In 2012 the legendary Surfcomber joined the hip Kimpton Hotel group, spawning a fantastic nip-and-tuck that's rejuvenated the rooms and common spaces to reflect vintage luxe and oceanside freshness, and offering a price point that packs the place with a young, sophisticated, yet unpretentious crowd. Expect bursts of tropical colors that perfectly complement the terrazzo floors and create an ideal lobby backdrop for the easy-on-the-eyes patrons. The rooms are a little small but offer an ample dose of sweet and stylish modern opulence. The outdoor spaces channel backyard bliss, with plenty of lounge chairs surrounding the iconic pool and two floors of poolside cabanas. The grassy lounge area behind the pool spills onto the beach's downy sands. As this hotel is part of the progressive Kimpton brand, the Surfcomber is particularly popular with the gay community. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a nightly complimentary wine hour, and free coffee in the morning.