Casa del Mar

Beachfront brilliance in Santa Monica
The red-brick Casa del Mar sits right on the sand in the heart of the Southern California seaside community of Santa Monica. Originally built and opened in 1926 as Club Casa Del Mar as one of the West Coast’s most exclusive beach clubs, Casa del Mar was revived to its 1920s glory after a $50 million renovation and restoration in 1999 and once again offers the best of the best to California’s elite.

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. There's also three restaurants and bars, a beach concierge who can arrange for boogie boards or surfboards, a spa and an outdoor pool and hot tub overlooking the waves.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The hotel is near the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, Main Street, the elegant shopping and dining areas of Montana Avenue, as well as the gardens, walkways and expansive ocean panoramas of cliff-top Palisades Park.
  • Watch the sun rise and set at Casa del Mar’s oceanfront restaurant Terrazza. Take in beautiful views of the water from the floor-to-ceiling windows while dining on the coastal-inspired menu. 
  • Get closer to the sand at Patio del Mar. The alfresco seafood bistro makes for a sun-drenched spot for lunch or dinner.
  • 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.
  • Three lavish two-story Penthouse Suites at the Four-Star hotel resemble Italian seaside villas with a fireplace-equipped living room, a formal dining area and one or two bedrooms.
    The Rooms
    • Casa del Mar offers 129 guest rooms and suites, many of which offer views of the Pacific coastline or city views of Santa Monica. Designer Darrell Schmitt created the guest rooms to feel like a romantic beach estate with four-poster walnut beds and white linens and accents colors of blue and ivory.
    • Italian white marble bathrooms come with spacious hydrothermal massage tubs and Diptyque amenities.
    • Each room is equipped with the latest technology, including smart TVs and Bluetooth speakers.
    24-hour room service
    Outdoor pool
    Getting There
    1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, California 90405
    LAX (18-28 min)   BUR (28-40 min)   LGB (30-40 min)  
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