1920s Colonial Revival…
We recently had a little staycation at the Palihouse in Santa Monica (opened in 2013). With 38 rooms and tucked away in a residential area, it’s almost hidden and completely peaceful. When you pull up, a three-story, 1920s Revival building greets you with an enchanting garden with tall greenery, a fountain and even a bocce ball court.
It’s adorable and feels like you’re worlds away.
Check into a high-ceiling lobby filled with antiques, dark leather, woodburning fireplace and a vintage elevator.
Many of the rooms here are meant for longer stays, so most are fitted with full kitchens, a vanity area and large, airy living rooms. We stayed in the one-bedroom apartment and it was so spacious and comfortable! We opened all the windows and let that beachy breeze in (BTW, the beach is only a five minute walk away).
Things to know…
Because of its residential location, this property is alcohol-free. BUT there are plenty of restaurants + bars within walking distance (we walked to FIG for dinner and Bungalow is also only a 7 minute walk) or you can even bring your own bottle(s) to your room.
There is no fitness center or pool here but the beach is very close. All this adds to the charm of this boutique hotel, making you feel very “at home” and relaxed.
On the weekends, there is a free breakfast spread for guests including coffees, teas, hardboiled eggs, toast + pastries.
Pets stay for $125/stay and the hotel provides comfy dog beds, bowls + homemade treats.