Glamorous Staycation Destinations
Are you looking for a late summer change of pace? A glamorous staycation can provide the perfect respite from your routine, without the bother of travel logistics. Santa Monica offers world-class seaside hotels that feel worlds away, and yet are just a short drive from THEA. Enjoy biking, surfing, swimming, local shopping, and outdoor dining that will make you feel like you’re on a Mediterranean getaway. Or maybe an urban adventure is something you crave. DTLA luxury hotels provide instant gratification, and will give you a fresh perspective on the city when you book a room with a spectacular view. Indulge in rooftop cocktails, chef-driven menus, sunny days by the pool, and starry nights. Many hotels are offering special prices when you book a minimum stay. Check their websites for availability of amenities and health protocols.
Shutters on the Beach 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you ready for a beach retreat? Imagine white sand beaches, the sun reflecting off the Pacific, and a gentle ocean breeze. Shutters on the Beach is your seaside haven set in one of Southern California’s most desirable enclaves. Both comfortable and luxurious, the acclaimed Santa Monica beach hotel recalls the quintessential cottages of Cape Cod, with shuttered doors opening onto breezy balconies and a sun-drenched pool deck replete with chaise lounges. On-site, enjoy patio dining and fresh market fare at 1 Pico Restaurant and Coast Beach Cafe.
The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Located within the L.A. LIVE entertainment complex, this posh hotel presents contemporary chic infused with the allure of Classic Hollywood. Spend your days lounging by the rooftop pool, and nights remembered with cocktails and skyline views. At The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles, every experience articulates the charisma of this iconic destination. On-site dining options include Illy Caffé (Italian coffees, pastries, salads, sandwiches and on-the-go snacks), Glance Patio (outdoor dining for lunch and dinner) and the Ion Poolside Lounge.
Hotel Casa del Mar 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Inspired by the grand villas of the Mediterranean and the beachy vibe of Santa Monica, Hotel Casa del Mar invites you to unwind in style. This dynamic oceanfront hotel in the heart of Silicon Beach offers some of the most coveted accommodations on the West Coast. Each exquisitely styled guest room and suite showcases local coastal art and residential design, and many feature sweeping vistas of the coastline from Palos Verdes to Malibu. Three two-story penthouses are perched on their own private floor for the ultimate seaside hideaway.
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown 900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Elevate your expectations with 360-degree breathtaking views of the legendary California sunset from the tallest building on the West Coast. Named one of the best hotels in Los Angeles with a view by Culture Trip, with its iconic sail and 1,100-foot silhouette inspired by Yosemite’s Half Dome, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown gives new focus to the L.A. skyline. Located in the Wilshire Grand building, this landmark building stands 73 stories tall in the core of Downtown’s energy-charged urban center. The hotel is providing a variety of experiences, such as their Sky High Picnic. Details HERE
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel 1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Where the coast meets the city, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is at the center of it all. This beachfront oasis serves up sun, sand, surf and a taste of Southern California living at its finest. Dive into the award-winning pool overlooking Santa Monica Beach, deemed by LA Magazine as Readers’ Choice “Best Hotel Pool.” View stunning sunsets from the expansive outdoor pool deck. Enjoy a meal with a view of the beach gathered around your personal fire pit on the terrace at Loew’s Blue Streak restaurant. With all the iconic local attractions nearby, and the Pacific Ocean at your doorstep, this local destination is the picture perfect place to sit back, relax and explore.
Hotel Figueroa 939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
One of the longest-standing hotels in Downtown Los Angeles, Hotel Figueroa is an iconic beacon of progress in an ever-evolving city. Following a two-year restoration inspired by its original 1926 Spanish Colonial splendor, the hotel has re-emerged as an urban oasis in L.A.’s cultural epicenter. With 268 rooms & suites spread over 14 floors and a pool nestled within a botanical retreat, Hotel Figueroa is as renowned for its substance as for its style. Chef Adrian Garcia serves an authentic Mexico City-inspired menu, befitting the tropical vibe at Veranda Al Fresco, featuring a tasty, simple street taco menu paired with a great selection of cocktails. Salud y buen provecho!
Nobu Ryokan Malibu 22752 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Set between Carbon Beach and Pacific Coast Highway, this sophisticated Asian-inspired hotel is owned by acclaimed Iron Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Drifting above the Pacific, Nobu Ryokan Malibu is a triumph of architecture and refined hospitality. The intimate 16-room retreat honors the traditional Japanese Ryokan, featuring teak soaking tubs, indoor/outdoor fireplaces, serene outdoor patios, timeless artwork, and gracious accents. Seamlessly blending traditional Japanese minimalism with the elegant flair of the California coastline, this discerning sanctuary boasts a rich, natural aesthetic and an ethos of pure tranquility. A host of luxurious amenities awaits you, such as direct beach access, a furnished deck with ocean views, and an adjacent upscale restaurant operated by Chef Nobu.
Photo #1: Shutters on the Beach
Photo #2: Shutters on the Beach
Photo #3: The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles
Photo #4: Hotel Casa del Mar
Photo #5: InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
Photo #6: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Photo #7: Hotel Figueroa
Photo #8: Nobu Ryokan Malibu