Terranea – L.A.’s Oceanfront Resort
What We Love
- Pools overlooking the ocean
- Traditional links-style nine-hole golf course
- Eco-friendly design and an on-property nature reserve
- Spa menu designed by wellness experts
What To Know
- The beach is not recommended for swimming because it’s so rocky with strong currents
- Self-parking is $25 a day; valet parking is $35 a day
- Regular spa access costs $40 a day
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Less than a 40-minute drive from LAX, the 102-acre Terranea is an escape set along the dramatic cliffs of California’s Palos Verdes peninsula that pulls off being two resorts in one. For families there’s an outdoor pool where kids can splash and shriek to their hearts’ content. For couples, there’s an adults-only infinity pool and a serene spa pool, all of which look out over the Pacific. Eight dining options drive the point home; go sophisticated at Mar’sel for Euro-California fusion or chill out at Nelson’s, a funky beachside shack.
Bed & Bath
Large, sun-filled guestrooms feel beachy but luxurious, with high-thread-count sheets on plush king beds, all in muted earth tones with orange and seashell accents. The roomtypes vary from expansive in the Two-Bedroom Ocean View Villas weighing in at 1,850 square feet with a kitchen, living room, fireplace and balcony, to Ocean View Casita Suites, which bump up to 1,100 square feet and add a living room, indoor and outdoor fireplace and views of Catalina Island.
It sounds a bit New Age, but at Terranea, where you’re constantly surrounded by nature, it’s easy to fall into that relaxed, natural rhythm. The sun and ocean air stream through your window each morning to wake you up. And after a day of hiking next to the ocean, kayaking with the hotel’s on-site guide and/or relaxing in the spa — followed by dinner at one of the resort’s high-end restaurants — it’s easy to sleep well.
How to Get There
For anyone considering going to this beautiful resort, I would recommend reading the prior guests’ reviews to see what is being said. The location and amenities are beautiful but be aware that if you have any problem or issue, the staff and management will not deal with the issues appropriately- it’s the ‘C’ team at best!
We spent a few days at Terranea for my son's first spring break. Our room was beautiful, the grounds and the view are incredible, and the experience exceeded our expectations. The family pool was very fun, not too kid-y, and the waterslide was so fun! I definitely recommend staying here
I'd give this place a great review. Outstanding rooms, pool, grounds, views and staff. From waking up in the am with an ocean view (I"d recommend it) to taking long walks around the grounds, de'd def come back as we had such a great time.
First time visit went well. Food was OK, a little pricy for the limited menu items. The coffee shop was great, and specially the gelato. Parking staff was very helpful and nice. The bell staff was friendly. The view was wonderful. Wish the beach was more kid friendly. Thank you.
As a professional who works in the travel management industry I was absolutely blown away by the gorgeous property and the level of service the staff at the resort provided. I was there a few weeks ago for the Tour Connection event and will absolutely be recommending the property to my clients.
Ronny on the valet team was fun and professional and made sure we got settled into our accommodations while also provided us with great information on places to visit during our stay.
Brandee at the front desk went out of here way to make sure that our stay was special and memorable.
All around awesome property!