Beach Area Hotels
Santa Monica and Venice Beach
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The Georgian Hotel ($$$) 1415 Ocean Avenue. The Historic Georgian Hotel was a celebrity hideaway during the days of early Hollywood. During Prohibition, the art-deco hotel housed a popular speakeasy and is now rumored to be haunted by certain unearthly guests. The Georgian Hotel is walking distance from the Third Street Promenade, Palisades Park, Santa Monica beach and the Santa Monica Pier.
Hilton Santa Monica Hotel & Suites ($$$) 1707 4th Street. This hotel has 253 soundproofed suites with city or ocean views, separate bedrooms, sitting rooms with well-lit work desks, and minibars. The Doubletree Guest Suites Santa Monica features a soaring atrium showcased by glass blocks, mosaic tiles, marble-tiled floors and glass elevators. The hotel's onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the mezzanine-level onsite bar provides a relaxing atmosphere to chat. Four blocks from the beach and three blocks from the Third Street Promenade. Business travelers will appreciate the hotel's proximity to Santa Monica Convention Center which is adjacent to the hotel. You can easily walk to santa Monica Pier and Ocean Park. Venice Beach boardwalk can be reached by a pleasant 30-45 minute walk on the beachfront pedestrian path.
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Hotel Shangri La ($$$) 1301 Ocean Avenue. located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Built in 1939, the Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica's recent redesign invigorates its aesthetics of the past. In keeping with the Art Deco style, the hotel's all-white facade is complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows, curved corners and metal linings. The Shangri La Santa Monica restaurant serves gourmet cuisine while overlooking the pool and courtyard. The hotel includes a rooftop bar and lounge and a sidewalk cafe. The outdoor, rooftop pool is joined by lounge chairs, umbrellas and cabanas, and an exercise and yoga deck. Spa services are offered in the courtyard. Third Street Promenade is one block from the hotel. Santa Monica Beach is down the bluff, approximately four blocks away. Santa Monica Pier is one-half mile away. The hotel is three-and-one-half miles from Venice Beach.
Sea Blue Hotel ($$$) 1670 Ocean Avenue. (formerly Hotel California) One-half block from the beach via private walkway. One block from the Santa Monica Pier. Venice Beach boardwalk is within walking distance.
Santa Monica Motel ($$) 1515 Ocean Avenue. This motel only has a 1-star rating but it's in a great location and costs less than most others.
More Hotels in Santa Monica - Area attractions include the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade entertainment/shopping district, Palisades Park, bicycle path, pedestrian path, and other beach activities. Montana Avenue shopping area, Venice Beach boardwalk, Malibu and other beach destinations can easily be reached using taxi cab or the Metro bus.
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Marina del Rey (beach closest to LAX)
The Kinney Venice Beach ($) Marina del Rey. This hotel is not on the beach, however it is very conveniently located to both Marina del Rey Harbor and Venice Beach boardwalk. Located on Washington Blvd in Marina del Rey, the hotel also is near a Metro bus stop, providing easy access to LAX airport and tourist attractions in Santa Monica.
Marina del Rey Hotel ($$) Marina del Rey. 3.7 mi from LAX Airport. The hotel's inviting lobby echoes California's seascape with sun-drenched white walls that play against ocean-blue carpets. Etched glass accents and an elegant chandelier enhance the lobby's decor. Coastal sunsets can be enjoyed while dining at the Waterfront Grill or the Waterfront Bar and Lounge. A multitude of ocean-faring activities beckon, including sailing, windsurfing and fishing nearby. The outdoor pool is bordered by manicured lawns and there is a deck where sunbathers can take in the marina's sights and sounds. The Marina del Rey Hotel offers a business center with fax and photocopying services. Complimentary hotel amenities include wireless Internet access and parking. ATTRACTIONS: Dockweiler Beach, LAX Airport, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade.
Marina International ($$) Marina del Rey. The Marina International Hotel is a first class, attractive hotel located just five miles north of the Los Angeles International Airport in peaceful, serene Marina del Rey., the world's largest man-made yacht harbor. The guest rooms are comfortable and beautifully appointed, each one featuring a balcony or patio with picturesque views. This setting is pure paradise. ATTRACTIONS: Dockweiler Beach, LAX Airport, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade.
Marriott Marina del Rey ($$) Marina del Rey. Features the largest man-made harbor in the world, and offers panoramic views of the harbor, mountains and Pacific Ocean. The hotel is only five miles from LAX international airport. World famous outdoor shopping is available on the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade located a short distance from the hotel. Fisherman's village with its quaint shops and waterfront restaurants is within walking distance of the hotel. ATTRACTIONS: Dockweiler Beach, LAX Airport, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade.
More hotels in Marina del Rey - Area attractions: Attractions: Dockweiler Beach, near LAX airport
(Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach)
Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club ($$$) 260 Portofina Way, Redondo Beach. The Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club is a beautiful, deluxe hotel located just six miles from the Los Angeles International Airport. Located on a lush, private peninsula on King Harbor, and offers magnificent, panoramic views of the harbor, Pacific Ocean, Palos Verdes, and Catalina Island. ATTRACTIONS: Redondo Beach Pier, King Harbor, Beach activities, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach.
Hotels in Manhattan Beach - Attractions: Manhattan Beach Pier, beach activities, shops, restaurants.
Hotels in Redondo Beach - Attractions: Redondo Beach Pier, shops restaurants.
Hotels in Hermosa Beach - Hermosa Beach Pier, beach activities, shops, restaurants. The Travel Channel has named Hermosa Beach one of California's Top 10 Beaches.
San Pedro and Long Beach
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor ($$) 601 S Palos Verdes St, San Pedro. This hotel is a great deal because it includes complimentary shuttle service to and from Del Amo Mall and anywhere within five miles.
Doubletree Inn ($$) 2800 Via Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro. All amenities, close to the Cruise terminal, plus a free shuttle! Business center, pet-friendly. This would be a top choice to stay before or after your cruise.
Best Western Plus San Pedro Hotel & Suites ($$) 111 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro. Seasonal outdoor pool, Business services, Fitness facility, Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served at the Panorama Grill Restaurant and Lounge. All rooms have Cable television, Coffeemakers and Wireless Internet access.
More hotels in San Pedro / LA Harbor / Cruise Terminal - Area attractions: Cruise line terminal, transportation to Catalina Island.
Hotels in Long Beach - Area attractions: Queen Mary, Aquarium Of The Pacific, Long Beach Convention Center<
Hotels on Catalina Island - a picturesque tourist destination 22 miles from Los Ageles Harbor. Much of the island is protected from development. Most visitors to Catalina come for water sports, hiking, horseback riding and cycling trails. Another option is to stay in San Pedro or Long Beach then take a ferry to Catalina Island.
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