The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
What We Love
- Marina views
- Water-focused Spa del Rey
- Fleet of rental cruiser bikes for pedaling to the beach
What To Know
- The hotel is on a marina, not the beach; Venice Beach is a 15-minute walk
- Valet-only parking is pricey
- Proximity to LAX makes it popular with business travelers
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on the waterfront of a small-craft marina, the Ritz-Carlton is a traditional stay done in typical clubby Ritz-Carlton fashion with marble and dark woods in public spaces. The 304 Guestrooms are done up with more nautical flair with yellow, blue, and gold hues and Marina Terrace rooms come with a water view. More spectacular marina views are on hand at jer-ne (pronounced “journey”), serving California cuisine with a focus on local seafood and produce.
In the Area
When it’s time to escape the business conference or when you’re ready to hit the beach book a bike and pedal a few minutes to Venice Beach. One of Los Angeles’s most famous neighborhoods, Venice Beach is known for its boardwalk where countless vendors hock their wares and the famed muscle beach weightlifters-slash-performers flex their muscles. A few blocks from the sand, Lincoln Boulevard is where most of the restaurants and boutiques are located. Here you’ll find Casablanca, an eatery where the decor recreates its namesake movie’s set. The food is a bit lackluster, but the environs — and the tequila cart — make up for it. For a taste of German, pay a visit to Wurstkuche for sausages and craft beer in a bright, exposed brick and concrete cafe. Like the tats you’re seeing on the Beach? Get inked at Black Diamond Tattoo, where resident artist Shingken, from Tokyo, pens beautiful patterns.
How to Get There
Stayed here for a work event. Love the Ritz service which was, as always, great. Location is ok but not ideal for the area as it’s at the far end of the marina (away from the ocean).
Building is in ok condition but with a few signs of wear.
Gym could use an upgrade - expect more especially in California. Too basic with fewer options and less space. Pool ok but again not really
Food (event) was only ok and definitely not worth getting excited for. Would have preferred maybe the restaurant.
All-in-all I wouldn’t say ‘not’ to stay here but I would definitely recommend looking at alternatives.
The rooms here are about what I'd expect if I stopped at an old non-renovated Hampton Inn during a road trip. Everything is worn and shows wear, everything is dated, everything looks pretty cheap. The Ritz Carlton name had me expecting more, but I never stay in Ritz Carlton's so maybe my perception is outdated. I'm stayed here for work so the facilities (e.g. pool and Marina access) aren't a draw for me. If you're prime interest is a nice modern room in a luxury hotel, though, I wouldn't stay here.
We were here to attend a wedding and thoroughly enjoyed the well appointed rooms and beautiful views. The hotel grounds are remarkable and the out door wedding site was spectacular . The service was unparraled and they went out of their way to provide any or every service one requested . Special mention to be made of Mr Arya at the desk whose polite , smiling and super efficient help was very much appreciated .
Great location, good food, great service and close to everything . Strongly recommend .
The Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey is my favorite hotel in the marina. The gigantic pool and Jacuzzi are open 24 hours a day and at the waters edge!
The rooms are fantastic, with large sliding glass doors overlooking the marina and some rooms have a balcony to sit out on while you watch the super yachts go by.
The ambience is stunning, the customer service is outstanding and the staff is very welcoming.
I have stayed at this hotel on “New Year’s Eve” there’s great fireworks.
I also stayed in a suite at the Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey on my last birthday, it did not disappoint.
I highly recommend this hotel because you feel like you’re on vacation and the fresh ocean air breezes in through the sliding glass doors.
You can also walk along the sidewalk in front of the Ritz to several restaurants in the marina.
Have stayed several times here for the convenient location. Booked AMX FHR this time and did receive the proper recognition upon arrival, although rather terse. No amenity in the room which was surprising for $500+ a night. Disappointed in the menu in the restaurant as it was very, very limited. No "basics" but a lot of California-like items on the menu. We paid over $550 for dinner for 4 adults and an 8 and 7 year old with no appetizers, two glasses of wine and one cocktail plus desserts. Expensive when no accompanying sides, no bread/rolls, etc. Guest rooms are now tired although clean. Surprised that the still have shower curtains and have not put in half glass shower doors like other luxury hotels. Will stay again for the convenience.