Terranea is truly one of the best experiences you can have in Southern California. My good friend Mario(link) came down from his house in the Hollywood Hills to meet me for an afternoon beer on the patio. His drive in was just as amazing as mine was from San Diego. Sweeping ocean panoramas, and a new part of the Los Angeles are to discover.
On check in, you're greeting with a glass of champagne, and the kindest concierge I've met anywhere in the world.
One of the best feelings in the world is the moment you enter an ocean view room. This is your little place in the world for the night. It feels special. You feel different.