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The Portofino Hotel & Marina, A Noble House Hotel
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Redondo Beach
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“Friendly staff, great location”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. It was my first time to visit Redondo Beach, and found this hotel based on Tripadvisor reviews. We booked the ocean Jacuzzi room directly on the hotel website and got a discounted rate with advance purchase.

Upon arrival to the hotel, we were promptly greeted by the valet who kindly assisted us in unloading our belongings. Check-in process was smooth.

Since we booked the Jacuzzi room, we were located on the first floor. Although we could not see the entire ocean view over the breaker wall, we did enjoy the beautiful sunsets. The only thing I didn’t like was that on the balcony there was only a partition on one side- wish it were on both sides. I preferred a little privacy while lounging outside, and didn’t feel comfortable when our (loud) neighbors came out same time.

The room had a stocked mini bar, which we didn’t use. There was also a small refrigerator, which we didn’t use because it was zip-tied. It would’ve been nice if we could’ve used it to keep our water cold. The shower had full-size toiletries, which was great! There were no storage drawers for our clothes, so we never unpacked our luggage.

One amenity we really enjoyed was the complimentary bikes. Make sure to ask for a bike lock in case you decide to stop somewhere. We followed the bike path along the road toward the Strand at Hermosa Beach and had a really nice breakfast at Scotty’s. Then we headed to the Redondo Pier and hung out on the boardwalk.

We ordered dinner from on-site Baleen restaurant via room service and food was good. Also note that there are plenty of restaurants near the hotel that are within walking distance. If you happen to bring the kids along, there is a small water park called Seaside Lagoon that is located near the hotel. If we bring our little ones on our next visit to the area, we would definitely like to take them there.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Public Relations Manager at The Portofino Hotel & Marina, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you for the extensive comments and informative review! We are pleased that you enjoyed biking around the pier and stand. We will take note of the mini fridge zip tie and use your comments to evaluate our hotel amenities. We look forward to you returning with your children. Seaside Lagoon recently went through a total renovation. We know that your family will have a wonderful time there. Thank you again for your feedback. Have a great summer.

Annelise Holyoak
The Portofino Hotel & Marina
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

My family of 6 has just returned from 10 nights at the Portofino Hotel and we had a fantastic time. I travelled with my husband and 4 children (15, 18, 20 and 21). On arrival my husband and I were given an immediate upgrade to an ocean view room which was a lovely addition, and the children had adjoining rooms with a harbour view which were also very nice. Our rooms were situated on the ground floor but we had no problems with noise. However, when the balcony doors are open in the ocean view room you can hear some noise from your neighbours - the sea lions!!! Personally I found this to be a nice touch!
The hotel is in a great position, situated between Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach. We spent time at both however we preferred Hermosa Beach. The hotel was secluded enough in the marina to ensure no traffic noise, etc, however with only a minute’s drive we were on a main street filled with restaurants and supermarkets.
The hotel is beautiful and immaculately clean, and the staff members were extremely friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the complimentary use of bicycles every day, mainly to cycle along the beach front – however there were multiple bicycle lanes allowing us to travel along the streets also. We also received an immediate discount for parking in the hotel’s car park due to our long stay, which was a great saving. We visited the Baleen restaurant for dinner one evening, which was very nice, however a bit more expensive than the local restaurants. We also visited the neighbouring Cheesecake Factory and drove to a nearby shopping mall which included several restaurants.
We also made use of LA Boat Rentals, situated at the side of the hotel, to rent jet-skis to ride through the marina and out into the ocean. The experience was very thrilling and I would highly recommend it!
We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing stay at Portofino and are missing it already!

Room Tip: Ocean view room beautiful, however harbour view rooms also very nice.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, Public Relations Manager at The Portofino Hotel & Marina, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Ruth, thank you so much for your extensive review of the hotel and area. We are very pleased that your family was able to experience an upgrade! The seals and neighboring beaches are wonderful additions to the property. LA Boat Rentals is also a fun plus to staying near the water. We are so happy that your family had a great time. Please visit us again soon,

Annelise Holyoak
The Portofino Hotel & Marina
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

This is as close the the ocean as you can get in the South Bay. The ocean side rooms overlook the breakwater and have a beautiful sunset view. With your hotel room door open, you get the nice ocean breeze and the seals barking in the distance. This is definitely a very a solid harbor hotel experience.

My only complaints would be (and these are minor): Check-in was delayed due to Weddings (not to travelers in the wedding seasons), Pool is a bit small (but you don't go to this type of hotel for a grand pool experience), and shower seemed to put out a ridiculous amount of water filling the tub a bit.

Room Tip: If you want the real ocean experience, fork out a bit more for the ocean side room. The "marin...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Buffalo, New York, United States
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed our stay here. The room was quite comfortable and spacious. The decor had a quaint (if somewhat dated) maritime theme in blue and white colors. Our room faced the harbor (not oceanside) but the view was quite pleasant of the yachts masts in the harbor. We had breakfast in our room one morning and it was well served and tasty (and we enjoyed the bathrobes as well). The bar and restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere and a good drink selection. The location was good for access to the airport and other areas of Los Angeles. Yet, the hotel is removed from inner city traffic and noise. We also really liked borrowing the hotel bikes and riding down the boardwalk to eat breakfast along the beach. A very nice perk! Highly recommend the Hotel Portofino experience!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

The Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club enjoys a great location not only on Redondo Beach, but to use as a base for exploring LA. It is also handy to the airport. As you would expect, the rooms sport a maritime theme and still look very smart despite a few signs of ageing. We had an ocean view room on the ground floor with a private patio; very pleasant to sit and relax. The room itself, while small, was neat, and a pleasant space to be in. The king sized bed was extremely comfortable. As we were out exploring every day during our three day stay, we did not make use of any of the hotel's amenities, but would have no hesitation in staying here once again.

Room Tip: Request ocean view
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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, Public Relations Manager at The Portofino Hotel & Marina, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Thank you for the honest review of our property! We are pleased that you enjoyed Redondo Beach and the Los Angeles area. We are glad that you were able to take full advantage of our location and its proximity to all of the wonderful Southern California attractions. Please visit us again soon! Have a great summer!

Annelise Holyoak
The Portofino Hotel & Marina
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

I have stayed here before on business, albeit some years ago. As my wife and I we're in LA, we decided we would stay at The Portofino. We upgraded the room so we had an Ocean view. Worth very penny.
The room was very comfortable; food in 'Baleen', the restaurant was very good. We had both dinner and breakfast and neither disappointed. My only criticism was that, given it was a double room, there was only one dressing gown and little storage, so we didn't unpack. A niggle and did not detract from our enjoyment.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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AnneliseHolyoak, Public Relations Manager at The Portofino Hotel & Marina, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, June 18, 2012
Harry, thank you for the positive comments! We are pleased that you were able to stay with us again! We are very proud of BALEEN and we appreciate your kind words. We will absolutely use your feedback in improving the hotel and our in room amenities! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Annelise Holyoak
The Portofino Hotel & Marina
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

Rooms were very nice and bed was very comfortable. Worth it to stay/upgrade to the ocean view side. The view was very nice and to sit on the balcony in the afternoon enjoying a coctail was AMAZING! The staff was wonderful. Very nice and accomodating! I would definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: ocean side second floor or higher for the best view.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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AnneliseHolyoak, Public Relations Manager at The Portofino Hotel & Marina, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, June 18, 2012
Hope, we are delighted that you were able to experience an Oceanside cocktail and our accommodating staff. Thank you for the fantastic feedback!

Annelise Holyoak
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Property: The Portofino Hotel & Marina, A Noble House Hotel
Address: 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-2033
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Location: United States > California > Redondo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Redondo Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Redondo Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Redondo Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Redondo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Portofino Hotel & Marina, A Noble House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Portofino Hotel & Marina is located on a private peninsula, Redondo beach’s only waterfront hotel. A rich tapestry of panoramic views greets you, with the harbor, the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. The hotel lies just six miles south of Los Angeles International Airport, a short stroll to shops and restaurants of Redondo Beach. We offer our guests an authentic Socal lifestyle experience in a casual nautical-chic environment, allowing them to relax and let loose, embracing their “endless summer “endlessly. ... more   less 
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