Hi Loves! I hope you’re off to an amazing 2017! While my January explorations have come to an end – I’m still dreaming over our travels through these pictures at The Marina Del Rey Hotel. *Siigggghhh* take. me. back!!! I honestly always wondered why people vacationed in January, but now – after almost a month of traveling in and out of the country I get it. I TOTALLY get it. Of course it makes sense to get away from the city during one of the coldest months. What am I doing back? Freezing temps, snow storm!? I think next year, I’m going to extend it into February too – Ha!
While we were in Los Angeles, we visited The Marina Del Rey Hotel, which was nothing short of amazing (even though it poured 85% of the time we were there!). The unfortunate reality of rain in Los Angeles didn’t keep Marc and I from exploring the grounds, filling our bellies and leaving with happy hearts. The Marina Del Rey Hotel is as welcoming as it gets. Wiggled back into the marina of you guessed it, Marina Del Rey, the Hotel welcomes you with open arms. No, but really! The hotel is shaped like a “V” – totally hug worthy and waiting to embrace you. 😛 Marc and I arrived jusssst in time to order breakfast and we didn’t hold back (side note: if you go you, must order the creme brûlée oatmeal and the pancakes with extra syrup!).
The hotel’s eclectic style shines through it’s artwork and decor. From bright white walls to rainbow paintings and pillows to hues of blues for light to shine through – The Marina Del Rey Hotel is more than just a hotel – it’s a space you want to be and a place you want to come back to. I can only imagine how amazing it must be to lay out at the pool, overlooking the marina and watching boats roll in and out… next time..
After walking around, checking out the vintage books in what I called, “the library” and racing each other on the treadmills, it was back to the room to freshen up before dinner at Salt, the Hotel’s restaurant and bar. Another reason why we need to come back, because the restaurant has outdoor seating that overlooks the marina with plush chairs and fireplaces. It looked so cozy and romantic; you know, one of those spots where you never want to leave? This place would be perfect for dinner with friends or a date night! However, even the indoor part of the restaurant had an assortment of fun seating, decor and light fixtures. With a menu full of a variety of fusion twists and turns – the food and drinks were really delicious and there is definitely something for everyone on the menu. While I’m still dreaming about the tomato sauce on the meatballs, the avocado hummus was my personal favorite! Topped with capers, pine nuts and fresh herbs, Mmmm… YUM!!! I’m definitely going to try and make this at home. 🙂 .
For me, it all comes down to the details – even the collection of shampoos and conditioners provided. Not that I expected anything less, I was so excited to see the adorable miniature collection of Molton Brown! This is a brand I personally provide for my family and friends who visit me in NYC. I love how all the different scents remind me of vacation <3. I also thought the linen bags were a cute touch to store an extra roll of toilet paper and the blow dryer – I think I might try that at home too! While it continued to rain into the next day, the sun did come out with enough time to bike around the marina and order another stack of hotcakes! This time we enjoyed them out on the balcony, which overlooked the marina. We dreamt about which boat would be ours, of course admiring the larger yachts… that was until we spotted a little tiny skipper named, “Ralph”. Hahaha, “Yep!!! That one!” we both said at the exact same time! 🙂
If you’re looking for a hotel in Los Angeles, you should consider escaping to Marina Del Rey. Only 4 miles away from LAX airport, it’s also conveniently close to Santa Monica and Venice Beach as well! This scenic, quiet spot on the marina will tug on your heart strings leaving you with lasting impressions to come back for more. I hope to see you soon MDR!
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