Palihouse, Santa Monica, L.A. / USA


Hotels can be “pretty” in Los Angeles too: the Palihouse Santa Monica


Painting in a room and the entrance.


The courtyard


The other side of the courtyard


A touch of L.A. Confidential: barkeeper and door decoration


The rooms: a little bit retro style, but very, very cosy


The suite with the Doris Day bathroom


and own dining table…


In love with the details, in the bathrooms too


The standard room


And a room on the ground floor

Sometimes life is very simple: If you are looking for a stylish place to stay in L.A., you better check into Palihouse Santa Monica.

The Palihouse is right in the middle of Santa Monica, which is probably still the prettiest beach and town area of Los Angeles. There are 38 stylishly furnished rooms, the most beautiful of which are suites. Even nicer, the house has a great history. They were embassy apartments since 1927 and in 2001 it was placed under the monument protection act by the town of Santa Monica.

It is now a hotel that bears the handwriting of Avi Brosh. 

Avi Brosh is the boss of Paligroup, a hotel group with their headquarters in L.A. Avi is basically the Creative Art Director of the whole thing. He personally selected the furniture and also makes sure, that the barkeeper has the right shirt on when he mixes the drinks in the evening. This wasn’t always the case in the States over the last few years.

Further brownie points: WiFi is available everywhere free of charge, the mini bars are stocked by Dean & Deluca (they are known to everyone who has ever been to New York or on Broadway), you sleep in cavernous European beds, the walls are covered with new, really pretty wallpaper from Abnormals Anonymus and – sure, we aren’t that far from Hollywood – there’s valet parking, because even foreign guests usually rent a car in Los Angeles (ultimately to spend all day in a traffic jam on the 405, but, so far so good …). 

Pretty hotels tip

If the Palihouse is a little too expensive for you, you can detour to Palihouse West Hollywood or Palihotel Melrose. They also belong to the Avi Brosh group and are also quite nice.


Because it’s located on Third Street, it’s only three blocks to the the water, the Pacific Ocean! 


Double room from about 400 euros per night.

Contact & Booking 

Palihouse Santa Monica 
1001 Third Street, 
Santa Monica / Los Angeles