Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica at the Beach

Los Angeles, United States, North America

The gay-friendly Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica offers guests the visual harmony of its unique location near the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica.

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Evoking the form of a grand ocean liner and the very essence of the Golden Age of Hollywood, the gay-friendly Hotel Shangri-La at the Ocean has been welcoming guests since 1939. A landmark and architectural gem in the Streamline Moderne style boasts a recent $30 million update; the Art Deco sumptuous guest rooms and suites offer iconic views of the ocean or the city with a lush life experience that is anything but ordinary.

With membership in the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, the 70 rooms and suites are air conditioned, some with balcony, feature satellite television with pay-per-view films, telephone, complimentary WiFi, iPod docking station, electronic safe, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, laundry/dry cleaning service, iron and board along with 24-hour private dining.

The Shangri-La Dining Room features a feast with the freshest local produce for breakfast, lunch or dinner with panoramic ocean views.

Relax poolside, treat yourself to a private cabana, hot tub and spa along with bar and dining service in a private outside courtyard; inside the fitness center never closes.

Suite 700 features the only in/outdoor rooftop bar in Santa Monica with 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean with spectacular sunsets or carryon until late; look to the ocean view Penthouse and Garden Courtyard for events up to 350 guests.

So come, let Shangri-La spoil you now.  Life can be perfect, Shangri-La at the Ocean has thought of it all.


  • 70 rooms
  • 7 floors




  • Restaurant
  • Elevator
  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Valet Parking
  • 24 Hour Room Service


Dining venues available at the gay-friendly Santa Monica hotel include a rooftop lounge bar, and the Dining Room which offers New American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Fresh produce is sourced locally from the Farmers’ Market. Guests can choose to dine while appreciating marvellous ocean views in pleasant surroundings or the comfort of their rooms with in-room dining available 24 hours.


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About the Location

The physical address of Santa Monica’s gay-friendly hotel is advantageously placed to bring guests within a leisurely stroll of the Pier and top beaches in the area. Also close at hand are numerous shopping and dining venues including boutiques and fine world-class restaurants. The Getty Centre & Villa can be found a short drive away, as is the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Street Address

1301 Ocean Ave,
Los Angeles, California, United States,
90401, North America


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