Hotels near Santa Monica Airport
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Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) is a general aviation facility three miles from the Pacific Ocean and six miles north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Unlike other airports, SMO has an art studio and gallery in a remodeled historic airplane hangar, a 49-seat theater, a Museum of Flying, and a twice-monthly outdoor antique market. There are few motel and hotel choices costing less than $125 nightly within five miles of the city.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Santa Monica Airport

Points of Interest
Santa Monica Museum of Art
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
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8.2
Excellent
1740 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica
from $199
Ocean Park Hotel
Ocean Park Hotel
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7.3
Good
2680 32nd Street, Los Angeles
from $126
Hotel Casa Del Mar
Hotel Casa Del Mar
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8.9
Excellent
1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica
from $573
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
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8.3
Excellent
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica
from $399
Shutters on the Beach
Shutters on the Beach
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8.9
Excellent
1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica
from $625
Oceana Beach Club Hotel
Oceana Beach Club Hotel
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8.5
Excellent
849 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica
from $285
The Hotel California
The Hotel California
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7.7
Good
1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica
from $229
Ocean View Hotel
Ocean View Hotel
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7.9
Good
1447 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica
from $259
The Huntley Hotel
The Huntley Hotel
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8.6
Excellent
1111 2nd St, Santa Monica
from $329
Travelodge Santa Monica
Travelodge Santa Monica
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8.1
Excellent
3102 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica
from $139
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Inexpensive Hotels Within Five Miles of Santa Monica

Santa Monica Motel is a 30-room one-story smoke-free property in Santa Monica with a 24-hour front desk. In-room amenities include a desk, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and high-speed wired Internet access at a surcharge. Marina 7 Motel, 2.72 miles from Santa Monica in Venice, is a 23-room two-story property with an ATM and concierge services. In-room amenities include air conditioning, telephone, LCD TV, refrigerator, microwave, and free W-Fi.

Sunburst Spa & Suites Motel in Culver City is 3.98 miles from Santa Monica. Amenities at this motel near Sony Pictures Studios and 20th Century Fox Studios include limo/town car service and laundry facilities. Guestroom amenities include a television featuring premium digital channels, iPod docking station, complimentary wireless Internet access, coffee/tea maker, microwave, and refrigerator.

Ramada Culver City is 4.02 miles from Santa Monica. Hotel amenities include a spa tub, fitness center, complimentary continental breakfast, and business center. In-room, free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea maker, and cable TV with premium channels are featured.

Amenities at Travelodge Culver City, 4.14 miles from Santa Monica, include a 24-hour front desk, free self-parking, and complimentary newspapers. The hotel’s Metro Café, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serves traditional American food and Serbian specialties (dinner is not served on Mondays). In-room amenities include cable TV with premium channels, coffee/tea maker, microwave, refrigerator, and free Wi-Fi.

Getting from Airport to Hotel

Big Blue Bus Route 8 stops at Santa Monica Municipal Airport. Unless you’re traveling light, taking a bus from the airport to your hotel, although economical, is not very convenient. Roadrunner Shuttle and Limousine Service provides transport from Santa Monica Airport to your hotel 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. The company’s fleet consists of airport shuttles, deluxe motor coaches, executive sedans, limo buses, limousines, minibuses, and private vans.

Food Options at SMO

There are two restaurants on airport property. Typhoon features Pan-Asian cuisine from China, Korea, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Enjoy big band, blues, or jazz entertainment at the restaurant several nights each month. Spitfire Grill, filled with Douglas Aircraft and World War II memorabilia, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy your meal seated on Spitfire's outdoor patio.

Online Resources

The Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau website is an excellent resource for general information about the city, as well as what to do and where to eat. The website for Santa Monica Pier (constructed in 1909) provides information about the pier’s history in addition to the amusement park, restaurants, and retail establishments on the pier.

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