Pros

  • Walkable Santa Monica location and easy beach access from the swimming pool
  • Clean and contemporary rooms; some with balconies and partial ocean views
  • Outdoor swimming pool with pleasant pool deck
  • Le Troquet Patio Lounge for lunch and dinner; 24-hour room service
  • Cezanne for breakfast buffet with a French twist
  • Lobby bar for cocktails and wines
  • Spa Le Merigot for treatments and hydrotherapy
  • Large meeting rooms with natural light
  • Full fitness center with Cybex equipment and an indoor/outdoor yoga room
  • Gift shop sells resort wear and
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Cons

  • Destination fee (covers Wi-Fi, bikes, boogie boards, coffee, and beach umbrellas)
  • Buffet breakfast costs extra
  • Valet parking costs extra (the norm in Santa Monica)
  • Some generic chain decor
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Bottom Line

From the entrance, the JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot looks like a typical upscale chain hotel, but it has one unexpected perk: fast beach access from the swimming pool. The location is also walkable to a plethora of restaurants and shops, including the popular 3rd Street Promenade. Features include a full spa, modern fitness center, breakfast buffet, and French-inspired lunch and dinner restaurant. The 175 rooms are classic and contemporary, and some have balconies with ocean views. Note that there's a daily Destination fee (to cover beach gear and Wi-Fi) and valet parking also costs extra. Overall, this is an excellent and straightforward beach hotel. For something with a bit more character and social scene (but higher rates) check out Casa del Mar Hotel, just down the street. 

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool
  • Spa

Oyster Hotel Review

JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot

Scene

Clean and classic upscale chain hotel with beach access

This property is part of Marriott's luxury brand, so it'd be reasonable to expect at least a few elements that are incredibly memorable. Unfortunately, the French theme -- Impressionist-style prints in the hallways, an on-site restaurant called Cezanne -- do little to distinguish the place. The lobby is pleasant, with soft music and self-serve coffee or fruit-infused water, but a generic style. It does lead out to a cheerful patio area, and then down to the outdoor swimming pool. This is also a pleasant place, but slightly bland with gray sun loungers and minimal landscaping apart from some greenery and a neat row of palm trees. Guests are a mix of families, couples, and business travelers attending conferences in the event facilities. Noise isn't an issue. 

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Location

Easy beach access on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica 

Santa Monica is a beach town filled with shops, restaurants, and a tourist-attracting pier with games, rides, and an iconic Ferris wheel. Le Merigot is closer to the beach than many hotels in Santa Monica. Guests can walk out a back door by the pool, cross an alley, and through a parking lot to the beach. 

  • Five- to 10-minute walk to the beach, Santa Monica Pier, or Venice Beach
  • 40-minute drive to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, with high-end shopping and swanky mansions
  • 40-minute drive to Universal Studios theme park
  • 45-minute drive to Hollywood Boulevard and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
  • 30- to 45-minute drive to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
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Rooms

Classic and contemporary rooms; some with ocean views and/or balconies 

The rooms at JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot are clean and contemporary, but not overly exciting or memorable. They feature a a neutral color palette, soft carpet, and light-wood furniture. Armchairs and leather ottomans add a sophisticated accent, as does artwork and a fishscale pattern behind the beds (either a singular king bed or two queen-size beds). All rooms come standard with a flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, for fee bottled water, and Wi-Fi. Some rooms upgrade to furnished balconies with ocean or city views. Bathrooms feature either glass showers or shower/tub combos, hairdryers, and Aromatherapy Associated toiletries.  

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Features

Two restaurants, outdoor swimming pool, spa, and 24-hour fitness center 

Features are nice and varied here. The highlight is beach access from the outdoor swimming pool, which has sun loungers and umbrellas on the deck. For dining, buffet breakfast with a French twist is served at Cezanne (extra charge). Lunch and dinner are available indoors or outdoors at Le Troquet Patio Lounge and there's a full lobby bar. Room service is available 24 hours. 

Le Merigot Spa offers a full menu of treatments, along with hydrotherapy facilities such as a eucalyptus sauna. The fitness center is open 24/7 and offers Cybex equipment and personal trainers. Le Boutique Gift Shop sells resort wear and gifts. Event space with natural light and a 24-hour business center are also on offer.

There's a daily Destination fee that covers Wi-Fi, bikes, boogie boards, lobby coffee, and beach umbrellas. Valet parking costs extra, as it does almost everywhere in Santa Monica. 

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Things You Should Know About JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot

Also Known As

  • Le Merigot, A JW Marriott Beach Hotel and Spa
  • Jw Marriott Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica Marriott
  • Marriott Santa Monica
  • Le Merigot-A JW Marriott Beach Hotel And Spa Santa Monica

Room Types

  • Guest Room
  • King Balcony Room
  • Premier Room
  • Suite

Address

1740 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, California 90401, United States

Phone

(310) 395-9700

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot

Scene

Clean and classic upscale chain hotel with beach access

This property is part of Marriott's luxury brand, so it'd be reasonable to expect at least a few elements that are incredibly memorable. Unfortunately, the French theme -- Impressionist-style prints in the hallways, an on-site restaurant called Cezanne -- do little to distinguish the place. The lobby is pleasant, with soft music and self-serve coffee or fruit-infused water, but a generic style. It does lead out to a cheerful patio area, and then down to the outdoor swimming pool. This is also a pleasant place, but slightly bland with gray sun loungers and minimal landscaping apart from some greenery and a neat row of palm trees. Guests are a mix of families, couples, and business travelers attending conferences in the event facilities. Noise isn't an issue. 

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Location

Easy beach access on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica 

Santa Monica is a beach town filled with shops, restaurants, and a tourist-attracting pier with games, rides, and an iconic Ferris wheel. Le Merigot is closer to the beach than many hotels in Santa Monica. Guests can walk out a back door by the pool, cross an alley, and through a parking lot to the beach. 

  • Five- to 10-minute walk to the beach, Santa Monica Pier, or Venice Beach
  • 40-minute drive to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, with high-end shopping and swanky mansions
  • 40-minute drive to Universal Studios theme park
  • 45-minute drive to Hollywood Boulevard and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
  • 30- to 45-minute drive to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
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Rooms

Classic and contemporary rooms; some with ocean views and/or balconies 

The rooms at JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot are clean and contemporary, but not overly exciting or memorable. They feature a a neutral color palette, soft carpet, and light-wood furniture. Armchairs and leather ottomans add a sophisticated accent, as does artwork and a fishscale pattern behind the beds (either a singular king bed or two queen-size beds). All rooms come standard with a flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, for fee bottled water, and Wi-Fi. Some rooms upgrade to furnished balconies with ocean or city views. Bathrooms feature either glass showers or shower/tub combos, hairdryers, and Aromatherapy Associated toiletries.  

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Features

Two restaurants, outdoor swimming pool, spa, and 24-hour fitness center 

Features are nice and varied here. The highlight is beach access from the outdoor swimming pool, which has sun loungers and umbrellas on the deck. For dining, buffet breakfast with a French twist is served at Cezanne (extra charge). Lunch and dinner are available indoors or outdoors at Le Troquet Patio Lounge and there's a full lobby bar. Room service is available 24 hours. 

Le Merigot Spa offers a full menu of treatments, along with hydrotherapy facilities such as a eucalyptus sauna. The fitness center is open 24/7 and offers Cybex equipment and personal trainers. Le Boutique Gift Shop sells resort wear and gifts. Event space with natural light and a 24-hour business center are also on offer.

There's a daily Destination fee that covers Wi-Fi, bikes, boogie boards, lobby coffee, and beach umbrellas. Valet parking costs extra, as it does almost everywhere in Santa Monica. 

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Best Rates

Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Beach

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Swim-Up Bar

  • Tennis Court

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