The Oceana Beach Club Hotel is a secluded oasis of California coastal style where service and privacy reign supreme.
Here you'll find a true respite from the outside world once you step inside the Oceana's front doors - all the while knowing that the best of Santa Monica attractions await within walking distance of your hotel.
It's located within walking distance of Santa Monica's top attractions including the Santa Monica Pier, the trendy Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place shopping areas, Santa Monica beach, and some of the city's best ocean view restaurants.
Only hotel guests, however, have access to the relaxed atmosphere, attentive service and amenities at the Oceana hotel; including Tower 8 restaurant and a fitness center with recumbent bikes, elliptical machines, and free weights from Hoist.
In the 1950s, the luxurious Oceana Apartment Hotel was dubbed "California's newest apartment hotel." Hand-lettered advertisements pitched the private balconies, TV, maid service, and views of Santa Monica beach.
Such amenities and services captured the attention of none other than Stan Laurel (one-half of the comedic duo of Laurel & Hardy), who moved to the Oceana in 1958 with his wife, Ida.
He entertained dozens of celebrity friends in apartment 203, including Jerry Lewis, Dick Van Dyke, and Marcel Marceau.
Today, the very things that drew Laurel to 849 Ocean Avenue remain central to the Oceana experience.
With a nod to its history and heritage, this most sumptuous of Santa Monica hotels near the beach is home open and airy suite-style accommodations, with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
Full picture windows open to let in the sea breeze, and a lushly landscaped courtyard of palm trees surround a heated swimming pool, silently inviting you to relax and unwind in style.
Dining at Oceana Beach Club is a delicious treat. The intimate Tower 8 restaurant serves up classic coastal California cuisine with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients found at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market or sourced from the hotel's network of artisanal purveyors.
Breakfasts here are a star turn: each morning a European-style buffet awaits, featuring delectable local pastries and freshly baked bread, seasonal fruits and berries, house-made granola, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, artisanal cheeses, marmalades and preserves, and more.
This overview of the hotel was shot by a recent guest: