Classic glamour in Santa Monica
With more than a decade as Viceroy’s flagship boutique luxury hotel, Viceroy Santa Monica is still a glam and inspiring stay. It resides on a busy intersection in bustling downtown Santa Monica but manages to maintain the intimacy and elegance of a remote beach retreat. Kelly Wearstler’s bold, retro décor defines the lobby and main floor space. It’s packed with chic nooks and hangouts, such as the dark and alluring Cameo Bar with its two-tone leather upholstered wingback chairs, Chinoiserie accents, emerald-green sofa and cheeky classic cocktails. Outside, lush, green hedges offset two serene swimming pools, flanked by tailored white cabanas and a seating area defined by a wall-scape of vintage plates. The recently redesigned and newly launched restaurant Cast serves chef Tony DiSalvo’s farm-to-table, globally inspired cuisine in an airy and polished dining room.
The 162 guest rooms — including the spacious Empire Suite and penthouse Monarch Suite — are the definition of beach chic, bright and white with pops of rich color and modern amenities. Crisp Sferra linens top plush beds. Bathrooms carry full-size Neil George bath and body products. And, best of all, windows have views of the Pacific Ocean, the city or the gorgeous hotel pool.
This trailblazing Santa Monica hotel attracts locals with a sophisticated ambience and buzzing nightlife scenes. It remains a great place to mix, mingle, relax and experience the best of the city’s beach and culture.