From our US office:
Retreat to a AAA 4-Diamond oceanfront hotel in swanky Santa Monica starting at £173 (US$278) per night, including taxes. Stay near the Santa Monica Pier until 3 January, 2013 -- including weekends and holidays -- and get:
The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel features an oceanfront pool, outdoor fire pits, full-service spa, restaurant and direct access to the beach and Santa Monica Pier. Located just around the corner from the Third Street Promenade, the hotel is in an ideal location by the beach, shops and restaurants.
Not available on: 31 December