Wake Up Here: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Santa Monica is an iconic Californian destination and it really does live up to the hype. Seaside charm with a more relaxed and local buzz than neighbouring LA, Santa Monica is the metropolis’ cute, alluring little sister – it’s karmic counterbalance and undeniably, salvation. The urban sprawl of LA seems to magically dissipate when you reach SaMo, which is surrounded by LA on 3 sides and the Pacific Ocean on the fourth. Santa Monica boasts a community feel, with abundant farmers markets, a pristine beach and the famous Pier welcoming out-of-towners, hippie locals, soccer moms, Hollywood producers and millennial city workers alike to enjoy the respite of a quaint seaside paradise that rivals Brighton.

There’s no other hotel in the neighbourhood that more perfectly encapsulates the beauty of SaMo’s geographical position than Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Situated on the doorstep of Southern California’s most renowned boardwalk, coastal themed rooms and a raised poolside offer guests panoramic views of the ocean and pier.

This is the perfect hotel to reside in if you’re done with the LA crowds or have been racking up the miles on a Californian road trip. There’s no pressure to explore the neighbourhood, as the hotel is so perfectly located near SaMo’s must-see spots – spend your days poolside with a frozen margarita, with unspoilt views of SaMo’s most famous landmark just a 3-minute walk away without feeling guilty for not being intrepid. Sundowners are an institution here, as guests from all over the globe join one another at the fire pits to marvel at the nightly pier show performed just for Santa Monica’s dwellers. 

Check-in is a relaxed affair with the insistence of a glass of bubbles from the welcoming staff to help you ease into Santa Monica’s chilled out way of living. De-stressing comes easy as guests step into an exclusive slice of Santa Monica luxury with some of the most coveted views in the city.

The property is inspired by the Pacific Coastline and the community of SaMo. Unlike other Loews properties, this grand beachside beauty feels more like a boutique residence than a chain hotel. Sunlight pierces all areas of the hotel, with a floor-to-ceiling sunroom area boasting sweeping views of the beach — a little corner of endless summer. Loews Santa Monica Beach is the luxury Hamptons meets casual, Southern California.

The hotel’s 347 rooms and suites incorporate neutral tones of stark white linens and blonde wood furniture, with splashes of blue in the Ikat-esque carpets creating the illusion of an uber stylish beach home. Most rooms boast step-out balconies with unique views of the Pacific Ocean coastline, but only the coastline view rooms can offer guests the truly special 180 degree view of the world’s most spectacular promenade.

The hotel amenities include an expansive fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool tub, plus a Hertz car rental desk. There is also a complimentary shuttle bus that drops off and picks up guests throughout Santa Monica.

Enjoy a delicious Ocean & Vine breakfast with a side of pier views or hideout at BarBelle for small bites and great libations while people-watching the hotel’s clientele arriving in the grand lobby.

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is an exhilarating escape for those wishing to experience quintessential California at their own pace and where luxury isn’t compromised in the name of mass tourism.

For more information and to book your stay at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel please visit www.loewshotels.com

 

Caoilfhionn Rose

Caoilfhionn is a freelance travel writer who enjoys slow travel and avoiding landmarks in favour of diving into a destination's culture. Instagram: @CaoilfhionnRose

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