Here are some suggestions for lodging if you traveling.

Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a 20-30 min drive to Duke’s, with lots of fun spots by the beach. 3rd street Promenade is a great walking-friendly location with endless spots for food, drinks, and shopping, near the Santa Monica Pier and the beach. The hotels around 3rd street and by the beach are a little pricier, we’ve picked a few locations that are more reasonable.

Similarly, look for deals on priceline.com or hotels.com for hotels nearby these, or for better rates.

Hotel Carmel

Walking distance from the beach, Santa Monica pier, and 3rd street promenade. Rates around $204 and up on hotels.com.




Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

A 10 minute drive to 3rd street promenade, and a 30 minute drive to Dukes, the Gateway is the most reasonable hotel in Santa Monica that we could find. Mention Nose/Tang wedding for a group rate of $194.00 plus tax and fees ($225.79 inclusive) for May 4, 5 and 6, up to 10 rooms available.




Ocean Lodge Hotel

(800) 393 – 6310
Vintage hotel a short walk to the beach and Santa Monica Pier. $225 a night before tax, small number of rooms so limited availability.



Ken’s Family – Whittier, CA.

For Ken’s family, if you want to stay close to mom for the weekend, mom lives in Whittier, CA, in the “Uptown Whittier” neighborhood. Uptown Whittier is a walking friendly neighborhood with lots of great restaurants, wine bars, and craft beer bars up and down Greenleaf avenue. Whittier is about an hour drive to Santa Monica and a little over an hour to Dukes. (Whittier fun fact: has the distinction of being the birthplace of president Nixon.)


DoubleTree by Hilton Whittier


A few blocks walk from Mom’s place, and walking distance to Uptown Whittier. From $124-$140 a night.


There are many great places to stay in Santa Monica and Whittier.  Let us know if you have any questions.