It took me three hours to drive 38 miles on a Friday afternoon, so I was pretty happy to finally arrive at Portofino. The check-in clerk honored my request for an amazing, yet quiet room (there were two weddings that weekend) and checked me in to Room 363. The room was clean and comfortable, with a table and chairs on the balcony overlooking the water. Lots of paddle boarding going on, and the sea lions kept up their conversations the whole time I was there.
Had a memorable dinner at Baleen, and went back twice more, for drinks and for breakfast. Check out the three firepit tables outside - very nice to have your feet in the sand while eating tasty food.
Loved the lobby, with its soaring ceiling and window seats - curled up in one to finish reading a book, and parked myself there for awhile the next morning just to watch people come and go. The bar was not open the hours I was there but it would be a nice space to have a drink.
Everyone I came in contact with was helpful and friendly. Was a nice weekend getaway.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Portofino Hotel And Yacht
- Portofino Inn Redondo Beach
- Portofino Redondo Beach