There are a number of hotels in Santa Monica and LA at large, and we’ve listed some of our favorites below. All have pools, great restaurants and are right next to the ocean. Additionally, all are walking distance from each other (even in heels).

Classic and beautiful, this is generally considered the nicest hotel in Santa Monica. It’s peaceful, breezy and looks a little like a house in Cape Cod. This is where Ben and Michelle are staying.

City View$350/night
Partial Ocean View$450/night
Ocean View$550/night
Please call (310) 458-0030 and mention the “Michelle Haimoff/BenChristen Group Room Block.”

Rates valid until July 29, 2011.

The sexiest hotel in Santa Monica and, like hotels in Miami beach, the pool is livelier at night than it is during the day. Be sure to request one of the quieter rooms on the 5th floor or higher, facing away from the pool. This is where Ben and Michelle are after partying.

City View$240/night
Ocean View $300/night 
Empire Suite$400/night 

Please call (800) 670-6185 and mention the “Haimoff/Christen Wedding." Or use this link:

Rates valid until August 30, 2011.

Right on the beach, but a little quieter and more family friendly than the Viceroy.

Superior Room $229/night

Please call (888) 332-0160 and mention the “Haimoff/Christen Wedding."

Rates valid until August 30, 2011.

Typical chain hotel with a bit of a corporate feel. It has a revamped lobby, a swimming pool and nice views from the oceanside rooms on the upper floors, but the location is farther away from the beach than the other hotels.

Traditional Room $175/night

Please call (800) 325-2525 and mention the “Haimoff/Christen Wedding Room Block.” Or use this link:

Need a roommate? Email and we’ll let you know who else wants to share a room.