Palihouse Santa Monica
Rooms from $350, palihousesantamonica.com
The Pailhouse was built in 1927 when Santa Monica was the end of the line on the Los Angeles railroad and guests came from all around the globe for some quiet R&R. These days, the boutique hotel is nestled in a residential neighborhood of a bustling beach town and, after a complete renovation earlier this year, boasts a brand new look. The 38-room building’s Moorish-influenced Mediterranean Revival architecture is livened up by a thoughtful mishmash of antiques, art, taxidermy, patterned textiles and off-the-wall wallpaper.