100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, 90275, United States

With the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island within view, L.A.'s only full-service oceanfront resort straddles 102 terraced acres at land's end on the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula, making it popular with families and romance-seekers. A fun pool slide, children's center, and kids' programs allow the youngsters to play while giving parents time to relax: Walk to the rocky beach, chill out at the extravagant spa, or unwind beside the adults-only pool. There is also a par-3, 9-hole golf course on site. Every room has a balcony for taking in the splendid location. There's an understated beach vibe to the Spanish Revival architecture and decor of red-tile roofs, wrought iron, and substantial wood furniture. Beds are pillow-topped and have fine Egyptian cotton sheets. Bathrooms are spacious and deluxe. Splurge on a villa or casita if you want more privacy and space. Dining ranges from pcontemporary Asian at bashi to gastropub fare at Nelson's (which has amazing views), to high end at the signature restaurant mar'sel.


  • resort near town with faraway feel
  • blissful oceanfront spa
  • saline pools and hot tubs


  • pricey on-site dining
  • with resort fee and parking this luxury becomes very expensive


Phones: 310-265–2800


326 rooms, 34 suites, 20 bungalows, 50 casitas, 32 villas
Rate Includes: No meals