A classic Los Angeles waterfront resort
304 Rooms / 11 Suites
Located about five miles from Los Angeles International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey feels worlds away. Perched on one of the largest man-made recreational marinas, the luxury hotel, which was renovated in early 2016, is surrounded by sparkling water and glimmering yachts. What more could you want in a hotel after all? As you pull up to the porte-cochère, you’ll be greeted by a helpful bellman who will whisk your bags away as you check into your vacation spot.
Upon entering the lobby, guests will notice the wood floors, which look as if they could be in a yacht, emphasizing the nautical theme here. That classic décor carries into the freshly updated guest rooms, all of which have a balcony. Up the luxury and book a room on the Club Level, and you’ll score access to the new-look Club Lounge that’s stocked with snacks and libations all day.
When you want to take advantage of the Southern California sun, post up by the pool, a scene you may recognize from the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap. Surrounded by plush lounge chairs, the heated pool is bound to make you appreciate the warm weather. If you prefer to be a bit more active, opt for a game of tennis on one of the two courts.
And when it’s time to eat, head to Cast & Plow, which offers a beautiful terrace that’s great for enjoying a mild evening. The California cuisine is offered daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as during Sunday brunch. If you can’t seem to tear yourself away from the pool, you can order grub from Wave Poolside Bar + Grill.