It’s easy to understand why guests typically stay 10 days at the Oceana. Rooms average 820 square feet, making them possibly the largest in Los Angeles. Well-stocked kitchens come standard, with a gas stove, microwave and dishware.
The hotel sits across the street from the beach, just a few minutes from downtown Santa Monica. The bright, enlivening decor, such as chromatic padded headboards and Jean Cocteau to style murals, underscore the Oceana’s hip, youthful energy. If the nearby surf is too cold, the hotel courtyard, with its planter-lined walkways, has an inviting, kidney-shaped swimming pool.