3.5 star hotel
Area: Downtown Santa Monica
0.17 mi from Santa Monica Pier
Best Rooms: City View room types on floors 2 - 4 offer city views, while Partial Ocean View rooms on floors 5 - 7 offer nice views of the ocean, which are better from the even-numbered rooms.
Best Rooms: Rooms ending in *01 - *04 on floors 5 - 8 are the Ocean View Queen or Ocean View Suites, offering the best views of the ocean (e.g. 502, 704, 803). These rooms are subject to high traffic street noise though, as they face Ocean Ave.
Best Rooms: Be sure to request an Ocean View room located on one of the top floors for a nice view of the ocean. Partial Ocean View rooms are obstructed by the adjacent buildings. When booking a City View room type, request a room overlooking the pool and located on a high floor for a better view.
Best Rooms: For the best views of the ocean, be sure to book a Signature Ocean View Suite or an Ocean View Suite; the Deluxe Ocean View Room will only offer partial views of the ocean.
4 star hotel
Area: Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles
1.78 mi from Santa Monica Pier
Best Rooms: Most Deluxe King rooms types offer a nice garden view while the Deluxe King with Peek of Ocean offers a slight view of the ocean, as noted in the category name. The other room types don't offer any real views.
2 star hotel
2.23 mi from Santa Monica Pier
Best Rooms: Rooms at the front of the hotel have the best views of Santa Monica Blvd., and these rooms can be booked in a variety of categories. The higher the floor, the better the view will be.