Shangri La Hotel | Santa Monica, California

Fun & Sun the Hollywood Way.

Hotel Shangri-La is a great place to lay your head when you visit the Golden State. Located in Santa Monica, this boutique California hotel makes it easy for you to stay where the action is. Guests enjoy many amenities, that include being beside the Pacific Ocean for a bit of fun in the sun.

Your stay also comes with concierge and an international wait staff that can help fulfill any requirement. If the beach is not your thing you can enjoy Shangri-La’s year round outdoor pool that has chaise lounges, cabanas, teakwood decks, and of course the heated pool. You can also grab a poolside meal, and enjoy towel service as well.

The rooms here are as spectacular as the city of Santa Monica itself. The rooms at Shangri-La Hotel are designed to give you the feel of a stateroom on a luxury ocean liner. This has been effectively done with maritime style decor, luxury bedding, and L’Occitane Bath Products. There are deep soaking tubs, plush robes, and move spread over 70 spacious guest rooms and 30 suites.

Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, marble bathrooms with rain showerheads, 24 hour in room dining, mini bar, 42″ HDTV with cable, work desk and more. Perhaps our favorite room at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica is the Heaven Suite. This penthouse level room gives panoramic views of Santa Monica Beach, and the Pacific Ocean.

The Heaven Suite also has design that is clutch for the rock-star in you with large shower, private verandah, a fireplace and romantic nights on your very own rooftop. The Heaven Suite is a special request room but standard suites like the Two Bedroom King are 1200 sq. feet of luxury with full kitchen, two marble bathrooms, art deco styling and panoramic views as well.

When you are ready to leave your room for a bit of adventure, Santa Monica has world famous attractions like the Third Street Promenade that is right off the beach. The area is lined with wonderful trees, and flooded with light and enthusiasm from the outdoor cafes, street vendors, musicians, performance artists, and theaters.

If fun is what you seek overall though, you will not have to venture from the Shangri-La at all. Have drinks and experience a Live DJ at the Onyx Rooftop Lounge. It speaks of Hollywood glamour with curated small plates, and special cocktails that punctuate the night. If you are in the mood for larger plates, head to the Dining Room for international cruise made with local handpicked produce.

So. Whatever you look for in a sunny vacation, you can find it in California. If you seek old Hollywood glamour with your stay, choose the Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica.

Written by LeVar Thomas

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