Family-friendly hotels in Los Angeles
By Jordan Estrada
Terranea Resort (Courtesy Terranea)
With so many family-friendly hotels in Los Angeles that sit right on the beach, soaking up some rays on the coast while staying near urban amenities is a breeze. There are countless options, ranging from secluded oceanside retreats to beachfront hotels right around the corner from the Santa Monica Pier. Get ready to enjoy your drinks poolside, strong along the sand, and see LA’s best attractions.
Here are our top picks for the best family-friendly beachfront hotels in LA.
Shore Hotel, Santa Monica
Shore Hotel (Courtesy Shore Hotel)
The Shore Hotel in Santa Monica has an oceanfront location and luxurious eco-friendly accommodations. Walk only a few blocks to reach the Santa Monica Pier and its shops, restaurants and family-friendly amusement park that overlooks the water. Enjoy other nearby sites like the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, Third Street Promenade and Muscle Beach. When not exploring the beach, spend the day lounging by the outdoor solar-heated pool before grabbing a bite to eat at the onsite Blue Plate Taco, which uses locally sourced produce and meats.
Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes
The Terranea Resort is an eco-friendly hotel in the Los Angeles area sitting on a private peninsula in Rancho Palos Verdes. Here guests can enjoy peace and tranquility away from the noise of the city. Experience oceanfront dining at one of the onsite restaurants like Mar’sel or Bashi, and make sure to get on the water slide at the hotel pool. Although the city is just a short drive from the resort, there is plenty to do on the peninsula. Explore the local tide pools, go on self-guided nature walks, and kayak on the ocean for an unforgettable experience on the California coast.
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel (Courtesy Loews)
The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel boasts a mild, laidback environment perfectly complimented by the sound of the ocean waves. Walk right out onto the beach from the hotel and make a trek to Muscle Beach or Santa Monica Pier. Back at the hotel, take advantage of poolside amenities like smoothies, chilled hand towels and bottled Evian water. With the help of the Loews Loves Kids programs, little ones will feel right at home with kid-friendly conveniences ranging from potty seats, baby blankets and cribs to toys, books and children’s games.
The Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey
RItz-Carlton Marina Del Rey (Courtesy RItz-Carlton)
Fall in love with the beautiful manmade marina that lies between Venice Beach and Playa del Rey while staying at The Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey. Spend your vacation days laying out by Los Angeles’ only waterfront pool and whirlpool, riding bikes along the coastline and taking a stroll by the host of boats and yachts that are docked at the marina. Keep youngsters entertained with the help of Ritz Kids program, which includes a fun scavenger hunt around the hotel. Want to get a glimpse of the city during the trip? Many of LA’s top attractions are only about 25-45 minutes away by car.
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Fairmont Miramar Hotel (Courtesy Fairmont)
Known for its classic luxury and modern amenities, the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is an elegantly designed hotel that meets the needs of the contemporary traveler. Choose from an abundance of attractions like the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, and California Heritage Museum. When its time to relax, kick back and play some games at the Miramar Beach Club or have a swim in the pool. Kids are presented with a welcome kit upon arrival, while teens will be greeted with complimentary ear buds and access to BMW Beach Cruisers.
Jordan Estrada contributed this to MiniTime. He is a freelance travel writer from Southern California who spends him time gardening, studying music and performing with his band.