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Pamper Yourself with Luxury at the Marina Del Rey Hotel

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Andy and I rarely indulge in a night away at an LA-area hotel. We’ve done it on special occasions (including a recent birthday excursion to the Queen Mary), and when the heat was so terrible that we couldn’t sleep (Newport!). Our wedding, however, gave us the perfect excuse to pamper ourselves a little bit. As the wedding was at the California Yacht Club, the recently remodeled Marina Del Rey Hotel beckoned.

We intended to book one of their king rooms with a water view for our wedding night to save us from having to drive all the way back home after the festivities. It had the added bonus of housing my parents for the week, so we knew it would be easy to meet up with family the next day. Much to our surprise, when the front desk found out we were getting married later that afternoon, they upgraded our room to a suite (which made having my hair and makeup done before the ceremony so much more comfortable).

When I checked into our room at the Marina Del Rey Hotel, I couldn’t believe the size of it. I loved that there was a work station, easy chairs and a full living room set-up. And, of course, the views of the marina were incredible. In fact, there was so much space in our room that we ended up hosting a breakfast for family members who were still in town there the next morning.

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So comfortable!


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Work and reading space


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The living room with a view of the marina


Everything about the suite was plush. The bathroom was well-designed with plenty of soft lighting, as well as makeup lighting options. The shower was huge! We spent some time relaxing on the balcony and then just enjoying the comforts of the space. With the marina lights on and the gentle sounds of the boats in the distance, it was remarkably romantic, too. My only regret is that we couldn’t stay there for more than one night.


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The view of the marina at night from our balcony


There is a pool downstairs with views of the marina on one side, and a dining room that has outdoor seating on both the pool deck and on the opposite side (which is quite popular for anyone trying to catch the sunset). The restaurant, SALT, has not only gotten the thumbs up from critics but from us, as we had several Happy Hours and meals there while our guests were in town. Happy Hour is actually a pretty good deal (we loved the avocado hummus, as well as a number of their other bites), so we are likely to stop again after a day on the boat.

While this was the first chance I had to spend any time in the hotel, I understand it has gone through big renovations. The staff was beyond lovely. My parents both walk with canes, and the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. And when we accidentally broke a table on the balcony, they were quite kind (I know I should have a funny story about how that happened, but Andy literally picked up a small side table and the glass shattered – so more perplexing than funny).


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Even the lobby ceiling was interesting!


Do we have a future stay planned for the Marina Del Rey Hotel? Maybe! We would definitely recommend it to friends coming into town who didn’t have to stick to a tight budget, and a return for our anniversary sounds like a sweet possibility. This hotel does become pricey in the summer months with standard rooms running around $370 per night (although they do have package deals), and that drops to around $220-$250 per night in non-peak times. Be sure to check their website – when we were booking rooms, they had a 20% deal for anyone staying four or more nights that was only available directly through the hotel.

46 Comments on Pamper Yourself with Luxury at the Marina Del Rey Hotel

  1. I think of all years that I’ve been traveling, I wasn’t able to stay in a leisure and beautiful like this. I love the sea view which gives an amazing touch of a pacifying sea breeze. The room is really spacious as well and clean. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  2. This looks like an awesome place to stay. The bed looks so comfy and a huge room. I am sure I would have a great nights sleep there. I love the details in the ceiling πŸ™‚ I would be so scared if I broke a table by accident. So good to know that the staff are so nice to the customers πŸ™‚
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    • PatriciaSteffy // August 16, 2017 at 1:02 pm // Reply

      We were sure that it would cost us a fortune. But they were very understanding, and we still have no idea how it happened. And we loved the hotel room. Under normal circumstances, we couldn’t stay in that room on our budget, but it was such a nice treat for our wedding night. πŸ™‚

  3. What a gorgeous hotel. One should really pamper themselves at such luxury :0

  4. It looks incredible and comfortable. The photos make me want to go check it out now. Glad you had a great time!

  5. Congratulations on your marriage! That looks like a great spot for happy memories.

  6. Staying on the water is a blessing. There is something so calming about being able to see the water from your room.

  7. What a gorgeous and well thought out hotel. I love the work and reading space, but what I really love is the attention to detail with the lighting. For women, the lighting for makeup is crucial!!! πŸ™‚
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    • PatriciaSteffy // August 16, 2017 at 6:36 pm // Reply

      So important! I like that a lot of natural light comes in from the big sliding doors, too. It helps make the living room feel brighter during the day even though the room doesn’t get a lot of direct sunlight.

  8. This looks beautiful! I love that it looks like it’s really well-lit naturally, which I love. I love those birds hanging from the lobby. They’re so beautiful!
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  9. I live for the phrase “treat yourself” to the point where I think I treat myself daily! The space looks amazing – the birds hanging from the ceiling is quite the touch. Did you find the noise level to be okay right by the marina?
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    • PatriciaSteffy // August 17, 2017 at 2:30 am // Reply

      It was surprisingly quiet even during the day when the boats were heading out. At night, you couldn’t hear the marina sounds unless the sliding doors were open.

  10. Sandy N Vyjay // August 17, 2017 at 1:29 am // Reply

    The Marina Del Rey looks really elegant and comfortable, an ideal getaway. The thing I liked most is the space that the hotel has in its rooms, they look huge and airy. The roof decoration with birds that look like sea gulls is so appropriate too.

    • PatriciaSteffy // August 17, 2017 at 2:31 am // Reply

      This suite was huge! It’s unusual for us, and I’m glad we had the opportunity to enjoy it. πŸ™‚

  11. That sounds like a great place to stay. I can’t believe how huge the room is. It was really nice of them to upgrade you to a suite too. Congrats on your wedding!

  12. I usually am a frugal traveler but I did spend that amount of money on a hotel for my honeymoon. I hope that you had a great time on your wedding night!

    • PatriciaSteffy // August 17, 2017 at 2:32 am // Reply

      It was so lovely of them to give us the upgrade. It made getting ready so much easier, and made for a lovely night.

  13. What a beautiful view from the balcony! If only you were able to stay longer, but it seems like you had a wonderful time at the Marina Del Rey Hotel.

  14. Congratulations on your anniversary. What a great hotel for a little pamper and R&R. The view is amazing and the room delightful. Definitively a great place to check out!!

    • PatriciaSteffy // August 17, 2017 at 7:09 pm // Reply

      I swear, we could sit on the balcony with a glass of wine and watch the boats go out all day long. πŸ™‚

  15. Wow the hotel looks amazing! It’s so nice that they upgraded you aswell

  16. What a great view!

  17. What a lovely hotel. The suite looks fantastic and perfect for pre-wedding activities. Congrats!

  18. This looks like such a nice luxury break for a weekend! I love the little reading area in the rooms.

  19. That’s such a stunning night time view. I love big luxurious hotel suites – you do feel so relaxed there!
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  20. Looks like a lovely place to stay and it is so nice that they upgraded you! Sounds like the perfect little bonus for your wedding!

  21. Looks like a great property, I would love to hang out on the balcony with that view
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  22. Getting upgrades is the best! Especially for your wedding. How good?!! Last year we got upgraded to the Presidential Suite at a Marriott in Cali, Colombia and it was AMAZING. Your room definitely looked massive. It’s so luxurious to have separate spaces within a hotel room. Really helps you to feel at home on holiday!

    • PatriciaSteffy // August 21, 2017 at 3:08 pm // Reply

      That is so cool! We almost never get upgrades, so I really wasn’t expecting it. Of course, I had my wedding dress with me, so I guess that helped. πŸ™‚

  23. Oh wow, this is really nice. Have been over that way in awhile. May have to check them out. Love the night view.

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