I Wish I had an Extra Bedroom Program Returns to Santa Monica with 23 Participating Hotels

Posted November 14, 2022

From beachfront to neighborhood favorites, these stunning hotels with ‘extra bedrooms’ are just waiting for locals to check-in and explore the city from a different perspective, now through January 30, 2023

SANTA MONICA, Calif., (November 14, 2022) – Whether you have family visiting or need a change of scenery, residents can take full advantage of this year’s ‘I Wish I had an Extra Bedroom’ program and check out the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, Montana Avenue, Main Street, or Pico Blvd., and so much more. Simply start by checking in to one of the 23 participating hotels now through January 30, 2023, and enjoy your ‘stay’ the Santa Monica way.

Through the Extra Bedroom program, Santa Monica residents are provided the exciting opportunity of exploring their city from a visitor’s standpoint. From Santa Monica’s 3.5 miles of quintessential Southern California coastline; to swimming/relaxing at the beach; to visiting the destinations eight great neighborhoods for shopping or dining with more than 400 restaurants with many offering a fresco-dining experiences; to open-air wellness events and activities; to indoor attractions including museums and art exhibits, there’s something for everyone.

The ‘I Wish I had an Extra Bedroom’ program offer also extends to family and friends visiting during the holidays when space can be a challenge. Perfect for gift-giving, Santa Monica residents must show valid proof of ID to receive the special Santa Monica hotel deals being offered at 23 participating hotels listed at www.santamonica.com/extra-bedroom. To receive the discounted rates – some up to $300 – book directly with the hotel, booking instructions can be found within the link above. Rates are subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. Mention the program at any of the three Santa Monica Visitor Information Centers to receive 30% off most Santa Monica merchandise – perfect for holiday gifts.

– Main Visitor Information Center, 2427 Main Street.

– Visitor Information Kiosk, 1400 Ocean Avenue.

– Pier Shop and Visitor Center, 200 Santa Monica Pier.

“Those of us that live here know Santa Monica is L.A.’s premier beach city with stunning Pacific Ocean views, a booming dining scene – including 17 Michelin-recognized restaurants, unique shopping – and world-class hotels, all which typically play a factor in why current and future residents call Santa Monica home.” Said Misti Kerns, President and CEO of Santa Monica Travel & Tourism, “I Wish I had an Extra Bedroom is not only one of our most popular programs each year, but it provides residents with a unique opportunity to experience their community from a visitors point-of-view, so we encourage locals to “gift” themselves this holiday season by taking advantage of these incredible offers.” 

Buying local matters. For every $10 spent at a Santa Monica business, as much as $7 stays in the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures (source: IndependentWeStand). Spending locally ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested right here in Santa Monica.

About Santa Monica Travel & Tourism

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) works to strengthen our local economy by enhancing and promoting our communities as a distinctive, compelling and welcoming travel destination. For more information visit santamonica.com, email info@santamonica.com, or follow SMTT on Instagram (@SeeSantaMonica), Twitter (@GoSantaMonica) or Facebook (@VisitSantaMonica).


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