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Los Angeles has some of the world’s most beautiful coastline.
Many hotels also front LA’s stunning beachfront, from Malibu to Santa Monica and the South Bay.
The best LA beach hotels start from $198 to $675 per night and come with pools and ocean views.
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Sure, the Hollywood sign is one of Los Angeles’ most famous landmarks, but there’s perhaps nothing more iconic than the LA coastline, sprawling with beautiful beaches and warmed by year-round sunshine.
Naturally, many of the 50 million or so annual visitors to Los Angeles want to stay as close to the beach as possible. Thankfully, there are many LA beach hotels, ranging from those sit on the sand, to others within walking distance.
As a Los Angeles local, I’ve booked many staycations at various beachfront hotels and the following list stands out for incredible rooms, stunning pools, prime beach access, and great on-site dining – with views to match.
The best beach hotels in Los Angeles were selected based on the following criteria:
Every hotel has either been visited by one of our Insider Reviews’ team of travel writers or was heavily researched to qualify its place on our list.
Every hotel is located along the Los Angeles coast and beach communities and is within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean, from Manhattan Beach in the South Bay, up north to Malibu.
Our list includes four- or five-star properties for an elevated experience.
Each hotel has a Trip Advisor rating of “Very Good” or above with a substantial number of positive reviews and is highly rated on other trusted traveler platforms like Booking.com.
Each hotel caps out at a max price of $675 per night for off-peak dates. So you won’t see bucket-list stays like Nobu Ryokan Malibu on this list, which commands nightly rates in the thousands.
In addition to location, we selected properties with excellent amenities that add value like pools, restaurants, spas, attractive design, and other features.
We chose the best beach hotels in LA for families, couples, solo travelers, business travelers, groups of friends, and more so there’s something for every type of traveler.
Each hotel promotes rigorous COVID-19 policies and protocols to reassure and protect guests.
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Book Hotel Erwin
Typical starting/peak prices: $241/$391
Best for: Couples, solo travelers, friend groups
On-site amenities: Rooftop lounge, helmets and bikes (new fleet for 2020) provided for guest use
Pros: The location here can’t be beaten; TripAdvisor gives the hotel Erwin a 100 out of 100 walkability rating. Plus, the view from the rooftop is an Instagram home …read more
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