With all the trappings of a luxurious boutique hotel – welcome glass of sparkling wine, super-comfortable beds and friendly, intuitive service – the Viceroy is packed with contemporary chic. A stay here ensures you’ll keep up with the Californian lifestyle vibe; workout in the state-of-the-art gym, hire a personal fitness trainer for a session on the broad sands of Santa Monica Beach just one block away, and revel in the Pacific Ocean surfing action. The Viceroy offers sophisticated dining, both indoors and outdoors, with Santa Monica’s extensive restaurant scene, Third Street Promenade and famous Santa Monica Pier all an easy stroll away. Unwind and relax in rooms and suites that exude laid-back beachside charm. Soothing neutral tones are flecked with delightful splashes of colour, and through sliding glass doors many rooms glimpse views of the ocean. There’s a classy, intimate feel to the elegant courtyard garden, fringed with private cabanas. As evening falls, the lively retro-glam lounge bar extends poolside to become another of Santa Monica’s many buzzing nightspots.