The French-themed Marriott Santa Monica is a luxury resort in the best of settings: It's just two blocks from the historic Santa Monica Pier and the strand beaches, and a short walk from the Third Street Promenade on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.
There's a deliciously decadent European-style spa at Le Merigot Hotel Santa Monica, an intimate lounge with fine wines and rare liquors to savor after a long day; a fitness center, sauna, and a steam room.
The beach is where virtually every sport you enjoy or would like to learn awaits, from surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and biking to beach volleyball, tennis, basketball and parasailing. It is one of the top Santa Monica hotels on the beach, and it's also where you can rent bikes, beach cruisers, and rollerblades.
If you're hungry for California - French cuisine, you'll want to snag a reservation at Cezanne, the signature restaurant at Le Merigot. It's open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.
There's also Le Troquet Patio Lounge, featuring innovative cocktails and flavorful fare - the perfect place to stop by with friends or coworkers after a day of working or exploring Santa Monica beach.
Le Merigot Santa Monica has 175 guest rooms, each with a 37-inch flat-screen TV; a video game console, internet access, marble baths, a refrigerator, bathrobes, and 400 thread-count Frette linens. Some guest rooms have ocean views; all are pet-friendly.
There's also a gym featuring Cyber equipment, Pilates, yoga classes and private training; and a spa to help you relax with a massage, facial and other pampering treatments. You can also unwind in the steam room, sauna, or in the outdoor heated pool.
In addition to being a short walk from Santa Monica beach, the hotel is just nine miles from Los Angeles International Airport, and just 14 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
Nightly prices from $399. For more information, contact reservations at 888-734-8503; or contact the Marriott directly at 310-395-9700. You can also visit the hotel website here.