The Best Los Angeles
Waterfront Hotels

Shutters On The Beach, Santa Monica
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Los Angeles waterfront hotels! You have just awaken and with your favorite morning beverage in hand, you walk out onto the beach and enjoy a sunrise. It can be just that easy if you choose one of the best waterfront hotels in Los Angeles!

We can all agree that, to be a distance away from our favorite beach and having to travel to it (through LA traffic) would take away from our precious beach vacation in LA. Los Angeles waterfront hotels vary from the more modest to more luxurious accommodations. Much of this depends on location. We recommend you visit our Los Angeles beaches page and choose the best beach and location for your beach vacation. Choosing the best from Los Angeles waterfront hotels to suit your taste will then be a snap.

We have also included beachfront vacation rentals in Los Angeles for those wanting to share a home with friends and family. This can be of significant cost saving when sharing accommodations as well as meals.

• Malibu Waterfront Hotels 

Malibu Vacation Rental
Beaches in Malibu include Zuma and Point Dume. To the West you will find El Matador and Leo Carrillo
Both of the hotels listed are to the East of Malibu on Malibu Lagoon State Beach formerly known as Surfrider Beach. This beach is most likely the most surfed beach in L.A.. Surf's up!

Malibu Beach Inn

The Surfrider Malibu

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• Santa Monica Waterfront Hotels 

Casa del Mar, Santa Monica
The beautiful Santa Monica State Beach is the most family friendly beach in Los Angeles. The kids will love it here. You will also find some of the best Los Angeles beach hotels here.

The Shore Hotel

The Georgian Hotel

The Casa del Mar

Shutters on the Beach

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• Venice Waterfront Hotels

Venice Beach is great for people watching. With street entertainers, shops of all types this is beach area is like being at a circus. Great for entertainment.

Venice On The Beach Hotel.

Hotel Erwin, a Joie de Vivre hotel.*Note* Close to beach.

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• Manhattan & Hermosa Beach Waterfront Hotels•

The Beach House Hotel Hermosa Beach
Manhattan and Hermosa Beach both offer luxurious beach vacation homes. "Considered the Beverly Hills On The Beach" and birth place of Volleyball. Find out more here!

Terranea Resort.

Beach House at Hermosa Beach.

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• Marina Hotels in Los Angeles•

There are two marinas in Los Angeles. Marina Del Rey as well as Redondo Beach. If you love to walk by million dollar yachts and not be too far away from the beach you may enjoy staying at either the Portofino Hotel & Marina or the Jamaica Bay Inn

• Tips And What To Watch For •

• If you are looking for true beachfront accommodations, please ensure there is direct access to the beach. Crossing a street may be considered waterfront. Beachfront should have direct access to beach.
• Most hotels will have the bike path between them and the beach. This is fully acceptable.
• A Los Angeles beachfront vacation rental is a great way to share expenses. Kids love the freedom that a beachfront vacation home provides.
• Keep in mind the location of the Los Angeles Airport.

More of very best Los Angeles beaches from this Los Angeles waterfront hotels page!

Caribbean Resorts - Vacations with more room.

Photo Credits:
Shutters on the Beach Hotel: Flickr, thepurplepassport
Malibu vacation rental: TripAdvisor
Casa del Mar: Casa del Mar
Sitting on deck: Hotel Erwin, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
Sunset from bedroom: The Beach House Hotel Hermosa Beach
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