Santa Monica, California
This beachfront art deco landmark is named after the sequestered paradise in Frank Capra’s Lost Horizon (no relation to the Chinese Shangri-La hotel chain). It’s been luring guests to admire the California coast from its rooftop lounge for over 75 years.
What we loved Taking a bubble bath in the newly renovated open-concept marble bathroom and watching the sun set over the waves.
If you only have one night Feast on filet mignon tacos topped with avocado from the local farmers’ market at the Onyx lounge.
Bonus The 24-hour room service whips up a mean buffalo burger after a night out on the nearby Santa Monica Pier.