A former speakeasy that has long served as a hangout for celebs.
This eye-catching Art Deco structure opened in 1933 as a seaside apartment that served as a secluded retreat for many movie stars of the time. In 1997, a $5 million renovation was completed, re-creating and enhancing the original 1930s ambience. The 56 spacious rooms and 28 one-bedroom suites are laid out for maximum ocean exposure, with most offering panoramic coastline views; all have windows that open to let in the relaxing ocean breeze, and the beach is just a short walk right down the hill. Amenities include LCD flat-screen TVs, mini-bars, coffee makers and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Once a favorite hangout for Bugsy Siegel, Carol Lombard and Clark Gable, The Veranda Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an emphasis on California coastal flavors and Mediterranean-fusion tapas. Meeting space for business and social gatherings includes pre-function and break areas featuring fresh ocean breezes and sunset views over Santa Monica Bay. The Georgian is pet friendly, welcoming dogs and cats up to 50 pounds for an extra nightly fee.