A couple in love walking through the seashore


Santa Monica offers honeymooners a natural backdrop for romance and activities of all kinds. Plus, Santa Monica is minutes from Beverly Hills shopping and Hollywood nightlife. So, here’s a quick guide to honeymooning in Santa Monica.


What are the best honeymoon hotels in Santa Monica?

Santa Monica features a wide selection of upscale resorts and hotels that provide all the romance and decadence honeymooners could ask for. It all depends on what you’re looking for.

Luxury Boutique Hotels

If you’re looking for something intimate and bespoke, with personalized touches highlighting your stay, consider the Hotel Oceana. We designed Hotel Oceana with honeymooners in mind. Nestled above the beachside cliffs, our all-suite hotel features stunning views of the coastline, and suites averaging 800 sq. ft., making them feel more like homes than hotel rooms. With two guest-exclusive restaurants, beach butler service, horseback riding, private boat excursions, a full spa, and oceanfront yoga, Oceana is a destination unto itself. Newlyweds will enjoy both the romantic privacy they seek, as well as easy access to all the attractions Santa Monica has to offer.

Trendy Hotels

If being directly beachside isn’t a huge priority, consider the Proper Hotel a few blocks inland. Still new to Santa Monica, the Proper offers the only rooftop pool in Santa Monica, with three different dining options, and the Surya Ayurvedic spa. The weekend brunches on the rooftop at Calabras are a scene, and the crowd is ready to have a good time.

Beach Hotels

If easy access to the beach is a must, consider Shutters on the Beach. A Santa Monica staple, Shutters on the Beach is a favorite destination for newlyweds and larger groups. Shutters offers a variety of inclusive packages for couples and families, as well as a spa, wellness classes, and excursion opportunities.

Large Beach Hotels

Looking for a beach hotel that feels like a big hotel? Consider Loew’s Santa Monica. Loew’s Santa Monica Beach Hotel Loew’s is a family- and business-friendly spot, with two on-site American restaurants as well as offering in-house beach activity rentals. It’s a good option for honeymooners who are thinking of bringing the kids along.

What to do in Santa Monica on a Honeymoon?

Maybe a better question is — what can’t you do in Santa Monica on a honeymoon?


Santa Monica is amongst the world’s top wellness destinations. From yoga and fitness to sound baths and massage, Santa Monica offers a honeymoon full of self-care and indulgence. If you’re staying at the Oceana, ask our concierge to prepare a wellness calendar that exceeds your expectations.


Whether you’re looking for unique boutiques on Montana Avenue, or the ultimate in luxury shopping in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica gives honeymooners endless shopping options.

Getty Villa

A must-see for the artistically and culturally-inclined. The Getty family designed this home as a “home” for their antiquities art collection. Storing thousands of pieces of ancient art, the art treasures at the Getty Villa range from 6500 BC to 400 AD.

Hiking with a View

If you’re a couple who enjoys the outdoors, the state parks just north of Santa Monica offer breathtaking hikes and incredible canyon views. Head up to the Santa Monica mountains for a day trek up to Escondido Falls. The 200 ft. falls are a spectacular sight, and the trails on the way up are well-maintained, offering stunning ocean views.

Staying at Oceana? We’ll arrange your honeymoon activities for you.

At Hotel Oceana of Santa Monica, we offer bespoke services and specially-curated honeymoon experiences. More than a place to stay, we aim to feel like your own personal beach retreat. What distinguishes us from other luxury hotels in Santa Monica is our menu of personalized wellness, recreation, dining and excursion options. And because both of our award-winning onsite restaurants are guest-only, you’ll enjoy some of the finest faire California has to offer in a truly intimate and romantic setting.

Have questions about honeymooning in Santa Monica?
Contact Hotel Oceana today!

Phone: (310) 393-0486 or 1-800-777-0758
Email: Info_sm@hoteloceana.com

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About Oceana of Santa Monica

Oceana of Santa Monica is not just a world-class luxury hotel — it is a personally-curated experience uniquely tailored to each and every guest who stays with us. As a boutique hotel, we’re able to offer bespoke services and amenities that larger luxury hotels simply cannot, from the latest in private spa services, to A-list personal trainers, to exclusive outings and adventurous excursions. Our cliffside oceanfront location offers both privacy and stunning views, and our lavishly-appointed suites are among the most spacious and high-tech of any resort in Santa Monica. Our award-winning restaurants serve our guests exclusively, offering some of the most beautifully-plated and high-end faire in all of Los Angeles. Whether you’re looking for the romantic getaway of a lifetime, a personal wellness retreat to recharge mind and body, or a family vacation that offers something for everyone, Oceana will design a flawlessly-personalized itinerary you just won’t find anywhere else. Call us today and let us know how we can create a truly unforgettable luxury experience for you and yours at our one-of-a-kind paradise-within-a-paradise.