These 8 Los Angeles Hotels Have the Best Ocean Views

| May 08, 2017

Known for its legendary shoreline and glistening beaches, the southern California coast rarely disappoints. Embracing the fabled reputation are a bevy of seaside hotels that were built for classic sunsets and daytime drinking and dining.

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Shore Hotel

Why it made the list

This eco-friendly spot is across the street from the historic Santa Monica Pier and gives its guests endless ocean views from beach facing balconies. In summer months, patrons can enjoy live acoustic music while lounging by the pool as the sun sets over the water.

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Hotel Erwin

Why it made the list

The hotel is known for having one of the best rooftop bars in all of Los Angeles, and it lives up to its reputation. High Rooftop Lounge features DJs on the weekend, sunset happy hour deals, and lines around the block of eager drinkers trying to take in the epic sights.

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Hotel Casa del Mar

Why it made the list

With massive windows framing the back of the entire hotel, diners and drinkers are given million-dollar views of the Santa Monica waves. The rooms don’t disappoint either as ocean side suites provide panoramas of the Southern California coastline.

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Shutters on the Beach

Why it made the list

If you were to take an East Hampton mansion and place it on the Santa Monica beach, you’d come close to imagining the splendor of Shutters. And like those swank Hampton homes, Shutters gives guests a front-row seat to pristine beachfront vistas.

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Hotel Shangri-La

Why it made the list

Built in 1939, this Art Deco gem is a Santa Monica historic landmark. But when you’re done admiring the cruise-ship-shaped design, head up to the seventh floor where rooftop bar Onyx gives guests and locals an unbeatable sunset view.

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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Why it made the list

The entire hotel feels like an enormous atrium, open and exposed to the beach that is situated off its back steps. An enormous pool deck with fire pits and sun chairs allow guests to bathe in the Santa Monica sun during the day and the Santa Monica stars at night.

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The Georgian Hotel

Why it made the list

An Art Deco masterpiece, this hotel is also across the street from the beach and practically next door to the Santa Monica Pier. The views of the water from any floor provide some of the best sunset views in the city.

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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Santa Monica

Why it made the list

With a prime location directly across the street from the golden beaches of Santa Monica, the Fairmont provides guests with stunning views that range from the hills of Malibu to the Santa Monica Pier. Request a room on a higher floor to soak in all the sights.

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