The vast, jaw-dropping atrium of this gorgeous Santa Monica hotel contains a delightful bar with numerous seating options: a comfortable couch in the library area, wicker chairs at dining tables, seats with views of the fireplace and the ocean. Gorgeous waitresses will occasionally bug you for your order, but they're just as friendly when you say no. This a great place to curl up with a book, meet up with friends, or just nurse a drink.
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