Oceana Beach Club, Santa Monica

We suggest a summer getaway to Oceana Beach Club Hotel, Santa Monica, California. High above the Pacific in this Los Angeles beach town, designer Anthony Baratta has just redone the exterior and all of the public areas at the former Hotel Oceana—now the Oceana Beach Club Hotel—in an engaging 1960s Mad Men style with molded wood furniture, bold patterned fabrics, and the odd Adirondack chair.

The biggest news at the 70-room hotel, however, is the new Tower 8 restaurant, helmed by star Santa Monica chef Josiah Citrin, whose nearby Mélisse has garnered two Michelin stars.

Besides experiencing his sumptuous cuisine, guests at the hotel can book a special package to visit Santa Monica’s farmer’s market with Citrin as their guide. Or, they can explore the area’s coast and mountains on bicycles. - vogue.com

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