Why We Love This Hotel
- Fodor's calls this 4-star retreat "a true Santa Monica icon"
- Five-minute walk to the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade and the beach
- Catch an incredible sunset from patio with views of the water
- Guest rooms come equipped with free Wi-Fi
Santa Monica's The Georgian can't be missed: a grand art deco marvel painted an arresting aqua and accented in bronze grill work. The interior is as LA Gatsby as the exterior, with a bright and airy lobby, marble floors, vintage tiles and sea-foam accents. It may not have as many amenities as its competitors, but guests will love coming home here.
Rooms are a bit small and views vary, but they're equipped with free Wi-Fi, modern TVs and access to 24-hour room service. The staff really bends over backwards here, which adds authenticity to the bygone vibes. The veranda, where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served, showcases seriously gorgeous views of the sea and is a fantastic spot to people watch.
There's no pool here, but guests may not miss it thanks to the hotel's location five minutes from the Santa Monica Pier, the beach and the Third Street Promenade.