Santa Monica, California is known for its beaches but if you want to stay right on it, your options are limited. Luckily, Casa del Mar is one amazing option.
A local landmark, Hotel Casa Del Mar screams Old Hollywood but in that chic, polished, attention-to-detail way that A-listers (and A-listers for the weekend) demand. With dark woods and rich colours, the entrance alone is nothing short of spectacular. Then, there are the rooms.
Light, sunny, and oh so breezy; windows with sheers that sway from the ocean wind, glass walls enclose the deep jet tubs so you can view the ocean while you relax and light yellow fabulously deluxe linens make everything feel fresh and cosy. The stereo system and DVD player are nice touches – especially if you have an iPhone to plug in and like to boogey a little before drinks in the lounge or if you need to just strike a pose on the chaise a la Marlene Dietrich.
Drinks in the lounge are a must, especially when there’s a live band playing. Have food allergies? Then you’ll love their food menu both in the lounge and restaurant – they even cater to gluten free! So you can dine in style with sunset views without worry.
The ocean might be steps from your room but the pool is a better place to be. Overlooking the beach, its pool side service including drinks, food and massages is the perfect place to relax in the California sun.
And when the sun has set, take one of the best bubble baths you can then slip into the very comfortable bed so you can sleep like a baby and do it all again tomorrow.