The Best Hotels to Book in Torrance, California

Torrance is a charming, historical city by the beach in the greater Los Angeles area
Torrance is a charming, historical city by the beach in the greater Los Angeles area | © Angel La Canfora / Alamy Stock Photo
Katherine Gallagher

Part of the greater Los Angeles area, Torrance is bordered by Redondo Beach to the west and Carson to the east. Just 15 minutes from the bustling LAX airport and 20 minutes from Long Beach, this charming and historical city claims its laid-back beach vibes with pride, inviting visitors to enjoy its waterfront promenade, farmers markets and street fairs. Here are the best hotels in Torrance to consider for your next visit, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Miyako Hybrid Hotel Torrance


Exterior of modern Miyako Hybrid Hotel Torrance
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Not very many people realize that Torrance has one of the largest Japanese populations of any US city. Miyako Hybrid Hotel Torrance celebrates that important cultural heritage with an upscale Japanese-inspired property, featuring amenities like Ise-Shima, a traditional Japanese restaurant, and Relaken Spa, which has become known for its relaxing hot stone treatments. The hotel offers deluxe rooms with amply sized windows overlooking verdant landscaping and the heart of the city.

2. Bluestem Hotel Torrance-Los Angeles, Ascend Hotel Collection


Retro-chic bedroom with wood floors at Bluestem Hotel Torrance-Los Angeles, Ascend Hotel Collection
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This mid-century modern aesthetic hotel, Bluestem Hotel Torrance-Los Angeles, is tucked thoughtfully into a buzzing street. A nourishing breakfast and plentiful parking are complimentary, while the hotel also offers pleasant perks like outdoor yoga classes and a cute outdoor patio centered around a community fireplace area. Even better, it’s just a short drive from the prime sunset-viewing spots at Torrance Beach and Redondo Beach.

3. Redac Gateway Hotel Torrance

Budget Hotel

Cozy bedroom with tufted headboard, table lamps and aqua blue feature wall at Redac Gateway Hotel Torrance
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Redac Gateway Hotel Torrance is a budget-friendly hotel on the eastern edge of the city near Old Town Torrance. Spend your days exploring the South Coast Botanic Garden just 6mi (10km) away or head west to the Redondo Beach Pier for some shopping and paddleboarding. At night, relax with a craft cocktail or glass of sake at the Japanese-inspired on-site bar, or treat yourself to a soak in a nice, deep bath.

5. Best Western Plus Avita Suites

Chain Hotel

Curved brick-red color facade of Best Western Plus Avita Suites in Torrance, California
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If it’s location you’re after, the Best Western Plus Avita Suites is worth checking into. A three-star hotel in the heart of Torrance, the modest pricing and informal, comfortable rooms – many with relaxing leather sofas – are especially welcome. They make for a very cozy place to read your complimentary copy of the Wall Street Journal in the morning.

6. Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Torrance/Palos Verdes

Chain Hotel

The upscale lobby lounge area of Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Torrance
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In true Los Angeles fashion, the grounds at the Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Torrance/Palos Verdes are dotted with desert succulents and palm trees. You’ll also find a humble gated pool, or you can work out SoCal-style in the fitness center. In the evening, visit the inviting outdoor lounge and fire pit, sharing stories with fellow travelers. Or, stop into the restaurant for all-American food with cocktails.

7. DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance – South Bay

Chain Hotel

Exterior of the 12-story DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance fronted by palm trees
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Right off of lively Hawthorne Boulevard and across from the Del Amo Fashion Center, the DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance – South Bay features a California-cuisine restaurant and an outdoor pool deck. In the mornings, start off with a tea, coffee or pastry at the quaint Tea Tree Cafe downstairs – don’t forget your free DoubleTree cookie! Once you’ve filled up for the day, head off to Redondo Beach (just 3mi/5km away), before throwing yourself onto your bed with down pillows.

8. Residence Inn by Marriott Torrance Redondo Beach

Chain Hotel

Exterior of townhouse-style building of Residence Inn By Marriott Torrance Redondo Beach
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Staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott Torrance Redondo Beach is more like a modern gated community than a hotel. The lobby is set up like a large, welcoming living room, and the property includes an ample laundry room and barbecue area by the pool. Guest rooms are built studio-style with full kitchens and pull-out sofas, while the two-bedroom suites boast two levels with added fireplaces and a separate family room. Plus, with both the beach and downtown just a stone’s throw away, it’s the perfect hotel in Torrance to make your home base.

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