For decades, the shores of Santa Monica hypnotized intrepid travelers as the final destination of Route 66. Whether you’re embarking on the famous cross-country road trip or flying out to star-studded Los Angeles, the Channel Road Inn is your ticket to a seaside paradise. Guests staying at this sophisticated Four Sisters Inn get the rare opportunity to rest inside a century-old Colonial Revival home. Formerly in disrepair, the estate received a complete makeover to start life anew as a charming bed and breakfast. With its unbeatable location near the sea and modern amenities, the Channel Road Inn has all the ingredients for total relaxation.
When you walk through the gorgeous oak front door, it doesn’t take long to realize why multiple renowned travel magazines selected it as the best bed and breakfast in Los Angeles. Guest rooms boast elegant furnishings, chic décor, wireless internet, spacious beds, and many include a fireplace, jetted spa tub, or balcony. The gracious staff spoils every guest with unmatched hospitality to ensure a comfortable visit to Santa Monica.
Guests receive complimentary breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres, delicious cookies, and the Four Sisters Inn signature Wine & Cheese Mini-Picnic. To release every ounce of stress, book an appointment at the spa to be pampered by well-trained therapists who know how to work out every kink. Feeling refreshed, you’ll be ready to frolic on the beach, play at the pier, or hike in the mountains.
Your Retreat by the Sea
Are you craving the laid-back beach lifestyle without being too far from the big city? With its sandy shores, chill vibes, and health-savvy residents, Santa Monica might be the ultimate coastal sanctuary for you. And you’re less than a 30-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles if you wish to skip over to the fast-paced urban sprawl. Though, we forgive you for never wanting to leave the surf, sand, and serenity of Santa Monica.
The Channel Road Inn sits a brisk stroll from the Pacific Ocean, and you can sneak a peek at the crashing waves from your balcony. Will Rogers State Beach is just up the block and has all the needed amenities for a day of seaside fun. Sunbathe on the wide shores, go for a refreshing swim, have a picnic, or rent a surfboard to hang ten.
Sorrento Beach is a little farther from the property, but its golden sands are a noted place for beach volleyball, and the adjacent Palisades Park offers sweeping ocean vistas. Venture to the iconic Santa Monica State Beach for fabulous views of the Santa Monica Pier and a bevy of recreational activities.
Explore Santa Monica Pier
Speaking of the Santa Monica Pier, dedicate at least one day of your beach getaway to this California icon. With its boutique shops, fabulous eateries, and family-friendly attractions, the pier has something for all ages. Cheerful vendors, street performers, and talented musicians create an electric vibe impossible to replicate and watching the sunset from the pier is an image that sticks with you forever.
Start your day with a ride on the solar-powered Ferris wheel and capture a beautiful photo overlooking the Pacific coast. Pacific Park includes thrill rides, carnival games, food stands, and souvenir shops for a day of nonstop family fun. Below the pier, the Heal the Bay Aquarium educates the public about native marine life and houses more than 100 species inside the facility.
The Santa Monica pier is among the most filmed locations in Los Angeles, and you never know when you might stumble upon a movie set or local celebrities. Just a short walk from the pier, the Third Street Promenade is a happening spot to shop at stylish retailers, grab fresh produce at farmers’ markets, and admire beautiful street art. If you visit during the balmy summer months, the pier hosts weekly concerts for nightly entertainment.
From the Sea to the Mountains
Just beyond the shoreline, the Santa Monica Mountains beckon nature enthusiasts with hiking trails, steep canyons, and diverse wildlife. The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area lies on the doorstep of the Channel Road Inn, and you’re a short drive from hundreds of trails to discover the wild side of Los Angeles.
Start your expedition with a 10-minute drive to Will Rogers State Historic Park and begin your ascent into the mountains on the Backbone Trail. The nearby Temescal Canyon Park features hikes that provide panoramic ocean views, radiant gardens, and picnic areas. Feel like you’re on a mini safari by roaming the wilderness inside Topanga State Park to find deer, birds, rattlesnakes, and other native creatures.
Closer to Los Angeles, the Griffith Park and Observatory is the city’s largest municipal park that offers dozens of exciting trails for trekking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign are incredible, and the Samuel Oschin Planetarium opens your eyes to the mysteries of the solar system.
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