There’s perhaps no more neighborhood more emblematic of the Southern California lifestyle than Los Angeles’ Westside, with its marine-layered mornings and palm tree–lined streets. Its relative dissociation from the center of the city makes it extra special—a real retreat for locals and travelers alike. The accommodations range from eclectic bohemian stays to traditional beachside retreats, but all of them boast proximity to what you’re really here for: the ocean. If you’re looking for the ultimate Santa Monica stay, here are our favorite properties.
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