Le Merigot, A JW Marriott Hotel & Spa
This beachfront hotel is located near the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica’s Ocean Front Walk. Each of the 173 rooms have canary-yellow walls and come with private balconies and marble-tiled bathrooms. There are two French-accented restaurants on-site, including Le Troquet patio lounge, and the more elaborate Cézanne, which serves dishes like sautéed Pacific halibut with Nicoise salad, and oven-roasted Berkshire pork chop with mustard and peach chutney. Le Merigot has an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and spa.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.