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 world's largest man-made recreational marinas, the luxury hotel is surrounded by sparkling water and glimmering yachts. What more could you want in a Los Angeles retreat? 

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. While the days away lounging by the shimmering pool or on the deck of an ultra-luxe yacht, or opt for more active pursuits, from stand-up paddleboarding and tennis to parasailing and jet-skiing. And with a sumptuous spa, an earthy eatery and gorgeous views from every angle, you may never want to leave this L.A. hideaway. 
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • 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 7,800 square foot Sisley Spa (the only West Coast outpost from the luxe brand) has seven treatment rooms and a tranquility lounge.
  • Surrounded by plush lounge chairs, the heated pool is bound to make you appreciate the warm weather. Note that it is the only waterfront saltwater pool and whirlpool in Los Angeles.
  • The active set will want for nothing at this luxe Marina del Rey retreat. Opt for a traditional workout at the 24-hour fitness center or on the two lighted tennis courts or three pickleball courts. You can also hit the water for more adrenaline-inducing options, such as parasailing, stand-up paddleboarding and sport fishing. 
  • The resort is perfectly perched between Venice Beach and Playa del Rey, putting you within arm's reach of the coast's top attractions. Take a day trip to Malibu for exquisite eats (check out Malibu Farm's original location) or head for Santa Monica to explore its famous pier. 
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 an episode of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.
  • The luxury hotel sits directly on the marina, from which you can venture to Catalina Island — a must-do during your stay.
  • The hotel is pet friendly and animals weighing less than 30 pounds can enjoy the luxurious surroundings and waterfront walking trails.
The Rooms
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey boasts 304 guest rooms, including 41 Club Level rooms and 23 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 11th-floor Club Level, and you’ll score access to the chic 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.
  • Ingredients are locally sourced from carefully selected farms and even the nearby farmers’ markets.

  • The California cuisine is offered daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and brunch on Sunday.
  • There is something for everyone on the menu, from house-made pasta with black truffles to just-caught fish. The menu changes frequently based on seasonality and availability.

  • If you can’t tear yourself away from the water, you can order grub from WAVE Bar + Grill. Open during the summer months, the outdoor restaurant serves fresh dishes that pair perfectly with the views.

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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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