This beachfront property stands out for an eight-story atrium that contains two rows of 45-foot palm trees, and an expansive pool and deck with a grand ocean view. More than 25 cardio and a dozen weight machines are housed in the fitness center, which is one of the best in Santa Monica’s hotels.
The rooms have fetching beach-cabana chic, with touches of Southern California color, from the mother-of-pearl soap dishes to books such as Remembering Muscle Beach.
1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica
Telephone (310) 458-6700; (800) 235-6397
Fax (310) 458-6761
Web site: www.loewshotel.com
Rates $215 to $2,400