Viceroy Santa Monica

Classic glamour in Santa Monica

Although it opened in 2000 as Viceroy’s first boutique luxury hotel, Viceroy Santa Monica is still a glam and inspiring stay. A 2023 renovation breathed new life into the hotel with sun-and-surf-inspired accommodations with original work from local artists, a redesigned lounge and a deck with two pools now outfitted with luxurious cabanas and a patio. 

It resides on a busy intersection in bustling downtown Santa Monica but manages to maintain the intimacy and elegance of a remote beach retreat.

Our Inspector's Highlights
  • When Viceroy Santa Monica opened in 2002, it launched the career of influential Los Angeles interior designer Kelly Wearstler and brought back 1930s Hollywood Regency style with a bang.
  • The hotel’s Sugar Palm restaurant provides a vibrant menu and social scene from morning to late night.
  • The beauty of Viceroy’s home address is that it is walking distance from the historic Santa Monica Pier and to Main Street, an upscale surfside neighborhood packed with hip boutiques, art galleries, music venues and restaurants.
  • The pet-friendly hotel welcomes dogs weighing less than 50 pounds with special amenities like plush dog beds, bowls and gourmet food.
  • At Viceroy Santa Monica, the fully equipped fitness center offers cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines and bikes as well as personalized one-on-one training with certified professionals.
Things to Know
  • The Santa Monica hotel provides luxe amenities like complimentary gourmet coffee, daily bike rentals and weekend fitness classes.
  • The hotel does not offer an on-site spa, but you can book treatments at three recommended nearby spas with the concierge.
The Rooms
  • The 162 guest rooms are the definition of beach chic, bright and white with pops of rich color and modern amenities
  • Amenities include ocean views, Bluetooth speakers and Natura Bissé products in the bathrooms.
  • Check into the 780-square-foot Royal Suite for a whirlpool tub, steam shower and ocean vistas. 
  • The 640-square-foot Palmetto King Suite is fit for royalty, designed to hold court with ample living space and optional interconnecting rooms.
The Restaurants
  • As the hotel’s only dining venue, Sugar Palm multitasks by serving local breakfast, lunch, dinner and special events in a variety of hotel hot spots — from poolside to room service.
  • A wraparound bar serves as the restaurant’s centerpiece, perfectly situated beside the pool.
  • Sugar Palm will pack you a picnic basket with a cheese board, crudités, a fruit bowl and your choice of a bloody mary or mojito mix.
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, California 90401
LAX (18-28 min)   BUR (28-40 min)   LGB (30-40 min)  
Check Availability