by: Gabby Mejia
Won a getaway courtesy of A Hotel Life & Krug's Instagram competition!
July 4th Weekend
Me and my boyfriend and creative partner, Danilo Lauria
Avi Brosh's distinctive curation and attention to detail.
Conjuring Gertrude Stein, Hemingway, Joyce, Picasso and Matisse in the Palihouse SM salon.
The ubiquitous P.
Sumptuous window banquettes.
Dramatic curtain call.
Bubbly welcomes are always best.
Prints, papers, palettes, particulars...Palihouse.
P. is for a perfect night's sleep.
We almost stole the robes.
Full-size kitchens, perfect for longer stays.
The sunlit breakfast nook.
Selfies in the dressing room's vanity mirror.
Lovely garden terrace with Malibu tiles and Cyprus trees.
Cruising by the Santa Monica Pier on the rental Linus Dutchi bikes.
The elegant Spanish Colonial Revival-style.
Highs + Lows
The Linus “Dutchi” bike rentals for cruising along the beach from Santa Monica to Venice or Malibu; or to Abbot Kinney, Third Street Promenade or the Santa Monica Farmers Market, where you can fill the basket up with organic produce to cook in your very own Palihouse kitchen.
100% smoke free.
Handsome, well-appointed, spacious suites with stealable custom toiletries and stationery; but they’ll charge you for that irresistable Le Labo candle, so think before you strike the match!
No pool. If you’re not into chilly, briny Pacific dips, they’ll arrange to take you to Annenberg Beach House for use of its pool.
Front desk can be understaffed and slow during busier periods, but they more than make up for it with courteous, knowledgeable and accommodating service.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Unique, sophisticated, eccentric boutique beach lodge.
Smart, cultivated, old world meets 21st Century Modernist salon. Good for horn-rimmed, spec-wearing, literary types – details, details, details! The hotel is meticulously riddled with bric-a-brac, oil paintings, textiles galore, bespoke wallpaper, bell jar terrariums and taxidermy.
On a quiet block of Third Street, just steps from bustling Third Street Promenade and the beach.
Big band mornings, Indie afternoons/evenings.
- Year Opened
2013, one-month old!
- Designed By
Owner Avi Brosh
Neither. The beach is a stone’s throw away.
Cozy café in the salon-esque lobby offers a good breakfast and lunch menu.
No bar, though the quaint, diminutive coffee counter will soon be serving cocktails exclusively to hotel guests.
Complimentary throughout the hotel; free hardwired, high-speed internet as well.
We found the well-mannered progeny of the chic, worldly guests poking about the lobby’s curio totally adorbs.
Good bang for your buck.
In the Area
Cora’s Coffee Shoppe
1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Slammin’ gourmet brunch for a song with organic ingredients from nearby Santa Monica Farmers Market. Get there mad EARLY!
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA
Close enough in nearby Pacific Palisades. Epic Greco-Roman grandeur and a magnificent antiquities collection that will transport you to ancient eras.
Santa Monica Pier
santa monica pier
Classic Santa Monica landmark. Seaside wharf, rides, eateries, concerts, surfing and more.
8465 Holloway Dr, West Hollywood, CA