SAnta Monica Proper
Loose Luxury in the heart of Santa Monica
Food & Drink
For those coming from the south, you would be surprised to stumble upon this building on a city block. Kelly Wearstler's interior creations add to the mix between modern design, almost taking after Dancing House in Prague, combined with a landmark historical building on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and & 7th Street. The building features a rooftop pool, a unique addition to the Santa Monica hotel scene. There are three restaurants to choose from in-house; Onda, Palma and Calabra as well as a large plethora of fantastic places to eat within walking distance. The hotel offers 24,000 square feet of meeting and event space so it is perfect for business meetings or a retreat.
The building itself is LEED certified and employs sustainability practices throughout. With Parachute robes and Fili D’oro sheets in each room, clean comfort it everything. I would recommend a balcony room or suite to take advantage of the ocean breezes and views spanning for miles. The rooms have curated amenities, Vifa bluetooth speakers, Aesop bathroom essentials and my personal favorite the hand-picked minibar. This minibar puts the classic soda, chips, and candy to shame. With Hu chocolate, matcha, local wines (Summerland Winery, a Santa Barbara favorite was featured!), sustainable jerky, Go Macro bars, kombucha, cold brew, wellness shots, Woodford Reserve Bourbon and many more options you really couldn’t create a better selection. The design of the rooms is perfect for the maximization of space and flow.
We indulged in a morning coffee on the balcony before heading downstairs for pastries and fresh-pressed juice at Palma to send us on our way.
The stay was everything you could want out of a hotel. Blending health and wellness, indulgent cuisine, conscious environmental outlooks, and the excitement of Los Angeles, Santa Monica Proper has it all.