Pros

  • 10-minute walk to Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier, convention center, and beach
  • All rooms are two-room suites with a classic style, two 55-inch flat-screen TVs, and a wet bar
  • Cafe Pronto sells Starbucks coffee and pastries
  • Fourth Street Grille is the full service restaurant with a breakfast buffet
  • Jazz Loft offers happy hour and occasional live music
  • Outdoor pool and whirlpool
  • Spacious fitness center with Precor equipment and sauna
  • Gift shop sells snacks, beach gear, and reading materials
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout for Hilton Honors members (free to join)
  • Valet parking (for a fee)
  • Warm cookies on arrival
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Cons

  • Complaints about maintenance and cleanliness
  • Classic decor verges on dated
  • Extra charge for valet parking (typical in Santa Monica)
  • No stoves in the suites
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Bottom Line

The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica is popular for two reasons: location and room size. The 253 rooms are all two-room suites, complete with two 55-inch flat-screen TVs, a pull-out sofa, and a wet bar with a coffeemaker and mini-fridge. Decor is classic, though slightly dated and past guests have complained about cleanliness and maintenance issues. There are three dining/bar venues and an outdoor pool, but guests don't tend to linger. The location is a 10-minute walk from the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. Note that valet parking costs extra. For more contemporary rooms and to be even closer to the beach, the JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot is a good choice. 

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool

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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica

Scene

Classic style that borders on dated

The vaulted atrium design with light wood panels in the lobby is accented by orchids and a mosaic tile floor, for a classic look that's starting to look retro. Glass elevators are a fun and unexpected addition to the design. Seating for Cafe Pronto spills into the lobby, consisting of clusters of tables, chairs, and sofas for working or having a cup of coffee. Potted snake plants and succulents provide some life and the space is well lit by the skylight. The outdoor pool is located on the third floor, but there's little in the way of landscaping or protection from the sun. The hotel draws primarily corporate guests, but nearly all the rooms are 500-square-foot suites with pullout couches and small kitchenettes with a half-size fridge, making this a fairly convenient option for families who want to be near Santa Monica Beach. Warm cookies on arrival are an especially welcoming treat. 

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Location

10-minute walk from the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, and the convention center

Doubletree Guest Suites is in Santa Monica, an urban beach town rich with shops, restaurants, and a tourist-attracting pier with games, rides, and an iconic Ferris wheel. But the hotel's non-beach location feels a bit like a no-man's land; there's not much in the immediate vicinity of the hotel except for Santa Monica High School's playing fields and the parking lot for the civic center across the street. The location isn't terrible, it's just not prime-time front and center: the Santa Monica Pier and state beach are about a 10-minute walk (or short drive but you'll pay for parking), and it's a 10-minute walk to the national chain shops and restaurants along the Third Street Promenade. Expect a 30-minute drive to Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, an enclave of wealthy living and luxury shopping in the middle of L.A.'s westside. It's anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour's drive to touristy Hollywood Boulevard and the celebrity footprints of the famous Walk of Fame at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Plan on an hour in the car to reach Universal Studios Hollywood, a movie-themed amusement park. Los Angeles International Airport is anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the city's notorious traffic. 

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Rooms

Two-room suites with apartment-like extras and a classic style 

The hotel's 253 rooms are 500-square-foot suites with separate living room areas and bedrooms. Pullout couches and wet bars with coffeemakers, mini-fridges, sinks, and microwaves are nice for families (note that none of the suites have stoves or burners). Wi-Fi is free with the Hilton loyalty program and each suite has two 55-inch flat-screen TVs. Decor is classic, and slightly dated with patterned carpets and a neutral gold color palette. Bed configurations are available in king or two queen beds, and some suites have a boardroom for business travelers. Five of the suites have direct pool access and a few suites on higher floors feature step-out balconies. Bathrooms are spacious with imitation granite countertops; most rooms have bathtub-shower combos and toiletries. Some suites have distant ocean views, while others overlook the local high school. Note that past guests have reported maintenance and cleanliness issues. 

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Features

Heated outdoor pool, full fitness center, and three dining/bar outlets 

DoubleTree Suites has some nice features that are appealing to a sunny vacation. The most popular is the heated pool and whirlpool on the 3rd-floor sundeck. It's a pleasant spot, though there are just a few tables and umbrellas. There's also a fitness center with Precor equipment, strength-training options, and a sauna. For dining, Cafe Pronto sells Starbucks coffee and pastries in the lobby. Just next door is the Fourth Street Grille, open for all three meals and room service. There's a hot breakfast buffet there, too. Upstairs, the Jazz Loft offers happy hour and occasional live music. A small gift shop sells beach gear and souvenirs. Wi-Fi is free for Hilton loyalty members (free to sign up). Valet parking is the only option, and it's pricey -- but that's common in Los Angeles. 

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Things You Should Know About DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica

Also Known As

  • Doubletree Santa Monica
  • Doubletree Hotel Santa Monica
  • Doubletree Guest Suites Santa Monica

Room Types

  • 1 King Bed Not-a-Suite
  • 2 Double Beds Not-a-Suite
  • King Bed Deluxe Suite Hi Floor
  • King One Bedroom Conference Suite
  • King One Bedroom Larger Suite, Ocean View
  • King One Bedroom Partial Ocean View Suite
  • King One Bedroom Presidential Suite
  • King One Bedroom Suite
  • King One Bedroom Suite, Pool View with Patio
  • Two Queen One Bedroom Suite
  • Two Queens Deluxe Suite Hi Floor

Address

1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, California 90401-3310, United States

Phone

(310) 395-3332

Website

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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica

Scene

Classic style that borders on dated

The vaulted atrium design with light wood panels in the lobby is accented by orchids and a mosaic tile floor, for a classic look that's starting to look retro. Glass elevators are a fun and unexpected addition to the design. Seating for Cafe Pronto spills into the lobby, consisting of clusters of tables, chairs, and sofas for working or having a cup of coffee. Potted snake plants and succulents provide some life and the space is well lit by the skylight. The outdoor pool is located on the third floor, but there's little in the way of landscaping or protection from the sun. The hotel draws primarily corporate guests, but nearly all the rooms are 500-square-foot suites with pullout couches and small kitchenettes with a half-size fridge, making this a fairly convenient option for families who want to be near Santa Monica Beach. Warm cookies on arrival are an especially welcoming treat. 

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Location

10-minute walk from the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, and the convention center

Doubletree Guest Suites is in Santa Monica, an urban beach town rich with shops, restaurants, and a tourist-attracting pier with games, rides, and an iconic Ferris wheel. But the hotel's non-beach location feels a bit like a no-man's land; there's not much in the immediate vicinity of the hotel except for Santa Monica High School's playing fields and the parking lot for the civic center across the street. The location isn't terrible, it's just not prime-time front and center: the Santa Monica Pier and state beach are about a 10-minute walk (or short drive but you'll pay for parking), and it's a 10-minute walk to the national chain shops and restaurants along the Third Street Promenade. Expect a 30-minute drive to Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, an enclave of wealthy living and luxury shopping in the middle of L.A.'s westside. It's anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour's drive to touristy Hollywood Boulevard and the celebrity footprints of the famous Walk of Fame at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Plan on an hour in the car to reach Universal Studios Hollywood, a movie-themed amusement park. Los Angeles International Airport is anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the city's notorious traffic. 

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Rooms

Two-room suites with apartment-like extras and a classic style 

The hotel's 253 rooms are 500-square-foot suites with separate living room areas and bedrooms. Pullout couches and wet bars with coffeemakers, mini-fridges, sinks, and microwaves are nice for families (note that none of the suites have stoves or burners). Wi-Fi is free with the Hilton loyalty program and each suite has two 55-inch flat-screen TVs. Decor is classic, and slightly dated with patterned carpets and a neutral gold color palette. Bed configurations are available in king or two queen beds, and some suites have a boardroom for business travelers. Five of the suites have direct pool access and a few suites on higher floors feature step-out balconies. Bathrooms are spacious with imitation granite countertops; most rooms have bathtub-shower combos and toiletries. Some suites have distant ocean views, while others overlook the local high school. Note that past guests have reported maintenance and cleanliness issues. 

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Features

Heated outdoor pool, full fitness center, and three dining/bar outlets 

DoubleTree Suites has some nice features that are appealing to a sunny vacation. The most popular is the heated pool and whirlpool on the 3rd-floor sundeck. It's a pleasant spot, though there are just a few tables and umbrellas. There's also a fitness center with Precor equipment, strength-training options, and a sauna. For dining, Cafe Pronto sells Starbucks coffee and pastries in the lobby. Just next door is the Fourth Street Grille, open for all three meals and room service. There's a hot breakfast buffet there, too. Upstairs, the Jazz Loft offers happy hour and occasional live music. A small gift shop sells beach gear and souvenirs. Wi-Fi is free for Hilton loyalty members (free to sign up). Valet parking is the only option, and it's pricey -- but that's common in Los Angeles. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Smoking Rooms Available

  • Tennis Court

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