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Terranea Resort

Terranea Resort

Resort, Hotel, and Bar
Rancho Palos Verdes
  • The experts at Travel + Leisure and Los Angeles magazine recommend this place
    • Travel + Leisure
    • Los Angeles magazine
  • Isaac G.
    "See the dolphins swim from Nelson's at both sunrise and sunset!"(10 Tips)
    Carolyn Y.
    "... while watching the dolphins:)"(4 Tips)
    iPhone J.
    "Relax, enjoy the views & appreciate life."(20 Tips)
    Fernando A.
    "Go to Bashi and try the Bashi Hot & Sour!"(4 Tips)
103 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • nelson
  • dolphins
  • spa
  • bashi
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  • A S.
    A SJanuary 9
    What a view! Just stand at the balcony and admire it.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DermodyOctober 20, 2016
    It's only $40 to get a day pass to the spa facilities which grants you access to a sauna, steam room, cold water plunge pool, hot tub, and a semi-private saltwater spa pool.
  • Carrieann P.
    Carrieann PereiraApril 27, 2016
    It's beautiful...
  • Tante V.
    Tante VanessaMarch 14, 2016
    Awful resort, stay away from here. Five stars... Three, at most!
  • Maynard T.
    Maynard TannFebruary 27, 2016
    Very nice location. Generally good service. Stayed twice so far. But if you in a Casitas. Beware very bad pickup service. Waited 20 mins for pickup.
  • Karla R.
    Karla ReddropDecember 27, 2015
    Luxury at its finest.
  • Ronan M.
    Ronan MurphyNovember 7, 2015
    Really nice spot
  • Joe
    JoeNovember 3, 2015
    Great place to rest!
  • Jc T.
    Jc TauroOctober 6, 2015
    Romance wedding venue
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KOctober 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Terranea will remain one of the best resorts in all of Southern California.
  • Arturo C.
    Arturo ChavezSeptember 11, 2015
    I love that resort is so close to LA but feels so far away. Great for staycations or just lunch by the beach!!
  • Samantha J.
    Samantha JohnstonSeptember 7, 2015
    A little slice of Heaven near LA. Bashi is legit. A wonderful experience.
  • a c.
    a cavaleSeptember 6, 2015
    The brunch is amazing
  • Shiny Faye S. ❤️🚺 A.
    Definitely a nice place :)
  • Adnan W.
    Adnan WarsiJune 15, 2015
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillMay 30, 2015
    They do everything here correctly. Great service and they will gladly take care of anything you need.
  • Melissa P.
    Melissa PurnerApril 8, 2015
    The real peace and quiet is at the gym pool. No music and ocean views 👌
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah G.March 29, 2015
    A very amazing place for a little getaway. It's a little bit crowded at the weekend but you'll enjoy it for sure! Lots of good restaurants, amazing pools and awesome places to run. Recommended!
  • Maynard T.
    Maynard TannFebruary 13, 2015
    Great views. Nice trail to the lighthouse on the north.
  • EDGAR C.
    EDGAR CURAJanuary 1, 2015
    Scenic views and resorts:-)
  • courtney s.
    courtney schielaNovember 25, 2014
    Amazingly beautiful and serene.
  • Jap-c
    Jap-cNovember 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice view of the sunset!
  • Claudia D.
    Claudia DukeOctober 20, 2014
    Watch the sunset over the ocean... Really nice place!!!
  • Brian S.
    Brian ScottSeptember 14, 2014
    Death of the party boy!
  • Abdullah M.
    Abdullah MioSeptember 1, 2014
    😍 every thing
  • Amelia B.
    Amelia BurstynSeptember 1, 2014
    The food at the spa cafe is WAY better than the poolside or room service food. Love this resort so much. So incredibly beautiful. Kayaking was amazing too!
  • Laura M.
    Laura MoyerAugust 12, 2014
    Great place to walk around and watch the sunset... Nelson's has tasty (but expensive) mai tais.
  • Brittini R.
    Brittini RaeJuly 30, 2014
    If you are in the lobby bar try the Castaway cocktail with Mt Gay, it's delicious!!
  • Penina M.
    Penina MezeiJune 27, 2014
    It has exceptional customer service starting from the concierge, to the housekeeping staff, to the restaurants, to random employees which all smile at you and are quite helpful. - Penina Mezei
  • Clean Bay R.
    Congrats to Bashi in Terranea Resort for passing their Clean Bay Restaurant Certification! They're doing their part to keep the Santa Monica Bay clean! Learn more:
  • R W.
    R WilliamsMarch 15, 2014
    Great whaling museum behind the light house. Also the trails around the resort are open to the public.
  • Zachary C.
    Zachary CueMarch 9, 2014
    Mar'sel + rib eye = AWESOMENESS!
  • A D.
    A DuffautFebruary 9, 2014
    Romantic! Stay in a private ocean front bungalow where they light your fire pit every evening and order s'mores & a bottle of bubbly or two. Watch the sunset and then .......... 😉!
  • Gene C.
    Gene ChuangJanuary 11, 2014
    This was Marineland growing up. Shout out to Orky and Corky!
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesDecember 4, 2013
    Guests are surrounded on three sides by tranquil waves, with Catalina Island across the channel and ocean views from almost anywhere on the property.
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesNovember 7, 2013
    Book a stay between Black Friday & Cyber Monday, Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, 2013, & save 35% on travel through Feb. 28, 2014, based on availability. Promo code: BLACKFRIDAY or CYBERMONDAY.
  • Shannon B.
    Shannon BiszantzSeptember 9, 2013
    Beautiful views!
  • Taneshia C.
    Taneshia Carr-RayfordAugust 6, 2013
    The water is scalding hot!!! Feels so good to shower/soak in.
  • Taneshia C.
    Taneshia Carr-RayfordAugust 6, 2013
    Love the lighting and frosted glass doors in the bathroom, but the toilet room smells like fresh dirt/wet grass.
  • Taneshia C.
    Taneshia Carr-RayfordAugust 6, 2013
    Ask for a late checkout when you check in, so you can sleep in, eat, enjoy the sun and scenery before you leave.
  • Tracy J.
    Tracy JamesJuly 22, 2013
    Beautiful massive resort. Love the views and food.
  • Tracy M.
    Tracy MalkinJuly 11, 2013
    Be sure to request a room close to the elevators. I would not stay in the room we got ever again, it was way too far from everything.
  • James
    JamesJune 4, 2013
    Visited once and I already felt like I could LIVE there. Views are amazing. I've also never been impressed with the lobby of any hotels but this one had great atmosphere! I'd visit again.
  • Alfredo B.
    Alfredo BiraldeApril 15, 2013
    Ocean Views are quite specatular
  • dug f.
    dug freemanApril 8, 2013
    this place is amazing! nice rooms, great food, and the pool area is great for the kids... Super busy on the weekends with wedding parties, so mid week is best!
  • Mucho C.
    Mucho Comida™February 26, 2013
    Awesome 'get-away' spot for Angelenos. F&B on property good and not overly over-priced. Take a date for a day-trip or stay the night if you're ballin'. Enjoy.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureDecember 14, 2012
    The Vanderlip Suite faces Catalina Island and has a telescope to view passing dolphins and whales. Want to get closer? Cruisve above a nearby kelp forest on a 14-foot, stand-up paddleboard.
  • Southwestern A.
    Southwestern AdvantageDecember 7, 2012
    Beautifully decorated during a Christmas visit
  • NaTasha K.
    NaTasha KilgoreDecember 4, 2012
    The resort is so beautiful and romantic. Great place to honeymoon.
  • @webjoe
    @webjoeOctober 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful resort! Bring your four legged friend too (fee required) because the resort is dog friendly. They even provide a sleeping pad and doggy bowl for the pooch.
  • Grace C.
    Grace CastroSeptember 16, 2012
    Free beach parking to the left before you hit the person who collects $$ for the paid parking.
  • Melanie W.
    Melanie WeberAugust 28, 2012
    Go to the spa and get a hot stone message best thing ever.... Ask for Jessica..... Will blow u away...
  • Tiffany D.
    Tiffany DJuly 8, 2012
    Tee off and head to the golf course for 9 holes of golf.
  • Tiffany D.
    Tiffany DJuly 8, 2012
    Enjoy the sunset from Nelson's.
  • iPhone J.
    iPhone JunkieXLJune 24, 2012
    Do yourself a up some money, get an ocean view room for a weekend & get away from the LA rat race. Relax, enjoy the views & appreciate life. Worth every penny
  • Fernando A.
    Fernando AlcantaraMay 26, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Go to Bashi and try the Bashi Hot & Sour!
  • Wesley H.
    Wesley HeinApril 30, 2012
    Watch for the Catalina restaurant's house cat that was working the room. She's cute and well mannered. feed her the fish of the day as we did.
  • Joel D.
    Joel DanoyApril 28, 2012
    Stop by at sunset for an amazing view
  • samiam
    samiamApril 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Terrible service at Nelsons but the sunset is great there
  • Miss M
    Miss MMarch 28, 2012
    This is where that bachelor dude got married
  • Los Angeles magazine
    The massage experience inside the VIP treatment room at the Spa at Terranea Resort is certainly the most blissful in the L.A. area. - Winner of best massage with a view 2011 Read more
  • Brian G.
    Brian GarridoMarch 7, 2012
    Beautiful space to spend sunny California weather.
  • L C.
    L ChengFebruary 3, 2012
    no better local place for a stroll/hike! resort grounds are very nice.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HuthDecember 11, 2011
    Prepare to 'fee'd' to death. Beautiful resort, but my goodness, take it easy on the fees. $20 overnight hotel guest 'self park'. They sting you for every nickel possible. Priceline it if you can.
  • Taste Terminal
    Taste TerminalNovember 23, 2011
    Here is a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Cocktail from Steven Ashworth of Terranea Resort. Read more
  • Rawle Murdy Assoc.
    Rawle Murdy Assoc.November 17, 2011
    Perfect location to get back in touch with yourself. The facilities and staff were unparalled.
  • Geri M.
    Geri MillerNovember 8, 2011
    Visit the edible garden at mar'sel!
  • Vanessa M.
    Vanessa ManganOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Such an amazing mini get away!! Love nelsons :)
  • Danielle H.
    Danielle HymanOctober 5, 2011
    Gotta try these chips and even more so bcz the brand name is DANIELLE!
  • Danielle H.
    Danielle HymanOctober 5, 2011
    Request a bungalow room - it's amazing!
  • Carolyn Y.
    Carolyn YehOctober 1, 2011
    Casita 20 is incredible! I didn't want to leave! Wake up and have breakfast on the balcony while watching the dolphins:)
  • Helen Hodgson
    Helen HodgsonSeptember 4, 2011
    Make sure you take a jacket ! it was chilly but loved it when we got a table next to the fire;)
  • Helen Hodgson
    Helen HodgsonSeptember 3, 2011
    love the Oh My margaritas here!
  • Helen Hodgson
    Helen HodgsonSeptember 3, 2011
    I love the Oh My margaritas here!
  • B C.
    B CAugust 31, 2011
    Runners... Take the trail up past the lighthouse for a scenic 4-5 miler.
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
    mar’selCatalina KitchenNelson’s Lobby Bar & LoungeSpa Café The Terranea Grill sea beans Cielo Point
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pool closes at 8
  • Christian H.
    Christian HenryAugust 13, 2011
    Bring your own wine! The food is horrible here and the wine list is brutal. Spa is nice though
  • coi t.
    coi tajoAugust 1, 2011
    Casita 30 is where its at kiddds!
  • Jai V.
    Jai VasanthJuly 24, 2011
    Get up early in the morning, go for a jog by the ocean and watch for the dolphins
  • Valerie M.
    Valerie MendenhallJuly 17, 2011
    The trails on Terranea are open to the public, offering fantastic views. Even doggies are accommodated at the water fountain!
  • Shakespeare by the Sea
    Bring chairs, blankets, family, friends, and join us for an unforgettable evening of theatre. Much Ado About Nothing 7pm on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Parking $5. Admission free! Read more
  • Wendie W.
    Wendie WhelanJune 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hang out at Nelson's in the evening and order Smores by the fire!!
  • Blaine K.
    Blaine KMay 22, 2011
    Very sub-par resort. Moat of the employees look unhappy, restaurat service poor and slow, everything way overpriced.
  • Joe L.
    Joe LoveApril 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Priceline bid this resort, it's the ONLY five star in the zip code.
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren ColemanFebruary 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The TVs here are really annoying.
  • Fiaaz
    FiaazJanuary 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great resort and facility. Bad experience with room service two straight days in a row...wrong order and an hr wait.. Without a warning or apology. Just a heads up.
  • Greg W.
    Greg WillisOctober 25, 2010
    Check in on Sunday evening and be greeted with complimentary Champagne. If only every hotel was this fabulous all the time
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SelfOctober 16, 2010
    Free bottled water in the main lobby for joggers or walkers
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SelfOctober 16, 2010
    Make sure to walk down to the beach. They have a great cave to explore
  • TERRY B B.
    TERRY B BULLOCKSeptember 12, 2010
  • Mike W.
    Mike WeberJune 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order a glass of ONEHOPE Wine at Terranea with 50% of profits donated to charity. Drink for a cause!
  • Steven
    StevenMay 30, 2010
    Stay at villa. Really great.
  • Midori C.
    Midori ConnollyMay 16, 2010
    Do NOT take headphones on your jog/hike around the property. Experience the native sights, sounds, smells (well, enjoy the sage anyways...pump house not so much).
  • Salim M.
    Salim MithaFebruary 2, 2010
    Nelson's Bar on the water is awesome
  • Carlo d.
    Carlo de LeonJanuary 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The football games at Nelson's and Fish & Chips are a must try.
  • Carlo d.
    Carlo de LeonJanuary 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Maple glazed pork belly at mar'sel is a must.
  • Melinda M.
    Melinda MilnerJanuary 13, 2010
    Go to The SPA...the BEST views on the property!
  • Isaac G.
    Isaac GerstenzangJanuary 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    See the dolphins swim from Nelson's at both sunrise and sunset! While you're at try one of their great Bloody Marys. Read more
  • lilgugu
    lilguguJanuary 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    you have to have the most AMAZING fully loaded waffle fries Read more
  • Pyai
    PyaiJanuary 21, 2012
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