Check In/Check Out: Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica

The recently refreshed property marries Hollywood glamour with California coastal cool



Just north of the hustle and bustle of Downtown Santa Monica are charming, palm-lined residential streets boasting historic Mediterranean Revival dwellings and landmarked Craftsman residences. It’s here that the beachfront, ivy-clad Oceana hotel reopened this fall following a nearly $30 million refresh with almost every conceivable luxury from home.

Centered around a freeform pool complete with oversize daybeds, the 70 suites are outfitted with Frette linens, Loro Piana bedding, hand-tufted rugs from Nepal, original works by local artists and Bottega Veneta bath products. With nods to silver-screen icons peppered throughout, coconut-fig facials on the spa menu and Pelotons in the gym (plus beach cruisers out front), plus customized meals by chef Raphael Lunetta at the guests-only restaurant and thoughtful touches like in-room lavender bundles, it might be even better than home.








849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 800-777-0758.


Feature image: The OCEANA hotel in Santa Monica. All photos by Lisa Romerein.


This story originally appeared in the December 2019 issue of C Magazine.

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