Fodor's Expert Review The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club

260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, California, 90277, USA

Open your balcony door and listen to the calls of seabirds and sea lions from ocean- and channel-side rooms here (earplugs are provided for humbugs); marina-side rooms overlook sailboats and docks. Interiors adhere to a transitional beachy style—guest rooms are a mix of blues set off by crisp white bed linens. Long-term room and apartment rentals are also available. Compact, well-designed bathrooms are accented in stainless steel, with extra-plush towels and pleasing bath products. The Baleen restaurant has an open, airy tropical vibe and excellent craft cocktails; try the Chef's Table prix-fixe experience for groups of up to 10. The attached lounge offers live music on the weekends and there's an oceanfront heated pool and fitness center with Peloton bikes.

PROS

  • bike or walk to beach
  • relaxing stay
  • some ocean views
  • bike or walk to beach from the hotel's private peninsula
  • excellent Baleen restaurant overlooking the harbor
  • sophisticated interior
  • complimentary beach cruiser rentals

CONS

  • higher rates in summer and for ocean-view rooms
  • restaurant may be noisy due to the adjacent bar
  • some areas could do with a refresh
  • sea lions may be too enthusiastic for some ocean-view room guests

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
ViewsFamily
Intimate
Beachfront
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 310-379–8481 | 800-468–4292

HOTEL DETAILS

166 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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