Hotels >The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club
worst hotel, great room service, great customer service, beautiful view, delicious cioppino, beautiful yachts, beautiful rooms
Gorgeous waterfront property is where to stay in RB.. This breezy waterfront hotel, located on a spit of land facing King Harbor, brings the ocean inside with a chic sea-inspired palette and nautical details. The Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club has been a fixture of Redondo Beach for almost 50 years, but with its recent $11 million-dollar makeover, this luxurious beachfront retreat stands with any of L.A.'s top waterfront hotels. The dramatic, light-filled lobby features three-story windows facing the ocean, and plenty of cozy nooks. Guestrooms enjoy ocean or marina views with floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies. Comfortable beds are outfitted with soft, high-count sheets and down duvets. Opt for one of the hotel’s ultra-luxe Oceanside suites for a claw-foot bathtub with a separate spa-shower, his and hers granite sinks and double-sided (!!) fireplaces.
Beautiful hotel, great service, and Views!!!. My boyfriend & I stayed at The Portofino last weekend which was recommended by good friends - what a great find right here in LA county - you feel like you are on a retreat! Beautiful rooms, we booked an Ocean Premier and the front desk staff gave us a third floor room which faces the ocean and has a balcony. Blues, yellows, whites, large bathroom with marble. It was super comfortable and really nice for a relaxing retreat. They have these really cute stuffed seals which you can purchase and the money supports a marine mammal rehab center. We couldn't resist! We had dinner at their restaurant Baleen which is in a seperate building with views of all the beautiful sailboats & yachts. Started off with a martini in the lounge (dreaming of a yacht one day!!) and then went into the dining room...hip design, dark woods sleek feeling...loved it. I had the Cioppino which was delicious, started off with the scallops. Presentation was beautiful. My boyfriend had the BLT salad. Oh my! You have never tasted bacon like this before. Then he had the spiced short ribs which were equally finger licking good. The servicer made great recommendations and was super attentive. I highly recommend this hotel - I think it's a great find and we will be back!
Not good at all - wouldnt go back.
Very disappointed. Paid $350/night (incl. parking) for an "oceanside" room, but this hotel simply is not in the $350/night league.
First "oceanside" room they gave us a small room that looked out onto a stone wall over a concrete wall. After paying an "upgrade fee" the next one they gave us had a strong chemical smell - even after opening windows and spraying cologne. Next room they gave us had no heat - after the staff reset the unit and promised it would warm up slowly, we went to bed with sweaters on and froze. Didnt sleep well at all.
Staff was not sympathetic at all, and really a bit rude.
Also - the bathrooms all (at least oceanside) contain earplugs for the noise of the Seals barking. Cute for about 5 minutes, then becomes very very annoying.
Worst hotel experience in recent memory - and Ive done a lot of travelling.
Worst Experience Ever- Too many flies, poor service!.
Worst Restaurant Experience ever!!!!!!!!
Thought I'd try out this place, i was shocked when i saw all of the fruit files throughout the entire restaurant. The waiter didn't seem to care to do his job, forgetting cutlery for desert and coffee which was cold and literally walking away from us and no one in sight barely to even swat all of the flies away, forgetting our meal, forgetting water, my wine, the place actually smelled really bad too ;p All of the pictures don't reflect the food either, they changed the way they cook and prepare the food, If you value being treated with class or even acknowledgment than go to the nearest Cheesecake factory or even McDonalds, they're much cleaner and friendlier, they rarely forget your cutlery, the extra ingredients for the desert and drinks!!!! Horrible Experience EVER!!
Getaway from the City. One great thing about LA is that you can indulge in a "getaway" without having to go far. For us, Redondo Beach is an hour drive from home, but a world away from the noisiness of living in LA. My husband and I have been here twice and enjoyed a jacuzzi room both times. The tubs with their ocean or harbor view window were wonderful. The last time, we were in a room next to an extremely loud and vulgar group there for a wedding. We could here them through the wall. My husband requested a room change. I didn't expect them to move us as the hotel had a lot of wedding guests, but we were moved to a jacuzzi room within 10 minutes. We'll be going back this year when the stress hits unbearable levels, I'm sure.
wedding night nightmare. We received a wedding gift of a night in an oceanfront room. Although my brother-in-law had been to visit the rooms and explained that the room was a gift for our wedding night, we were placed in a room next to a group of partying prom kids. The room was 1/2 of an adjoining suite, with only a set of double doors seperating us from the kids. We asked for another room. The front desk offered to call security. We said that we would just prefer another room and the desk clerk said that he would call back. He never did. We called again, and were told that the hotel was full. We told the clerk that we would like to check out, after having spent 20 minutes in the room, and he informed us that we might not be entitled to a refund; we eventually did get one.
An old-fashioned ocean resort in the South Bay..
Embracing the relaxed elegance of a classic seaside resort, this marina-front property introduces guests to such pleasures as watching seals frolic in the bay or savoring the beauty of the Pacific Ocean from their own private balconies. The invigorating ocean breezes are sure to inspire you to take advantage of this naturally beautiful area by borrowing a hotel bicycle and exploring the 26 miles of beachfront cycling path or enjoying a day of deep-sea fishing, departing from the nearby Redondo Beach Pier.
Each nautically color-themed, bright and airy guest room offers a pleasant sitting area and a cozy fireplace. Along with the hotel's well-equipped fitness room, outdoor pool, spa and Breakwater restaurant, there is also a place for moderately sized business meetings in a room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a 180-degree view of the ocean.