Haute Top 5: Coolest Hotel Lobbies in Southern California

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1 Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

Its plethora of freshly cut roses and epic, awe-inspiring view of the Pacific makes this SoCal lobby hard to beat.
1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629

2 Montage Laguna Beach

Lean back and relax in Craftsman-inspired decor to soak in the SoCal beach experience from this tony Laguna Beach resort while sipping a cocktail and taking in truly magical views of the beach below.
30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

3 Casa del Mar

Casa del Mar
Coastal Italy meets SoCal cool at Casa del Mar, where you'll experience 360 degree views of the surf and sand from its on-site restaurant, Terrazza Lounge.
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405

4 SLS Beverly Hills

The lobby of SLS Beverly Hills is a bit like wandering into Wonderland thanks to whimsical touches and fabulous interiors designed by the great Philippe Starck.
465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

5 Millennium Biltmore

Millennium Biltmore/Facebook
he home of Hollywood glamour, the historic Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles has been the choice of celebrities, presidents, and dignitaries, and the backdrop for many movies and TV shows (including the original "Ghostbusters," hello!). Designated as a historic-cultural landmark, the interior of this beloved hotel, built in 1923, features frescos and murals, carved marble fountains and columns, crystal chandeliers, and embroidered tapestries. Its enormity is magnificent.