A Millennial’s Dream Come True: Pasea Hotel in Huntington Beach


The Paseal Hotel in Huntington Beach, California, which just opened in May of this year, is a millennial’s Pinterest board come to life. Located just steps from Huntington Beach, the hotel has a hip, upscale, yet beachy feel along with amazing oceanviews perfect for a Insta-worthy vacation of staycation.img_0030

With 250 guestrooms and suites, the Paséa Hotel & Spa feels like a custom, boutique hotel and not like a big chain, where the staff recognizes you by the name. Even the check in table is designed to look like a bar so it doesn’t feel like a big hotel. The hotel takes its theme of SoCal very seriously. The décor is beach chic. Each floor is named after a different shade of blue and decorated with beachy blue, aqua, seafoam green & white hues.  img_0070

The hotel takes surf and wellness, and Southern California very seriously. The hotel has a laid-back surf theme and every inch of it feels so “LA”. There’s even a surf butler for every guest to use! Paséa’s Surf Butler will assist guests with scheduling surf lessons and provide a daily wave report, along with anything else needed to enjoy the local beach culture. Paséa Hotel & Spa provides guests with access to beach chairs, complimentary bike rentals, towels, umbrellas, and anything else you might need for a fun day in the sun.img_0717

I’ve never been to a more Instagrammable hotel. It’s like a Pinterest Board come to life. There’s the pink flamingo floaters in the pool. You know the one’s I’m talking about. The ones Taylor Swift and every celeb has in their pool photos. The pool is lined with daybeds and cabanas with a full ocean view. They also have a system at all chairs to where you can hit a button to request your waitress and it would vibrate on this watch they were wearing.img_0275Onto the food! Paséa’s restaurant Tanner’s does not have a single oven in their kitchen. Instead, they use a wood-fired inferno grill that burns cherry and citrus wood to achieve that smoky, unique flavor. The grill also serves as the centerpiece of the restaurant’s glass encased kitchen. Tanner’s wood grill is used for everything down to their strawberries for dessert courtesy of executive chef Igor Krichmar. Krichmar blends locally grown ingredients with to capture the unique flavors of Southern California.

img_0348A sample of his menu includes the delectable snapper tacos with freshly made tortillas. img_0211img_0176After dinner, head upstairs for cocktails at the Treehouse Lounge, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and take in exceptional views of Huntington Beach and epic sunsets.img_0208The roof top bar has a special custom tree bar. The tree, which is the centerpiece was designed by 60 Grit Studios. They’re same company that designs for Disney. Can’t you tell the tree has many Disney-esque elements to it?img_0368One of the many popular Instagrammable spots in the hotel. This “painting” was made using 1,400 Havaianas that look like individual brush strokes from afar.img_0388I even got my very first surf lesson from Clint Carroll Surf School despite having been born and raised in Los Angeles. Within 20 minutes, I was standing on my board. I had so much fun and can’t wait to go back! img_0088I ended by staycation at Pasea by going to their Balinese inspired spa for some R&R. I highly recommend checking out Huntington Beach and visiting Pasea. To check out all the amazing food and Instagram photo opportunities the hotel has, click here


21080 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Fax: 714.698.6101

Hotel Reservations: reservations@paseahotel.com

Kristie Hang is a jet setting freelance food and travel journalist featured in LA Weekly, LAist, Gothamist, MSNBC etc. She has a Masters in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism and a B.A. from UCLA. Find her online on Instagram @kristiehang

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