Terranea Resort – Palos Verdes

  • Oceanfront Resort
  • 360 Guests
  • $200+
  • Booking ID: TRLA
  • Airport: LAX

Terranea (terra-NAY-a) is a land unto itself. When you step onto their 102-acre private peninsula paradise, it’s like stepping into a whole new world – minutes from the bustle of Los Angeles. On three sides, you’re surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific and across the channel is Catalina Island. The coastal setting of Terranea embraces its Mediterranean heritage and incorporates it into its architecture. From the resort lobby and outdoor gardens to private terraces and inviting courtyards with outdoor fireplaces, their carefully tended southern California family resort continues to evolve naturally over time.

As Los Angeles’ premiere oceanfront resort, Terranea Resort offers spectacular views of the Pacific and well-appointed rooms and suites and includes a collection of residential Bungalows, Casitas and Villas. There is an award-winning nine-hole, par-three golf course, the soothing oceanfront Spa at Terranea, four ocean-view pools and a collection of eight distinctive restaurants, bars, cafes and lounges ready to welcome you with open arms.  It’s perfect for family vacations in Southern California and even though it’s on the peninsula you still have access to waves from Palos Verdes all the way to Malibu and the ability to enjoy everything L.A. has to offer!

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Terranea is located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, one of Southern California’s most scenic and coveted coastlines overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Guests enjoy a tranquil escape in this natural haven, with convenient access from both Los Angeles International and Long Beach airports and situated just 30 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Resort Amenities

• Four heated swimming pools include the Resort pool with 140-foot waterslide, the Vista Pool, Spa pool and adults-only cielo point
• Children’s splash zone
• Eight dining options, from full-service to casual fare
• 135,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space
• Full-service business center
• 50,000 square foot spa and fitness center complete with 25 treatment rooms and an oceanfront yoga and Pilates studio
• 228 fire pits and fireplaces
• Tide Pool Kids’ Club and Adventure Camp
• Discovery Trail nature walk and hiking trail
• Secluded beach cove
• Bocce Ball, croquet, horseback riding, falconry and other outdoor activities
• Pointe Discovery activity center with land and sea adventures such as horseback riding, ocean kayaking, paddle boarding and watersports
• Tennis at Peninsula Racket Club, complimentary shuttle
• Boutique retail shops
• 24-hour concierge
• Separate group check-in desk


The wide variety of accommodations at Terranea share a warm, spacious residential feel, expertly designed to bring the harmony and natural beauty of the 102-acre coastal setting into each interior. Enjoy the balconies of our spacious guest rooms and suites or experience resort amenities in the privacy of your home with our Bungalows, Casitas and Villas.

The Bungalows, Casitas and Villas are elegant yet functional, balanced and inviting, and replete with modern conveniences. Experience resort amenities in the privacy of your home away from home. Each offers expansive living space with exceptional kitchens and spacious great rooms perfect for a small group getaway. These coastal guestrooms and vacation rentals in Southern California provide the perfect setting to bring families and friends together.

Guest Room Amenities

• All rooms offer private balconies, most with ocean views
• Multimedia desktop work stations
• Four-fixture stone baths and custom amenities
• Salon-style hair dryer
• Flat-screen televisions
• Wireless high-speed Internet access
• Iron and ironing board
• In-room safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
• Premium amenities include hardwood floors, granite countertops, vaulted ceilings, spa baths, and indoor and outdoor fireplaces


From romantic dinners to business meetings, a collection of eight Palos Verdes restaurants has a table reserved for every party. Taking full advantage of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island views, each restaurant promises tastes that satisfy and sights that surprise. For a perfect Palos Verdes dining experience, their chefs take a fresh approach to all meetings and events by personally tailoring menus and utilizing modern techniques with an emphasis on regional and seasonal ingredients. And if you want to relax in your room, a complete in-room dining menu is available 24 hours a day.

Enjoy inventive twists on California farm-to-table cuisine from Chef de Cuisine Andrew Vaughan. With a focus on local and seasonal ingredients, elegant dinners, relaxed late-night bites or chic weekend brunches are served. Sip an artisan cocktail, distinctive wine or local microbrew while overlooking stunning views.

From a business breakfast to lunchtime gatherings with the family, guests savor a variety of options throughout the day in this elegant, yet inviting atmosphere. Dine indoors, or al fresco on the outdoor terrace, amid ocean breezes and views of the coastline and the sparkling resort pool.

Nelson’s offers California comfort cuisine paired with an extensive microbrew beer list, signature cocktails and spectacular sunsets.

Enjoy locally harvested ingredients and a contemporary blend of Asian flavors.

Settle under the shade of a coral tree and enjoy a latte paired with freshly baked chocolate croissants and decadent truffles.

After a treatment or workout, stop at this café for refreshing smoothies, juices, protein shakes, sandwiches, salads and more.

To really capture the essence of this Palos Verdes resort, visit the Lobby Bar for classic cocktails, wines by the glass and international beer varieties.

Sink into a beach chair under a cabana at this 21 & over adults-only pool and enjoy a full-service bar and delicious poolside fare.

Relax and unwind with the Mediterranean ambiance of the Vista Pool, complete with a variety of food and beverage offerings, private cabanas, hot tub and fire pits. Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean at this poolside oasis. Guests must be 13+ years.

This new poolside bar and grill offers light dining, craft cocktails and big screens to catch the game and extend the fun for resort guests.


Reconnect with nature and live like every day is a special occasion at our Southern California resort spa. When you unwind at The Spa at Terranea, you’ll remember how true relaxation and comfort feels. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Palos Verdes coastline, The Spa embraces the natural beauty and energy of its Southern California setting. Spanning over 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, The Spa contains 25 treatment rooms, a fitness and wellness center, a Spa Café for seasonal healthful fare, and a full-service salon built to restore, rejuvenate, and realign. In addition to three luxurious VIP suites, separate indoor and outdoor spa lounges include saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, cold plunges, and fire pits. Take a yoga class, plunge into the outdoor spa pool, workout in the expansive gym, and enjoy locally inspired massages and skin-care treatments all at this incredible spa in Southern California.


Surrounding Terranea are countless adventures in and around the Rancho Palos Verdes, California and in the South Bay beach cities.

Land and Sea Adventures
Choose your own adventure by land or by sea and let Terranea serve as your guide. If the ocean has your heart, immerse yourself with breathtaking Ocean Kayaking or Stand Up Paddle Boarding experiences, complemented by endless views of the Pacific. Terranea also offers Surfing Lessons and extraordinary Tide Pooling for guests of all ages to enjoy. If land adventures are calling your name, explore the coastal landscape’s flora and fauna with guided hikes and learn about the rich history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. In addition, Horseback Riding and scenic guided bikes are also available. Lastly, get into the swing of things and play The Links at one of the country’s top-rated championship par 3 golf courses. For more information, please visit the activity concierge outside of pointe discovery.

When you’re ready to relax, lounge by one of our four pools or go shopping at marea Boutique or pointe discovery.

Within a reasonable driving distance are all of the renowned attractions that Los Angeles and Southern California have to offer – Disneyland, Santa Monica Pier, Beverly Hills and major sporting venues!


The Links at Terranea is a dramatic 9-hole par-3 Southern California oceanfront golf course, with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. This is no ordinary 9-hole par-3 course; rather, it is a collection of 9 championship-caliber par-3 holes, masterfully routed and integrated with each other and the natural surroundings. Artful bunkering, unobstructed sightlines and a wide range of classic strategic elements combine to give every bit of the “wow” factor you would expect.

Reasonably priced and incredibly memorable, The Links offers an expansive short game practice facility and professional instruction that allow you to improve your game—at any level. This beautiful golf course set in the picturesque sea side of Rancho Palos Verdes, California also offers a relaxed outdoor seating area where you can count the scores while sipping a beverage, and if you forgot to pack your golf attire, The Golf House, located on the eastern edge of the resort, offers accessories, premium rental clubs, walking carts, equipment, and a selection of golf and resort-casual apparel. Brands and Terranea-branded active ware include Travis Mathew, Adidas, FootJoy, Nike, Ashworth, Puma, and more.


California’s most spectacular destination meeting resort in Rancho Palos Verdes flows gracefully over 102 oceanfront acres, infusing meetings of the mind with endless opportunities for inspiration, interaction and relaxation. Guests enjoy a world-class hotel setting for conferences, event retreats and social occasions of every size and purpose, with every experience framed by the blue Pacific Ocean.

For meeting and event planners, Terranea’s state-of-the-art Los Angeles, California meeting facilities and event space help make possible any imaginable set-up for meetings and events. A highly experienced team of conference service professionals help coordinate every detail. A variety of accommodation types, including ocean-view guestrooms, suites and spacious residential-style villas, casitas and bungalows satisfy even the most diverse lodging requirements. Add in stunning ocean views and an amazing array of amenities and activities, and you have the perfect destination for meetings and events.

Terranea’s dramatic beauty gives guests the feeling of being transported to an exotic destination, without exotic travel logistics. Terranea is easily accessible from Los Angeles International Airport, Long Beach Airport and within easy driving distance of other major airports.

Resort Room Policies

Terranea Resort’s room policies are to ensure our guests the ultimate in satisfaction and service. There will be a resort fee of $35.00 per room, per night, for numerous resort amenities and benefits.

• Complimentary glass of sparkling wine at check-in
• Unlimited high-speed Internet, wireless, and hard-wired access in-room and all public space for resort guests (not in meeting rooms)
• Nightly turndown service
• Complimentary in-room coffee and tea set up
• Digital newspaper & magazine access powered by PressReader
• Transportation within 5 miles of resort to local golf courses, shopping and tennis (not valid for group transfers)
• Complimentary local and 800 access calls
• Naturalists for guided tours
• Fitness & Wellness Center access
• Complimentary daily yoga and fitness classes
• Access to The Links’ short game practice area
• Pool and beach service (chairs/umbrellas)

Cancellation Policy

Deposit of 1 night’s room plus tax due 7 days prior to arrival. Deposit subject to forfeiture if canceled within 7 days of arrival.

Deposit of 50% of total room plus tax due at booking. Deposit subject to forfeiture if canceled within 10 days of arrival.

Check-in and Check-out
Normal check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 12:00 noon.

Resort Guest Parking
• Valet parking: $38/night
• Non-Resort Guest Parking
• Saturday and Sunday Valet: $20 ($10 with validation)
• Monday – Friday Valet: $10 ($5 with validation)

Family Policy
• Children 17 and younger stay at no additional charge in the same room as their parents.
• Rates are based upon double occupancy. Additional adults over 18 years of age subject to a charge of $50 per night.
• Number of children in a guest room is subject to the occupancy restrictions of the booked room.

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