Hotel Shangri-La

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Hotel Shangri-La
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This Art Deco beauty reopened in the late aughts after a $30-million makeover, and the results are stunning. The streamline moderne exterior has been preserved, while inside, the rooms have been upgraded with hardwood floors, windows that open (yes, it's a rarity) and modern tech amenities. All offer ocean views and many have balconies and kitchenettes. A restaurant and pool have also been added, and, on the rooftop, guests can enjoy a drink at the Suite 700 lounge or a spa treatment. If you want to bury your toes in the sand, cross the street and the PCH pedestrian bridge and you'll find yourself on the beach.


Venue name: Hotel Shangri-La
Address: 1301 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica
Price: $305–$935
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The bar on the roof has a great vibe with a selection of great drinks and cocktails and a lovely view of the hills over Malibu and Santa Monica pier. It can get windy on a breezy day but the sunset is spectacular and the heaters keep you warm on chilly evenings. There is also an intimate indoor area by the bar and a semi-outdoor space for those that want to escape the wind but keep the outdoor feel. Staff very friendly too!