Best Hotels in Santa Monica with Spas

The best hotels in Santa Monica combine spa luxury with easy access to the beach, among them Shutters on the Beach, Fairmont Miramar, Casa del Mar and Merigot

The spa at Casa del Mar, one of the best hotels in Santa MonicaThe Spa at Casa del Mar

The best hotels in Santa Monica almost all have their own spa, or offer spa facilities in the room or by the pool. Most of the top hotels also have easy access to the beach and the famous Santa Monica Pier, with some, like Shutters on the Beach, being right on the beach. 

Many visitors choose a Santa Monica hotel for a Los Angeles vacation because it offers the feel of a beach vacation with access to the main Los Angeles sites. It's about 16 miles (26 kms) from Santa Monica to Universal Studios in Los Angeles, mostly on I-10, although it can take up to an hour in the  Los Angeles traffic.

Many people, though, think it a price worth paying to be able to sight-see in LA in the day, and stroll along Santa Monica Pier as the sun goes down.

ONE Spa at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, CaliforniaONE Spa at Shutters on the Beach

These, then, are some of the best Santa Monica hotels which have spa facilities or services:

The Fairmont Santa Monica HotelThe Fairmont Santa Monica

Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows
The fabulous Fairmont is one block back from the beach, and has its own Exhale Mind/Body Spa. There are five therapy rooms and a special area that's devoted just to nail care.

There are also Mind Body classes for guests to attend, covering such subjects as Improving Your Posture and Focusing Your Mind. The Fairmont also has a terrific restaurant, FIG, where we were lucky enough to dine one night and you can read our review here.

The Fairmont Santa Monica's RestaurantThe Fairmont Santa Monica's Restaurant
Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, CaliforniaCasa del Mar

Hotel Casa del Mar
A 10-minute walk south of Santa Monica Pier, the Casa del Mar is right on the beach and one of several legendary historic Santa Monica hotels. Dating from the 1920s, these days it is a luxury resort with its own pool, gym, restaurant, and Sea Wellness Spa.

The spa takes a more holistic approach to well-being, and the hotel has a Master Pilates instructor, and encourages guests to get fit by walking and exploring Santa Monica. There are scenic jogging routes too, and private yoga sessions on the beach, as well as a creative range of massages and therapies.

Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, CaliforniaCasa del Mar

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Loews Santa Monica Beach HotelLoews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Loews is on Ocean Avenue, just back from the beach and near the entrance to Santa Monica Pier. Its Ocean Spa offers indulgences like age-defying facials and heated lava shell massage.

This is what they say about their signature Beachcomber Massage: The Beachcomber Santa Monica Massage features warm tiger clam shells that have been collected from the sea. Each shell is infused with self-heating, mineral-rich kelp and seawater to provide an unforgettable heated massage experience that melts muscle tension away. Sounds good to us!

Spa treatment at Loews Santa Monica Beach HotelSpa Treatment at Loews
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot beach hotelThe View from the Merigot

JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
The Merigot is next to Loews, so another great location just back from the beach and near the Pier. The Spa here has been called “one of the most unique spas in Los Angeles” by the Good Day LA TV programme, and its vast range of treatments include body wraps, facials, pregnancy massages, and side-by-side massages in the Couples' Suite.

The Quiet Room in the spa at the Merigot, Santa Monica's beach hotelThe Quiet Room in the Merigot's Spa
The ONE Spa at Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica hotelShutters on the Beach, the ONE Spa

Shutters on the Beach
Shutters is one of the most famous hotels in Santa Monica, and it is, as the name says, right on the beach – which is just a few yards stroll away. It has a pool, gym, two restaurants, bicycles for guests, and yoga sessions on the beach.

Its ONE Spa has a range of funkily-named treatments like the Surf's Up hydrating treatment or the Beach Buff Swedish massage, scrub and buff, with treatments and products designed by LA-based Ole Henriksen.

Santa Monica's beach hotel, Shutters on the Beach


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