Looking Out to the Sea in Santa Monica, California
The Oceana Santa Monica hotel epitomises the sunny optimism and happy-go-lucky charm of SoCal itself: it’s bold, bright, sociable, carefree, and its natural home is by the sea. The rooms are big, the vibe is ultra laid-back and there’s quirky retro colour in every corner. It's aptly positioned on the palm tree-lined cliffs of Santa Monica, has big, open, and tastefully beachy rooms. There’s a balcony overlooking the street, and beyond, the ocean. There’s even an in-room chess/checkers game table, all set if you get bored being outside on the beach or by the swimming pool. However, staying inside is highly unlikely. Sand, sun and surf beckon.