If you’re looking to stay in a five-star hotel near the beach in Los Angeles, Shutters on the Beach near the Santa Monica Pier provides premium accommodation, as well as spa services at the beachside One Spa, outdoor yoga, and al fresco dining at one of the three restaurants. Located at Santa Monica Beach, accommodation options allow you to step directly out onto the sand.
Those looking for more budget-friendly accommodations in Santa Monica near the beach can find HI Santa Monica Hotel only five minutes’ walk from Santa Monica Pier and the popular Pacific Park. The hotel has all the necessary comforts, including free breakfast, laundry facilities, and a courtyard outside.
The Hotel Erwin is a good option for those looking to explore the area around Venice Beach, located 5 minutes away from the Venice Beach boardwalk. If you’re looking for something to do, the hotel also offers numerous activities in keeping with the bohemian spirit that Venice Beach is famous for. You'll find drink specials, discounts on surfing lessons, tattoo vouchers, dinner vouchers, and valet parking.
While Venice Beach and Santa Monica are the most popular beachside spots in Los Angeles, they are often incredibly busy. For a quieter hotel in Los Angeles that still has ocean views, the Grandview Inn between Hermosa and Manhattan Beach is a good option. This affordable three-star hotel is in a good location, across from the beach and close to a number of dining options. It also has air conditioning, a necessity to help you survive the hot LA summer.