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1819 Ocean Ave. (Santa Monica)
Santa Monica, CA
(1) 310-260-7500 | www.viceroysantamonica.com
FOODWhist - Mediterranean cuisine; poolside cabanas - light fare and drinks; 24-hour room service
ROOMSSpacious with quirky design elements and bright accent colors; spectacular views; deluxe marble bathrooms
PRICE (STANDARD DOUBLE)USD 280
# OF ROOMS162
CONNECTIVITYYes - Wi-Fi available
GYMYes - open 24 hours
SPAYes - in-room treatments also available
Retro elegance. This glam Santa Monica beachside hotel turns heads with a parakeet green-meets-bright-white color scheme and vintage Hollywood design influences. The scene is sophisticated, and the luxe amenities (like lush gardens and two very stylish, scenester-beloved pools) are très grown-up.
GO HERE WITH
A friend – for a spa weekend; significant other – for a grown-up beach getaway
WHY WE LIKE IT
We love how they’ve managed a funky retro look that’s still classy and luxurious–all too often such endeavors have an unfortunate touch of the seedy in LA. Also, the amenities here are superb.
AMENITY WE LOVE
The plush poolside cabanas.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
Would be nice if it were right on the beach (it’s a couple of blocks away).
GOOD TO KNOW
If you want a room with a view, ask for either one facing the Pacific or one with city views (on the seventh or eighth floor). This is a popular spot for weddings–it’s a good idea to inquire about them when you book, or you might feel crowded out by wedding parties.
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