The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

A classic Los Angeles waterfront resort
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 Los Angeles hotel? 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.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • On Saturdays (as long as the weather cooperates), you can get in touch with your inner Zen during an outdoor yoga session at the hotel.
  • You don’t have to go far to get a great meal during your stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. In fact, the signature restaurant, Cast & Plow, offers a fantastic menu throughout the day.
  • The 7,000 square foot spa has eight treatment rooms, a full service manicure and pedicure salon, eucalyptus steam room, and tranquility lounge.
  • The hotel is pet friendly and animals weighing less than 30 pounds can enjoy the luxurious surroundings and waterfront walking trails.
Things to Know
  • 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. Note that it is the only waterfront pool and whirlpool in Los Angeles.
  • If you prefer to be a bit more active, opt for a game of tennis on one of the two courts.
  • The luxury hotel sits directly on the marina, from which you can venture to Catalina Island (a must-do during your stay).
  • The resort is tucked away between Venice Beach and Playa del Rey, and a short drive to Santa Monica.
The Rooms
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey boasts 304 guest rooms, including 41 Club Level rooms and 12 suites. Each and every room has a balcony that provides city or water views.
  • The décor is classic. You can expect bold orange and gold hues alongside dark wood furniture.
  • The rooms have a rather nautical feel to them — appropriate considering all of the beautiful yachts docked just outside.
  • Each room also contains a marble-clad bathroom, 49-inch flat-screen TV and embellishments like sea urchin headboards to enhance the beachy atmosphere.
  • 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.
The Restaurants
  • The nautical theme continues in the restaurant, Cast & Plow, with the wood floors echoing the interior of a grand dining room on a luxury ship, and outside, a patio, terrace and fire pit provide plenty of fresh-air options.
  • Everything is local and sustainable with many ingredients grown onsite at the hotel’s garden or just plucked from the nearby farmers markets.
  • The California cuisine is offered daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and brunch on Sunday.
  • There is something for everyone appetite on the menu, from housemade tagliatelle pasta to grilled mahi mahi sandwich to avocado toast.
  • If you can’t seem to tear yourself away from the pool, you can order grub from Wave Poolside Bar + Grill. Open during the summer months, the outdoor restaurant serves California cuisine that pairs perfectly with the views.
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
4375 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, California 90292
LAX (12-22 min)   BUR (30-40 min)   LGB (26-35 min)  
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