The JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot is a deluxe, French-styled hotel directly across from the Pacific Ocean. You can be at the Santa Monica pier, the convention center, or high-end shops within an easy 5-minute walk. Or, you can relax with a luxurious spa treatment on site.
Guestrooms blend Californian charm with European sophistication, from premium linens and goose-down duvets to pale gold accents and marble baths. All rooms have minibars, mini-fridges, and 37-inch flat-screen TVs, and some feature ocean views. Internet access is also available.
The hotel's onsite restaurant, Cézanne, specializes in classical French cooking, and the onsite bar, LeTroquet, keeps guests happy with rare liqueurs and wines from Europe. Outside, teak loungers and blue umbrellas set the mood for relaxation next to the pool.
Opportunities to stay fit abound, with a poolside cardio deck and a well-equipped, indoor fitness center. And, of course, the beach is just across the street.
Aficionados of fine art and unconventional architecture will find plenty within a 15-minute drive. You'll be just a few minutes from Venice Beach with dozens of galleries, historic homes, and canals reminiscent of the Italian namesake.