Gabby Mejia

Palihouse

Santa Monica

by: Gabby Mejia

  • Why

    Won a getaway courtesy of A Hotel Life & Krug's Instagram competition!

  • When

    July 4th Weekend

  • Who

    Me and my boyfriend and creative partner, Danilo Lauria

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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.

: 40/50
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  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Unique, sophisticated, eccentric boutique beach lodge.

  • Vibe

    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.

  • Location

    On a quiet block of Third Street, just steps from bustling Third Street Promenade and the beach.

  • Rooms

    38

  • Music

    Big band mornings, Indie afternoons/evenings.

  • Year Opened

    2013, one-month old!

  • Designed By

    Owner Avi Brosh

  • Pool/Gym

    Neither. The beach is a stone’s throw away.

  • Restaurant

    Cozy café in the salon-esque lobby offers a good breakfast and lunch menu.

  • Bar

    No bar, though the quaint, diminutive coffee counter will soon be serving cocktails exclusively to hotel guests.

  • Wifi

    Complimentary throughout the hotel; free hardwired, high-speed internet as well.

  • Children

    We found the well-mannered progeny of the chic, worldly guests poking about the lobby’s curio totally adorbs.

  • Price

    Good bang for your buck.

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