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 boast beautiful shorelines without overcrowded beaches.
The Redondo Beach Hotel is situated in the heart of King Harbor, just steps away from the marina, shops and restaurants. The 112-room hotel boasts coastal decor and a heated pool and spa for those who’d rather not swim in the ocean. For patrons visiting during the week, the hotel hosts a wine reception on its rooftop Monday through Thursday. The Redondo Beach Hotel is situated in the northern part of the city, making it easily accessible to Manhattan and Hermosa Beach, as well as LAX (Los Angeles International Airport).
The Portofino Hotel & Marina is the ultimate Redondo Beach getaway. Nestled in its own private peninsula, the Nobel House Hotel group resort boasts breathtaking ocean views and a mouthwatering waterside restaurant in BALEENkitchen. Aside from a chic pool and fire pit, the property also offers a stand-up paddleboard area and complimentary beach cruisers to ride up and down the oceanfront bike path.
Shade Hotel Redondo Beach pairs the charm of an oceanside hotel with the chicness of contemporary architecture. The hotel is situated in the marina, a stones throw from King Harbor. Its on-property restaurant, Sea Level, comes complete with views of the docks and the southern California coastline, and its pool, Aquadeck, is on the roof. For those traveling to Manhattan beach, Shade’s sister hotel is within walking distance from downtown.
The Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina Hotel 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 dining, and offers a handful of impressive amenities. For those on business, it has a number of event spaces and facilities. Meanwhile, vacationers can unwind on the recreational deck or take a dip in the pool. And, if you’re looking for exercise, play a round of tennis on the hotel’s private court. The anti-exercise crowd can treat themselves to a massage at the Body ETC spa.
The Best Western Plus Redondo Beach Inn is a great option for those who want the beach experience without the beach prices. Located a little more inland, the hotel is still only a mile from the water. Its reasonable prices and comfort are perfect for those traveling with children or making frequent business trips to the South Bay. Although it’s a chain hotel, it’s still chock full of amenities, including a fitness facility, pool, and even on-site bike rentals.
Slightly outside of Redondo Beach is Beach House. The Hermosa Beach property is situated on a 26-mile paved bike path called The Strand that stretches along the Pacific Ocean and is a two-mile bike ride (or walk, or drive) from the Redondo Beach Pier. Just steps away from the sand, the breezy hotel pairs the 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.