A sumptuous retreat spread across 18 floors in Santa Monica, this luxurious hotel is just a few blocks from the beach. The hotel’s namesake comes from the architects who designed it in 1962. Completely renovated in 2007, guests are welcomed in style at this larger-than-life boutique property. The panoramic bar on the top floor is one of the hottest addresses in town, as its view is really one of a kind. Even Hollywood stars have been known to swing by to wine and dine in the later hours of the night.