This hotel seems to have lots of rooms, but not much in the way of public spaces. What's there is very ambient, with friendly service, but there's only a small lounge come bar area and the outside patio and pool area all seemed very tight for space. On the Maria side there is a nice balcony sera with low sofas and small fire pits, but two or three groups would take all the seats.
The restaurant is expensive, though the food is good. But with no bistro alternative, the $50 breakfasts mount up.
The bedrooms are plush, though a little tired. I had a lovely view from my higher floor room.
The staff were all excellent, friendly and very keen to ensure you were being well looked after.
But, it just didn't feel special enough to be a Ritz Carlton. So you probably are not going to feel it was worth the money you will have to splash because of the brand. It was a pleasant enough stay over 6 days but less than the price would make you expect.
It's also not well signposted from the road, with one small sign that is often obscured by parked cars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elegantly perched on one of the largest man-made marinas in the world, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey is a hotel that offers guests easy access to Los Angeles, as well as a tranquil seaside hideaway to escape the city pace. Enjoy the warmth and laid-back lifestyle of Southern California from one of Los Angeles’ only AAA Five Diamond luxury hotels to call the waterfront home. Here, guests enjoy ocean, marina or city skyline views from soothing guest rooms and suites; a restaurant that source local ingredients from the neighborhood farmers market; a spa that paves the way to well-being; two lighted tennis courts; and LA’s only waterfront pool. Minutes from LAX, Venice Beach, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, our distinctive Marina del Rey hotel will ensure the memories will linger long after you leave. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey Hotel Marina Del Rey
- Ritz Marina Del Rey
- Marina Del Rey Ritz Carlton