A decade on from its 2002 opening, the Viceroy remains the hippest hotel on the west side. More crucially, though, it's also its most stylish and impressive operation. Interiors diva Kelly Wearstler is behind the design: sleek and chic yet quietly playful, with modern amenities set amid an overall look that nods both to a camped-up British country-house aesthetic and the hotel's history (it was built in 1969). The bar hums with activity, though many drinkers take their cocktails to the bijou pool area out back; Whist restaurant provides sustenance. Light sleepers should note that the oceanside rooms are a tad louder than those on the other side of the building.
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