5 Charming Southern California Hotels
Top picks from our Los Angeles editor
Ah, Southern California. The land of dependable warmth, bright blue skies and balmy breezes is also home to a crop of charming small hotels and inns. Consider one of these five spots in and around Los Angeles for your next West Coast getaway. Just don’t forget the sunscreen.
A renovated turn-of-the-century building once used as a brothel has been turned into The Rose Hotel, a chic but low-key inn thanks to its fashion photographer proprietor. Request a second-floor room with a terrace to catch some spectacular sunset views.
The Rose Hotel, 15 Rose Ave., Venice; 310-450-3474 or therosehotelvenice.com
Marina Del Rey
The newly renovated Marina Del Rey Hotel is your waterfront spot in this sleepy little berg, which is a great place to enjoy the warmth and friendliness of Southern California without pretense (that means never taking off your flip-flops).
13534 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey; 310-946-0762 or pacificahotels.com
Velvet upholstery, fanciful wallpaper and lawn bowling are among the draws at Palihouse Santa Monica, where you can enjoy a sophisticated drink in the lobby under soaring beams, then take a five-minute walk to the beach.
Palihouse Santa Monica, 1001 Third St., Santa Monica; 310-394-1279 or palihousesantamonica.com