With views of the boardwalk and Monterey Bay, the West Cliff perches on the bluffs across from Cowell Beach. The three-story Italianate structure, built in 1877, exudes classic California beach style, with color schemes that hint of ocean, sky, and reflected sunlight. All rooms have a comfortable king bed, a fireplace, and a fancy marble-tile bathroom. Some have a private patio with a spa tub. Rooms facing the bay have the best views, in particular Room 3, which has large bay windows. Room 5, with its outdoor hot tub and semi-private deck, is another good option. Guests enjoy a lavish breakfast in the elegant dining room.