10 Incredible Beach Hotels Near the Santa Monica Pier

Paul Feinstein | May 02, 2017

Santa Monica is usually one of the first places that visitors new to Los Angeles think of when they want to go to the beach, and it's pretty understandable as to why. The Santa Monica Pier has 100 years of history, and has been featured in tons of stuff--movies, television, video games, magazines, you name it--it's really famous, and therefore very popular. Plus, it has a fully-functioning actual amusement park, with roller coasters and a (solar-powered) Ferris wheel--and tourists frickin' love those things. Here are great hotels near the pier, so you can be right by the action.

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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Santa Monica

Why it made the list

A little less than a mile north of the Pier is this remarkable hotel known for its superior service. The venue features a renowned restaurant (FIG), a nightlife hotspot (The Bungalow), and a lobby lounge that oozes elegance (the appropriately named Lobby Lounge). If you’re a dude looking to get spruced up before a night on the town, Lloyd’s Barbershop offers shaves and haircuts for men that comes with complimentary Bourbon, Scotch, or Cognac. Ladies, there's a spa for your sprucing-up needs, but they don't offer haircuts, so you're on your own for those, apparently.

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Wyndham Santa Monica at the Pier

Why it made the list

As it says in the name, this hotel is practically right smack on top of the Pier. Hop on one of their beach cruisers and pedal down Ocean Avenue, or simply walk outside and experience Santa Monica’s unique nightlife, dining, and shopping right outside your door. It's super convenient, and very stylish.

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JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot

Why it made the list

Right next door to the Loews, Le Merigot is also defined by its beachfront location, stunning sunset views, and access to the Pier and Santa Monica’s famed Third Street Promenade for shopping and dining. It is also very fancy.

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