Unique Ocean Avenue Lodging
Hotel Shangri-La and The Georgian Hotel boast Art Deco style that dates back to the 1930s. Each is multiple stories and offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Plus, Hotel Shangri-La has the only rooftop bar in Santa Monica: ONYX.
If you’re looking for something more private, The Cottage offers vacation rentals with a three-night minimum. For budget hotel options in Santa Monica, there’s the Seaview Hotel, Ocean Lodge Hotel Santa Monica Beach, and Sea Blue Hotel, all of which are located on Ocean Avenue just a few blocks from the pier.
On the cover of Ocean and Wilshire is the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. This Santa Monica hotel offers something for everyone, with luxurious hotel rooms in the 10-story Ocean Tower and 6-story historic Palisades wing, plus 32 bungalows ideal for families or larger groups.
Popular spots for dining and drinking can be found here, including FIG Restaurant and The Bungalow.