Brookdale Santa Monica Gardens

851 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403

About the community

Are you looking for an assisted living community where you can redefine your independence?

At our community in Santa Monica, California, we can assist you with the little things €” like simple housekeeping and meals €” and with bathing and getting dressed, too. With assisted living, we customize your care to your specific needs. So go do the things you love to do, and let us help with the rest. 

Need a little inspiration for fun things to do?  Check out some the activities you could enjoy here:
Book club
Shopping trips
Wine and cheese socials
Art class
Movie night?

When you're here, you're home. We have a selection of floor plans to choose from and our apartments have these  great features:
Working kitchens
Plenty of natural window light
Private balconies available
Basic utilities, maintenance and transportation included?

So go ahead. Take a swim in our heated, outdoor pool, or have your hair styled at our on-site salon. If you want to focus on personal wellness, check out our fitness center, or enjoy a sunny day with a stroll through our campus gardens. There is always an opportunity to visit with friends and...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Independent living

Pricing at Brookdale Santa Monica Gardens

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Community Details at Brookdale Santa Monica Gardens

Activities Offsite

Activities Onsite

Beautician Onsite

Devotional Services Offsite

Devotional Services Onsite

Indoor Common Areas

Meals Provided

Outdoor Common Areas


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October 20, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Treats Every Resident with Compassion

I think that the level of caring from this community. Everybody that works there from the cook to the administration and everyone in between knows my mom's name. My mom got extremely sick, and called me to tell me to take my mom to the hospital immediately. Once she came back to the community, the staff was amazing during her quarantine after the hospital stay. The staff gave my mom the care she needed to help with her mental state during this time.

August 30, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Some Mistake Were Made

My dad is physically doing better and the location is great but the facility and everything about it is so-so. They messed up real heavily with his medication and I was very unhappy they didn't give it to him right. The doctor was upset too because he increase the medication and they cut the dosage down by half. The management took off half of the month's charges. Another issue we had was once he recovered and he was able to shower by himself and the help was rejected they were still charging us for helping for charges.

March 30, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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Not very impressed!!

I was not very impressed with my tour of this community. They have a great ocean view and its in walking distance from the facility but that was about all I liked. This place used to be a hotel that they converted into an assisted living and everything is just way to small. The rooms feel just like dorms and do not have a lot of living space. It was just not the right place for my father.

December 14, 2016
Cathy - Loved one of resident/client
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Great life for a Senior

My mother has been living at the Gardens. She is so happy there. The staff is friendly and caring. Great Food and lots of social activities. The location is great. In the residential part of Santa Monica with a big parking garage. Safe neighborhood to go for walks. One block to the beach and close to all the action if you want it.

October 16, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community

I immediately knew that my friend would like to be a part of this community and get the assistance and safety that she needed. I was pleased when she agreed to move in next month. Thank you for your tour and introductory lunch.

September 28, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
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Lovely Tour Of This Community

My tour of this community went very well. The community looked great, everything was very well maintained. The staff was kind and welcoming. They do offer many activities. Everything went very well. They were very knowledgeable and answered my questions. It was a lovely experience.

December 13, 2015
Kathy - Loved one of resident/client
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Caring , Active and Fun

My mother has been at Santa Monica Gardens for 3 years. The staff is happy and caring. She has so many friends because it is a warm family atmosphere. The activities are so much fun that I stay to participate. My mother is mentally sharp being a former professor. It is great that many of the residents are just like her. I am happy when I visit they have a large parking garage because I don't want to have to be stressed looking for a spot when I arrive. This is where I want to live when I am a senior.

September 28, 2015
Sally - Loved one of resident/client
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Caring & Happy. Ten Star!!

My mother has been at the Gardens for 3 years. You walk in the community and feel the positive energy. She has made so many friends. The activities are varied for every taste. The staff is very caring and interested in the welfare of the resident. I have been there for dinner and parties. The food is great. Fresh salad bar and fruit for lunch and dinner. That is what I love when I visit. My mother is happy and cared for. That means a lot to me.

September 19, 2015
Susan c - Loved one of resident/client
More bad than good

Staff is best thing about the facility. Facility itself needs new carpet, new paint. Management is unimpressive. Their goal is to get you into the facility. Once your family member is checked in, the niceness disappears. We received incorrect information from the sales director. We confronted her and she denied it. Food is atrocious. Wait staff is good, food is bad.

April 13, 2015
Lori - Loved one of resident/client
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We selected Brookdale Santa Monica Gardens as a temporary place for our uncle following an illness so he could recover his strength with assistance. After a week, he asked if he could stay permanently so we happily converted him to permanent resident. Brookdale's staff is friendly, helpful and engaging with the residents. The residents are all friendly, happy and busy in the many activities available. My uncle calls his new home "Shangri-La" and has blossomed with all the positive interactions with everyone. His strength has improved immensely as he has participated in yoga and chair volleyball among other activities and even resumed playing piano which he had given up due to weakness in his arms. He is happy and safe so we are as pleased as we can be! He also greatly enjoys the sessions discussing "Life's Big Questions" and writing his life story so the mind is exercised every bit as much as the body. The facility is a block from the beach and he walks along the coast as part of his therapy. His engagement in life is renewed and we are so pleased - thank you Brookdale Santa Monica Gardens!

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