Really nice place to see the sunset , awesome views Great place for a hike with the dog Please be mindful of plastic use! Great spot to capture awesome photos! This is a beautiful lighthouse located in our area. We usually go for walks around the area and enjoy watching whales that are spotted frequently. It was built in 1926. It is 67 feet tall and the masonry structure is built on the edge of a 139-foot cliff. This is a must see lighthouse if you are in the L.A. Area and would like to enjoy scenic view of the cliffs of Palos Verdes and the Pacific Ocean! You also have a spectacular view of Catalina Island in the distance!
Breathtaking views at all angles!
#lovemytown Point Vicente Park. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. December 20, 2015. This is where I live in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California. It used to be an island part of the Channel Islands the same as Catalina Island which is just off the coast. On the headland is the beautiful Terranea resort where the old Marineland used to be many years ago. It's very sumptuous and often visited by A listers who want to escape LA.
#green #losangeles Point Vicente Park. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. December 20, 2015. Tide very low this month (11/2017). Beautiful scenery of sea life, very easy to explore and touch. Never crowded beach makes it easy to walk and take photos. This area is very close to Terranea famous resort here in Los Angeles. Outstanding You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the #ocean does not become dirty.
Mahatma Gandhi 3 awesome sea caves here; check the trip report for Abalone Cove on my website for details on getting there. Best local nature gem within reach of Los Angeles! Great walk and fabulous sunsets. Interpretive center is a little natural history museum located on the bluffs. This is actually a real photo. Terranea is just magical! (That's Catalina in the distance.) With all the rain the Palos Verdes Peninsula is #green and bursting with flowers this spring. Wayfarers Chapel, also known as Little cave by the beach Little cave by the beach Seeing the beach from up the hill , such a quiet place Awesome views of Catalina Island. Such gorgeous sunsets and nice hikes Tide pools A beach full of pebbles and a rock cave. I watched an orca whale (rare sight here) and dolphins playing in the surf. Best Bakery on the Hill! This photo was taken along the coast on Hawthorne Blvd. near where I live. The view of Catalina Island was just too incredible to just pass by. This community park near my house has a nice nature trail with some awesome view! Great views from the bluff top views Beautiful canyon in Palos Verdes and in the distance you can see Catalina.
High bluffs looking over Pacific Ocean. Fabulous views of Catalina Island as well as the lighthouse. Tide pools #beachbound To get to the cave you have to climb some rock This is one of the biggest 'coves' in the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Enjoy seeing the panorama from above: sailboats passing by, surfers in the water and the sun setting. I thought it was a cute, little flower. During my hikes, I love to explore and notice the little details around me. Ocean and sky 😍 My favorite spot #lifeatexpedia This place is a Short Hike but it was Amazing The Cove is Huge and in the center of it there is a small Cave I get into it, bring your Flashlight cause is pitch black inside, the view is Speechless and the Aqua Color all over the ocean is Just sweet! I guess I'll have to trust the sign... (Seriously, though... Check this place out if you're also a fan of pretty views.) Wayfarers Chapel, also known as Point Vicente at sunset Beautiful hike for a clear day#hike #pv #beach Walking trail at the resort I thought the colors were natural and beautiful. I am glad I was paying attention to my surroundings while taking this hike. Taken during a hike in Palos Verdes, California Fog rolling in... Sunset at the cliff in Palos Verdes. Basically an unreal view. Isn't this just the perfect size dessert for Key Lime Pie 💝. Enjoyed lunch at Nelson's Restaurant sitting outside overlooking the Pacific Coast on a warm sunny day in October - what a perfect day!!! The waiter said he had the perfect ending for our lunch and he was right! Delicious!
#FoodieFinds. Looking out at the reserve from a balcony. Some of the best sunsets and sunrises can be viewed from the reserve. Lucky day...they are filming the movie Dunkirk..famous event that happened during WW11 in which British army was saved from annihilation! Tide pools Braised short rib Just a tad south of the Terranea Resort lies Abalone Cove. Great tide pools! It's a bit of a hike down across a very rocky beach (wear shoes!) but worth it. Go at low tide so you don't have to swim across the channel to see starfish, crab, anemones etc. Beautiful views of the Pacific Coast from Nelson's Restaurant at Terranea Resort. I was checking out this resort for an upcoming event and I can't wait to go back.
#PacificCoast. #beach #TerraneaResort #PacificCoastHighway #nature Awesome sunrise from here. Hikes and views Great natural sidewalk with beautiful views Tide pools #california Beautiful view Descending to Pelican Cove Skillet seared Prawn and scallop with lobster sauce Does this sign apply to the rattlesnakes too? Beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean and the coastline. Miniature orchard Hiked along the beach to get to the channels to jump off the rocks. Went with an infant walked the upper trails (lots of steeper parts and walked along the road part of the time). If the surf is harsh then it's dangerous to jump, but high tide was nice today. Terranea Waterfront Sunset (and sailboat) seen from Point Vicente area @kdip #LA Pelican Cove seen from the top of a promontory Terranea Cove
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Get an overview of this hotelRancho Palos Verdes resort with oceanfront golf course

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Business center
Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property

Palos Verdes

Located on California's secluded Palos Verdes peninsula, this Mediterranean-style resort, next to the Pacific Ocean and whale watching, is just 20-miles south of Los Angeles International Airport.

Hit the links at Terranea

Resort amenities include an oceanfront golf course, 4 pools, 8 unique dining experiences, nature trails, and a 50,000-square-foot spa, salon, and fitness center.

Guestrooms feature down bedding, deep soaking tubs and high-definition LCD TVs, with ocean views.

Languages Spoken

Terranea - L.A.'s Oceanfront Resort

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Spanning 102 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Terranea Resort features a 9-hole golf course, 8 dining venues, and a full-service spa. There are 4 swimming pools and walking trails available, while 33 meeting/conference rooms provide flexible options for event planning. Additional resort amenities include a concierge desk, free WiFi, gift shops, and laundry facilities.

Pets and service animals are welcome (certain restrictions and fees apply).

  • Express check-in 
  • Picnic area 
  • Waterslide 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Total number of rooms - 582 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 25 
  • Golf course on site 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Number of poolside bars - 2 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Conference space 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Electric car charging station 
  • Meeting rooms 18 
  • Year Built 2009 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Number of coffee shops/cafes - 2 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Beach towels 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • HDTV 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • In-room safe 
  • Room service (24 hours) 

Where to Eat

Nelson’s - Enjoy fresh California comfort cuisine and a selection of microbrews. Take in the sunset on the patio by the fire pits, or relax inside and catch a sports event at the bar countertop made of recycled wine bottles. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Mar’sel - This restaurant offers the ideal location for an elegant dinner or relaxed late night bite. With a seasonally rotating fine dining menu that features locally-sourced ingredients (citrus and herbs from the resort's grounds, hand-ground chocolate, farm-fresh eggs), as well as playful takes on culinary favorites, mar'sel combines approachable luxury with a breathtaking setting.

Bashi - Celebrate different cultures with contemporary blends of Asian flavors from Chef de Cuisine DJ Eusebio. Choose from artisanal cocktails, an extensive sake list, and enjoy soju and an unrivaled selection of Asian beers.Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Catalina Kitchen - Set in a vibrant, modern setting this is a popular destination for both locals and guests alike. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; brunch is served on weekends.

Sea Beans - Start your day off with a caramel latte or a freshly baked chocolate croissant. Perfect for meals on the go or a casual meeting. Open for breakfast and lunch.

Lobby Bar - Guests enjoy a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, well-crafted cocktails, fine wines and beers from a curated selection of local, regional and world-class makers. Open afternoon weekends and evenings daily.

Spa Café - After a treatment or workout at our Palos Verdes day spa, enjoy service by the pool, fire pit or, cabana. The menu features spa-inspired cuisine such as salads, sandwiches, fresh juices, and smoothies. Open daily for breakfast and lunch.

Cielo Point - This full-service bar with poolside fare serves guests at the Cielo Point adult pool in style. Take in the views of the Palos Verdes resort and Catalina Island while you enjoy your meal or drink. Open seasonally for lunch and afternoon cocktails.

Nearby Things to Do

The Terranea Resort offers guests a host of recreational activities for an enjoyable stay in Palos Verdes. Golf on-site at The Links at Terranea, a dramatic 9-hole, par 3 oceanfront golf course, with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. A choice of 4 outdoor swimming pools includes a waterslide and children’s pool. Boat cruises and whale-watching tours are also available nearby.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golf lessons on site 
  • Golfing on site 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 

Spa Services

The Spa at Terranea overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Palos Verdes coastline. This 50,000-square-foot (15,240-square-meter) oceanfront spa, fitness and wellness center and salon was designed by the foremost experts in wellness and restorative therapy. Indulge in an array of spa treatments for body and face, both traditional and some inspired by the Terranea Resort’s unique coastal locale. The spa includes a café, boutique and also offers yoga classes.

  • Number of treatment rooms 25 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body wraps 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18 
  • Sports massage 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Massages 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.
This property requires a 50% deposit of the total cost of stay at booking for all 2-Bedroom Casita and Villa room types. To complete the reservation process and obtain additional information, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 150 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 150 per stay)
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
This property requires payment of the first night's rate and tax 7 days prior to check-in for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. To complete the reservation process and obtain additional information, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 35.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 20 and USD 50 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 38.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 38.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 150 per stay)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Terranea L.A.'s Oceanfront
  • Terranea L.A.'s Oceanfront Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Terranea L.A.'s Oceanfront Resort
  • Terranea L.A.'s Oceanfront Resort Rancho Palos Verdes

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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