Channel Road Inn
Named one of the nation’s top seaside inns by Travel + Leisure, this quiet B&B is housed in a blue-shingled Colonial Revival building less than a block from Santa Monica Beach. The 15 individually designed guest rooms are bright and airy, with large windows overlooking Channel Road (and a sliver of ocean) or the landscaped backyard, which includes a rose garden and a blue-tiled hot tub. Select rooms also contain four-poster beds, fireplaces, and private balconies. Each stay includes a complimentary breakfast buffet, as well as afternoon wine and freshly baked cookies served in the fireside living room.