West of the Queen Mary, this boutique property hits you with hip immediately upon entering the rusted-steel, glass and magenta-paneled lobby. The feel continues in the 199 rooms (coral tile, river-rock headboards, Mayan-icon accents), set in four 1970s-era hexagons with views of downtown Long Beach that are worth the upcharge.
There's a private sand deck overlooking the harbor, and the floating cabanas poolside aren’t half bad, either. There's also a gym and bike rentals from beach cruisers to double surreys.
Overnight parking is $26.