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Terranea Resort
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

If you want to get away from the city and feel like you have really escaped, this is a great choice. Great views of the ocean and very secluded. It is the only hotel near LA that has a similar feel to the Orange County beachfront hotels like the Montage, St. Regis, and Ritz hotels in Laguna. I would rate the Montage as the best by far. Terranea is very nice, but is way overpriced at $600 for a regular room. I'll pay that much to stay at the Montage, but the Terranea is not up to that level. Sure it is a beautiful property, but the service and rooms are not true 5 star, more of a 4 star hotel. It is more on par with the St. Regis. Still a nice place, just overpriced.

  • Stayed August 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

If you can grab a good deal at this resort it is definitely worth staying a few nights. Was upgraded to an ocean view suite, with 2 balconies and fantastic views of the pool and ocean. You can avoid the parking (valet and self) charges by parking in the public beach parking lot which saves a bit of money. Breakfast was good with a varied choice of items although as the stay spanned a weekend it was very busy on the Saturday, both in the restaurant and by the pool. I would try and stay mid week if I were to visit California again, and book early to get a good deal. Had a round of 9 holes at the links (golf course on resort) which was fun but pricey!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The Terranea Resort is an experience that takes you away from the real world. The drive from the freeway to Terranea is about 20 minutes and as the drive gets closer to the resort, the houses are gorgeous, the views are magical and the tranquility sets in as you drive up. The resort is massive. Be prepared to walk all over the property and wear comfortable shoes. The resort sits on top of the bluffs which overlooks the Pacific Ocean. There is a spa, multiple pools, many niches to lounge, sit and talk with a cocktail, or just sit and relax. The service is better than the last time I was here, making you feel comfortable. The rooms are elegant, clean and extremely comfortable. I would highly recommend visiting for a few days.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

My stay here was very nice. The room was nice. The view wasn't that great unless you went out on the porch area. I guess I didn't pay enough for a good ocean view? The food at the restaurants was very good. During the time I was here the weather was great, a bit foggy in the mornings, but it burned off quickly. The staff was very nice and helpful. I found the added cost of parking to be way too much money. I did use room service, as with any place it takes for ever to get your food once you've ordered over the phone. Overall I'd stay here again. I would however suggest they figure out a way to included the added fees in the room price so the total cost is more transparent before you book. The location is great, but you can also drive to local areas to eat and sight-see.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We had a terrific time at the Terranea. Great view of the ocean. Quiet and lovely. The resort is huge, restaurants plentiful and spread out across the property. The adult pool was fantastic—beautiful with a great location on a bluff overlooking the ocean, but they had a very loud DJ in the afternoon that broke the spell of calm and relaxation. We had dinner Friday at Catalina's Kitchen. They have a seafood buffet. Excellent! This resort is a great place for families with kids as the energy level is very high and there is a wide variety of activities. The service people we encountered were unbelievably cheerful and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Amazing Amazing Amazing!!!

Very helpful staff, beautiful views, everything was wonderful. Room was very clean, restaurant Marcels was another experience in its self. Great staff!!!!

I was amazed on how busy the hotel was and how all the staff does not look overwhelmed. Keep up the great work and we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2013
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We are delighted to read your review. It is wonderful to hear about your experience at Terranea. We hope to see you soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We are locals who chose this resort for a family weekend away. First impressions are amazing, the location is ideal, and while we traveled only 45 miles from our home, we felt like we were another far away destination. We traveled with two young kids, ages 6 and 2, and all of the resort staff we encountered were quite delightful and at times rather forgiving of our rather active 2 year old boy. Really liked the nice touch of "welcome champagne" upon check-in. The room was nice; we had an ocean front room with a view of the pool and ocean to the South. It was very relaxing for my wife and i to sit out on the balcony over a glass of wine while the kids were entertained with movie. As I mentioned the grounds, the family pool and slide were great, the options of hiking down to the rocky beach provided a nice diversion and our evening time activity was consumed by listening to the live music at Nelsons. Our only real disappointment was the "average" food for a 5 star resort. Given everything else was so exceptional, we expected the same from the food and it just wasn't there. Nonetheless, we will be back next summer, as "all in all" it was a great resort experience.

Room Tip: High floor, ocean view or ocean front are the best room options
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Terranea Resort
Address: 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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Location: United States > California > Rancho Palos Verdes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rancho Palos Verdes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Terranea Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 582
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Terranea Resort blends beautifully into an oceanfront promontory on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Located just 20 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the 582-room resort includes guestrooms, suites, bungalows, casitas and villas and a host of world-class amenities with 135,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. This Earth-friendly, picturesque Mediterranean-style resort offers guests spectacular Farm-to-Terranea dining venues, a world-class spa, four oceanfront pools, and a family-friendly nine-hole par-3 golf course with short-game practice facilities. ... more   less 
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