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Casa del Mar was built in 1926 at the height of the roaring ’20s. Architect Charles F. Plummer designed the opulent Italian Renaissance Revival-style hotel, considered one of the most glamorous on the west coast at the time it opened. Today it’s still considered one of California’s most luxurious beach settings, and underwent a $50 million renovation to restore the hotel to its former glory. Rooms at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel are designed to feel like they’re part of a romantic beach estate, and include four-poster walnut beds and white linens. Mosaic tile work, soft colors and rich woods reflect the “historic beach club” setting, and the eight-story property features a red-tile roof, wrought-iron balconies and sculptures throughout the property.