The Best Hotels to Book in Redondo Beach, California

Redondo Beach is a lovely Southern California city on the coast
Redondo Beach is a lovely Southern California city on the coast | © Dmitrii Sakharov / Alamy Stock Photo
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28 January 2022
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Just south of the iconic Santa Monica Pier is an even more laid-back LA shore. The South Bay consists of a handful of smaller oceanside communities that have some of the most beautiful shorelines in California without overcrowded beaches. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in Redondo Beach – bookable on Culture Trip.

Bluestem Hotel Torrance-Los Angeles, Ascend Hotel Collection, for a nature-inspired stay

Retro-chic bedroom with wood floors at Bluestem Hotel Torrance-Los Angeles, Ascend Hotel Collection
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When they say that the grass is greener on the other side, Bluestem Hotel is the side they’re talking about. Named for the long-grain grass in California, this hotel focuses on sustainability and natural elements. The fresh air and warm flames of the firepits in the courtyard will make you long for California nights for years to come. Your suite, with an extra chaise lounge, will act as your sanctuary for however long you call this Redondo Beach hotel home.

Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach, for Chargers and Rams fans

A soothing one-bed guest room with a warm-colored feature wall at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach
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With SoFi Stadium just a 20-minute drive – or a really good punt – north, this Marriott in Torrance is an ideal gameday hotel for Chargers and Rams fans. You won’t need to bunk with your rival; spacious guest rooms are affordable and equidistant to the goal line – also known as Square Bar + Kitchen. If you can let bygones be bygones, the SoCal suite has more than enough space for you both to wear your jerseys with pride and watch the game together.

The Belamar Hotel Manhattan Beach, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, for happy hour with a view

A warm oat-colored guest room with gallery-wall-style art at the Belamar Hotel Manhattan Beach, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
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Forget the other Manhattan. The Belamar is ready to show you that Manhattan Beach on the West Coast is perfect. Snuggle into a cozy robe and a pair of slippers the minute the door closes in your king room with a garden view. Put pants on only to saunter to Second Story for happy hour. Munch on Belamar chips and fish tacos while the bartender helps you conquer the tap wall until it’s time to Uber your way to the shore for a sunset NYC will never have.

Hampton Inn and Suites Hermosa Beach, for those early-morning flights

A calming guest room in white with a turquoise armchair and a balcony at Hampton Inn and Suites Hermosa Beach
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Flying into LAX just to find a new fishing hole? Let Hampton Inn and Suites in Hermosa Beach help you out. This hotel sits less than a mile (1.6km) inland from the Hermosa Beach Pier, a fantastic place to drop a line and watch wave riders until you get a bite. Speaking of grabbing a bite, breakfast is free for you (though fish food will cost you). With the airport a 10-minute drive away, you can afford to keep your lure in until you get a photo-worthy catch.

Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles Torrance/Redondo Beach, for self-catering travelers

The colorful, homey library with cushy seating, a fireplace and a TV at Residence Inn Los Angeles Torrance/Redondo Beach
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Wondering why this Residence Inn is waving you down from LA so soon after your arrival? This Redondo Beach hotel wants to show you the shoreline instead of the skyscrapers. Drop your bags in a studio suite, and find a full kitchen with complimentary grocery service. While someone else does your shopping, you’re free to visit Torrance Beach or work up an appetite on the trails of Palos Verdes Nature Preserve. Alternatively, hang by the pool – you’re on LA time, after all.

Redondo Beach Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, for a heated pool

The rooftop terrace with blue cushy seating, firepits and string lights at the Redondo Beach Hotel
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The Redondo Beach Hotel is in the heart of King Harbor, just steps from the marina, shops and restaurants. The 112-room hotel has decor reflecting coastal scenery and a heated pool and spa for those who’d prefer an alternative to swimming in the ocean. It’s in the northern part of the city, making Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach easily accessible, as well as LAX.

The Portofino Hotel and Marina, for complimentary sports equipment

A light-filled guest room in shades of blue and with a furnished balcony at the Portofino Hotel and Marina
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The Portofino Hotel and Marina is the ultimate Redondo Beach getaway. On a private peninsula, this resort has breathtaking ocean views and a waterside restaurant, BALEENkitchen, offering mouthwatering dishes. As well as a pool and a firepit, the property has a stand-up paddleboard area and complimentary beach cruisers for riding up and down the oceanfront bike path.

Sonesta Redondo Beach and Marina, for ample on-site amenities

A brown-and-cream suite with a blue-gray sofa and a furnished balcony at Sonesta Redondo Beach and Marina
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The Sonesta Redondo Beach and Marina may be a chain hotel, but it doesn’t feel like it. The upscale property is in a prime location just minutes away from the marina, pier, beach, shops and restaurants, and offers some impressive amenities. Vacationers can unwind on the recreational deck, take a dip in the pool or play a round of tennis on the private court. This Redondo Beach hotel also has a state-of-the-art fitness center when you need to let off some steam.

Best Western Plus Redondo Beach Inn, for wallet-friendly prices

A traditional guest room in shades of brown at Best Western Plus Redondo Beach Inn
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The Best Western Plus Redondo Beach Inn is a great option for those who want the beach experience without the beachside prices. While it’s a little farther inland, the hotel is still only a mile (1.6km) from the water. The reasonable prices and comfort level are perfect for those traveling with children. Although it’s a chain hotel, it’s chock-full of amenities, including a fitness facility, a pool and even on-site bike rentals.

Beach House Hermosa Beach, for oceanside bike path access

A cozy living room with a fireplace and a furnished balcony at the Beach House Hermosa Beach
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Slightly outside Redondo Beach is Beach House. The Hermosa Beach property is on a 26mi (42km) paved bike path called the Strand, stretching along the Pacific Ocean, and a 2mi (3km) bike ride, walk or drive from the Redondo Beach Pier. Just steps from the sand, this breezy hotel pairs a laid-back South Bay attitude with an upscale atmosphere. The 96-room property offers studio-style rooms, ocean-view balconies, spa facilities and a relaxing outdoor hot tub.

Nick Dauk contributed additional reporting to this article.

These recommendations were updated on January 28, 2022 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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