Hautels: A Look Inside the Newly Renovated Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Redondo Beach

The newly renovated Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Redondo Beach, CA offers quaint accommodations with spectacular views.  The peaceful setting caters to couples on a romantic getaway, special events, and even families looking for a quiet vacation at the beach.

The lobby is designed to be welcoming and bright.  In hues of blue and white the furniture is comfortable and plentiful.  The ocean suites offer great views of yachts, motorboats, seals, and pelicans.  Guests are not only treated to complimentary valet parking, but complimentary beach cruiser rentals as well.  There are bike paths north and south of the hotel leading to wonderful restaurants and nightlife along the beach.

Not surprisingly, weddings and conferences are a common occurrence on the property.  The hotel has many rooms, including a ballroom, available to host parties that want the ocean as their backdrop.

The real gem of this property is its resident restaurant, BALEEN Los Angeles. Chef Jesse Souza dishes out seafood-centric cuisine with excellent flavor combinations.  The restaurant offers five star service and entrée options for the more traditional eaters as well as those with an adventurous palate.  A favorite dish is the homemade duck tacos made with a cherry sauce and apple slaw. BALEEN is open to guests and local visitors for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  It is adjunct to a dimly lit lounge that offers DJ spun music on the weekends.

Looking for a relaxing getaway outside Los Angeles proper?  Try the Portofino Hotel & Yacht club to calm your mind in the fresh ocean air.

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