A timeless aesthetic was born the moment audiences saw Diane Keaton’s dreamy home in the iconic film “Something’s Gotta Give.” The neutral tones, that light-and-airy kitchen and, of course, the enviable beachfront location made this place practically the third star of the movie after Keaton and Jack Nicholson.

Flash-forward 20 years, and the coastal design dream — spearheaded by the film’s director Nancy Meyers, who had a following for luxe-meets-comfortable home vibes in her other movies like “The Parent Trap” and “The Holiday” — inspires. the public

These days, millennials and Gen Xers are longing for the coastal grandma life: abundant white linens, clean lines, and mid-century modern furniture that blend seamlessly to achieve a balance of sophistication and comfort.

If a full house remodel isn’t in the budget, don’t despair. We’ve found the best beach hotels that give off those Meyers-esque vibes. At these properties, you can live out your boggy beach dreams — and maybe even gather design inspiration for your next home renovation.

West Coast

Shore House at The Dell, Curio Collection by Hilton – San Diego

Hotel del Coronado

Opened in 2022, Shore House at the Dell is a slightly smaller neighborhood to the famed 1880s Victorian beachfront oasis that is the Hotel del Coronado.

The lobby’s beautiful open-concept design flows seamlessly from room to room, but the crown jewel is the Shore House Bistro, which matches the aforementioned Nancy Meyers vibe with its neutral tones, ocean views, and nautical artwork.

rate Shore House at Dale Start at $633 or 236,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

Related: Best Hotels in San Diego

Hotel Oceana, LXR Hotels & Resorts – Santa Monica, California

Hotel OCEANA/Facebook

Located just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Santa Monica Beach, walking through the double doors of Hotel Oceana feels like a breath of fresh air.

Daily newsletter

Reward your inbox with the TPG Daily Newsletter

Join over 700,000 readers for the latest news, in-depth guides and exclusive deals from TPG’s experts

We love the natural color palette, as well as the courtyard hotel pool where you can lounge in comfortable, modern beach chairs big enough for the whole family. The highlight of the hotel, however, is the four-poster bed with a balcony swing overlooking the Pacific Ocean. What’s not to love?

Room rates at Hotel Oceana Start at $761 or 105,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

Heritage House Resort & Spa – Little River, California

Heritage House Resort & Spa/Facebook

Check into Northern California’s Heritage House for a beachfront hotel that isn’t directly on the beach but offers cliffside views of the Pacific Ocean and quick access to hiking trails.

Located near several state parks and the Mendocino National Forest, this 37-acre property perfectly blends rustic luxury with mid-century modern.

Sitting in an Adirondack chair with your morning coffee overlooking the rugged Pacific Coast cliffs is a great way to start your day. It also helps that there are at least 10 award-winning wineries within a 45-minute drive of the property.

rate Heritage House Resort and Spa Start at $234 per night.

Hotel Theodore – Seattle

Hotel Theodore/Facebook

If open-concept coastal living with a dash of 1920s Art Deco design is your vibe, you’ll find it at Hotel Theodore.

Soft distressed leather couches and black iron fixtures become more welcoming when natural light pours in from the lobby’s skylight. Rooms have a vintage touch with dark natural colors and bright white accents.

rate Hotel Theodore Start at $276 per night.

The Lodge at St. Edward Park — Kenmore, Washington

LODGE AT ST. Edward Park/Facebook

Head to this Pacific Northwest property in Kenmore, Washington, if your dream coastal hotel is an over-the-water, wooded property—in this case, in the lush 326-acre St. Edward State Park.

The Lodge at St. Edward Park has 84 rooms and suites that epitomize high-end coastal design but with a darker ambiance than the bright whites and blues of traditional beachfront properties.

rate The Lodge at St. Edward’s Park Start at $299 per night.

east coast

Hotel Viking – Newport, Rhode Island

Hotel Viking/Facebook

Sleep like an Astor or Vanderbilt at the Hotel Viking, Newport, Rhode Island, a hotel that dates back to 1926.

Among the mansions of the Gilded Age on Newport’s famous Bellevue Avenue, Hotel Viking offers accommodations ranging from comfortable guest rooms to two-bedroom suites. Rooms feature clawfoot tubs, fireplaces, and Egyptian linens fit for a coastal grandmother’s poshest.

Notable guests over the years have included jazz great Ella Fitzgerald and President John F. Kennedy included.

rate Hotel Viking Start at $257 per night.

Cliff House – Ogunquit, Maine

Cliff House/Facebook

Summer camp gets a very exciting upgrade at this luxurious, family-friendly resort on the water in Ogunquit, Maine.

Cliff House offers a coastal feel in every sense of the word, from the stunning cliffside location to the light, airy guest rooms with chic pops of color, and the restaurants’ seafood-centric menus.

rate Cliff House Start at $489 per night.

Blue — Inn on the Beach — Newbury, Massachusetts

Lark Hotels

Some of us beach grandmas (or beach grandmas in spirit) like to frequent the beach in late winter. There’s something magical about the quiet, and – maybe it’s just us – there’s something luxurious about sipping a glass of red wine by the fire with nothing but a good book and a jaw-dropping view.

This sweet property has everything from charming cottages (one is even dog-friendly) to delightful guest rooms and spacious suites with ocean views in the main building across the street. As the name suggests, the color palette here sticks to pops of blue amidst seaside whites.

Of course, we adore this property even in the hot season!

rate Blue – inn on the beach Start at $389 per night.

Chatham Bars Inn – Chatham, Massachusetts

Cottage Suite at Chatham Bars Inn. Chatham Bars Inn

Sometimes, one just wants to feel glamorous, and there’s no better place to achieve that than Chatham Bar’s Inn, a luxury property on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Ocean.

Rooms are expensive — usually in the high triple digits around $1,000 per night during peak season (with possible spikes around $2,000) — but the service and atmosphere are legendary.

The spa features an adults-only pool, a Japanese Zen garden for outdoor treatments in cabanas, and other amenities such as a sauna and steam room. For a more wellness-minded stay, guests can also book a spa suite with a private sauna and steam shower.

Other amenities include ocean-view suites, guest rooms and cottages facing the Atlantic or lush gardens. Even in the off-season, a personal favorite serves up New England fare at the Veranda Restaurant overlooking the Atlantic Ocean—the lobster roll only tastes better with a view.

rate Chatham Bars Inn Start at $480 per night.

Hotel Bethany Beach – Bethany Beach, Delaware

A family suite at Hotel Bethany Beach. Hotel Bethany Beach

Not everyone wants to splurge on a super-luxe hotel when it comes to a beach vacation, and they don’t have to.

Guest rooms at Hotel Bethany Beach have a relaxing coastal feel, and a family suite that includes two queen-size beds and two twin beds makes this a great option for a family beach getaway. Other in-house offerings include complimentary breakfast, complimentary afternoon snack, and fresh cookies and cocktails upon arrival.

There’s also a seasonal beach concierge for those booking directly with the hotel reservation system—a reminder that chic, coastal living doesn’t have to mean exorbitant costs.

rate Hotel Bethany Beach Start at $153 per night.

Related Reading:

Leave a Comment