Viceroy Santa Monica

The pool and cabanas at the Viceroy are elegant, luxurious, and notoriously private.

Viceroy Santa Monica has been an icon of the beach scene for 20 years. And it keeps getting better.

A recently completed $21 million renovation includes an all-new poolside experience with an expansive outdoor patio and open-air cabanas; a re-stylized lounge; a revamped fitness center; a new art collection; and a new indoor-outdoor restaurant, Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue.

The restaurant, which includes an indoor lounge, outdoor patio, café, restaurant, and poolside bar scene, comes on the cusp of a sweeping redesign of the iconic beachside hotel by award-winning San Francisco design firm EDG.

A Nightlife and Dining Destination

Viceroy Santa Monica's new dining and nightlife destination is a sweeping, indoor-outdoor scene where laid-back vibes ripple far beyond the poolside. 

Tap into the coastal energy in each of its vibrant spaces: wraparound indoor-outdoor bar, outdoor dining terrace, modern dining room, coffee bistro, and poolside cabanas. From latte-spiked mornings to cocktail-splashed nights, you’ll be inspired to unwind under the palms and let the ocean breeze find you.

As the “vibrant social hub” of Viceroy,  Sugar Palm features a California coastal menu crafted by Chef Jason Francisco who takes inspiration from his diverse background living in Singapore, Italy, Germany, Holland, Turkey, and Hawaii.

Rooted in utilizing the freshest ingredients possible, emphasizing local produce, Chef Francisco and his team use California purveyors like Niman Ranch in Northern California for meat, Fish King in Glendale that sources almost all seafood from Long Beach and Santa Barbara, and Scarborough Farms in Oxnard for produce.

The design of Sugar Palm mirrors the laid-back elegance of Santa Monica from the lounge to the wraparound bar, patio, and seven cabanas including, one dedicated dining cabana that can seat up to eight guests.

Outdoor fireplaces and a colorful mural — “IJEOMA” by local artist Evelyn Leigh — immediately draw guests to dine under the palm trees on the patio.

The wood accents of the indoor lounge are reminiscent of the nearby Santa Monica Pier, while colorful abstracts by artist Monica Perez reinforce Sugar Palm, Ocean Avenue’s place as the social hub of Viceroy Santa Monica.  

Whether you’re lounging poolside or letting your mind drift over a martini, this is the place for slow days and fast company.

The reimagined beach hotel with 162 guestrooms/suites brings guests an all-new poolside experience with an expansive outdoor patio and open-air cabanas, redone with light structures and angled “windows” on the roof to look like abstracted lifeguard towers.

Viceroy Santa Monica Accommodations

Viceroy guestroom

Viceroy Santa Monica guest rooms are the next best thing to your own luxury beach house.

Viceroy Santa Monica guestrooms and suites feature city and ocean views. Bright, airy, and spacious, they entice you to slip into a vacation state of mind. Or, when business calls, get in the zone at the generous work desk.

Blame it on the well-appointed cabanas or Santa Monica's mostly pleasant weather. Whatever the reason, the poolside exudes a chic ambiance that invites guests to cozy up in the cabanas or mingle seamlessly throughout the backyard.

From a Sunday poolside scene to an elegant cocktail party beneath the stars, the lush gardens and airy space provide the perfect beachy backdrop. 

Whether you’re lounging poolside or letting your mind drift over a martini, it’s clear: This is the place for slow days and fast company.