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The Pierpont Inn & Racquet Club Hotel Review: This historic inn dating from 1910 originally catered to motorists on pleasure trips along the California coast, a tradition that continues today. It has hosted Hollywood movie stars and U.S. Presidents, and is popular for weddings and conferences. With its Arts & Crafts aesthetic, the esteemed Pierpoint has well-appointed guestrooms featuring gas fireplaces, mini refrigerators, ceiling fans and high-speed Internet connections. The suites also come with ocean views and sofabeds. The twin 1920s English Tudor revival-style cottages with vaulted ceilings and whirlpool tubs out back are perfect for honeymooners. The rarest jewel is the 1950s Mid-Century Modern apartment retreat, which is a pricey but immaculately kept time capsule from a more swingin' era. All guests have access to a fitness center and tennis club, or you can simply relax in the manicured gardens before enjoying a swim and a chocolate-inspired treatment at the spa.