The Best Hotels to Book Near the Port of Los Angeles, California

 The Westin is perfect for a stay right in the center of Long Beach
The Westin is perfect for a stay right in the center of Long Beach | Courtesy of The Westin Long Beach
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8 September 2021

The City of Angels needs no introduction, but those in the know are well aware that a successful trip to Los Angeles involves more than a photo at the Hollywood Sign and tickets to a Lakers game. The Port of Los Angeles is a seaside spot with its own attractions and restaurants worthy of a visit. Battleships, sealife and surfing are all within reach when you stay at one of these top hotels near the port, bookable with Culture Trip.

The Westin Long Beach

The expansive living and dining areas in the presidential suite with panoramic city views at the Westin Long Beach
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Introduce your labrador to the Long Beach lifestyle at the Westin. This pet-friendly hotel invites you both to snuggle up in a high-floor guest room and watch the sun disappear over the horizon every night. Seaside Dog Zone is right across the street for off-leash fun, though you’ll both agree that a walk along the waterfront is worth strapping on a leash – especially if you make a stop at Tugboat Pete’s Hot Dog Stand.

Hyatt Regency Long Beach

Minimalist modern white living space with lime green pops of color at Hyatt Regency Long Beach
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Give the family a Long Beach experience they’ll love when you stay at Hyatt Regency. Tell the kiddos to slip on their sandals and discover the ocean’s spectacular sea life at the Aquarium of the Pacific, then take your guppies for a swim at Alamitos Beach. If clouds threaten your day, spend the afternoon in the pool; then, head into your double-bed suite for a rainy afternoon with popcorn and movies.

Terranea Resort

Family room at Terranea Resort features sea views and neutrally toned design
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Terranea understands your need to trek through a new place, even if that place is as relaxing as Terranea Beach. You’re always welcome to opt out of the award-winning golf, four sparkling swimming pools and boutique shopping at this resort, in favor of hiking from Oleganator’s Rock to Alta Vicente Reserve. You’ll sorely be missed at the spa, and the nine restaurants at Terranea will certainly try to tempt you back with an al fresco dining experience only Southern California can provide.

The Cove Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection

Spacious bedroom with dark wood furnishings and pops of blue at the Cove Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection in Long Beach
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The Cove Hotel wants to introduce you to Long Beach living, starting with a glass of champagne or juice right when you check in. On the way to your room, the concierge will dutifully point out where the best tanning spot is on the sundeck and bring to your attention the wave of cocktails that you could have delivered to your private cabana. In your guest room, the largest option in Long Beach, you’ll find a coffee machine and patio waiting to wake you up with SoCal vibes each morning.

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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Let’s talk about relaxation at Bluestem Hotel. Make your way in from the port, and let your shoulders drop with your luggage. Embrace the natural elements and color pallets in each room, allowing your mind to fill the spacious suites with nothing except happy thoughts. The colorful courtyard seems to come alive around the fire pit, and you’ll, no doubt, feel the SoCal coastal vibes wash in from the beach only 4mi (6.4km) away. Any lingering stress you might have can be unpacked at an outdoor yoga session.

Ayres Hotel Seal Beach

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Unpack your clubs right when you arrive at Ayres Hotel. A morning stretch in the fitness center and a complimentary full American breakfast will get every muscle primed to take on the Old Ranch Golf Course next door. Of course, this is just a warm-up round for Navy and El Dorado Park Golf Courses right around the corner. We recommend spending your post-round in the hot tub at the Ayres to ensure your muscles are ready for at least another 18-holes.

Redondo Beach Tapestry by Hilton

The rooftop terrace with blue cushy seating, firepits and string lights at the Redondo Beach Hotel
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Cycle your way from beach to beach, using a bicycle rental at Redondo Beach Tapestry. Though you won’t necessarily need to pedal the 0.5mi (0.8km) to the pier or Seaside Lagoon, your marina-view room will inspire you to discover more waterside bliss up and down the coast. Our suggestion is to let your nose trace the route to the best seafood on the shore, perhaps sniffing out claws at Redondo Beach Crab House or lobster tails and porterhouses at Chart House.

Portofino Hotel & Marina – A Noble House Hotel

A light-filled guest room in shades of blue and with a furnished balcony at the Portofino Hotel and Marina
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Get to know every sandy, salty and sunny aspect of the SoCal lifestyle at Portofino Hotel & Marina, which sits on a peninsula jutting out from Redondo Beach. You’ll enjoy ocean views and bay breezes right from your suite’s window. The flavors of the sea are yours to savor, whether that’s clam chowder at the waterside BALEENkitchen or the King Harbor bouillabaisse on your oceanside guest room’s patio. If dining in, don’t let the curated minibar go untouched.

Residence Inn By Marriott Long Beach

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Your magical journey to Disneyland begins at Residence Inn By Marriott, a 30-minute drive east from Mickey’s West Coast abode. Free breakfast and a dip in the pool will get you energized for a day spent meeting Eeyore, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the Disney gang. After a long day, unwind on the outdoor patio, and save a few dollars by cooking dinner in your suite’s fully equipped kitchen.

Looking for more inspiration? We’ve also narrowed down the best historic hotels and the best hotels with pools in Los Angeles so that you can confidently find and book the perfect stay with Culture Trip. For more unique options, discover our guide to the best historic hotels near Hollywood. There’s also plenty to keep you busy, from exploring the best beaches near Los Angeles to finding unique ways to tour Los Angeles. When you’re ready for a break, these top restaurants are the perfect place to stop.

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