Less than 2 miles from the wharf and boardwalk and a short walk to Pacific Avenue, this stylish, forest-theme complex is among the few full-service hotels in town. Public spaces and rooms are designed to bring nature indoors: the reception desk is cut from an 18-foot reclaimed eucalyptus log, lamps resemble birds' nests, sculpted squirrels cling to the walls, and tree stumps serve as poolside tables. Room options range from kings with river-rock showers and double queens
with tubs to six suites, each with a playful theme—Nonsense, Enigma, Conundrum, Catch-22, Anomaly, and Puzzle. Solaire, the on-site restaurant and bar ($$$), focuses on farm-to-table cuisine. The hotel's social hub is the spacious pool area, with cabanas, fire pits, a hot tub, and dining and cocktail service.