Viceroy Santa Monica

Classic glamour in Santa Monica
With more than a decade as Viceroy’s flagship boutique luxury hotel, Viceroy Santa Monica is still a glam and inspiring stay. It resides on a busy intersection in bustling downtown Santa Monica but manages to maintain the intimacy and elegance of a remote beach retreat.

Kelly Wearstler’s bold, retro décor defines the lobby and main floor space. It’s packed with chic nooks and hangouts, such as the dark and alluring Cameo Bar with its two-tone leather upholstered wingback chairs, Chinoiserie accents, emerald-green sofa and cheeky classic cocktails.

Outside, lush, green hedges offset two serene swimming pools, flanked by tailored white cabanas and a seating area defined by a wall-scape of vintage plates.

The recently redesigned and newly launched restaurant Cast serves chef Tony DiSalvo’s farm-to-table, globally inspired cuisine in an airy and polished dining room.
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.
  • At Cast Restaurant and Lounge, Executive Chef Larry Monaco finesses local ingredients and shares his passion for sustainability. Meanwhile, at the poolside bar, the cocktail culture is strong and the relaxed ambiance is just as intoxicating.
  • 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 does charge a resort fee per night in order to provide luxe amenities like complimentary gourmet coffee, daily bike rentals and weekend fitness classes.
  • If you drive a hybrid car, you can enjoy $10 off overnight parking at The Viceroy Santa Monica.
  • The Santa Monica 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 — including the spacious Empire Suite and penthouse Monarch Suite — are the definition of beach chic, bright and white with pops of rich color and modern amenities
  • Amenities include Sferra linens, full-size Neil George bath, hair and body products, hi-def Sony TVs and wireless high speed Internet.
  • From the 640-square-foot, one-bedroom Empire Suite, relax in the oversized bathroom’s whirlpool tub or take in the sweeping Pacific vista from the balcony.
  • With a marble entry fit for royalty, the presidential-penthouse-caliber Monarch Suite at the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel is 780 square feet of opulent, bespoke design with many of the furnishings made specifically for this room.
The Restaurants
  • As the hotel’s only dining venue, Cast multitasks by serving local market-driven fare for breakfast, lunch, dinner and special events in a variety of hotel hot spots — from poolside to room service.
  • The airy open floor plan at the Santa Monica hotel’s restaurant allows diners to see the room and the patio. Long communal dining tables and booths make the space eclectic.
  • Inspired by global cuisine, chef DiSalvo’s inventive menu remixes locally sourced, seasonal ingredients into a culinary mash-up of cultural flavors in popular dishes such as chili-fried chicken with spring vegetable kimchee and lamb kefta meatballs.
  • Next to Cast, the hotel’s Cast Bar thrives as one of Santa Monica most exclusive lounges serving classic cocktails.
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)  
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