Hermosa Beach, CA
I go here once a month or so, the atmosphere is nice, for a quick spa trip and most masseuses have been of good quality. I have had massages at much more expensive spas, and while they generally have a little better atmosphere, the actual quality of the massages don't differ by much. I love the convenience here, I can generally call and get an appointment the same day. Only drawback is you have to pay the parking meter.
If you want some good food, no matter what time, go to the Kettle. Parking can be a little tricky, but their muffins are definitely worth it! The best ones are their carrot-raisin! Highly recommend, oh and portions are huge, so bring your appetite!