Annual hotel program offers Santa Monica residents deeply discounted hotel rates

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (November 12, 2018) – Santa Monica residents in need of an extra bedroom for visiting friends and family during the holidays are in luck – Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) announced today that its annual Extra Bedroom Program is returning this holiday season. Today through January 19, 2019 Santa Monica residents can receive deeply discounted hotel rates.Each year with the Extra Bedroom Program, Santa Monica’s hotel community comes together to serve their neighbors by offering Santa Monica residents access to hotel rates far below those available to visitors throughout the year. During this time, SMTT invites Santa Monica locals to host their visitors without sacrificing their personal space or holiday budget at 16 properties across Santa Monica’s celebrated hotel collection.

“Just in time for the holiday season we are pleased to welcome the return of the Extra Bedroom Program,” said Misti Kerns, SMTT president/CEO. “During this special season Santa Monica residents can keep their visitors and loved ones near-by with generous offers from our accommodation partners all while enjoying a taste of our destination’s world-class properties.”

Of course, Extra Bedroom Program doesn’t have to just me for visiting friends and relatives. Residents can also partake in the offers for themselves and enjoy a beachside staycation. What better way to relieve stress during this busy season than a quick and relaxing getaway at a choice hotel, no travel time needed.

Participating hotels include:

• Cal Mar Hotel Suites

• Doubletree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica

• Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

• Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

• The Georgian Hotel

• Hotel Casa del Mar

• Huntley Hotel

• Le Meridien Delfina

• Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

• Ocean View Hotel

• Santa Monica Motel

• Sea Shore Motel

• Shore Hotel

• Shutters on the Beach Hotel

• Travelodge Santa Monica

• Viceroy Hotel Santa Monica

Residents can secure these discounted hotel rates simply by mentioning the program while making the reservation over the phone, then showing proof of Santa Monica residency (California ID or drivers’ license) at check-in. For a full list of Santa Monica Extra Bedroom participants and rates, or to book online, visit www.santamonica.com/extrabedroom.

Don’t forget to encourage your holiday visitors to make the most out of their holiday stay with a trip to one of the four Santa Monica Visitors Centers located throughout the city. Friendly and knowledgeable visitor experience specialists are available throughout the holiday season to assist visitors with itinerary development, attraction and activity suggestions, and public transportation assistance. Official SMTT visitor centers are located on the Third Street Promenade, in Palisades Park, on the Santa Monica Pier, and at 2427 Main Street at the Edgemar Center for the Arts.

Santa Monica Visitors Centers also serve as a great location for holiday shopping with a wide selection of gifts to please all. Fashionable t-shirts, long-sleeves, sweatshirts, totes and athletic hats are a great way to showcase Santa Monica pride while the selection of destination-inspired home goods including Santa Monica coasters, Route 66 coffee mugs and a book on the most Instagrammed Los Angeles location of 2017, the Santa Monica Pier will bring coastal vibes into any home. A limited number of items are also available for purchase online at www.santamonica.com/store.

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About Santa Monica Travel & Tourism
Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) is a non-profit organization designed to increase visitor expenditures, tourism revenues and local employment opportunities through the promotion of Santa Monica as a travel destination. For travel and accommodation information or a free copy of the official Visitors Guide, the public can write to the Santa Monica Visitor Center, 2427 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405; call (800) 544-5319 or (310) 393-7593; visit santamonica.com; or email info@santamonica.com. Follow SMTT on Twitter @GoSantaMonica or become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/visitsantamonica.

Contact: Lauren Salisbury
Santa Monica Travel & Tourism
310.319.6263
lsalisbury@santamonica.com