The Talk of the Town

Discover the allure of Santa Monica’s main attraction, as told by those who say it best. 


10 Best Hotels in Santa Monica

Afar Magazine ranks the 10 best hotels in Santa Monica in order of the top-notch service that makes you feel right at home.


Best Hotel For Design Lovers In Los Angeles: Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels And Resorts

Checking into Oceana Santa Monica feels like checking into your most stylish friend’s beautiful beach house, and design lovers in particular are sure to be wowed by the property’s chic, sophisticated, but still very coastal décor.


The Los Angeles West Side Guide

Our west side guide can be broken into Santa Monica, Venice, Mar Vista, Marina del Rey, West LA, Pacific Palisades, and Brentwood.


20 Best Beachside Restaurants In LA

Like many major cities, Los Angeles is home to busy nightlife, renowned restaurants, and world-class museums. However, its coastal location allows LA to stand apart from the competition.


Travel + Leisure Readers' 15 Favorite City Hotels in Greater Los Angeles of 2023

These glam properties — perfect for chill staycations and international visits — are celebrated by locals and visitors alike in our annual "World’s Best Awards" survey for 2023.


Travel + Leisure Readers' 15 Favorite City Hotels in the Continental U.S. of 2023

Voters valued personal service and a great location in our annual "World’s Best Awards" survey for 2023.


The Ultimate Guide to Santa Monica & The Pacific Palisades

Los Angeles’ beloved beachside enclaves have some of the best shopping, relaxation and more of the entire county. See below for our ultimate guide to Santa Monica and the Pacific Palisades.


The Best Retro, Revamped, and Redesigned Motels and Hotels in Los Angeles

Check into these newly updated spots for a spectacular stay.


Escape to Hotel Oceana, A Coastal Hideaway in Santa Monica

A true escape awaits at Hotel Oceana, a coastal hideaway in Santa Monica that feels worlds away from L.A.’s daily grind.


U.S News’ Best Hotels in Santa Monica, CA

The US News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Santa Monica, analyzing industry awards, hotel star ratings, and top user ratings. 


Check In/Check Out: Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica

The recently refreshed property marries Hollywood glamour with California coastal cool.


Five Luxurious New Hollywood-Loved Hotels That Debuted in 2019

Hollywood A-listers traveled around the world to stay in 2019’s most luxurious new hotels.