Terranea Resort

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Terranea Resort

Terranea is a world unto itself, where guests discover a combination of setting, space and lifestyle. This Mediterranean-style resort exudes classic Californian elegance in a natural setting. Kayaking, whale-watching and hiking the natural preserve are a way of life, and painting-by-the-sea is part of the lifestyle. Engage with the resort's mascot falcon to understand Terranea's commitment to sustainability. Feast on locally grown California cuisine at mar'sel or dine on the cliffs at Nelson's for captivating sunsets. A world-class oceanfront spa, four ocean-view pools and a nine-hole golf course round out the Terranea experience.

Hotel Tip

Try the ocean kayaking excursion to experience the beautiful Pacific coastline — some see dolphins and other marine life up close! –Elizabeth Stone Saratoga, California

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Virtuoso Amenities   

    For 2020:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily breakfast for two guests per bedroom served in Catalina Kitchen, Solvia or In-Room dining (up to $60 credit)
  • $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Highly recommended

By: nettie

Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2014

Terranea Resort is a beautiful place and we had absolutely perfect weather to enjoy the environs and the sea. The only thing lacking was some Christmas spirit--no music or lobby activities to celebrate the season. The huge tree outside was great and right outside our balcony to enjoy day and lit up at night. The holiday buffet was terrific and we all enjoyed having our meals outdoors in the warm and wonderful sunshine.
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield


By: Lauren

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2014

Great for families. We loved it for a quick getaway outside of L.A.. - Lauren
Travel Advisor:  Amiel Lindenbaum



Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2014

Great grounds and nice beaches but rocky
Travel Advisor:  Amiel Lindenbaum

Family Vacation

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2017

Terranea is truly an outstanding resort. The property is very clean and well maintained, the staff is attentive and displays great customer service and the location is amazing!
Travel Advisor:  Wayne Muhlstein

Best place!

By: TXgirl

Reviewed on: 09 May 2017

5 star service all around, amazing food, best spa massage we have ever had, most beautiful scenery and landscaping, best service ever, amazing staff, so relaxing, beautiful. We will for sure be going back, and have told many people to go as well.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett


By: Pepper

Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2017

Loved it. Already booked second stay
Travel Advisor:  Carrie Mandala CTA

Terranea Resort Review

By: Robert H

Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2018

Excellent! Everyone there was so happy and friendly. They had a genuine spirit of friendliness about them in spite of that LA Times article obviously planted by a plaintiffs counsel.
Travel Advisor:  Helga Thalheimer

Terranea Resort

By: Anne Puricelli

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2018

We were very pleasantly surprised by Terranea Resort, and went at the suggestion of our travel planner, Polly Bade. The resort was meticulous and welcoming. The lobby was so conducive to sitting and relaxing by the fire, but the rooms were also very comfortable. However, it was the service that absolutely blew us away. Every staff member we interacted with was amazing, including the restaurant staff and housekeepers. We could have been at a Four Seasons it was so indulgent. The food was also extremely impressive - we did not have a bad meal there! To me, this resort is under the radar for how amazing it was. The pools were great, the views a million dollars and the property fabulous. We would go back without any hesitation.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Jones

A Beautiful Retreat on the Pacific Coast

By: Happy Client, MA

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2018

The Terrenea Resort exceeded my expectations for a beautiful and inspirational retreat. The resort location is perfect on the Pacific Coast and includes a hiking trail along the property. The spa is an absolute wonderful retreat! I had two exceptional classes with Jose – Yoga and Tai Chi and the most memorable conversation. The spa services were unique and the signature service are offered in an ocean view room. The sounds of the waves crashing complimented this relaxing service. The Casita room was extraordinary and I didn’t want to leave it. Finally, the food was delicious, fresh and healthy. It was an experience that I will always remember!
Travel Advisor:  Georgia Smith

Beautiful resort

By: JD

Reviewed on: 02 May 2018

Nice experience. Excellent service with a smile from all employees. Beautiful facilities. Location is somewhat isolated but that is also what makes it a peaceful destination. It does get noticeably more busy on weekends.
Travel Advisor:  Josh King

California dreaming

By: Bucket List

Reviewed on: 25 May 2018

The Terranea Resort is beautiful. The views, the rooms, the food was wonderful and employees were pleasant and very helpful. I would definitely go again and stay much longer next time.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Dath

Terranea Family vacation

By: AuraLee

Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2018

Excellent resort; family friendly; superb amenities and outstanding service by all staff!
Travel Advisor:  Bob Romano

On Our Way To Baja

By: Baja

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2018

It is a lovely property. Our room was very nice with a great view of the Pacific. Dinner at mar'sel, while expensive, was excellent!
Travel Advisor:  Judith Stang

5 night stay at the resort

By: sydneymax

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2019

very high end resort. helpful and service oriented employees. terrific swimming pools with food available, great 9 hole par 3 golf course; good location on the ocean and convenient from LA; good variety of restaurants--food was good, not terrific, but we did not eat at the resort's top restaurant.
Travel Advisor:  Ellen Wyler

Super Staycation

By: WaileaWalker

Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2019

If you are looking to get away from Los Angeles without getting on a plane, Terranea should definitely be on your list. The views are extraordinary and the accommodations lovely.

Incredible Resort

By: Maggie

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2019

Terranea is amazing. The location is stunning, great food, wonderful staff. We loved our time there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Jane Rosenkrantz

Relaxing getaway

By: JC

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2019

Extremely relaxing and lovely. Plenty of restaurants within the resort so you never have to leave. Good gym with a variety of classes overlooking the coast. Beautiful spa and pool amenities. Very friendly staff.
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmit

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