Considered LAs only waterfront hotel (its located on King Harbor near the Redondo Beach Pier), the recently made-over Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club offers 161 beachy-chic rooms and new swank suites with private balconies and ocean views that may include a few frolicking sea lions (a colony resides in the harbor). BALEENlosangeles overlooks the marina and serves award-winning New American cuisine using local produce and the freshest seafood. Theres also a pool and beach-cruiser bikes available to guests free of charge for two hours. Save 25 percent off rates through October 31 and pick up a $25 dining credit with Portofino Yacht Clubs Ocean Sale. Nightly sales rates start from $199. Visit www.hotelportofino.com or call 310-379-8481 to book.
For general trip-planning info, see our Los Angeles Travel Guide.