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
The views from Terraneia are breathtaking with amazing sunsets! The service is top notch, with attentive, friendly staff, and has beautiful hiking trails and walking paths. It’s one of my favorite place to go!
I came here with some girlfriends for a weekend retreat and it was hands-down my favorite resort by far. All the staff were super nice and helpful too. Yes it's pricey but I think they had reasonable options too. The views were spectacular and the maps to get around were super helpful.
Was this a drill or was that 3am alarm just a call to take a walk in the darkness? Sadly, we still don’t know why we had to evacuate or what was the resolution. Doesn’t make you feel warm and fuzzy about continuing with your stay.