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1819 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, California 90401 USA
T: +1 310 260 7500
F: +1 310 260 7515

888 392 0190

Quick Area Guide

Whether for business or pleasure, experience exceptional seaside living, luxe accommodations, exquisite dining options and the finest amenities at this Santa Monica, California beach hotel.

Biking in Southern California

Included in the Guest Amenity Fee, guests are invited to cruise around Santa Monica and the surrounding area on our new fleet of Priority Bikes. Founded through a Kickstarter fund online in July 2014, these sleek and stylish bikes are perfect for an afternoon of meandering around Los Angeles’ Westside.  From cruising up and down The Strand to shop hopping on Abbot Kinney, live like a local from the seat of our unique bikes!

In conjunction with Priority Bikes, we've created a curated map of hotspots to enjoy while you explore the city and cultural enclaves of Santa Monica. Each stop is a personal recommendation for a favorite shop, coffee house or sight to see.

Click here to download our Bike Map

More Hotspots & Tips from the Concierge...

0.1 mi – The Strand Bike Path
A 22 mile stretch of ocean front paved path, great for runners and bikers

0.8 mi – Third Street Promenade
Great for an afternoon snack and shopping 

0.5 mi – Santa Monica Pier
Park your bike and ride the Ferris wheel for sweeping views of the city 

2.1 mi – Venice Beach
People watch and purchase locally crafted nick-knacks 

2.6 mi – Abbot Kinney
Window-shop the trendy boutiques or dine at the latest pop up 

2.8 mi – Venice Canals
Park the bikes and stroll through the quaint neighborhoods of Venice 

*Bike rentals are included in guest amenity fee. Limit two bikes per guestroom. Locks and helmets are provided. Bikes are based on availability.

Los Angeles Museums and Cultural Monuments

Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, California 90404
310 453 7535

A historic train station transformed into a dynamic and lively arts complex, Bergamot Station houses The Santa Monica Museum of Art, 33 galleries, 10 shops and a café, as well as the offices of entertainment companies and charitable organizations.

Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California 90049
310 440 7300

The J. Paul Getty Trust museum and research institute is dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and interpretation of works of the highest quality art. Located in the Santa Monica Mountains on a 110-acre campus designed by architect Richard Meier.

Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California 90272
310 440 7300

The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
323 857 6000

The premier encyclopedic visual arts museum in the western United States, featuring permanent collections of approximately 100,000 works, spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. Located adjacent to the historic La Brea Tar Pits.

Neighborhood Shopping Recommendations

Main Street, Santa Monica: Between Pico Boulevard and Marine Street
Twelve blocks long, Main Street offerings range from beach casual to urban chic with an eclectic collection of galleries, jewelry and craft shops, design studios, and museums and cafés, including Planet Blue and the Eames Office and Gallery.

Downtown Santa Monica & Third Street Promenade
An open-air pedestrian promenade between Broadway and Wilshire, the Third Street Promenade is alive with cafés, bookstores, kiosks, cinemas and fashion boutiques, including the Puma Store and Arcana books on the arts. Three blocks north, visit Fred Segal Santa Monica—a collection of exclusive boutiques with a salon and café.

Montana Avenue, Santa Monica: Between Lincoln Boulevard and 20th Street
In the midst of a Santa Monica residential area is Montana Avenue, home to sophisticated, upscale, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. Shops include Kiehl's and Room with a View.

Rodeo Drive & Beverly Drive: Between Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards
The finest in modern fashion and distinctive couture Los Angeles shopping including Dior, Gucci, Chanel, Burberry, Tiffany & Co., Escada and Prada.

Robertson Boulevard: Between Beverly Boulevard and Burton Way
Boutiques, design shops and restaurants including Kitson, Curve, Lisa Kline, Agnès B., Armani Casa, The Ivy and Newsroom Café.

Westfield Century City: 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard
Open-air shopping center featuring top department stores, major retailers and cinemas including Bloomingdale's, Cole Haan, Louis Vuitton and AMC Century 14 Theatres.

Beverly Center: 8500 Beverly Boulevard at La Cienega Boulevard
Modern indoor shopping center featuring top department stores, major retailers, cinemas and restaurants including Bloomingdale's, D&G, Boss Hugo Boss and Sephora.

Quick Area Guide

Things to do in Santa Monica

Situated near the business districts and cultural enclaves of L.A.'s West Side, Viceroy Santa Monica is also close to most major Los Angeles attractions. Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the revitalized Downtown area and Los Angeles International Airport are all within a few miles of the hotel's oceanside location for enjoyable and fulfilling Santa Monica holidays.

Nearby Viceroy Santa Monica:

  • Santa Monica Beach: Half a block from Viceroy
  • Santa Monica Pier: 1 block from Viceroy
  • Third Street Promenade: 3 blocks from Viceroy
  • Venice Beach: half a mile from Viceroy
  • Montana Avenue: 1.5 miles from Viceroy
  • Bergamot Station Arts Center: 2.5 miles from Viceroy
  • Getty Center: 9 miles from Viceroy
  • Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive: 9 miles from Viceroy
  • Hollywood: 15 miles from Viceroy
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall: 16 Miles from Viceroy


Neighborhood Attractions near Viceroy Santa Monica

Santa Monica Pier: Ocean Avenue at Colorado Boulevard
The location for many films—including the Academy-Award-winning best picture The Sting—the Santa Monica Pier was built in 1922. It is home to the famous Carousel, housed in a Victorian-style hippodrome building. At the end of the pier lies Pacific Park, featuring a nine-story-tall roller coaster, bumper cars and a games arcade.

Ocean Front Walk: Pico Boulevard at the sand
A broad, paved footpath that stretches from the Pier south to Venice, Ocean Front Walk gives visitors access to every beach activity, including a children's playground, volleyball courts, the International Chess Park, the world-famous Muscle Beach and public art installations.

Bicycle and Rollerblade Rentals
The South Bay Bicycle Trail sweeps for more than 20 miles of cycling or skating right at the edge of the sand. Should you wish to rent cycles or skates, please contact the concierge to add this Santa Monica adventure to your list of things to do.

Santa Monica Farmers Market
Santa Monica's four weekly farmers markets are widely considered to be among the best on the west coast and feature field-fresh produce, hundreds vegetable varieties, brilliant cut flowers, breads, cheeses, delicious food, live music and more—a delicious component to a Santa Monica vacation.

Please visit or call our concierge at +1 310 434 2817 for recommendations or to schedule other recreational activities. We can assist you in planning your Santa Monica, California vacation with an abundant knowledge of attractions and novel things to do.