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The design style of Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel centers on the water. Because it sits enviably on the oceanfront, the eight-story building takes care to offer sea views wherever possible. The main lobby is a four-story atrium lined with 45-foot palm trees and surrounded by glass windows. Behind the front desk, a wall-to-wall flat screen features a 24-hour live feed of the beach and the colorful lights of the Santa Monica Pier. Every guest room has a clear glass balcony for enjoying the scenery. The doors of Ocean Spa & Fitness open up to the pool and the beach.
Clean lined and comfortable, the hotel’s contemporary furnishings offer just enough contrast, lending the main spaces and guest rooms a taste of the city and a modern sensibility. All the while, the fresh design is unpretentious. It’s always okay to trail in sand and wet bathing suits, or just flop onto a couch and check e-mail.