Built in 1910 by architect Frank T. Kegley, The Channel Road Inn in Santa Monica is a rare West Coast example of a shingle-clad Colonial Revival home.
Originally owned by Thomas McCall, a prominent local businessman, the house was moved to its current location near the beach in the Santa Monica Canyon in 1977.
After having been abandoned for years, and with the encouragement of the local historical societies, the house was lovingly restored and opened as a bed and breakfast in 1989.
Although extensive renovations have been done throughout the years, the house still boasts many of the original Craftsman accents such as the massive oak front door and Batchelder tiles in the living room fireplace.
Fun fact: Channel Road Inn was recently ranked as top bed and breakfast in Los Angeles by Conde Nast Traveler magazine as well as Travel and Leisure magazine.
With many rooms boasting fireplaces, balconies or a peek of the ocean, this charming and finely crafted historic inn offers visitors to the Los Angeles area a relaxing haven by the sea.
This Four Sisters Inn blends the modern luxuries and sophisticated services of a boutique hotel with the traditional amenities and architecture of a B & B.
Each morning from 7:30 am to 10 am there is a bountiful breakfast.
The signature breakfast buffet is included with your stay and features a hot entrée prepared by the innkeepers.
Baked French Toast, Chili Cheese Puff, Potato & Egg Frittata (gluten free) and Heavenly Eggs (gluten free) are just a sampling of what you can expect at breakfast each morning.
They also prepare a fresh baked good such as delicious Honey Lavender Breakfast Cake, Apricot Sea Salt Oat Bars and Cherry Pie Breakfast Bread.
Breakfast also always includes cereals, breads, fresh fruit, juice, tea and coffee. Most of the dishes are prepared each morning and can be found in its new 7th edition The Kitchen at Four Sisters Inns Cookbook.
After a day enjoying the sights and sounds of Santa Monica, don’t forget to return in time for afternoon wine and Hors D’oeuvres from 5 pm to 6:30 pm each day.
Join fellow guests for a glass of wine, plus assorted cheeses, dips, nuts as well as veggies and hummus. It’s the perfect way to relax and celebrate after a day of sightseeing.
Cookies are a Four Sisters Inns tradition and at Channel Road Inn, you’ll find freshly baked Chocolate Chip Cookies in your room, upon your arrival.
Guest rooms at Channel Road Inn have a king, queen or twin beds and many have a fireplace, jetted spa tub or a balcony.
Most rooms are ideal for the business traveler, some are practical for families traveling with children, and all are perfect for a memorable getaway.
Rates range from $225 to $425 and include full signature breakfast for two, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres, freshly-baked cookies and refreshments, turndown (on request), wireless internet, and onsite parking.
There are seven different room types – two of the most luxurious room options are its Spa Suite and Superior Guestrooms.
Its Spa Suite features a queen bed, oversized jetted spa tub and a flat panel television. It has a private bathroom with a shower and two luxuriously soft robes.
You’ll find a separate sitting room that offers a pull-out sofa and a flat panel television. There’s also a writing desk and alarm clock radio.
The Superior Guestroom with fireplace has a queen bed and private bathroom with a tub and shower combination.
You’ll find two luxuriously soft robes to enjoy your getaway (guest room nine also features a private patio, guest room three features a jetted spa tub and a separate shower and guest room 15 features a a private entrance and a small deck).
The Channel Road Inn is located at 219 W. Channel Road, Santa Monica.
For more information, call 310.459.1920 or visit www.channelroadinn.com.