What are the best beachside hotels in Los Angeles?

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Dana Damato

Los Angeles is about 15 minutes East of the beach, so if you’re looking to stay at a fabulous beachside hotel, you’ll want to head out to the Santa Monica area. You’ll have no trouble finding a high-end and remarkable beachfront hotel near 3rd Street Promenade.

When you go to Santa Monica (the closest beach to Los Angeles) stay at the Hotel Casa del Mar. Hotel Casa del Mar is located right on the sand in the heart of the Southern California seaside community of Santa Monica. The hotel is across from the famous Santa Monica Pier, the bustling Third Street Promenade, Main Street, the elegant shopping and dining areas of Montana Avenue, as well as the gardens, walkways and expansive ocean panoramas of cliff-top Palisades Park. Between the warm sun, the beach and the endless amount of activities, the time to be at the beach in Santa Monica is during the summer months. You can expect to leave with a great tan and a relaxed mind and body.

Christina Xenos

When you visit Los Angeles there's no question that at some point you'll want to visit the beach, so why not stay there? The coast from Palos Verdes to Malibu is peppered with plenty of options. Here are some highlights:

Casa del Mar
The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel offers sweeping ocean views from most of their 129 guest rooms, in addition to a lively lobby bar scene and restaurant, Catch that offers farm-to-table cuisine with a focus on seafood selections. You can also visit their Sea Wellness Spa for a variety of skincare and body treatments and wellness programs.

Shutters On The Beach
Valet your car and immediately stick your toes in the sand at this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star beachside property. You can enjoy the sound of waves hitting the shore from many of the 186 guestrooms and 14 suites, in addition to their stellar market driven restaurant One Pico that offers nearly panoramic seaside views. If you're still not relaxed book a service at the spa and layout by the pool while you wait.

The Terranea
While not technically on the beach (you're on a hill's edge overlooking the Pacific Ocean), you can get a full luxury seaside experience at the Terranea Resort. On site you have everything you need to pamper yourself at your finger tips: an award-winning 9-hole par 3 golf course, destination spa, three pools with ocean views and eight unique restaurants, in addition to a wide selection of resort activities.

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