When you enter the grand Casa Del Mar, a luxurious hotel on the sands of Santa Monica, you know you’re in for something extraordinary. The lobby alone, with its sweeping staircases, elegant tiling, warm wood accents and dazzling ambiance instantly transport you to another era. This is not your typical beach hotel…this is a piece of California history.
Recommended Resort: Casa Del Mar. When the Casa Del Mar says, “Go to your room,” you should willingly oblige. Guest rooms are sunlit with that glorious southern California sunshine, many with beautiful Pacific views. The color schemes are light and airy, the perfect complement to the beachfront setting. Glass shutters open up from the Hydrothermal bathtub to the bedroom, the former covered in Italian marble. Guests enjoy terrycloth robes and plenty of signature amenities.
Check in: 1910 Ocean Boulevard in Santa Monica. 310-581-5533, hotelcasadelmar.com
Check Out: Catch. The signature eatery at Casa Del Mar, Catch offers California cuisine with more than a nod to the vibrant local seafood in their own back yard. Executive chef Jason Bowlin combines this local fare with fresh market ingredients for a menu that’s out of this world.
There’s also a wine bar for tastings, plenty of steak for you carnivores and a gluten-free menu. The Lobby Lounge is also a great place to watch the sunset and sip a cool cocktail with listening to a live set.
Don’t Miss: Sea Wellness Spa. This eco-friendly spa will get you loosened up and glowing in time for your romantic night on the town. We suggest the Diamond Magnetic Body Ritual, an incomparable and luxurious experience that purifies body and mind, helping eliminate the effects of the electromagnetic pollution or the stress caused by our daily life.
The treatment begins with a balancing of chakras with gems and is followed by an application of luminous mud with diamond dust combined with a massage using the magnetic tools. This beauty ritual amplifies the energy and unloads the tension and stress gained day after day.
Blog post by Always a Bridesmaid Columnist Darren Elms.
Photos courtesy of Casa Del Mar.
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