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The Portofino Hotel & Marina Hotel Review

Southern California is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the U.S. Los Angeles has tons of amazing beaches and beach towns like the famous Santa Monica and Malibu beaches. The Southern coastline of Los Angeles is known as the South Bay and is home to the great beach community of Redondo Beach. The Portofino Hotel & Marina is one of the best accommodations in Redondo Beach and a great place to book for your next trip.

aerial view of the Portofino hotel in Redondo Beach with two yellow kayaks in the water and palm trees along the marina

Check out my Redondo Travel Guide for great things to do on your trip!


The Portofino Hotel is located on one of the best pieces of land in Redondo Beach being steps away from the Ocean, Marina, and Pier. If you are planning a trip from out of town, the Hotel is only about 20 minutes away from LAX.

aerial view of the Redondo Beach marina and bay with Hotel Portofino on the water


The Hotel was originally opened in 1962 but was just recently renovated with a new lobby and upgraded guest rooms and luxury suites. The resort has a fitness center, business center, and an ocean front pool and hot tub perfect for enjoying a California Sunset.


There is a large array of amenities and activities at The Portofino Hotel as it's located in the heart of the Marina. Enjoy a Kayak or Standup Paddle Board in the calm waters where you can enjoy beautiful coastline views. Rent a boat or go on a boat charter for an adventure on the Pacific Ocean. Rent a Beach Cruiser or E Bike and cruise along all of the best Beach towns from Redondo Beach all the way north to Malibu.

You can also meet new friends thanks to the Sea Lions that are constantly sun bathing or relaxing in the Marina. Keep your eyes peeled as you can also see plenty of wildlife from dolphins and even breaching whales out in the water as they migrate down the coast from Alaska to Mexico.


The BALEENkitchen and Lounge is a perfect place to enjoy a meal, drink, or snack as it sits right along the Marina. With chic Interiors and delicious food and drinks, you are sure to enjoy your dining experience.

The Living Room and Craft Cocktail Bar serves drinks and a small bite menu and is a perfect place to relax after a day by the beach or exploring Los Angeles. You can enjoy the couches by the fireplace or look out through the two story glass windows at the beautiful Pacific Ocean views.


The rooms are filled with coastal design making for a fun and vibrant beach environment. The East facing rooms overlook the Marina and the West Facing rooms overlook the beautiful Southern California Coastline. The panoramic views are unbeatable with unobstructed views from the South Bay all the way to the Malibu mountains and beyond. On a clear day you can even see Catalina Island!

The Guest Rooms are extremely comfortable and have balconies so you can enjoy the fresh sea air. For added space and luxury the Suites feature two sided fireplaces for you to enjoy from the separate living area or bedroom. The best part of the suite is the large bath tub where you can enjoy views of the water.


The Portofino Hotel is a great accommodation to choose as it is so close to all of the best attractions in Redondo Beach. Combining its Mediterranean Charm and Southern California beaches makes for a perfect beachfront destination for your next getaway.


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