The Beacon

4/5 Solid ()

Santa Monica, Santa Monica

Across the street from Santa Monica Beach, The Beacon, built in 1928, transports you back to Old Hollywood. Lounge in an art deco cabana and dip your toes in the hot tub. Catch a Pacific sunset while sipping a tropical drink from rooftop bar, The Coco Club. Through the lobby, Layla features delicious Middle Eastern dishes and elevated cocktails in a stylish setting. It's your stay for relaxation. Each room features modern amenities with a classic touch — soaking bathtubs for winding down and a Roku TV to binge your latest series. Downstairs, the fitness room has free weights and treadmills. You'll have several hiking options nearby, like Los Liones Canyon Trail. Play classic carnival games on the Santa Monica Pier, or ride the only solar-powered Ferris wheel in the world. Endless food options are nearby, starting with the locally sourced catch of the day at The Albright. From sunny beaches and state parks to Downtown LA, The Beacon has it all. Our top-floor rooms are located under a late-night bar, so you might hear a bit of nightlife buzz. We've installed earplugs and white noise machines to help you sleep, but if you're a light sleeper, another room may be more suitable. Use the Sonder app to navigate your stay from start to finish. Check in. Request amenities. Connect to WiFi. Contact customer support. All via our small (but mighty) app. Whatever you need, we’ve got you covered. This Sonder has a front desk which is staffed 24/7. Our on-site team is available to ensure you have a better stay.

Top amenities

Fitness Room


Lounge and Work Space

Air conditioning

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The Sonder standard

Designer spaces

Keyless entry

Fast, free WiFi

Digital concierge

Availability and rates

2 night min
June 2024
July 2024




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Amenities at The Beacon

Building amenities

Air conditioning


Front Desk

Luggage Storage

Fitness Room


Lounge and Work Space

Outdoor Space

Kid Friendly

The neighborhood

Santa Monica

Boardwalks, beaches, and beautiful weather — Santa Monica is one of our favorite coastal cities. Visit the famed Santa Monica Pier for games, carnival rides, delicious bites, and stunning sunset views. Home to two prominent shopping districts, you can easily spend the day walking around the Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Or curate your perfect picnic with products from a local farmers market. This central neighborhood provides easy access to Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Venice Beach. Santa Monica checks all the boxes for an authentic So-Cal stay.


Santa Monica, 1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

Public Transit

Nearest Public Transportation: Downtown Santa Monica. Public Transportation to City Center: 5 min.

City Center

Driving time to the city center is about 1 minutes.


  • There is no free street parking nearby

  • Paid street parking nearby

  • There are no free parking lots nearby

  • There's a paid parking lot nearby

Booking policies

Check-in is at 4:00 pm Checkout is at 11:00 am

You may request early check-in and/or late check-out after booking. Our team will do our best to accommodate any requests based on availability.


  • Wheelchair accessibility not available

  • Elevators available

House Rules

  • No smoking (not even on balconies/patios)

  • No pets (not even really cute ones) unless otherwise stated

  • No parties (not even really quiet ones)

* Please be respectful of your neighbors and keep noise to a minimum from 10:00 pm – 8:00 am.

Please note

  • You may hear construction noise from renovations on the elevator and late-night noise from the rooftop bar. White noise machines and earplugs are available upon request. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • There are no laundry facilities or cable. We've provided a Roku for streaming

  • Valet parking is available on-site for a fee.

Flexible cancellation

We offer flexible cancellations for all bookings. Select the Flex Rate to cancel your booking up to 3 days before check-in and receive a full refund. For longer stays that are paid monthly, we require at least 30 days notice to cancel or modify without fees.

Anything else you'd like to know?

For all stays less than 90 nights, call our team at 1-617-300-0956 (or select an international phone number here) or email us at [email protected].

For stays 90 nights and longer, email our sales team at [email protected].