tick 3.5

Glamorous socializing takes place in the pool and cabana area amid all-white armchairs and divans. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide Tick Recommended

With more than a decade as Viceroy’s flagship boutique luxury hotel, Viceroy Santa Monica is still a glam and inspiring stay. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Still on L.A.'s coveted "in" list, is this überchic Santa Monica boutique hotel. Full review →

Splurge for an oceanview room; the only other view is of the hotel parking lot.

Gayot 46

China plates and an oversized cameo adorn the walls of the lobby, filled with white-leather lounges and wooden floors. Full review →


Insight Guides

An urban retreat on the beach with a sauna and whirlpool. Full review →



Beach-chic Santa Monica glamazon with a swank pool scene, buzzy bar and locavore restaurant. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Ambient electronic music wallpapers public spaces, there’s a flashy bar scene, and it’s a block from the beach. Full review →


Mr & Mrs Smith

Set amid lovely, lush secluded grounds, Viceroy Santa Monica hotel provides a relaxing and stylish escape from the excitement of seaside Los Angeles. Full review →


Oyster 4.0

It's best known for its sexy bar and pool scenes, but the Viceroy boasts substance as well. Full review →


Star Service Tick 4

Young, well-heeled business and leisure travelers and those who deplore a fuss do best here. Full review →


Time Out 70

A decade on from its 2002 opening, the Viceroy remains the hippest hotel on the west side. More crucially, though, it's also its most stylish and impressive operation. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Though the exterior—a white boxy slab—doesn’t invite a second glance, the interiors here marry retro-chic with pure whimsy. Full review →


Zagat 4.2

A "hip bar scene" surrounding the "awesome pool" highlights this 1969 hotel "stunningly" redesigned by Kelly Wearstler into a "trendy" boutique.

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Viceroy Santa Monica

4 Star Hotel viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
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1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Contact (310) 260-7500
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conferences
  • Tennis Court
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Family Friendly

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