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Top 10 California coast hotels

Cruising along California's iconic Highway 1? Here are the hands-down best places to stay on the way

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Palihouse Santa Monica Hotel, Santa Monica
Brian Stevens

Palihouse Santa Monica Hotel, Santa Monica

Two blocks from the Promenade, the 36-room Palihouse Santa Monica preserved the bones of its historic 1927 Spanish colonial revival building even as it transformed into a boutique hotel. The grand lobby has Malibu tile floors and a wood-burning fireplace, as well as the original fresco ceilings.

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