Compared with nearby oceanfront inns, it's small, but Casa Marina's creature comforts and rich history—it opened in 1925 and hosted Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Al Capone in its early days—make it a hit with those looking for a peaceful, characterful retreat. Rooms are spacious, with comfy beds and period decor, and most have some view of the ocean. Unwind in the large courtyard behind the hotel with a drink from the bar, or take a stroll on the beach. Friday and
Saturday nights can get noisy with the Penthouse Lounge in operation (this generates a pretty consistent series of complaints), and Sunday brunch brings flocks of locals to the restaurant.