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Santa Monica Proper Hotel

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About Santa Monica Proper Hotel

Santa Monica Proper introduces a looser kind of luxury to Santa Monica. Here, within walking distance to the beach, each of the 271 rooms, suites and spaces embraces the city’s abundant ocean breezes and natural light, while the interior design finds inspiration in the organic tones and textures of the local coastline. Santa Monica Proper beckons guests with the only rooftop pool deck on the Westside, complete with restaurant, bar, and cabanas, where guests are front-row for sunsets over the Pacific; meanwhile, the landmark restaurant, Onda, marks an iconic collaboration between James Beard award-winning chefs Jessica Koslow and Gabriela Camara. With an emphasis on Eastern inspired wellness, the hotel’s Surya Spa (opening November), offers custom-designed Ayurvedic programs supporting physical, mental and spiritual health. Anything less just wouldn't be Proper.

Santa Monica Proper Hotel is a luxury-lifestyle wedding venue located in the heart of Santa Monica. This hotel has a distinct focus on iconic design, holistic wellness, truly local food and beverage, and authentic community engagement.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue features 24,000 square feet of dynamic indoor and outdoor space, purposely built with fiber optic technology and advanced AV functions. This simultaneously captures the feel of Santa Monica’s abundant sunlight and ocean breezes, providing a dreamlike backdrop for your event. Signature stylistic details include organic tones and textures juxtaposed against raw materials to create a calm sea-inspired palate, complementary to the ongoing wave motif throughout the property. Spaces are built without columns and sight impediments, maximizing the 16-foot ceilings and neutral colors, thereby allowing you to actualize your vision in conjunction with your design team.

Services Offered

Santa Monica Proper comes equipped with a multitude of amenities that are concurrently local as well as globally renowned. Specifically, due to the Proper's wellness focus, guests need not leave the property for pre-wedding activities such as facials, massages, yoga, or even ayurvedic treatments.


Santa Monica Proper beckons guests to indulge with three restaurant-bar destinations. The property’s landmark restaurant, Onda, offers friends and family a chance to relish culinary creations designed by award-winning chefs, Jessica Koslow and Gabriela Camara, whether at a welcome dinner, private reception, or post-wedding brunch. Calabra, the pool, lounge, and bar space offers guests a chance to enjoy Mediterranean-inspired cuisine while perched atop the roof, surrounded by 360-degree views of Santa Monica and Los Angeles. Additionally, the Lobby Lounge, Palma, serves beautiful small bites and the full Onda menu. All of the food and beverages are overseen by the renowned Chef Kaleo Adams and are available to be served at your special event.


Each and every level of accommodation is exquisitely designed, providing a detailed and residential home-away-from-home feel for your guests to abide in while they celebrate. The attention to detail translates through every aspect, delivering exceptional rooms and suites, perfect for pre- and post-nuptials. Details include custom Kelly Wearstler x Parachute bathrobes, Italian bed linens, Aesop amenities, and Vifa Blue Tooth speakers.


The hotel is purposefully positioned in heart of the city. This grants each and every guest access to everything within Santa Monica, while also providing solace from the chaos of the touristy areas. Hosting your event at Santa Monica Proper allows your day to feel truly exceptional and distinct.



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