Not far from I–10, this hotel appeals to business types during the week and jetsetting leisure travelers who fancy the sleek interiors, free self-parking, and close proximity to Santa Monica's beaches and restaurants. International travelers and families also appreciate the hotel's proximity to Santa Monica's handy public transport, the Tide Shuttle. The low-lit lobby atrium houses a mellow bar and eatery, Longitude, and more casual daytime fare presides over Zest Kitchen + Bar. Room interiors are Mad Men meets Miami, with retro white leather headboards, turquoise chairs, striped carpets, marble baths, clusters of cheeky beach photos, and blue floral wallpaper and curtains. Additional perks like flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, rain showers, and Wi-Fi (for a fee) round out the experience. Most rooms have balconies, and those facing west on the upper floors have expansive views of the ocean and Santa Monica Mountains. On the ground floor, cabanas surround the lively pool.
530 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, California, 90405, United States
Mar 24, 2007
The interior design is top notch. Baths had grey marble subway tiles. The lobby is chic and very welcoming - a great place to spend time w/friends. Very friendly staff. We were there during cool weather in March and there was complimentary hot apple cider each night and the pool was heated so it was very enjoyable. Highly recommend it.