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“Views, Excellent Service, Very Nice Room”
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Terranea Resort
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“Views, Excellent Service, Very Nice Room”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

We spent two great nights here in mid-March. From the valet to front desk to food service, everyone we came in contact with was professionally friendly and helpful. Our room was large with a Pacific view and very comfortable. Surprise, WIFI is included. We ate in the Catalina restaurant and had the buffets which pretty good. The pub had good pub grub and a very nice Pacific sunset. Our grand kids loved the large pool and water slide.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

My wife and I were celebrating our 23rd anniversary. We arrived friday night after watching the Dodgers play on opening day. It was a nice fast drive and check in was sooo fast. The Manager was so friendly and greeted us with 2 glasses of champagne. In less than 10 minutes we were off to our "casita". The casita was so clean and the view from each room was unbelievable. We slept with the sliding glass french doors open and listened to the ocean waves. In the morning we awoke again to the sounds of the waves and birds in the air. The weather was perfect. We felt like we were so far away from the city. It was so quiet and serene. We went hiking then had breakfast, watched a movie , read and took a nap. So relaxing. For dinner we went to Catalina Kitchen. Our Waiters name was Gabe. Very friendly and prompt. As soon as he found out it was our anniversay he brought out some champagne and had us toast with a pic. (no selfie). The meal was so good. I have had ribeye from maestro's, Larsons, carnevino etc and the quality of my medium ribeye was just as delicious. My wife had the filet mignon which she also loved. We topped the night off with a few drinks and a stroll by the beach back to our room. Such good times. We really thanked Gabe for making our anniversary seem so special. We know that many people come to this place for the same reason, but he made us feel like we were the only ones there for a special occasion. Great time , Great place, can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: The quiet rooms are the bungalows and casitas. Also closest to the beach.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

this hotel is a gorgeous place. the property is beautiful. the rooms are spacious. great running and biking from hotel lobby for a really nice way to spend the day. the staff is really friendly and helpful. food is great at dining rooms

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Check in was a little rough, they canceled our reservation on accident and I think blamed it my travel agent. Wanted me to repay for the suite while the whole thing got figured out, then get reimbursed. Uh, no. It got worked out after we had lunch (at Catalina...great staff and yummy). But our ocean view suite was not $$$$...bottom floor, stains everywhere and a really creepy institutional style crib we did not need or request (I have a little one and if she were a baby and was on the trip, I'd bring a pack n play- tip). It was right on a trail and not private, especially for a public resort with 3 girls. You want the views so you want to open your windows! I suggest bottom floor for pets and kids only (easy access to pool and play). BUT, we were accommodated to the most beautiful room 4 floors up after we lounged at the adult beach pool. It's true, the service at the pool is very hit and miss (mostly miss. Never saw anyone 1st day. Second day..kinda. I just got drinks from the bar. If you're too lazy to walk 10 feet, that's just lazy;) It was my birthday and I recieved a bottle of champagne in our new room courtesy of the hotel and a hand written card from Amanda (the most competent and awesome person we dealt with in guest services! ) The room she moved us to and that gift made up for everything and more! It's the little things. We were kind of a pain in the bumm so I have to say 5 stars for all of the accomodating. And being a local, it's hard to be impressed anymore by views, but this place is insane. So much fun and so beautiful. My only warning, they are very family friendly, which is awesome, unless you hate kids. But in no way did that take away from our "adult" stay. With the shuttle leaving from down the street in South Redondo Riviera, I'll be there all summer. Thank you, Terranea!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We LOVED Terranea. Our daughter loved the kids club. Our boys loved the pool and being able to run around the grounds. There is no reason for anyone to be bored here. Spa was gorgeous. The staff was helpful and more than friendly! It is a very short and easy drive from LAX. We could not have possibly asked for more! We are already planning visit!

Room Tip: Suites are amazing!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We recently spent the weekend at the resort. Upon arrival we were greeted with champagne as we waited to check-in. A wonderful employee named Mary took care of us. We were celebrating our anniversary and after knowing that (and us inquiring about an ocean view room) she upgraded us. We enjoyed a great happy hour at Nelsen's (order the fish tacos- amazing), and shortly thereafter our room was ready for us. The suite was spacious and had a wonderful view. The bed, bedding and products in the room were excellent. The hiking trails and property itself is spectacular. The architecture of the resort fit well into the landscape. We had a spectacular meal at Marcel on Saturday night (the wait staff could not have been better)- ask to sit on the patio for the best views! We spent most of the weekend on the property taking advantage of the gym, Sea Bean coffee house and other restaurants on the property. Each staff member we met was warm, welcoming and accommodating. When we called to request a reservation and extra towels, they were addressed and delivered quickly (a member of the staff called back to confirm the delivery). I am an avid traveler and I would definitely recommend spending a weekend at this property.

Room Tip: The Corner Suites are the BEST! If you prefer a quite room ask for one on the East side of property...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Terranea is a beautiful property with amazing views and a very relaxed atmosphere. This was our first stay. It's a bit pricey but you know this going in when you make the reservation. Check in was very easy, the room was beautiful and had a nice view of ocean and resort. Adult only pool not open during this time as it runs on seasonal basis. We had no issues during our stay. The grounds are well maintained. Restaurants could use more variety but at least you'll have options because there is nothing in walking distance. Free fitness classes available are a plus and spa services are too but again...pricey. Not a lot of interaction with the staff but I am happy to mention Giselle in the Catalina kitchen...awesome service! And the manager there is Raveena...again, spectacular service.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Terranea Resort
Address: 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-1013
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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 Airport Transportation
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 conference and meeting 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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