Portofino Hotel & Marina
Redondo Beach, CA
With the marina to the east and the Pacific to the west, seagoing views surround. All day, sailboats and barking seals bob in the calm waters that lap at the slips outside. Inside, you’ll find a nautical-chic aesthetic — a royal blue, seaside green, peach and sand color palette and well-framed photos of listing sailboats — a studied staff, and a lovely oceanside restaurant that serves a menu of fresh, light fare.
And more: harbor-side fire pits, complimentary beach cruisers, free yoga sessions on the beach, and live music in the lounge every Friday and Saturday night. Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Mahattan Beach are close by and wonderful to explore.