hotels with a view in Palos Verdes Estates, CA

1. Grandview Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 55 14th St, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
  • Phone: (310) 374-8981
  • Ratings: 4.3 (175 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Grandview Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Understated rooms, some with balconies, in a hotel offering complimentary Wi-Fi & parking.

About this hotel

A block from Hermosa Beach and 3 blocks from the restaurants and nightlife along Pier Avenue, this casual hotel in a contemporary building is 6 miles from Los Angeles International Airport.The airy, understated rooms offer flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some also have microwaves, minifridges and wet bars, plus balconies and/or ocean views.Underground parking is complimentary.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • 7 min walk to the Hermosa Beach pier
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near restaurants and bars
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned balconies 10 times
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 17 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a beach

Feedback From Real Customers

R.C. DiP

The location was great and the room was very clean Had one very odd experience, though, we left the room and had the maid service hanger on the door We came back to find all our towels were gone but nothing had been cleaned, bed still unmade, etc

We had to go down to the front desk to ask for towels The view of the beach/ocean was pretty good – if you don’t mind looking beyond the exhaust and a/c vents on the restaurant nearby Free onsite parking is always a plus Good ammenities — microwave, coffee maker, mini fridge, nice toiletries


Horrible experience ! One star is even too much ! Very noisy and disrespectful manager If you ask for an extra bed (extra cost of 30$!) you will get a very old removable bed from the 70’s with a mattress of 5 cm and a metallic bed structure It was so uncomfortable my son had to sleep on the floor despite the fact the carpet was full of dust mites

Good location but THE WORST EXPERIENCE I EVER HAD …after 60 countries visited ! I can’t unfortunately share here the pictures and the voice recordings I’ve taken to proof my words !

Michelle Cole

The location is amazing! BUT I wanted a peaceful staycation to clear my mind and got everything but My “city view” room was actually a view of the neighbors backyard Basically no privacy so no point in even going on the balcony

Then to make matters worse, the neighbors had a large loud party and with the paper thin walls the noise was unbearable Was told I couldn’t change rooms and no refund becuase the noise wasn’t coming from their property So pretty much, my problem, not theirs I took the loss, cut my trip short and went home

2. Shade Hotel Redondo Beach (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Next to King Harbor Marina, this polished waterfront hotel is an 8-minute walk from Hermosa Beach and 3 miles from the Roundhouse Aquarium.The understated rooms feature Italian linens, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, coffeemakers and private terraces. Upgraded rooms add marina views. Suites have pull-out sofas and/or separate living areas. Room service is available.Complimentary perks consist of loaner bikes and a continental breakfast buffet. There’s also an airy bar/restaurant that has a terrace with water views and fire pits, along with a rooftop outdoor pool. Valet parking and spa treatments are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 7 min drive to Redondo Beach Pier
  • Guests mentioned “marinas” 17 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the marina views
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Jessica S

We booked this hotel last minute when we extended our stay in the LA area I was able to get a discount code directly on their site and the cost was very reasonable for the location and facilities We didn’t get to check out all the amenities but those we saw/experienced were great

We had come from a nearby 5 star resort and to be honest, our room and in room amenities were nicer at Shade Though we didn’t use it, we appreciated the availability of the stocked mini bar Lighting in the room was fun, the bathroom was clean and modern, and the bath was fantastic On top of the usual bathroom stuff (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc) they had a toorhbrush/paste kit and fantastic smelling bath salts They also greeted us with cookies, can’t go wrong with that, ha ha! We were also able to check in quite early which was great since we had to check out of our other hotel at 11 The *only* not ideal part was the walk to the beach but we knew about that when booking so I definitely don’t hold that against them It wasn’t super far but would be a bit of work if you were wanting to take enough stuff for a day out on the beachWe didn’t get the chance to check out the rooftop pool We noticed at both hotels we visited they closed the pools at sunset which was new to us and inconvenient during early sundown months but wouldn’t deter me from staying again Just a head’s up for future visitors

Raquel Nieves

I am in love with the Shade Hotel!! We had such a fantastic 2 night stay as well as our wedding at the hotel and it was all a dream Every room is superbly comfortable, location is great, staff is amazing and whole overall vibe is wonderful! I can’t say enough wonderful things about Shade Hotel Redondo and thank the hotel for an amazing stay


Wow! The suites in this hotel impressed me! What a bathtub is on the balcony overlooking the marina!!!!I liked everything! The neighborhood is great, safe and clean! So many seafood dining options around!I will come back!!!! It’s gorgeous!Would also be perfect not to have neighbors with a barking dog 24/7 I don’t know why such a nice places allow loud animals to the hotel… this part is disappointing

3. Terranea Resort (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on 102 oceanfront acres, this upmarket Mediterranean-style resort is 14.9 miles from Long Beach.The posh rooms have private balconies/patios with ocean views, plus Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Suites add living/dining rooms and fridges. The 1- or 2-bedroom bungalows have full kitchens, and indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and come with free breakfast, lunch and spa access. There are also 3-bedroom houses and villas.A resort fee includes Wi-Fi, fitness center access, and a local shuttle. Other amenities include 8 restaurants, an adults-only spa, yoga classes, a 9-hole golf course, 4 pools and event facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • One of the few hotels in the area with air conditioning
  • 4 min drive to the Wayfarers Chapel
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests liked “Trail”, mentioned 137 times in reviews
  • The hotel has breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

The Jewel Riders Archive

There’s many different aspects to this review And I think that the over arching four stars is for the general experience Some of the service was amazing, some of the service was a little lackluster

The resort as a whole was a little underwhelming The activities offered hotel gas such as horseback riding or kayaking could have been more adventurous; and an actual beach access would’ve been nice The rooms were beautiful The food was decent A little over priced… But I would say if you enjoy sitting in your room and eating at restaurants and listening to live music this is the place to go But if you’re looking for an all inclusive type of a resort this is probably not the place to go

Erin Preul

Terranea has been on my list of places I wanted to stay for a long time I can’t say I was totally disappointed, but I was also not blown away For the price, I was pretty shocked at the poor level of service

When we arrived, our room wasn’t ready – at 5:15PM! We had been told we could check in at 4 at the latest, so we were very frustrated to wait with our bags in the lobby after a long day of travel Not to mention, at the hourly cost of this hotel for an ocean view room, that was almost $100 of time we shouldn’t have had to pay forLuckily, the location was spectacular and the ocean view made up for a lot But we were also surprised that after a day by the pool, our room had not been cleaned We didn’t expect a full service even, just simply new towels and a made-up bed This kind of service is what we expect these days from a lower level hotel, but the price they ask you to pay makes the small details matter much moreI would recommend saving your money and booking a vacation where you will get great service I can only hope Terranea goes back to the quality I heard so much about before COVID – as it stands, I would not return

bernard modugu

I didn’t stay at the hotel here, but I and my date spent some time at the lobby bar and the garden The lobby bar is a beautiful place, amazing vibe, with live music on the day we were there (a Sunday evening) It really was nice

We almost didn’t want to leave 😀 The food was good (we had the calamari something) and it was a lot I was surprised at the amount of food The drinks were pretty good tooParking was also not bad Just $12 for valet parkingThat was for the lobby bar The garden walk was amazing So so beautiful and the area that overlooks the ocean is breathtaking I highly recommend this place 💯Next goal is to stay for a day or two in the beautiful hotel, and try the other restaurants at the location

4. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Torrance – South Bay (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across from the Del Amo Fashion Center in downtown Torrance, this upscale hotel is an 8-minute drive from Redondo Beach.Flat-screen TVs and free WiFi are offered in each room, as well as coffeemakers, minifridges and custom-designed beds. Suites and executive rooms provide access to the Executive Lounge with free breakfast and evening appetizers. Some rooms offer balconies.There’s a lounge and cafe, plus a restaurant serving Californian cuisine. The hotel also features an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness center. Other amenities include meeting rooms, complimentary parking and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to Torrance Art Museum
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the clean rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests liked “cookies”, mentioned 44 times in reviews
  • The fitness center has free weights
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Joel Vance

Me and my friend stayed here for 3 nights The room was clean and spacious I did not really talk to the staff much because I did contactless check-in and check-out

The only staff member I really spoke to was housekeeping because we needed fresh towels and rags She did not seem too friendly with helping me out with that as she kind of had an attitude about it but I don’t like reusing my used towels and rags This hotel was the closest place to LAX where we could have free parking (10 miles from the airport) which was not too bad at all I would recommend staying here Even though we did not get to go they did have dining there as well as a swimming pool Beautiful hotel

Tiffany Vinson-Warford

This place is kept up for what it is however I wouldn’t suggest spending more than $100 a night There was no pen and paper, no microwave, no furniture on the balcony that are attached to the room, pillows are rather small, and my bathroom smelled like a sewer The location was great, a lot of things in walking distance

Would I stay here again? Yesas long as I’m paying 3 star prices

Jean Pierre

Location is OK and staff is nice and professional which is why I give a 2 star rating to this hotelI checked in late and did not check the room location: I was on 2nd floorWhen I woke up in the middle of the night with a really loud noise, I discovered room was in front of the huge AC unit of the building

I could not sleep again as it was so awfully noisy See photo to see my “view” from the roomI can understand that there is this type of issues, but room like this should be heavily discountedBe warry of this if you decide to book there

5. Sea View Inn at the Beach (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 4 blocks from the beach, this modern low-rise hotel is 1 mile from the Manhattan Beach Pier and 5 miles from Los Angeles International Airport.Air-conditioned rooms with beachy accents and en suite bathrooms feature free Wi-Fi, fridges, microwaves and flat-screen TVs, and many have ocean views. Upgraded rooms and apartment add kitchens, while suites feature Jacuzzis and private decks with panoramic ocean views.Parking and beach gear are free, as are boogie board and bike rentals. There’s also a heated outdoor pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to Dockweiler State Beach
  • 19 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 15 times
  • Guests praised the ocean views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Tosh Grebenik

Location, Location, LocationYou can’t beat the location and that’s why it got as many stars as it didUnfortunately, most other parts of the hotel felt like they were cutting corners

When you go to rent a towel, they inform you that if you don’t return it, you have to pay $25 per towel When they give you the keys (physical keys), they inform you that it’s $125 to replace if lost, the shampoo and conditioner were cheap, they didn’t clean our room once in 4 days, and the parking was around $30 per day The main bed was a queen and frankly, was not that comfortable There was a kitchen but the pots and pans were a total of about 4 and it was definitely hit or miss if they had the right pansAgain, the location was excellent but it felt like they just bank on that and don’t do anything else beyond emphasize their locationIf you’re looking for a beach hotel, this one fits the bill If you’re looking to go to Los Angeles and you want a magical experience, go to the Magic Castle, you won’t be disappointed!

Melissa Hill

There is dried blood on the walls throughout the room The guy at the front desk apologized and came to clean (and honestly he has been very nice and sympathetic), but just not feeling comfortable For almost $250/night this is unacceptable – unsanitary room conditions and a lack of concern from the general manager about this and the inconvenience to his guest


Paid $500 for one night in a “room with a partial Seaview” There was absolutely no sea view The hotel management acknowledged there was no view from our room and seemed not to care at all that they had charged us for a room that was falsely advertised

Too bad- this used to be a great hotel In addition to the false advertising, rooms seriously in need of being renovated Blinds broken, low quality

6. Beach House (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 1300 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
  • Phone: (310) 374-3001
  • Ratings: 4.6 (513 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Beach House
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Bright lodging offering rooms with fireplaces, ocean views & patios/balconies, plus free breakfast.

About this hotel

Set along Hermosa Beach, this breezy, upscale hotel fronted by a 22-mile paved bike trail is a 2-minute walk from the Redondo Beach Pier, and 6.3 miles from Los Angeles International Airport.Relaxed studio-style suites with fireplaces and homey pull-out sofas feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Blu-ray players, plus minifridges, microwaves, and patios or balconies. Upgrades add sunken living rooms, and ocean or beach-level views. In-room dining and spa treatments are also available (fee).Amenities include free continental breakfast served in a breezy dining room, plus a fitness center, a hot tub, and a spa treatment room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 6 min walk to the Hermosa Beach pier
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests liked “a fireplace”, mentioned 11 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Anne-Line Christensen

We arrived very early, extremely tired after a night flight The staff was wonderful and told us to get some breakfast at their place and took care off all of our luggage After that we went to the beach with beach chair and bath towels from the hotel

They gave us an early access to the room and the luggage was already taken care ofThe room was a little bit smaller than it looks like on the pictures but the view was fantastic Big bathroom The bed was amazing but the sofa bed was terrible to sleep on for our teenagers The madras was thin and there was always some noise when mowing around during the nightAs this was pretty expensive nights compared to other hotel this period, we was surprised that they didn’t make the sofa bed before night time We took some pillows from our bed to the sofa bedThe most sad part is that the bathroom was not clean when we checked in On the floor under the sink there was a lot of red something and was easy to spotI told the reception and they said they would take care of it Later that evening they gave us extra new towels, but the floor was still the same… I told they about this the next morning and had the same answer as they day before The day went by and no one had cleaned the bathroom The next day I had to go look for the cleaner’s my self All the staff on the hotel was super nice and friendly A big plus

raymund cordero

Our stay has been wonderful for the past few yearsThe hotel is in a great location and the staff has always been wonderfulMy family has been to this location for at least 3 years now

Every year, as we leave the premises we have scheduled our vacation for the next year It’s always the same time to celebrate a birthday This year we even spent 2 more days than our usual To my dismay, tonight’s evening manager tells me to my face that there is really nothing special about my family coming every year It is “supply and demand” and we are not any different from any other customer!! Really???I was trying to buy book our next year’s celebration as she was telling me thisI told her that I was extremely appalled!Is this what her company really expects of her??If that is the case, there shouldn’t be any customer loyalty to the very people that we believed had our interests always in their priority? My family is extremely disappointed 🙁

Jose Alonso

My Family and I (party of 9) booked 2 adjacent rooms together for the 4th of July weekend and we had an amazing experience! The staff was wonderful, great to talk to, easy to request items, and the hotel and rooms were clean The room was larger than standard, with a king bed and a foldout couch plus a kitchenette with a cooktop and refrigerator and microwave Plenty of space for storing all the luggage plus beach items

The Hotel provided beach towels, boogie boards, beach chairs, coolers, and kids sand toys, all complimentary! This is our new home away from home, definitely recommended to all!

7. Bungalows at Terranea

About this hotel

100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to the Wayfarers Chapel
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Lindsay Shields

Us girls had our annual girls trip here this year, almost 2 weeks ago Yes during the pandemic but everyone at the hotel was very safe, wore masks etc We were required to wear them too walking anywhere (when you were coming into contact w/ppl) or walking into or out of restaurants

The little shops & coffee shop/bakery had the line at 6ft apart & limited amount of ppl in the little shop The 1 lady working in the shop was a bit rude but anyways, I cam here to review our room, pool & the property We had the larger room,w/a kitchen & a connecting normal room The balcony on the larger room was BEAUTIFUL! It had 2 lounge couches, a round glass table w/an umbrella & a fire place! The property is absolutely beautiful & relaxing We had a cabana at the adult pool for 2 days,which was great The pool never got packed & it over looked the oceanside can’t say enough good things about this place besides that you should go! I can’t wait to go back here w/just my hubby & another trip w/hubby & our daughter!! There’s also alot of amenities like a golf course, spa, excursions, kayaking & guided hiking but most were closed or very limited due to damn Covid lol Oh well, next time!

james Pe

This place is amazing Very spacious, has its own washer and dryer, full refrigerator, Microwave, two-burner stove, auto-light fireplace with timer, two toilets (one with its own sink), full bath, full shower, Krupps coffee maker, dish washer, the list goes on This bottom floor unit has an outside porch fire pit

The sofa is a king (I think) hideaway bed There are two large wide screen TVs I wish there was a DVD player, but hey, they have almost everything else The housekeeping is doing a great job with cleaning and restocking everything Room service has been great, and doesn’t take longer than quotedHighly recommend staying in a bungalow if you can spend the $$

8. Sea Sprite Hotel

  • Address: 1016 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
  • Phone: (310) 376-6933
  • Ratings: 4.2 (245 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Sea Sprite Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Casual motel offering a pool, rooms with kitchenettes & some ocean views, plus free Wi-Fi & parking.

About this hotel

Set along the 22-mile paved bicycle path known as The Strand, this unassuming, oceanfront motel is a 2-minute walk from the Hermosa Beach Pier and 6 miles from Los Angeles International Airport.No-nonsense rooms with wood-veneer furnishings and quilted bedspreads feature free Wi-Fi and cable TV, plus full kitchens or kitchenettes. Upgraded rooms have pull-out sofas, balconies, whirlpool tubs and/or beach views. There’s also a 2-bedroom cottage with a private porch facing the ocean.Amenities include complimentary parking and a heated outdoor pool overlooking the beach.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • 7 min walk to the Hermosa Beach pier
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 18 times
  • Guests praised the beach views
  • Guests praised the bar
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Rachel B

This hotel was AMAZING!!! The views of the ocean, the patio, the room decor, the cleanliness, the staff were so kind and accommodating and the location is my personal favorite so location deserves 100 starsReasons I gave it a 4 The biggest being that my neighbors made nonstop noise from about 9p to 4a that sounded like someone dropping a bowling ball every few minutes

In between the horrendous thunderous noise was chalkboard screeching noise I lost sleep completely Also the parking is terribly tiny, the room is a bit small and there was construction right at the propertyThat said, I’ll be booking my return to this location soon This is still my favorite because the vibe was so free and bright Hopefully neighbors and construction won’t be an issue I’ll be happy to park in the tiny spaces and will deal with a smaller than expected room size because everything else about it was above my expectations I’ll see you all soon!!!!

Hannah Emfon

I really hate to give this review as I’m not a complainer at all but the staff give me no alternative Communication with the hotel was awful I asked before arrival via email what the hotel could offer outside of the standard packages for my wife’s birthday after chasing on numerous occasions with no reply I finally got a standard response of the packages offered on the website to which I declined (they weren’t to her liking) upon arrival I was told there were items in the room to celebrate (these weren’t agreed) when advised I hadn’t agreed to anything they said leave them to one side and we will refund you

We did this and I have since requested the refund 3 times via email (I can’t call as we are in the UK) and have received no response Service and communication is poor which is unfortunate for such a beautiful hotel Management clearly do not care about their standard of service!

Elisa A

Last week was my 2nd stay at the Sea Sprite & it was amazing!! A young guy with glasses brought our luggage all the way to the 3rd floor when he didn’t have to, I didn’t get his name but he was really great Anne checked us in again & was so pleasant My plans in LA are all over & can be far from the hotel but I don’t mind it because of the view & the amazing service they provide

I plan on staying here for all future trips to LA Thank you to all of the staff & the little guy with glasses!

9. Hampton Inn and Suites Hermosa Beach (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This contemporary hotel is 1 mile from the Hermosa Beach Pier and 8 miles from South Coast Botanic Garden.Modern rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with HD channels and desks, plus coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves, and some add balconies and whirlpool tubs. Suites add sofa beds.In addition to free hot breakfast (daily) or breakfast bags to go (weekdays), amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness room and a business center. Meeting space is available, and parking is free.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 9 min drive to the Manhattan Beach Pier
  • 23 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 22 times
  • Guests mentioned balconies 16 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Patricia Warrick

Just got back from spending a week in Hermosa Our 3rd time out there,first at the Hampton Great hotel,great location

Anthony at the desk was very helpful and made our stay enjoyable Actually all the staff were friendly and helpful Requested an ocean view roomdid not disappoint! Very clean and comfortable Next time we come out there definitely will be staying at the Hampton

Michael DeGroot

Decent enough hotel Located in a great spot to walk for food or the beachBreakfast was fine just not a lot of selection compared to some others I’ve had

Our room had a balcony area, but was in a tight spot between buildings so no real view there We did get early check-in

Daniel Torres

Location is within walking distance of beach, but hotel is really not up to Hampton Inn standards Building is old, parking lot is small, and rooms are “spartan” in furnishings and decor No carpet in room and everything is dated in appearance

Towels were damp which may be result of housekeeping staff overloading dryers so that nothing tumbles and dries as it should Rooms could be cleaner too Staff is friendly, however

10. Hotel Hermosa (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 2515 CA-1, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
  • Phone: (310) 318-6000
  • Ratings: 4.1 (764 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Hotel Hermosa
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Relaxed hotel offering casual lodging, some with ocean views, plus a pool & a garden.

About this hotel

This Pacific Coast Highway hotel with a Spanish Colonial Revival-style exterior is 1.2 miles from the Hermosa Beach Pier and the paved bicycle path known as The Strand, and 5.2 miles from Los Angeles International Airport.Casual rooms decorated in sand tones feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms and suites add balconies, whirlpool tubs, circular staircases and/or ocean views.The property features a sundeck with ocean views and a fire pit, an exercise room, an outdoor pool and hot tub, a yoga studio and a Japanese garden.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Guests praised the rooms but some thought they were small
  • 8 min drive to the Manhattan Beach Pier
  • 23 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Guests mentioned “Billiard table” 11 times
  • Guests praised the ocean views
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Edgar Zavala

I wanted to love it because we stayed at another Pacifica property before, and it was a great experience all around, but I was left unimpressed by this property A few great things were location, the beds, the staff, but a few bad things were the noise from the traffic and not so charming view of the busy intersection, the extra charge for parking when they have a huge garage, the pool and spa location in the property, the snack bar was closed, no room service during the 3 night stay because of COVID? Not that I necessarily wanted it, but I’ve stayed at several other properties in the last 2 years, and I do not remember them canceling the room cleaning offering That said, the housekeeper was in the hallway all through the day, making plenty of noise and leaving her cart by our door a few times

Oh yeah, overnight and early morning, the traffic noise is less, but I could hear footsteps from the room above at those times to make up for itIt’s very likely that in a room in a higher level with courtyard view (they may even be able to see the ocean in the higher level) would be a much better experience but unlike many other properties where the difference in view is slight and worth a price premium, here the difference is so radical, I think it may be like staying at a different property (view and noise difference)Bottom line, I doubt I will ever stay in this property again with a room facing the street if I had known, I would have paid extra here it is worth Also 4 months ago we stayed at a property one mile north in the same street and the experience was far superior Great breakfast included The rate difference was minimal but we figured we’d try this one next time we’re going back to the other one

Amir Rossi

First and foremost Diamond & Benedict we’re excellent on every aspect regarding customer service Friendly, welcoming and attentive to their guests needs The rooms are clean

Location is great The only thing that could use some TLC is the hallway carpet, they were a little dingy and could use a good cleaningOther than that the place and staff were excellent!Thank you!

Sean O’Brien

I’ll keep it short I think this hotel has a lot of potential and I would love to come back but there are a few things that they would need to change before I would consider another stayI’ll start with the pros- great views of the ocean from the balcony, short walk to the beach, across the street from a grocery store, friendly staff, nice patio with furniture and games

The cons- cockroach in our room, the most uncomfortable couch I’ve ever sat on, poor lighting in the room, and generally a dated feel to the room and building (minus the lounge area and patio, they were quite nice) I’ll also mention that many modern hotels have a desk and chair for business travelers Unfortunately, we did not have a desk or a chair in our room My wife was working remotely for a portion of our stay and it was not a comfortable space for workIt seems as if they started renovating an older hotel but for whatever reason stopped half way through If they fully updated it and improved on the things mentioned above, it would a really nice place that I would love to return to

11. Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upscale hotel is 3 miles from shops and eateries at Redondo Beach Pier and 5 miles from South Coast Botanic Garden.The casual rooms have flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, desks and coffeemakers. WiFi is available (fee). Some rooms have access to a club lounge with free continental breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites add balconies and separate living areas with pull-out sofas.There’s a Starbucks coffee shop, and a casual restaurant with a bar, and terrace with a fire pit, as well as an indoor/outdoor pool and a fitness room. Other amenities include a Zen garden, plus 20 meeting rooms and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 13 min walk to Torrance Art Museum
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests praised the casual restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 99 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers


Amazing service!!!Definitely recommend for clean rooms and tons of space for hosting eventsWe just hosted our wedding at this location and were AMAZED at how great the service wasThis particular Marriott’s Senior Event Manager, Elissa, truly went above-and-beyond in ensuring we received all the help we needed, fulfilled every request, and was very proactive from day 1

Our guests who stayed at this hotel also told us about how much they enjoyed their stay, as this is a place that has pretty much everything on site (restaurant, coffee place, room service, etc) It was close enough to the freeways to allow for an easy drive in and was right across the street from a major shopping center, so it was in a pretty nice and lively areaThe hotel staff were also very accommodating with all of our guests who checked in, as I remember we had a few folks who needed XYZ support and it seemed like they definitely got it when they arrivedI also found this hotel to be very military friendly, as we had a small military service held here and they seemed more than okay with us doing our thingAlthough it is a bit pricey, I think it is well worth it because it seems like the staff and management really go all out to support the guests and ensure they have what they needI would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to host a major event (they have HUGE ballrooms that take up 3 floors of space!) and I’d also recommend it to anyone looking for a nice room to stay in with easy access to local food and drink, as they have both on siteIf you do plan to host an event here (like a wedding or a work meeting or whatever), I would highly recommend Elissa as she was really great to us and gave us a ton of supportThank you, Elissa!

Ivan W

Rooms are nice Looks like it was recently renovated Hotel is very busy; hard to get any upgrades

Very convenient to the mall next doorStaff very friendly and professional While they weren’t able to check me in when I arrived, they did their best to get me a decent room as soon as possible

Iwanda Williams

The hotel itself is beautiful But when I made my reservations and paid for this room, I was not informed that it was a hold of $100 per night until I arrived at the hotel The manager did reduce the hold but I ask for the corporate office number

Everything I call the number it’s a fast busy signal I will not stay at this overrated hotel again

12. Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this posh hotel is 1.3 miles from Hermosa Beach Pier.The modern rooms feature 42-inch flat-screen TVs, minifridges and sitting areas, along with free Wi-Fi. Some rooms have pool or ocean views. Suites add separate living and dining areas.Dining options include a casual bistro serving Mediterranean dishes, and a relaxed bar offering light fare. There’s a rooftop deck with a heated pool, a hot tub and a tennis court. There’s also a full-service spa and a fitness center, along with a business center and 25,000 sq. ft. of event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms
  • 12 min walk to Redondo Beach Pier
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “piers” 28 times
  • Guests liked the ocean views
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Edward Chaney

Had a big family reunion at the hotel! They were very accommodating with the family, with all of the check ins and the use of the Catalina room for games and activitiesOur specific room had a lovely view of the ocean The sliding glass door to our room had great noise canceling as well

We were able to hear live music from a local car show with it open and then close it to take a nap Great room, clean and functional, no issues!


Checking in for our reservation was fast and the hotel is walking distance to the pier The hotel is decorated nicely There is a bar in the middle of the lobby as well as a gift shop

My room had a decent view of the ocean and was a nice size The bed soft and comfy For one night the room was about $250, parking $32 and deposit $100

Sea & Bill Peterson

This Sonesta is outstanding The staff were wonderful, especially Angel Luis, the manager, was amazing

The only downside is the parking situation The fees are high and the automated system was not functioning People playing their personal music by the pool was irritating; especially the young kids and their heavy metal sounds We had to close our doors and go inside, despite having notified the front desk It would have been handy to have a restaurant on site

13. Redondo Beach Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking King Harbor Marina and the Pacific Ocean, this modern hotel is a 10-minute walk from Hermosa Beach and 7 miles from South Coast Botanic Garden.Decorated in earthy tones, the refined rooms feature free WiFi and 48-inch flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, Keurig coffeemakers and high-end toiletries. Some have marina views.Amenities include free breakfast, a fitness center and a 24/7 business center, as well as an outdoor heated pool and a hot tub. There’s also a roof deck, 2 meeting spaces and bike rentals.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 15 min walk to Redondo Beach Pier
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near restaurants and bars
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “waffles” 14 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Jo Marie Sila

Probably the worse experience we had with customer service in this town The front desk was very rude and made a horrible first impression to us and our family friend’s on day 1 It was very clear that management was horrible and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the hotel industry

Some positive things?The location is good Adjacent to some great restaurants and it’s on a quieter side of the area which was niceThe pool gets full sun which is nice and never gets talked about It’s nice if you want to get away from the hectic beach and sandGood value for the facility/rooms and cleanliness Parking is easy and it’s a quiet areaThe facility would be great if the front desk and management wasn’t horrible This is why they deserved 1 star Paying several hundreds a day to be talked to like you’re about to be evicted for not paying your rent is not cool

James Kolb

The hotel is at a great location, but FAR from being considered a true Hilton property The hotel and bar offer absolutely nothing complimentary (Coffee, tea or even water), breakfast items are a menu choice and are very healthy, but a little pricey The rooms are very comfortable and spacious

The staff was accommodating and friendlyThe pool and hot tub are clean and comforting, however the entire pool area had ONE functioning umbrella for a dozen plus chaise lounges When asked maintenance if they had more umbrellas, he stated parts are on order! Overall…very satisfied

Brian Martino

This is the perfect place for quiet, fun, rest, and relaxation The rooms are perfectly appointed Beautiful oceanfront view from my suite

My meal from foodservice was delivered quickly and friendly and was set up unobtrusively The steak was cooked perfectly! Which is saying something since its difficult to find a rare steak in SCalifornia! The check-in process was seamless and was made to feel valued The staff is just incredible, everyone! Thank you for a beautiful stay!

14. Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach/Hawthorne (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Just off I-405, this upscale, European-style all-suite hotel is 3.2 miles from Manhattan Beach Pier and 4.9 miles from Los Angeles International Airport.The sophisticated suites (some with courtyard views) offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Upgraded suites add separate living rooms.There’s an upscale restaurant and bar, as well as a library with a fireplace. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room. The hotel has more than 11,000 sq ft of event space, including 2 ballrooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • 10 min drive to Dockweiler State Beach
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the upscale restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “antiques” 14 times
  • Guests praised the grounds and the architecture
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Tess German

Such an Exquisite Hotel and Grandeur presence Entire hotel immaculate and rooms are well appointed I like that the sink is outside/separate of the shower and toilet area

The shutter that divides the two beds is a genius idea The decor is elegant and traditional but yet felt modern The room size was massive for a standard double room It felt like a 500 sq ft room The coffee in the room was very goodUnfortunately, we only stayed one day and arrived late so we didn’t get to eat at the restaurant or enjoyed the outside courtyard nor the many areas to explore and to just relax and soak in the atmosphere We did, however, get to enjoy the fireplace while having a late night snack I would highly recommend eating at the restaurant as the food smelled heavenly Additionally, there are many shopping centers/plaza across the street which we didn’t get to take advantage of as well The entire area is completely safe and very well lit as it is a very lively town The hotel does have a private parking for a fee I will definitely come back and stay longer

Lisa Ford

Ayres Hotel is comfortable and homely Staff are friendly and we loved the pool and spa Rooms were serviced daily and everything was spotlessly clean and today

Location is good, next time I would ask for a room not overlooking the freeway Stayed here with my husband and adult son Plenty of room for the three of us and privacy between the beds and the shutters were a great idea We will be back!

Lynne Henley

The employee that was on the desk the night of my arrival was very professional and he greeted me with a sincere and warm welcome I was so exhausted from the work day, that he had to literally verbally guide me to my room The room was exceptionally clean throughout which made the night very relaxing for me

I will truly recommend this hotel to my guest and use it again for local retreats

15. Bluestem Hotel Torrance-Los Angeles, Ascend Hotel Collection (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This laid-back hotel on a lively street lined with shops and restaurants is 4 miles from South Coast Botanic Garden, 4 miles from Redondo Beach Pier and 3 miles from Interstate 110.The straightforward rooms offer flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and minifridges, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities; some have sitting areas.Breakfast and parking are complimentary. There’s also a gym and a meeting room.

Things You Need to Know

  • 8 min drive to Torrance Art Museum
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 13 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Nazli Abhari

We found this gem of a place because our flight got cancelled at LAX at 11 pm and Bluestem was the only hotel that had open spots that night We were lucky enough to snatch their last room Upon arrival the check in was super fast and easy and we were offered complementary snacks and drinks to help cheer us up!The place is lovely, very artistic ambiance and atmosphere

There is a terrace that is accessible to guests 24/7 which is warmed up by fire and cooled down by a beautiful water fountain during the dayThe rooms were clean and very cozy They have everything you need The only thing that could use a little improvement is the wifi speed The rooms have coffee/tea and you have access to a microwave in the lobbyLast but not the least, the staff were wonderful Can’t say enough about how kind and accommodating they were I highly recommend this place to everyone

Mikayla Cooley

Great hotel for the price Customer service was amazing Parking was a bit hard on weekends but we always figured it out

The stalls are just super tiny The rooms were very clean My socks and feet did get dirty walking around the room so I recommend them mopping daily or for the hotel to leave swifter sweepers in the rooms for guests Definitely recommend it for anyone wanting to stay somewhere clean and safe and not pay a fortune

Heather Benedict

A boutique hotel with exceptional service, comfortable and clean rooms, free parking, free coffee, and exceptionally cordial and accommodating staff Comfortable, professional, 5 stars! This review comes from a former Four Seasons Hotel front desk agent, would say you get a good bang for your buck here, 5 star service for a fraction of the price!

16. Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This chic, contemporary hotel is a 5-minute walk to Manhattan Beach and 4.7 miles from Los Angeles International Airport.Plush rooms and suites feature 2-person whirlpool tubs with color therapy lighting systems, plus coffee machines, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi. Beds have memory foam mattresses and Italian linens. Most rooms have balconies, some have fireplaces. In-room spa treatments are available for a fee.A buffet breakfast is complimentary. Other amenities include a rooftop pool and poolside bar, and dining in a colorful lounge that has a terrace. Loaner bikes are also available. Access to nearby fitness club is free.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 6 min walk to the Manhattan Beach Pier
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • The hotel has a boutique store
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers


The Manhattan location of Shade is retro, stuck in the 90s with it’s mahogany decor, faded carpets and dark interior design If you’re lucky the get a ground floor room you might encounter the sweet sounds of restaurant and kitchen clattering The hotel is centrally located near the pier and many local restaurants

The bed was firm and comfortable, the ac worked too well, and the bathrooms were more like a 25-3 star hotel We were surprised at how busy the hotel was, we couldn’t check in until check-in time, 3 I’ve usually found it quite easy at other hotels to get an earlier check-in

Cory Moulton

Great location and comfortable rooms, if a bit dog eared and dated Carpets etc could use a refresh Staff is wonderful and the hotel has a very comfortable vibe

Food good as well Only compaint is the $20 per person / per night “resort fee” So annoying Just charge AND list the rates you need to charge in order to make money Or, let me decline resort fee at check in and take away my rights to use the elevators, pool and public restrooms

Elizabeth Peterson

Highly recommend The Shade Hotel After issues with our AirBnB, we decided to stay here From the booking, through the changes, checkin, valet, room, restaurant, bar, to our departure, everything was great

The staff all went above and beyond to make sure our stay was great Location was perfect for our trip We will definitely be back to stay again Thank you to Ron, Marissa, Gustavo and Daniel for making our stay amazing!

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