c/o The Maidstone
10 rooms, 6 suites, 3 cottages.
Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon.
Dining options: The Living Room Restaurant is a bright, whimsical space serving seasonal, local dishes with a Scandinavian touch for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea. The restaurant embraces a Slow Food mantra and sources fish, herbs, meat, and produce locally. Dishes range from Swedish favorites like köttbullar, or Swedish meatballs, to enticing main courses like crispy duck breast with grilled peaches.
Spa and gym details: There is complimentary yoga in the Buddha Garden during the summer season, bikes are available to rent, and spa services can be arranged in the rooms.
Who's it for: Luxury, eco-minded travelers with an affinity for Scandinavian design. Couples who love to travel with their pooch.
Our favorite rooms: Each room is inspired by a Scandinavian celebrity. Our favorites include the Carl Von Linné cottage with a wood-burning fireplace and private garden and the opulent Birgit Nilsson room decorated in rich velvet with a windowed sitting room.
Don't forget: Ask about beach parking permits, which the hotel provides to make a day at the beach a breeze.
Insider Tip: In 2015, Austere, the Scandinavian design showroom based in Downtown L.A., opened a permanent outpost inside c/o The Maidstone selling goods from some of their most popular Scandinavian brands, including Schnayderman's, and Bjork & Berries. In addition, the common areas of the hotel are outfitted with classic designs from Scandinavian brands such as Artek and Louis Poulsen, all available for purchase through Austere.