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Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica

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  • Due to higher tax rate and expectation of luxury, prices were a little higher here than other areas of Los Angeles area for similar shops. Department stores ex tax price the same but tax inclusive rat...  more »
  • A classic of Santa Monica. Many trade, the place is teeming with world. See also the evening by going to the pier walk
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  • Visiting from China, we had a wonderful time here at the Place. Rather than monstrously large that exhausts you just walking around, this place is compact, beautiful and happy. For our 3 year old, the...  more »
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  • Newly remodeled and overhauled and now open air! I still miss the old mall though... used to have some small, mom-and-pop stores that were more affordable. This mall competes with high end sellers in Beverly Hills and draws in the tourist trade. Higher end eateries as well.
  • Santa Monica pier is a lovely beach, there's lots of room for people to branch out, but it's still very crowded. Parking was astoundingly hard to find and the city traffic is hectic. If you don't want a wildly busy beach, or don't want to spend an hour or a lot of money on parking, this is not the beach for you. The Pier does pose lots of entertainment from the street performers to the amusement rides, but please, be mindful of the location of all of your family members, including children.
  • This mall has a great open air layout. At the same time it is well shaded if you need to escape the heat of 3rd Street Promenade. There’s a food court on the top level, that’s nothing spectacular. There are however some good sit down restaurants here. There are a good collection of quality stores here. There are not a lot of stores, but combine it with 3rd Street and you should be covered.
  • Nice outdoor shopping mall. We enjoyed this a lot more than the pier area, which seemed to be 100% for the tourists. Mostly clothes stores and not enough places to grab a bit.
  • The mall is great. Absolutely no complaints. Great location as well

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Where to stay in Santa Monica

Santa Monica's hotels range from luxury to boutique, offering more than 3,500 rooms located at or near the waterfront. Staying at a beachfront resort can cost a bundle, so if you have a limited budget in mind, consider accommodations away from the water. Hotels just a few blocks from the ocean offer comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV at a fraction of the cost charged by their beachfront equivalents. For an even more affordable stay, consider one of the city's inns or motels.
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