Glowing reviews. Celebrity nods. See what the world has to say about Oceana.
The New York Times
Newly remodeled to pay homage to its midcentury roots, this 70-room hotel ditched its bright Mediterranean colors in favor of sun-bleached shades of blue in the pool courtyard. The lobby
now features ’60s-inspired furnishings, including geometric-patterned rugs and a mobile-like chandelier. Rooms evoke a beach house with floral pillows and lemon-yellow walls. The chef Josiah Citrin, a Santa Monica native known for the Mélisse restaurant nearby, has opened the more casual Tower 8 in the hotel, focusing on Southern California seasonal dishes.
San Diego Magazine
...For a more upscale retreat, head north to Oceana Beach Club Hotel (849 Ocean Avenue) in Santa Monica. The newly remodeled 70-room boutique hotel is radiant with high design, warm soft-paletted suites, ocean views, and a heart-shaped pool. Two Michelin-starred chef Josiah Citrin oversees the culinary program—enjoy a smoky mescal margarita and fresh tuna tartare with avo mousseline. Take advantage of ocean-view yoga classes in the park across the street and free beach cruisers... Written by Ann Wycoff
The Carat Diet
"...Earlier this year, Michelin-Starred Chef Josiah Citrin of Melisse in Santa Monica, designed a new menu for the properties retro-chic Tower 8 restaurant and bar. The scene is like something out of the Jetson’s or Mad Men with mid-century modern furnishings in shades of blue and green. The menu on one hand reflects a casual café environment but the offerings and service are fine dining material. A small plate must is the mini-lobster roll which is more like a sandwich pocket stuffed with the juicy crustacean meat from Maine– and its far better than any of the other versions served on the Westside. Entrees include a flaky wild King salmon with bok-choy and shitake mushrooms. For lunch, try a Paso prime grass-fed burger or Cuban braised pork shoulder sandwich with a side of Tuscan kale salad."
“The Oceana Santa Monica is a top-quality luxury hotel with clean, nicely decorated, spacious rooms.”
“Hotel Oceana; a luxe gem in Santa Monica.”
“Located on Ocean Ave., directly across the street from the water, Oceana is the epitome of boutique luxury.”
Los Angeles Magazine
“It’s like Shutters, but cooler.”
“Large accommodations, friendly, can-do service, and a comfortable, luxurious style in seaside Santa Monica make Oceana Santa Monica a great, business-friendly hideaway in L.A… The joy of the long sunset over the Pacific, the delicious food and drinks at the Ocean Lounge, and the smiling staff made me want to return very soon.”
“From the vibrant, eye-popping décor of the suites to the sunny Euro-style courtyard, the hotel feels like a private beach house.”
Hull Daily Mail
“… the gorgeous Hotel Oceana, just a short stroll from Santa Monica Pier and its fabulous wide beach. The ocean front hotel was a bastion of luxury and we had to tear ourselves away each day to explore.”
The Hollywood Reporter
“… a resplendent beachside sanctuary.”
“ … A paradise-like beach escape reminiscent of a chic, Caribbean bungalow. It’s a secluded oasis in which only hotel guests have access to experience all of the remarkable services offered in the impeccable, relaxed atmosphere… Endless summers are finally within reach any time of year.”