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Staycation: The Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica

The Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica-suite decor+window

The Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica is by far our favorite place to get away for a mini staycation in Los Angeles. Not only is it a phenomenal hotel with a fantastic staff & customer service, gorgeous suites and an amazing view, it’s literally 12 miles from our house. But as you know or may have heard, regardless of how many miles to and fro, getting anywhere nearby in LA is always at least a 20-30 minute drive due to the traffic. So while driving into Santa Monica on an average day is sort of a pain in the arse, booking a hotel room for two nights and three days and walking everywhere within those parameters really makes us feel like we’re on a little tropical getaway.

Los Angeles has so many amazing hotels, it’s kind of a crime to not spend some time in them, even if we do live 20 minutes away. That said, our original 5 year anniversary getaway/stay-cay plan was to spend a night at the Roosevelt Hotel in the Marilyn suite. But because it was Labor Day weekend, they had a minimum 3 day booking rule. So we went back to the ocean like we did in 2009.

Unfortunately a trip to the ocean makes this little lady not want to leave said ocean and force her husband to re-think all future house-buying plans to try to get a more permanent ocean view. Which, as you may also know, is near-impossible in LA unless you’ve struck it rich or are lucky enough to have found a rent controlled apartment or condo.

Blah, blah, blah… here’s a little or a long photo post of our suite & parts of our trip.

The Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica-suite decor-living room The Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica-suite decor-desk and orange chair

The Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica-suite decor-champagne glasses

green chair The Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica-suite decor-books

I love the decor in these suites {we were in a Signature Ocean View Suite}… and in fact called the front desk to buy the cute Jonathan Adler snail figurine box on our nightstand {yes, everything is for sale ;} but I do wonder about The New Yorker coffee table book in a beach hotel, lol.

floral print couch + yellow walls + nesting tables + santa monica

reading los angeles magazine

the oceana hotel bed + my vintage luggage

We LOVED our little balcony and spent many hours reading and relaxing on it.

the oceana hotel bed  the oceana hotel + suite with balcony

view of ocean avenue in Santa Monica + Palm Trees

View to the left from our balcony down Ocean Ave.

Sea NY cotton day dress with Kooba Jonnie bag and sandals from Spain

Just to walk down to 3rd Street for some shopping. Dress by Sea NY {same as my leopard print one but cotton}, Kooba “Jonnie” bag in brown courtesy of Kooba, Abarcas sandals from Spain, various bangles & leather lanyard bracelet and Tom Ford cat eyes.

The Oceana Hotel in Santa Monica-suite decor

bathroom at the oceana hotel in santa monica bathroom   at the oceana hotel in santa monica+ vintage chanel cosmetic bags

palm trees   in  santa monica california

Though after the first day, I really only used my iphone for photos other than outfit shots because I couldn’t be bothered with lugging my Nikon everywhere I still have far too many to fit into one post. Thus, I’ll be posting for the next day or so {dinner/outfit/new rings/pool attire, etc.} and then back to regularly scheduled outfit shots and DIYs. Bear with me 😉


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Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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