Steps from Santa Monica's expansive beach, with panoramic views of the Santa Monica Pier and the Pacific from the upper floors, Le Merigot caters largely to a corporate clientele. The contemporary rooms have feather beds and fine linens, and bathrooms come with playful bath toys. A checkerboard slate courtyard, including a pool, cabanas, fountains, and outdoor living space, is the center of activity. You can book a massage at the spa for a true attitude adjustment, or
enjoy Cal-French fare at the comfortable Cézanne restaurant.