Whale Cove Inn
On a bluff overlooking the rugged Pacific coastline, the 2007-opened inn is made of stone, steel, cable, and glass. Its seven 1,000-square-foot-suites have white wood-beam ceilings and understated accents such as cream-colored sofas and mahogany tables. Watch bald eagles, gray whales, and distant ocean storms from the terrace in your suite.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.