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King Harbor Oceanfront Hotel

Home to its own colony of California sea lions, King Harbor offers front-row viewing family vacation full of sea lions frolicking, feeding and basking in their natural habitat. Sea lions known for their “chattiness,” entertain giggling kids and fun-loving hotel guests alike. Get introduced to the hotel’s sea lion mascot...Children can even adopt a special stuffed mascot complete with adoption certificate and donation to the Marine Mammal Care Center!

Take to the waters, just steps away...

Room Amenities

Each room features:

  • A private patio or balcony with ocean or marina view
  • Flat screen 32" televisions in marina side rooms
  • 42" plasma televisions and DVD players in ocean side rooms
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Custom designed bath amenities
  • Plush white terry bathrobes
  • In-room mini bar and refrigerator
  • In-room coffee maker in all guest rooms
  • In-room iron and ironing board
  • In-room hairdryer
  • Complimentary wireless internet access in the Lobby Living Room

Business Convenience

All your business needs wrapped up with waterfront access and LAX proximity.

Fitness Center

Get energized in our state-of-the-art fitness center with treadmill, elliptical trainer, recumbent bike, free weights, and more.

Hotel History

The Portofino Inn, as it was originally named, opened in 1962 by racecar enthusiast Mary Davis. This California beach hotel helped spur early interest in Redondo Beach’s King Harbor when it opened three years later. Named for the Italian seacoast town of Portofino and admired for its Mediterranean flavor, the inn drew thousands of visitors for a three-day welcome celebration for the King Harbor opening. The property was a hangout for racers including Peter Revson, an F1 Grand Prix Winner of Revlon family fame, who had a condo there. The Cannonball, a car race from New York to Los Angeles was first run in 1971 with The Portofino Inn as the final destination where competitors had to ring a bell on the check-in desk to signal completion of their race. The movie, Cannonball Run, features scenes filmed at The Portofino. Today, known as one of the finest in California lodging, the resort continues to be a favorite among South Bay residents as well as world travelers.

The Portofino Hotel & Marina:
This remarkable hotel has most recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation. Guests now enjoy a new ocean-inspired theme for the lobby, upgraded guest rooms and baths in a contemporary nautical theme. The resort offers five new luxury suites. In addition to great Pacific views and luxury hotel accommodations, this beautiful oceanfront resort includes a fitness facility, wireless high-speed Internet access available in the guest rooms and public areas and a 24-hour business center. The newly renovated guest rooms feature a casual beach look that incorporate hues of blue, yellow and whites, and are as beautiful indoors as the views outdoors. The backdrop of sun and crystal sea is a perfect setting for weddings, beach weekend getaways and business functions.

ADA Compliance

The staff at Portofino is committed to ensuring that we meet and exceed all of the requirements for the Americans with Disabilities Act. The staff at our hotel is trained to accommodate guests with special needs, so that all of our guests, including those with disabilities are able to have an enjoyable and safe stay. At The Portofino Hotel & Marina, we want to make sure all our guests are able to take advantage of every activity the hotel has to offer.


Accessible public spaces:

  • Entrance to lobby is on ground floor, there are no stairs at the entrance
  • Ramp entrance to BALEEN restaurant
  • Ramp to Marina slips
  • Curb ramp to pool entrance
  • ADA compliant pool lift on order
  • Banquet/meeting space has ramp access
  • There is an elevator in both the hotel and the restaurant to move between floors