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SG TRAVELS: Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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When I was teenager visiting Los Angeles, I would often visit the Marina Del Rey/Santa Monica area. It has always been one of my favorites. Driving past the Ritz-Carlton many times, I had always wanted to stay there.

Not sure if you know, I drove down to Los Angeles with my photographer. We thought a road trip would be a fun way to explore the coast and get some good content along the way! Plus, I’d rather have my car with me and go wherever I please.

Before the big Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood launch, I wanted to get a few relaxing days to myself. I decided to finally stay at the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey location before going to West Hollywood for the weekend. Since I had my car, the marina was only 23 minutes away from WeHo and 14 minutes away from the Santa Monica Pier (I GPS everything).

Overall, the hotel was lovely. The Ritz feels like a little getaway in the middle of LA.

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Apparently, the week I was visiting the weather was much nicer than usual so I had the chance to hangout at the pool. I’m still pale, but the area was beautiful! Views of the yachts made me feel like a little beach babe. I met a few locals that said they come to the Ritz-Carlton often for a “stay-cation” – must be nice.

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My Marina room was newly renovated and had a balcony with a view of both the marina and the city. It was really chic actually, I loved all the white accents in the decor. Most importantly, it had enough closet space to fit ALL my stuff and the bathroom was large enough to put all my beauty necessities. My biggest pet peeve about hotels is when the bathroom is too small to fit anything of mine. Also – great lighting for selfies 🙂

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My room was the Marina Club Level Room which offered access to their Ritz-Carlton Club Level (yay!), exclusive only to those with a key card. Basically, my favorite part of the hotel!

The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge was luxurious and offered yummy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and complimentary drinks and snacks throughout the day. The staff was really friendly and helpful, too. Think of a relaxed, chic lounge with a great view and a personal concierge who refills your coffee (or mimosa) whenever you need… Which is exactly where I’m writing my post right now. 🙂

Would definitely come back for a longer stay.

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Photos by Dan Feshchenko and courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton

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