Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel

100 Terranea Way | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-1013  [SEE MAP]Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Resort features a plethora of on-site amenities
High price for parking ($42) not included in resort fee ($40)

About 32 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, Terranea Resort is a palatial resort in the city's backyard. Many rooms look out onto the Pacific Ocean from balconies and come equipped with a long list of luxury amenities, including flat-screen TVs, four-fixture stone bathrooms and Wi-Fi access. (Covered by the $40 daily resort fee.) But most guests appreciate what's outside their quarters, particularly the fitness center and multiple pools. The hotel also houses a noteworthy spa, and visitors are in awe of the expansive, manicured grounds  all 102 acres. This family- and pet-friendly resort has eight delectable eateries and watering holes. Of those, Catalina Kitchen is the true standout with its breakfast and patio setting.

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Location
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 582 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families

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Scorecard
  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2018

Oyster.com

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One of just a few true mega-resorts in Southern California, the 100-acre, 582-room Terranea in Rancho Palos Verdes offers a range of features that's unrivaled among Los Angeles-area properties, including a top-tier spa, nine holes of golf, six restaurants, three pools, and gorgeous, manicured grounds.

Condé Nast Traveler

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This rambling resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula overlooking Catalina Island 'feels more Mediterranean than Southern California.' ... The 102-acre estate has bungalows, casitas, and villas with granite countertops, hardwood floors, and vaulted ceilings.

Frommer's

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Its magnitude and amenities are unequaled in Los Angeles. Commanding 102 acres of hilly coastline, only one-quarter of which the resort occupies, its greatest amenities are fresh air, open space, and leisure to take advantage of them.

Frommer's Exceptional

Fodor's

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With the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island within view, L.A.'s only full-service oceanfront resort straddles 102 terraced acres at land's end on the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula, making it popular with families and romance-seekers.

Fodor's Choice

Travel + Leisure

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Terranea is the ultimate stay-cation for L.A. locals. It's just a quick drive from the central city, and the sprawling 102-acre oceanside property offers sweeping views of the Pacific, several dining options, yoga classes, fire pits, three heated pools, and a place where both adults and children can unwind.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 4395 have reviewed the Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4395 reviews 4.5 (based on 4395 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms at Terranea Resort are spacious at 450 square feet and feature neutral color palettes and wood furnishings. Standard guest rooms come outfitted with pillowtop mattresses, flat-screen TVs and balconies or patios that overlook the resort's grounds or the ocean (both partial and full ocean views available).
  • Daily $40 resort fee includes complimentary glass of champagne at check-in, in-room coffee and tea, area shuttle, access to fitness classes, pool and beach service and more

Standard room size450 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Terranea Resort sits on 102 acres of oceanfront land in Rancho Palos Verdes, about 30 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. Though you won't find restaurants and shops within walking distance, the resort is situated near multiple parks equipped with walking paths and trails.
  • Los Angeles International Airport sits 17 miles north of resort
  • About 10 miles south of Redondo Beach
  • Daily resort fee ($40) includes free shuttle service within a 5-mile radius of resort
  • 24-hour valet parking ($42)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Eight restaurants are available at Terranea Resort, all of which have outdoor seating and ocean views. Mar'sel, the fine dining option, is open daily for dinner and serves Californian cuisine. For a more interactive meal, visit Catalina Kitchen features farm-to-table fare. For a late-night happy hour, try bashi's Asian fusion dishes.
  • Grab-and-go fare is offered at sea beans
  • Nelson's serves pub food for lunch and dinner
  • Room service available 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants8

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Four pools are available at Terranea Resort: the Resort Pool, the Spa Pool, the Vista Pool and Cielo Point. At the Resort Pool, travelers can enjoy a 140-foot waterslide and a splash pad, while Cielo Point is reserved for guests 18 and older. All pools have food and drink service and are surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas.
  • Pool cabanas can be reserved for a fee
  • Beach with tide pools located on-site
  • Vista Pool welcomes guests 13 and older
  • Nonmotorized water sports equipment like kayaks, surfboards and paddleboards available (charges apply)
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The Spa at Terranea features 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including 25 treatment rooms, a sauna, a steam room, a wellness center, a salon and a cafe. Available treatments include massages, body wraps and scrubs, facials and hair and nail services. Specialty treatments like waxing services, prenatal massages and men's facials are also offered.
  • Spa open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Smoothies, juices and lighter fare served at Solviva
  • Spa packages offered

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Terranea Resort has plenty of options for kids and families. For younger children, the Tide Pool Kids Club offers a variety of games and activities – fees for the club depend on the number of hours the child spends there. For teens, a free teens hour with activities is available. There is also a children's center with games and computers.
  • Waterslide available at one of the resort's pools
  • Off-site guided hikes, bike tours and horseback riding excursions can be arranged for an additional fee
  • Kids camps offered seasonally (charges apply)
  • Kids club (Fees vary)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

Terranea Resort has a 5,000-square-foot fitness and wellness center with cardio and strength-training machines, free weights and a spin studio. Personal TVs are available on all cardio machines. Free yoga and Pilates classes are also offered daily.
  • Fitness center open daily from 5 or 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Surfing, paddleboarding and kayaking excursions can be arranged for an additional fee
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (with fee)
  • Motor boats

Business

Terranea Resort has 60,000 square feet of meeting space, including two ballrooms, four boardrooms and three hospitality suites. Both ballrooms can be divided into several smaller venues. Business events can also take place on one of nine outdoor terraces and lawns.
  • Business center located on-site
  • Audiovisual equipment and technical support available
  • Meeting planners can arrange team-building activities like scavenger hunts and lawn games

Number of meeting rooms10

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Dogs are welcome at Terranea Resort for a one-time fee of $150. Up to two dogs are allowed in each room. No weight restrictions apply, but Rottweilers, Doberman pinschers, chow chows, Akitas and pit bulls are not permitted at the resort. Rooms in need of extra cleaning will be charged an additional $200.
  • Limited number of pet-friendly rooms available
  • All guests with pets are required to sign a pet waiver at check-in
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

Terranea Resort has a nine-hole golf course. Golf lessons can be arranged for a fee, and walking cart and golf club rentals are available at the course's pro shop. Two additional courses – the Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles and the Los Verdes Golf Course – sit within 5 miles of the property.
  • Free shuttle service provided to all three courses
  • Resort's golf package includes overnight accommodations and two rounds of golf at The Links at Terranea
  • Discounted golf rates available for children 17 and younger
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

Couples can tie the knot at Terranea Resort. Three indoor wedding venues are available, the largest of which can accommodate up to 900 guests for ceremonies and receptions. Event lawns and terraces are also offered for outdoor weddings. No wedding packages are provided, but couples can arrange details like catering services, ceremony decor and wedding activities through the property's wedding planners.
  • Tables and chairs, dance floors and stages are provided for free
  • All lawns feature ocean views
  • Bridal spa services available

Maximum wedding guest capacity900

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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