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Santa Monica can be reached from LAX in less than 30 minutes by car, and offers countless attractions and opportunities for shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife. You can browse stores and boutique shops at the Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Place mall and Montana Avenue. Spend the day exploring the beach, the Pier, Venice Beach and Malibu. Top it all off by dining at one of the dozens of restaurants you can find within an easy walk from your hotel. It's a short drive to either the Getty Center near the 405, or the Getty Villa in Malibu. You can take a ride up the coast on Pacific Coast Highway, or walk down the beach from the Santa Monica Pier to Venice Beach boardwalk.

Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica - Two-room Suite. Hotel Reservations for 5-star Hotels near beaches in Los Angeles. [Photo Credit: Fairmont Miramar Hotel] 2-room Suite at Fairmont Miramar Hotel

Fairmont Miramar Hotel
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4.5-star Hotel: Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica

Luxurious and secluded, yet convenient to many attractions. Rated at four-and-a-half stars, the Fairmont Miramar is a vacation resort boasting large, luxuriously-appointed rooms and attentive staff. Ocean views are available. The property is located on the palisade in Santa Monica at Wilshire Boulevard and Ocean Avenue, within easy walking distance from the Third Street Promenade and Palisade Park. Within around five minutes you can drive to high-end stores and boutique shops on Montana Avenue, or to the Santa Monica Place mall. The Santa Monica Pier is an enjoyable 10 to 15 minute walk through Palisade Park. You can get to the beach on the other side of Pacific Coast Highway in less about five minutes, by using a nearby overpass.

Shutters on the Beach. Hotel Reservations for 5-star Hotels near beaches in Los Angeles. [Photo Credit: Shutters on the Beach] Shutters on the Beach

Shutters on the Beach 4.5-star Hotel: Shutters on the Beach
1 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica

A luxury resort directly on the beachfront walkway. The hotel is distinctive and elegant - you will often see a future bride and groom having their pre-wedding photographs taken on the gazebo near the walkway. Shutters is next door to Hotel Casa Del Mar and within a very short walk from Ocean Park beach. Shutters on the Beach is a 4.5-star luxury ocean-front hotel that evokes a sense of comfortable elegance you might find in a grand, yet unpretentious beach home, while offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, beaches and the Santa Monica Pier.

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Marina del Rey is closest to LAX, and can be reached in about 15 minutes by car. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. There are various dining options in Fisherman's Village, and high-end restaurants located at various points around the marina. (More: Tourist Attractions in Marina del Rey)

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. Hotel Reservations for 5-star Hotels near beaches in Los Angeles. [Photo Credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey] The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

The Ritz-Carlton 5-star Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
4375 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey

The Ritz-Carlton is a AAA Five Diamond luxury hotel overlooking Marina del Rey. The property offers a stylish setting, and is conveniently located minutes from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). With 304 award-winning rooms and suites and acclaimed Jer-Ne Restaurant + Bar, the luxury property has furthered its reputation for excellence via its recent completion of an $8.3 million renovation of all guest rooms, suites, corridors and The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge. Guests unwind in rooms remodeled in hues of rich marine and softer blues with gold and white accents reflective of the hotel's waterfront location to provide a chic and polished new look. Each guest room features a lavish Egyptian cotton duvet, bedding hand-crafted in Northern Italy and an abundance of down pillows to complete this inviting bed experience. All rooms are technologically enhanced with DVD players, LCD or plasma screen televisions.

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Rancho Palos Verdes is located around 20 miles south of LAX, and can be reached in about 30-45 minutes by car. There are restaurants, stores and services in Rolling Hills, around 15 minutes away. There you will find Peninsula Shopping Center, Promenade on the Peninsula, Town & Country Center and more. You can reach the cruise line terminals at San Pedro in around 15-20 minutes.

Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. Hotel Reservations for 5-star Hotels near beaches in Los Angeles. [Photo Credit: Terranea Resort] Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes

Terranea Resort 5-star Hotel: Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes

Magnificently poised along one of Southern California's most scenic and coveted coastlines, Terranea is set on the spectacular Palos Verdes peninsula - a stunning and irreplaceable site with unobstructed views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Strategically located just 20 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport no other coastal California resort combines such ease of access with the secluded ambiance of a private estate and truly breathtaking vistas. The 582-room resort includes a 360-room hotel with 30 suites 20 Bungalows 50 ocean view Casitas and 32 Villas. The bungalow and casita units lock off to provide multiple room configurations.

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Catalina Island is located around 20 miles off the coast of San Pedro and Long Beach. You can get there in under an hour by standard ferry, although faster options exist. The only town with services on the island is Avalon, where you will find restaurants, shops and tourist attractions such as snorkeling and harbor cruises. The mountainous terrain of the island makes it ideal for hiking and horseback riding.

Catalina Island Seacrest Inn. Hotel Reservations for 5-star Hotels near beaches in Los Angeles. [Photo Credit: Catalina Island Seacrest Inn] Catalina Island Seacrest Inn

Catalina Island Seacrest Inn 5-star Hotel: Catalina Island Seacrest Inn
201 Claressa Ave, Avalon

Most of the rooms and mini-suites are appointed with beautiful in-room double whirlpools or big, deep tubs for two complete with rubber ducky and bubble bath. Queen or king-sized beds, air conditioning, cable, with free movie channels, a VCR, video library, refrigerator, and beach towels are standard amenities. The sun deck is a great place to tan, snack, read, or enjoy the view.

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Fitness Resorts - all-inclusive resorts and spas that offer fitness packages that are designed to encourage healthy living, weight loss and stress reduction. Most programs are about a week long although some are only a few days while others can be reserved for a month or longer.


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