As much of a draw today as it was when it opened in 1888, the Victorian-style "Hotel Del" is always alive with activity, as guests—including U.S. presidents and celebrities—and tourists marvel at the fanciful architecture and ocean views. About half of the accommodations are in the more charming, original Victorian building, where each room is unique in size and footprint. Rooms in the California Cabana buildings and Ocean Towers have a Pottery Barn look and marble
bathrooms. These rooms are closer to the pool and the beach, making them a good option for families. In the secluded Beach Village area, villas and cottages feature full kitchens and private terraces.