Situated on the Californian coast with sweeping views of the Pacific from the comfort of your room or suite, becoming a guest at the Casa del Mar Santa Monica is like gaining access to an exclusive private club. In fact, the Casa del Mar is located inside a restored 1920s beach club is the popular seaside city of Santa Monica. Once inside, guests are welcomed to their home away from home – an opulent European style property on the shores of the Pacific.
The high end hotel has long been recognised as one of Santa Monica’s premier properties to welcome discerning travellers from around the globe. The ‘U’ shaped property centres itself around the hotel’s outdoor pool, privately located above street level, on the fifth floor of the property. From here, guests can relax on pool lounges and take in the unparalleled views on offer at Casa del Mar. It is little wonder this refined property has established such a name for itself, as it is frequently praised by guests of the hotel for setting and consistently achieving high standards of excellence and service.
Despite Santa Monica being one of California’s most popular seaside cities, the Casa del Mar offers guests a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Santa Monica. Guests can reach Santa Monica pier in just a couple of blocks, and the popular shopping area of Third Street Promenade is just five blocks away. With 129 guest rooms that evoke an effortless classic beach house style, the Casa del Mar is a popular favourite among discerning travellers seeking a relaxed beach side getaway on the shores of Santa Monica.
Upon checking in I was delighted to see the sun beginning to set over the Pacific Ocean from my ocean view room. As the afternoon came to a close, I made my way to the bar for pre-dinner nibbles and drinks. It was evident the Casa del Mar is popular among locals and out-of-towners alike, as the bar was completely packed during happy hour early on Friday evening.
Afterwards I made my way to the hotel’s highly renowned seafood restaurant, Catch, for an evening of superb cuisine and silver service in a relaxed atmosphere. With all the ingredients of a luxury property and the added bonus of a relaxed environment, the Casa del Mar is the ideal choice for a beach side getaway not too far from the city life of Santa Monica.
Casa del Mar
1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA
+1 310 581 5533
(note: Special thanks to Hotel Casa del Mar for hosting my visit – my opinions is, as always, my own).