Santa Monica. There’s not a whole lot I need to say here as I’m sure you’ve heard of that little beachside town that has been the home, location and subject of the countless books, movies, bucket lists, TV shows, historical events, shopping destinations, famous hotels, restaurants, worldwide personalities and of course the pier – it’s kind of famous 😉
I live approximately 15min away from the SM beach front and I get down there as often as I can to shoot, beach or shop, however it has been a very long time since I’ve had a chance to actually explore. Partnering with the Wyndham Hotel at the Santa Monica Pier, I got the chance to not only get away from city life for the weekend but to get out and enjoy Santa Monica as a visiting vacay-er.
You know when you are holidaying its all about location right? Well you can’t get much better than the epic frontage at the Wyndham – literally across the street from the pier and 3rd St Promenade, you have world class shopping and attractions right on your doorstep.
Newly renovated, the friendly staff were super helpful and accommodating making it perfect for the avid traveler, families, tourist or weekender (like myself). The hotel not only offers an amazing location and comfortable surrounds but a great concierge service that will organize bike hire (a local favorite along the beach walk), beach towels, restaurant recommendations/reservations and if you are into yoga – epic beach sessions by the seaside. Added bonus – it’s also a puppy/pet friendly hotel! My gorgeous Staffy girl Coconut was invited to come along but unfortunately she lives back in Australia (missing her dearly!). For those whose pets aren’t worlds away – the Wyndham is as much an escape for your furbaby as it is you.
My favorite part (apart from the beach yoga!) was actually the room service. Being in marketing, I’m such a sucker for packaging and aesthetics, so when my morning breakfast came parceled picnic style, this actually motivated me to get out of my comfy bed and onto the beach to enjoy morning coffee and eggs under the sun.
From Snapchats to iPhone shots, I had so many photos from my Wyndham weekend that I put together a photo diary of what I got up to:
For me, this was the most perfect quick getaway and the best way to spend a weekend at the beach without the hassle of negotiating parking, being able to walk anywhere I needed and at the end of the day coming back to the comfort, ease and friendly faces of the Wyndham Hotel. For more information, jump on their website and keep up with all the happenings via their Facebook and Twitter pages.