Santa Monica is full of some awesome hotels that are worth checking out.
Kissing the border of Venice, this hotel is quaint, nice, and moderately priced. If you're lucky, you can have an ocean-view too.
Shutters was the first hotel I ever stayed at in Los Angeles and it left a crazy impression on me. The views are breathtaking, and the brunch is delicious too. Get the pancakes. Always.
The views are everything here. Moderately priced for the location, too.
I've never stayed here, but as a diner, the views don't get much better. The food is stellar too, actually, which surprised me a bit.
Pricey but oh so beautiful! The super white decor and sleek design will make you feel all warm inside. The outside area is the perfect place to meet out-of-town guests for a few appetizers and a cocktail.