Located like the luxury Pillars in the gentrifying North Beach Village neighborhood, heading in from the beach, this is a great example of a once skanky old motel transformed into a chic boutique property, one of 20 owned by a dynamic company called North Beach Village Resorts. This one has 39 bright units with flatscreen TVs and cool white decor accented in—you guessed it—aqua, and decor referencing beach culture, from gussied-up surfing and waterskiing art to actual surfboards. Linens are crisp and white, as are mod bathrooms, furniture, and kitchenettes.