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Best Hotels for Celebrity Sightings in Los Angeles

Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel

Photo Courtesy of Viceroy Santa Monica

Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel

The Viceroy is run by the Viceroy Hotel and Resorts, which also operates Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills. This seaside boutique luxury Santa Monica hotel overlooks the Pacific Ocean at the junction of Ocean Avenue and Pico Boulevard. The lush, secluded grounds provide a tranquil escape.

LOCATION
The Viceroy is located on Ocean Avenue, just one block from Santa Monica beach. It is a 15-minute stroll to Downtown Santa Monica and the Third Street Promenade for shopping and a 13-minute walk to the Downtown Santa Monica Train Station, which gives you direct access to Hollywood, Downtown LA, and Universal Studios.

DECOR
British colonial style meets the Hamptons. The overall theme is Hollywood Regency meets Colonial Britain. Kelly Wearstler’s bold, retro décor combines an English countryside vibe with a chic and modern flair. The Hollywood Regency style is conveyed through mirror-paneled walls, black-and-gray-striped carpeting, mini-chandeliers, and deco-style gazebos with French dining furniture.

ROOMS
162 guest bedrooms including the spacious Empire Suite and penthouse Monarch Suite-- 320 square feet for Viceroy Rooms, 470 for Grandes, and 640-plus for Suites. Most with ocean views, all rooms feature pillowtop beds with feather duvets and comforters. Luxurious marble-tiled bathrooms have power showers and Natura Bisse products with refillable Neil George body wash shampoo and conditioner. You will want to upgrade to a Viceroy Ocean View room for a partial or full view of Santa Monica Beach through floor-to-ceiling sliding windows.

AMENITIES
All rooms come with sleek Hollywood Regency style and amenities like Sferra linens, full-size Neil George bath, hair and body products, hi-def Sony TVs, DVD players, wireless high-speed Internet, and 24-hour room service.

POOL
The 1920s-style pool scene is a vision, with two serene swimming pools flanked by tailored black and white striped cabanas perfect for lounging in the sun by day, or dining under the stars by night. The two outdoor pools are on a sleek terrace, romantically lit with white candelabra by night.

BEACH
Paddleboards and surfboards can be arranged through the concierge. Complimentary bicycles are also available. You can also do an outdoor workout with a trainer on the beach.

FITNESS CENTER
The 24-hour fitness center overlooks the pool and comes with an array of cardio machines with built-in TVs and free weights. Massage and spa treatments both in-room and poolside.

CAST RESTAURANT
Chef Tony DiSalvo serves farm-to-table, globally inspired cuisine, locally sourced from Santa Monica’s farmer’s market for all three meals, plus weekend brunch. Indoor and outdoor seating available weather permitting. Reserve a table on the poolside outdoor patio, reminiscent of an outdoor garden with bistro lights and heat lamps or dine in a private cabana.

CAST BAR
Cast Lounge is the indoor/outdoor exclusive hotel bar with two-tone leather upholstered wingback chairs, Chinoiserie accents, and an emerald-green sofa serving chic classic cocktails. Cast bar starts in the lobby and, at night, extends around the two pools and with private cabanas.

PET FRIENDLY
Pups will be spoiled with a custom Viceroy dog bed, leash, food and water bowls, plush toys, and treat.

CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS
Rumored celebrity sightings include Dustin Hoffman, Sting, Demi Moore, Cindy Crawford, Alyssa Milano, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mira Sorvino, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

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Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel



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