With an emphasis on the sporty surf culture, this downtown Joie de Vivre hotel not only offers proximity to all those tasty waves, but it's got all the modern urban touches, too. Like a “beach butler” who will make arrangements for everything from kite flying to surf camp. Rooms come with wireless access, iPod docking stations, flat screen TVs, comfort mattresses, Italian bed linens and a separate bath and shower. The on-site Zimzala Restaurant and Bar serves up Mediterranean cuisine and handcrafted cocktails, there is a fitness center with a yoga studio, a courtyard with fire pits, a 24-hour business center and ample meeting and event space. Even better, the hotel is also pet-friendly, and it’s right by Dog Beach ... woof!