Beach House Hotel Hermosa Beach
While Manhattan Beach might be its more upscale sibling, Hermosa Beach is the hidden jewel of the South Bay with a laid back attitude, low key beach bars, and a stunning waterfront pier dotted with surfers and flanked by volleyball players. Direct beachfront hotels in any part of the South Bay are rare; most are chain motels along the main highway about a mile away.
Beach House Hotel at Hermosa Beach is a rare standout with a location on the Strand pathway that directly faces the beach, where joggers, walkers, and rollerblades whizz by. It’s an all-suite hotel where every room has a kitchenette, a living area with a pullout couch and fireplace, a spacious bathroom with tub and shower, and a balcony with either city views, partial, or direct ocean views.
All rooms are the same, separated in price only by the view. The decor is beachy white and blue, and top-tier rooms face the ocean and Strand directly. However, cheaper, mid-tier Partial View rooms offer equally appealing vantage points and are likely quieter. The space comfortably fits a couple on a romantic getaway or a family looking to spread out.
Amenities focus on the beach, with a waterfront dining patio where continental breakfast is served (it’s included in all room rates). There’s a very small gym (run along the water instead), spa services that are offered in-room, and room service, but no on-site restaurant. Beach chairs, towels, and toys are all offered for free.
COVID-19 procedures are available here.