The luxe 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 perfectly located - just steps from the city's best attractions: 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.
It is also one of the most private - or exclusive - Santa Monica hotels. Only hotel guests 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 on the beach is home open and airy suite-style accommodations with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
Wide picture windows open to let in the sea breeze, and a lushly landscaped courtyard of palm trees surrounding a freeform heated swimming pool invite you to relax and unwind in style.
Dining at Oceana Beach Club is an exclusive destination in itself. Open exclusively to guests of the hotel, 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 fresh baked breads, seasonal fruits and berries, house-made granola, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, artisanal cheeses, marmalades and preserves, and more.
Oceana guests have a full menu of in-room spa treatments to choose from, including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, and hair salon service.
In the mood to get your blood pumping? The Oceana's on-site fitness center - also available exclusively to guests - offers the latest generation cardio and strength-training equipment including recumbent bikes, elliptical machines, free weights from Hoist, strength-training equipment and Woodway treadmills - each equipped with a flat screen TV. The fitness center is open 24 hours.
The concierge at the Oceana can also help you step up your fitness game by arranging private yoga, pilates, or meditation training from nearby Yada Yada Yoga. Santa Monica beach cruiser bicycles are also available to guests at no charge.
This is a pretty good overview of the hotel filmed by a recent guest and published on Youtube:
Rates at the Oceana Beach Club start at $404 nightly. For more information or reservations: (800) 777-0758; or contact the hotel directly at (310) 393-0486.
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