On a bluff overlooking the ocean, this inn is steps from the surf. You can walk to the art museum, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Rooms have a beachy feel, and most have full or partial ocean views and balconies. Proximity to the beach makes this a good hotel for children. Las Brisas, a restaurant famous for its view, is located next door. The hotel got a complete makeover and eco-smart upgrade in 2012. Book before Memorial Day for summer weekends.