Your Summer Guide to the Best of Venice Beach

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Roam the Boardwalk, Stroll along the Canals, and Jam to Sunset Concerts

With 5 hotels near the Venice Beach area, Pacifica Hotels knows this vibrant LA beach community well. And with summer officially starting this Sunday, we’ve come up with a short (but useful) guide to the best attractions in Venice Beach to visit this summer!

Don’t forget your shades and sunscreen too. All of these must-see attractions are outdoors, allowing LA visitor’s to truly enjoy California’s perfect climate.

The Ocean Front Boardwalk

It’s simply one of the best places in LA for people watching. From its street artists who walk on glass or roller skate with an electric guitar, Venice Beach is home to the most amazing street entertainers in the world. (Yes, we said world.) Also, don’t be surprised if you’re asked for a tip. These street artists are trying to make a living too!

Sunset Concerts at the Santa Monica Pier

This popular concert series starts again on July 9th, where guests can enjoy a diverse line-up of music, including reggae, rock, pop, and R&B. These summer concerts are scheduled weekly on Thursday nights and begin at 7 pm. Tip: get there early for the best views – it gets crowded fast!

A Body-Building Paradise

The Venice Beach board walk is also known for its hard-core bodybuilders. Home to amateur and professional bodybuilders, explore Muscle Beach and even Gold’s Gym, the place where Arnold Schwarzenegger was first discovered! Today, Muscle Beach is an open playground with a gated area that encloses weight lifting equipment, while the other area includes a sand box with gymnastic, rope climbing, and acrobatic bars.

The Famous Venice Canals

Shorter than a flight to Italy, stroll along our beautiful Venice canals that wind through a neighborhood of stunning homes that you only dream about living in. This area also features scenic bridges that are ideal for photos! Looking for a little history in LA? The Venice Canals are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Abbot Kinney

Abbot Kinney Boulevard is a famous shopping area between Main Street and North Venice Boulevard. Home to décor shops, vintage clothing, and many surf shops, Abbot Kinney is simply one of the most eclectic areas in Los Angeles. Plus, visitors can now enjoy Abbot Kinney First Fridays, where you can support the small businesses at one of LA’s most popular art walks.


Pacifica Hotels looks forward to welcoming you to Venice Beach this summer.

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School’s Out For Summer!

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Summer Getaway Ideas along the California Coast

Ready or not, summer is just around the corner, which means that the kids are officially out of school. Many of us will take time to travel to the coast, as there’s nothing quite like the salty air, fresh ocean breezes, and warm sunshine on your skin. Luckily, Pacifica Hotels offers a selection of California beach hotels that are nestled along the beautiful Pacific coastline.

Browse through our beach hotels below and find your perfect fit. After all, every summer has a story at Pacifica Hotels.


Our Moonstone Beach Hotels in Cambria

There are few places more refreshing than the shores of Moonstone Beach, and the Central Valley is well aware of this. Many flock to Cambria to escape the heat every summer, where Pacifica Hotels offers 4 award-winning hotels just across the street from Moonstone Beach.

Starting with Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, hotel guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, a heated pool and spa, and easy access to the beach. Then, there’s Cambria Landing Inn & Suites – which is more appropriate for couple getaways with its hot tubs and in-room breakfast delivery. A short walk south, discover the newly-remodeled FogCatcher Inn also offering an outdoor pool and complimentary breakfast to its guests. Last but not least, Pelican Inn & Suites offers a daily wine and cheese reception, a pool & spa, and complimentary breakfast just steps from Moonstone Beach.

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Venture to the Bluffs of Pismo Beach

A little more south, Pismo Beach continues to attract summer vacationers year after year with its cool breezes and spacious beaches. Here, Pacifica Hotels offers 4 oceanfront hotels that beckon to be visited this summer.

Starting with Spyglass Inn, hotel guests can enjoy newly renovated accommodations, unparalleled ocean views, a heated pool & spa, and direct beach access. A few blocks down, Cottage Inn by the Sea resembles the English countryside on the outside and newly remodeled, chic décor on the inside. Enjoy its oceanfront pool & spa, complimentary daily breakfast, and location on the bluffs of Pismo Beach. For a more affordable option, The Tides Oceanview Inn & Cottages offers simple conveniences like free WiFi, free parking, and flat-screen TVs with cable. Drive a few miles south and you’ll find Sandcastle Inn, ideally located on the beach near the Pismo Beach Pier. Enjoy direct beach access, an oceanfront Jacuzzi, complimentary breakfast, and much more at Sandcastle Inn.

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There’s No Place like Santa Barbara

Part hotel part hostel, The Wayfarer is Santa Barbara’s newest lodging experience. Experience its central location 1 block from East Beach and the beautiful Santa Barbara Pier. Rent a bike and cruise the Santa Barbara boardwalk, or just relax on one of the hotel’s inflatable red chairs poolside. Every day, guests will enjoy complimentary breakfast, free WiFi, and its unbeatable location.

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Our Summer Hotels in Marina del Rey

Los Angeles is no stranger to beach vacations and Pacifica Hotels offers some great hotel choices for your upcoming summer vacation. Located right on Mother’s Beach, the Jamaica Bay Inn offers a beachfront pool & spa, stand-up paddle board rentals, and Beachside Restaurant and Bar. Also located along the waters of Marina del Rey, the Marina del Rey Hotel just underwent a 25 million dollar hotel renovation, offering brand new guest rooms with balconies and patios, a waterfront infinity pool, and SALT Restaurant and Bar. The Hilton Garden Inn Marina del Rey is also an outstanding option for your summer vacation, encompassing a heated pool & spa, the Marina Grill, and a convenient location just across the street from Mother’s Beach. For a more valuable hotel option, both the Inn at Marina Del Rey and the Inn at Venice Beach are both located near famous Venice Beach and offer complimentary breakfast, comfortable rooms, and free WiFi.

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Or Retreat to Redondo Beach

The new Redondo Beach Hotel was just remodeled and is located across the street from King Harbor. This summer, we invite you to enjoy its heated pool & spa, complimentary breakfast, onsite bike rentals, and convenient location near the harbor.

Last but not Least, Experience Summer in San Diego

Summer memories last a lifetime in San Diego, and Pacifica Hotels offers 2 beach hotels for your summer vacation. Fall in love with the Blue Sea Beach Hotel in Pacific Beach, offering the only oceanfront pool in the area, a prime location along the boardwalk, and newly remodeled guest rooms with balconies and patios. A little more north, La Jolla Cove Suites is just steps from La Jolla Cove and features complimentary breakfast on the hotel’s spacious rooftop patio, oceanview guest rooms, onsite bike rentals, and plenty more.

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From Central California to San Diego, we invite you to plan the perfect summer vacation with Pacifica Hotels. There’s nothing quite like this time of year – when your hair gets lighter, your skin gets darker, and the memories last a lifetime.

Create your own summer story with Pacifica Hotels.

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TripAdvisor Excellence Hotels

Pacifica Hotels is delighted to announce that 22 hotels were awarded TripAdvisor’s 2015 Certificate of Excellence – an achievement that is a direct result of great reviews on TripAdvisor®. TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors and more than 225 million reviews and opinions.

TripAdvisor® Introduces “Hall of Fame” Award for Five-Time Certificate of Excellence Winners

In addition, TripAdvisor® announced a new “Hall of Fame” accolade for five-time Certificate of Excellence Winners, which includes 12 Pacifica Hotels. This Certificate of Excellence Award celebrates brilliance in hospitality and is given to hotels that consistently earn great reviews on TripAdvisor®, which is a huge accomplishment in today’s tourism industry.

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The award-winning “2015 Certificate of Excellence” hotels include:

  • Blue Sea Beach Hotel  (Hall of Fame Award Winner)
  • Cambria Landing Inn & Suites
  • Cottage Inn by the Sea  (Hall of Fame Award Winner)
  • Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel (Hall of Fame Award Winner)
  • Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach (Hall of Fame Award Winner)
  • FogCatcher Inn
  • Half Moon Bay Lodge  (Hall of Fame Award Winner)
  • Hilton Garden Inn Marina del Rey
  • Hilton Garden Inn Port St. Lucie
  • Holiday Inn San Luis Obispo
  • Inn at Marina del Rey  (Hall of Fame Award Winner)
  • Inn at Venice Beach
  • Jamaica Bay Inn  (Hall of Fame Award Winner)
  • Marina Del Rey Hotel
  • Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara (Hall of Fame Award Winner)
  • Pelican Inn & Suites  (Hall of Fame Award Winner)
  • Sandcastle Inn  (Hall of Fame Award Winner)
  • Sommerset Suites Hotel  (Hall of Fame Award Winner)
  • The Belamar Hotel  (Hall of Fame Award Winner)
  • The Carlyle Inn
  • The Redondo Beach Hotel
  • Quality Inn Hermosa Beach

We’d like to give a big “thank you!” to our valued hotel guests who recognize the warm hospitality at Pacifica Hotels, as well as our hotels who continue to demonstrate friendly service day after day. That is what Pacifica Hotels prides itself on – great customer service at our boutique hotels in California, Florida, and Hawaii.

To learn more about our hotels, visit our official Pacifica Hotels website here.

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There’s A New Chef In Town!

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The Belamar Hotel Welcomes Award-Winning Chef Stephen Carrasco

Nestled in the chic Belamar Hotel in Manhattan Beach, Second Story Restaurant has won over foodies with its homestyle entrees, great cocktails, and excellent prices. To top that off, they’re thrilled to announce a new Executive Chef – Stephen Carrasco!

Stephen’s Culinary Experience

Chef Stephen Carrasco started his culinary career at age 10, helping out at his father’s restaurant endeavors. After serving as a paratrooper in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, Stephen worked as a cook in San Diego at Le Méridien and Hotel Del Coronado, before becoming a Sous Chef at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Oahu, Hawaii. After some time in Hawaii, Stephen was recruited by the Hotel Nikko at Beverly Hills to reintroduce their signature restaurant, where he became part of a multi award-winning team. His first Executive Chef position came next—at the world famous Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood.

During the last 20 years, Chef Stephen Carrasco has been a leader at numerous hotels in Los Angeles, most recently at the Westin Pasadena and The Hacienda Hotel in El Segundo, where the owners name their restaurant “Carrasco’s” after him. Today, Chef Stephen lives in Highland Park with his wife, Toby, whom he met when she was Hotel Nikko’s lead bartender. They have three very food-obsessed dogs.

Come & Taste Second Story Restaurant Today!

Second Story Restaurant and The Belamar Hotel are overjoyed to welcome Chef Stephen Carrasco to the team. From onsite catering to happy hour bites and holiday brunches, Manhattan Beach is invited to experience a culinary revolution with Chef Stephen Carrasco. Visit Second Story Restaurant’s website to learn more, or call (310) 750-0312.

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Top Memorial Day Hotels in Southern California

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Last-Minute Getaways for Memorial Day 2015!

Memorial Day is known across the country as the official kick-off to summer! Celebrate with great friends or close family at one of our Southern California hotels below. Their amenities and location guarantee plenty of fun this Memorial Day weekend!

La Jolla Cove Suites – La Jolla, CA

With its stunning ocean views, a large rooftop patio, and spacious pool with colorful lounge chairs and BBQs, this valuable hotel in La Jolla screams Memorial Day fun! Kick-off the official start to summer with a weekend stay just steps from La Jolla Cove –  now offering 30% off for a limited-time only!

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The Carlyle Inn – Beverly Hills, CA

Located near famous Beverly Hills attractions – like Rodeo Drive and Hollywood – the new Carlyle Inn is central to many Memorial Day celebrations. LA’s numerous attractions and holiday events are all within easy access to this Art Deco hotel, including Fiesta Hermosa, Main Street Memorial Day Weekend Block Party, and Topanga Days – all happening this weekend! Plus, guests at Carlyle Inn can save 20% off their stay – just by booking online here. 

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The Wayfarer – Santa Barbara, CA

Experience Santa Barbara’s most playful hostel, located just steps from State Street, East Beach, and the hip Funk Zone area! The Wayfarer still has shared dorm rooms available this holiday weekend – at great rates! What better place to celebrate the start of summer than beautiful Santa Barbara!?

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Jamaica Bay Inn – Marina del Rey, CA

Nestled right on the golden sand and calm waters of Mother’s Beach, escape to our Caribbean-inspired hotel – Jamaica Bay Inn. With its own onsite restaurant & bar, stand-up paddle board rentals, and ideal beachfront location, celebrate good times in Marina del Rey this Memorial Day. Enjoy 15% off with this exclusive Internet special.

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To view more of our California hotel locations, please visit Pacifica Hotel’s official website here.


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Pacifica Hotels Gears Up For 2015 AMGEN Bike Race!

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In just 2 days, the AMGEN Bike Tour will race down the California Coast from Sacramento to Pasadena. As the 8-stage race makes it way down the coast, both cyclists and spectators can visit the Pacifica Hotels’ booth in Pismo Beach from 10 am – 12 pm on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

As an official AMGEN Tour of California sponsor, we’ll be supporting cyclists and visitors, giving out cow bells, and raffling off a trip to Kona, Hawaii! Stop by our booth at the Stage 4 Start in Pismo Beach, where you can enter to win a 5-night stay at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel – the long-standing host hotel for the IRONMAN® World Championship – where world-class triathletes begin their 140.6-mile journey with a swim right outside the hotel.

And with 4 hotels in Pismo Beach, it couldn’t be a better place for Pacifica Hotels to join the festivities. Come visit us at AMGEN’s Stage 4 in Pismo Beach – located at 100 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. We look forward to seeing you there!


Cycle the Coast with Pacifica Hotels…

Offering Seaside Hotels from Half Moon Bay to Pacific Beach

Whether you’ve been cycling for years or you’re new to the sport, Pacifica Hotels offers some of the most restful and affordable hotels along the California Coast – perfect for scenic bike trips. Pass through California’s golden wine country and then ride beside the Pacific Ocean for miles and miles of coastal beauty.

Pacifica Hotels offers:

  • 25 hotels across 500 miles of pristine California coastline.
  • Restful guest rooms with free Wi-Fi & complimentary breakfast.
  • Scenic bike paths – including Pacific Coast Highway – named one of the most scenic roads in the United States.
  • See California wine country and beautiful beaches from the seat of your bicycle…

Ready to ride? Visit Pacifica Hotels to start planning your bike trip today!


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Pacifica Hotel News:


Discover Our Newly Remodeled Beach Hotels along the Central California Coast

Chic Décor & Modern Amenities in Spectacular Settings

Pacifica Hotels is excited to unveil four remodeled hotels along the Central California Coast: the Spyglass Inn in Pismo Beach, the Cottage Inn by the Sea in Pismo Beach, The Tides Oceanview Inn & Cottages in Pismo Beach, and the Fogcatcher Inn in Cambria. Just in time for summer, these California beach hotels are truly refreshed with chic furnishings and new amenities for the ultimate stay along the blue waters of the great Pacific.

With over 10 hotels along the Central Coast, Pacifica Hotels beckons guests from the Central Valley to escape the heat this summer, especially with our newly remodeled properties in Pismo Beach and Cambria. Each hotel’s décor is as fresh as the ocean breeze that flows through these California beach hotels, which includes driftwood-inspired headboards and warm, soothing accents that mirror the coastal casual lifestyle. Coupled with new décor, hotel guests will also enjoy HDTVs, Keurig coffee makers, illuminating bathroom rooms, upscale bathroom amenities, and plenty more – allowing hotel guests to surrender to total relaxation along the Central California Coast.

Browse through our new hotel photography below and see for yourself.

The Cottage Inn by the Sea in Pismo Beach, CA:

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Cottage Inn by the Sea – New Hotel Lobby

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Cottage Inn by the Sea – Ocean View Hotel Room in Pismo Beach

The SpyGlass Inn in Pismo Beach, CA:

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Spyglass Inn – Ocean View Double Guest Room

The FogCatcher Inn in Cambria, CA:

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FogCatcher Inn – Updated Bathroom

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FogCatcher Inn – Remodeled Guest Room

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FogCatcher Inn – Ocean View Guest Room

The Tides Oceanview Inn & Cottages in Pismo Beach, CA:

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The Tides Oceanview Inn & Cottages – Ocean View Guest Room

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The Tides Oceanview Inn & Cottages –  Ocean View Double Guest Room

Coming Soon: The New Carlyle Inn in West LA!

Our West LA boutique hotel – The Carlyle Inn – is wrapping up its much anticipated hotel renovation this spring. Enjoy the perfect combination of pampering and privacy in famous Beverly Hills, where guests can enjoy 32 stylish LA accommodations outfitted with a profusion of in-room luxuries like 48” flat screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, iHome docking station, marble bathrooms, and more. These intimate rooms have been refreshed with Art Deco furnishings and modern amenities for a truly unforgettable stay in West Los Angeles.

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Carlyle Inn – Art Deco Exterior Design

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Carlyle Inn – Modern Hotel Lobby

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Carlyle Inn – Lobby Décor and Hotel Amenities

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Carlyle Inn – Newly Remodeled Hotel Rooms

Escape to your own coastal sanctuary at one of Pacifica’s newly remodeled hotels along the Central Coast. We look forward to welcoming you to one {or five} of our beloved California beach hotels.

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The Redondo Beach Hotel Celebrates Its Spectacular Remodel


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pacifica Hotels hosted an Open House to showcase the beautiful remodel of The Redondo Beach Hotel on Tuesday evening. Guests celebrated with live music and a delicious seafood bar featuring freshly shucked oysters, crab claws, oyster shooters, and prawns, as well as a taco bar and passed appetizers by New York Food Company on the hotel’s rooftop terrace.





The Redondo Beach Hotel recently underwent a 15 million dollar renovation from the former Sunrise Hotel. The new hotel is completely transformed with 112 refreshed guest rooms, new meeting space, and a soothing lobby that illuminates the blue colors of the ocean.

At 5:30, the Redondo Beach Mayor, Steve Aspel, and his wife, Pam Aspel, joined Pacifica Hotel’s ownership group – Dale Marquis, Matt Marquis, and Adam Marquis – with an official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new hotel. Open House guests were also offered tours of the hotel’s new guest rooms and meeting space.





To view more pictures of the event, visit our website here.


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So Long Engagement Season… Hello Wedding Planning!


Find the Perfect Spot to Tie the Knot

Engagement season typically lasts from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day, and if you’re active on Instagram and Facebook, I’m sure you saw plenty of pictures with rings, hugs, and hearts over the last few months. And now that many have found “the one”, next comes the excitement of wedding planning!

Coastal Wedding Venues by the Beach

Almost as important as the dress, you and your partner may be searching for that perfect wedding venue, and more often than not, your desired venue is near the beach. There’s something magical about beachfront wedding venues, especially in California. They illuminate unparalleled beauty and dramatic sunsets, which are ideal for all those cherished wedding photos!

If you’re newly engaged and looking for that perfect wedding venue near the California coast, then you’ve hit the jackpot. Pacifica Hotels offers some of the most scenic, yet affordable wedding venues along the California Coastline. Browse through our beachfront wedding venues by Pacifica Hotels and discover your perfect spot to tie the knot!

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Central California Wedding Venue:

Spyglass Inn – Pismo Beach, CA – Weddings up to 125 guests

With expansive ocean views and scenic bluffs as your wedding backdrop, Pismo Beach weddings are simply unforgettable at Spyglass Inn. They offer an oceanfront banquet room – perfect for wedding receptions – as well as outdoor event space for wedding ceremonies overlooking Shell Beach. This lovely lawn makes the perfect choice for both a garden and oceanfront wedding ceremony.

In addition to choosing their beachfront wedding venue in California, Spyglass Inn offers 82 just renovated guest rooms for your out-of-town guests. Learn more here about Spyglass Inn’s wedding venues along the beach here.

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Southern California Wedding Venues:

The Marina del Rey Hotel – Marina del Rey, CA – Weddings up to 275 guests

The Marina del Rey Hotel is home to beautiful, newly renovated wedding space that offers spectacular marina views. The Regatta Ballroom can accommodate up to 275 people with flexible seating arrangements and connects to Edgewater for additional reception and cocktail space. Their marina-facing Event Lawn is perfect for wedding ceremonies along the water, which offers unparalleled views of the sparkling harbor and boats passing by. Also located outdoors next to their infinity pool, the Garden Poolside is great for smaller Marina del Rey wedding receptions.

Learn more here about the Marina del Rey Hotel’s waterfront wedding venues here.

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The Belamar Hotel – Manhattan Beach, CA – Weddings up to 200 guests

Beautiful beginnings start at The Belamar Hotel in Manhattan Beach, home to some of the most beautiful, yet affordable weddings in Los Angeles. They offer truly soulful soirees – held in either an indoor or outdoor setting – that are ideal for both intimate occasions and larger-than-life affairs. Their Manhattan Beach wedding venue, the Sunset Garden, offers a lush outdoor garden setting that is idyllic place for intimate ceremonies and relaxed receptions for up to 200 guests. Inside, you’ll discover our Sunset Ballroom, where you and your guests can dance the night away in over 2,000 square feet of open space with elaborate cathedral-style ceilings.

Learn more here about The Belamar Hotel’s wedding venues in Manhattan Beach here.

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Jamaica Bay Inn – Marina del Rey, CA – Weddings up to 60 guests

At the Jamaica Bay Inn, they offer a West Indies-inspired waterfront wedding venue as the perfect backdrop for an island-inspired wedding. Lush gardens, the sparkling waters, and golden sand beaches are just steps away, which are illuminated by fire pits and the cool breezes at night.

Ideal for intimate dinners and ceremonies, Jamaica Bay Inn can accommodate up to 60 guests on your special wedding day. Your out-of-town guests will also appreciate this treasured venue as they celebrate with you and enjoy exquisite accommodations. Most of their rooms and suites feature private balconies and all offer free WiFi, plush robes, gourmet coffee, room service, and luxurious beds.

Learn more here about the Jamaica Bay Inn’s waterfront wedding venue in Marina del Rey here.

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Hilton Garden Inn Marina del Rey – Marina del Rey, CA – Weddings up to 150 guests

For a memorable wedding day with California finesse, the Hilton Garden Inn invites you to plan your Los Angeles wedding with them. Located across the street from Mother’s Beach, their wedding venues are stylish and affordable, while still offering easy access to scenic, picture-taking locations on the marina. In addition, they offer two suites that are perfect for bridal parties to get ready in!

Allow their creative wedding planners to see that every detail is met, from choosing the right indoor or outdoor venue to configuring seating arrangements and recommending food. Then, complete your special day with delicious onsite catering and state-of-the-art AV equipment.

At the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, they ensure that your wedding near the beach will run smoothly from beginning to end. Learn more here about Hilton Garden Inn’s wedding venues in Marina del Rey here.

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The Redondo Beach Hotel – Manhattan Beach, CA – Weddings up to 145 guests

Plan your wedding along the Southern California coastline at The Redondo Beach Hotel, which just completed a full renovation. Here, they offer two indoor wedding venues – the Promenade for up to 100 guests and the Topside for 45 guests – which have all been recently remodeled in 2015. In addition, they offer up to 2,700 square feet of outdoor event space on their second floor patio, which boasts plenty of sunshine and fresh marina breezes for you and your guests to enjoy. Coupled together with their Promenade venue, the Rooftop Terrace can hold up to 145 wedding guests.

Learn more here about The Redondo Beach Hotel’s wedding venues in Redondo Beach here.

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Destination Weddings in Hawaii:             

Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel – Hawaii’s Big Island  – Weddings up to 300+ guests

If you’re interested in a Hawaii destination wedding for your big day, then look no further than the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Rated a “Top 10 Wedding-Worthy Hotel for Hawaiian Weddings on any Budget” by Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine, this Kona Beach Hotel offers a wide selection of wedding packages to fit all your needs – from a private exchange of vows to the complete royal treatment.

With inspired ocean views, towering palm trees, and the sun and sand as your tropical backdrop, they offer 20,000 square feet of event space on the Big Island. In addition, their breathtaking wedding locations in Hawaii also include the historic King Kamehameha’s ceremonial site, facing the beautiful Kailua Village and Hualalai mountain range.

Extending the aloha spirit with attentive service, their Hawaii wedding professionals are here to help every step of the way. Learn more here about the wedding venues at the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel Beach here.

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15 reasons to love the new Marina del Rey Hotel in 2015

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The Marina has a brand new 4-star destination waiting to draw you in with all its charm and hidden gems. The Marina Del Rey Hotel is now open and better than ever. One walk through the luxury marina-front property is enough to get you hooked, however, we have compiled a list of 15 reasons you’ll love staying at the Marina del Rey Hotel when vacationing this year.

1. Pool-facing Marina-view rooms with private cabanas   

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2. Spacious suites with wrap-around balconies

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3.  Contemporary Californian cuisine at SALT Restaurant & Bar, with indoor and outdoor Marina-view seating

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4. Heated year-round infinity pool facing the Marina 

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5. Molton Brown bath amenities        


6. Signature cocktails and light fare menu served poolside  

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7. Social spaces in the lobby with a library, selection of vinyl, and record player 

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8. Premier location with easy access to stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, and sailing schools

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9. 24-hour room service with late night delivery

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10. Daily happy hour from 4pm- 6:30pm  

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11. 24-hour concierge  

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12. Keurig coffee maker in every room    

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13. 55” LED TV in every room    

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14. 9,700 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space with Marina views

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15. 2015 is the Marina’s 50th Anniversary, and there is no better way to celebrate than at the most historic location on the water    

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Convinced? We invite you to experience all this and more with our Grand Opening Special Offer. Save 25% plus enjoy a complimentary Marina-view upgrade when you book now.

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