In Your Element
Shutters on the Beach
1 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica | (310) 458-0030
This elevated beach house gets our staycation vote. Brunch on the boardwalk, cocktails in The Living Room at sunset and a treatment in their blissful spa rounds out the perfect Santa Monica stay.
Hotel Casa del Mar
1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica | (310) 581-5533
Ascending the deco-tiled stairways to Casa del Mar’s comfy yet glamorous lobby is a giddy-making moment. Shutters’ sister property has established itself as a destination in its own right.
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes | (310) 265-2800
Located on the breathtaking Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea may stretch the definition of ‘Los Angeles’, but if unbridled ‘don’t-ever-have-to-leave-the-resort’ relaxation is what you crave, you could happily set up camp here.
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica | (310) 576-7777
This stately, sprawling hotel boasts ocean views and enticing proximity to favorites like FIG restaurant and The Bungalow. Though it feels a world away from the bustle of Ocean Ave. and PCH, easy access to Palisades Park and the beach make this spot the total package.