Viceroy

Boutique hotel in Santa Monica

Starving for some LA glam by the sea? With porcelain hounds guarding the elevators, frosted glass, framed mirrors and white-vinyl lounge chairs in the lobby, and shag carpet in the library, the Hollywood Regency decor by Top Design's Kelly Wearstler works, and the pool deck is hemmed by tall hedges and palms. It gets plenty of 'industry' and tech guests.

Ambient electronic music infuses public spaces, there’s a flashy bar scene and it’s a block from the beach.

Upstairs, rooms are so slick even the marble bathroom is hip.

A $26 guest fee takes care of morning coffee, e-readers and bike rentals. Parking is $38.

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