Located directly on the Santa Monica boardwalk next door to sister property, Shutters on the Beach the best of the California Gold Coast beckons you to explore.
Walk into the ornate 1920s-style lobby, and you'll feel like you've stepped back in time. Created in the early 20th century as a beach club for the elite, Hotel Casa Del Mar has been completely refurbished, recreating a Southern California retreat that's both hip and full of character.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, 129 spacious rooms and suites are lavishly designed with pillow-top beds, iPod chargers, and Italian marble baths. For those who want even more room, there are three two-story penthouse suites.
Lounge on the deck of the oceanside pool ... better yet, have a cabana massage at the end of the pool deck. Your room contains a walking map of the beach, perfect for exploring the coastline. Or take a beachfront yoga class or a mountain run with one of the trainers.
Either way, you're sure to work up an appetite. Catch serves an array of innovative, delicious seafood dishes. And by the way, the best people watching can be found from a windowside seat at The Veranda.