This Labor Day weekend, Head over to Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina

The resort is the perfect getaway destination for families with kids and pets.


Are you searching for the ultimate destination to spend a memorable Labor Day weekend with your family, including your beloved pets? Look no further than Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina. This exquisite resort offers an array of amenities and activities that guarantee everyone a delightful and relaxing vacation. Nestled in a stunning location overlooking the ocean, Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina is the idyllic place to create lasting memories. Let’s explore what makes this resort the ultimate choice for a family and pet-friendly getaway. Leave your car with the valet for your stay and enjoy the resort and all its vicinity has to offer. All you wish for in a relaxed vacation is walking distance from beautiful beaches, water activities, bars and restaurants, and boutiques. Redondo Beach Pier, Hermosa Beach Pier, and Seaside Lagoon are notable walking distance beaches and swimming areas.

A Warm and Welcoming Environment

Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina goes above and beyond to provide a comfortable and inclusive environment for all guests, including those with disabilities. From the moment you arrive, you’ll notice a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and a staff ready to do all it can to make your stay enjoyable.

Furthermore, accessibility is a top priority. The resort offers various accessible areas, such as the public entrance, registration area, guest rooms, restaurants, meeting rooms, fitness center, swimming pool, and business center. These spaces are thoughtfully designed to be easily navigable, ensuring that guests with disabilities can enjoy all the facilities without limitations. The registration desk, public restrooms, elevators, and parking garage are fully accessible, providing a hassle-free experience.

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To further enhance inclusivity, Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina provides additional accessibility features. Closed captioning or closed caption decoders are available for guest room TVs, ensuring everyone can enjoy their favorite shows. The hotel’s valet service is equipped to handle vehicles specially outfitted for wheelchair users, making transportation convenient and seamless.

As Toby can attest, pets are warmly welcomed at the resort.

In addition service animals and pets are warmly welcomed, enabling guests with or without disabilities to enjoy their stay fully, with all members of their family.

Comfortable and Accessible Guest Suites

At Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina, you’ll discover a selection of accessible guest suites designed to cater to different mobility and hearing needs. These suites provide a range of features to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The mobility/hearing accessible deluxe king rooms offer spacious accommodations with doorways providing 36″ of clear width for easy access. Depending on your preference, you can choose a room with a roll-in shower or a tub, both equipped with grab bars for added safety. These rooms also feature lowered light switches and thermostats, toilets with grab bars, an accessible vanity, and an accessible route to all parts of the room.

Culinary Delights at SOL Restaurant

A highlight of your stay at Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina is the culinary experience at SOL, the resort’s main restaurant. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Garee Battad and Executive Sous Chef  Hayato Yanai, Sol offers a fusion of Asian influences and California cuisine, creating a unique and delightful dining experience.

SWNews staff selected the delicious dishes from SOL and the Harbor Bar & Bistro menu.

The menu at SOL is a departure from typical hotel restaurant fare. Instead of generic options, Executive Chef Garee Battad‘s creations promise to tantalize your taste buds with unexpected flavors. While the menu may not feature traditional French cuisine, it showcases the chef’s expertise in Asian culinary traditions. With dishes like hamachi crudo, ahi tartare, teriyaki burger, and more, SOL offers a refreshing departure from the ordinary.

During your visit, be sure to try the signature dishes at SOL. Start your meal with the five-spice honey burrata salad, a creative take on the traditional Caprese. This dish combines fresh mozzarella, subtly spiced honey, chopped olives, capers, and roasted golden cherry tomatoes, creating a harmonious explosion of flavors. Try the spicy cold noodle salad with cilantro, tomato, candied walnut, lettuce, and mint with sesame dressing green onion with local free-range chicken or shrimp. We also enjoyed the pan-seared salmon (blackened, thank you very much) from the Harbor Bar and Bistro menu and ended it all with molten chocolate cake from SOL, which melts in the mouth.

Junior, the mixologist extraordinaire, concocted a rum, strawberry delight that perfectly blended freshness and gratification.

Unwind at the Full Bar

After a day of exploration and culinary adventures, unwind at the full bar at Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina.  Ask mixologist extraordinaire Juan, known as Junior, to make you one of his special cocktails, and you will be delighted! Rick bartends with great care, hospitality, and a sense of humor! The bar offers a variety of specialty cocktails, including a barrel-aged boulevardier and Manhattan. The boulevardier, heavy on Campari, provides a bitter yet fruity option for those who enjoy a bold cocktail. Suzanne, the Food and Beverage Director at the resort, also boasts a respectable wine list, with options like the Larner Syrah, from the Larner Vineyard and Winery is a bright, fruit-forward wine with bursting tones of red cherry, blackberry, and dark chocolate, that you may even consider purchasing for your own collection.

Room service. Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Little Touches of Hospitality

At Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina, the little touches of hospitality make a difference. The staff is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction. During our visits, the servers were helpful and attentive, going above and beyond to make our dining experience enjoyable. The concierge Marie-Elena went beyond the call of duty to offer SW News a remarkable experience.

A Promise of More to Come

During your stay, you’ll find that Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina is constantly evolving to meet the needs and desires of its guests. The resort is committed to expanding its menu and adding more seafood options in the future. As Chef continues to bring his innovative ideas to life, you can look forward to new culinary delights and experiences.

Redondo Beach Pier Skate Park

Fun Activities for Children in Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach is an ideal destination for families looking for a good time. With plenty of attractions and activities, parents and kids alike can enjoy all the area offers. From the pier and sandy beaches to the aquarium and amusement parks, there is no shortage of fun for kids of all ages. From paddleboarding and kayaking to miniature golf and classic arcade games, kids can take part in all sorts of activities. Nature lovers can explore the parks and trails, while outdoor enthusiasts can bike and hike the South Bay. With plenty of family-friendly restaurants and year-round events, Redondo Beach will surely make for a memorable trip.

The Pier in Redondo Beach at Fisherman’s Wharf 100, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Visiting the Redondo Beach Pier offers plenty of activities for the whole family. Shopping, dining, as well as harbor cruises, and special events during certain times of the year are all available. Additionally, the Pier offers arcade games, fishing, paddle boarding, and kayaking lessons.

Hopkins Wilderness Park

Hopkins Wilderness Park is at 1102 Camino Real, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

At Hopkins Wilderness Park, you can enjoy a unique outdoor experience within 11 acres of land. This urban nature site comprises four distinct habitats: forests, streams, ponds, and meadows. As you explore, you’ll spot a variety of plants, trees, birds, lizards, turtles, and more. Families can even book camping trips here to take in the stunning views.

Located in Redondo Beach is the Hopkins Wilderness Park.

 Riviera Village – Located at 1799 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Stroll in the picturesque Riviera Village and discover more than 300 stores, eateries, art galleries, and facilities. Ride your bikes and take in the atmosphere while attending their events. Don’t forget to visit their Sunday Farmers Market, open from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The Performing Arts Center of Redondo Beach

The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center is a highly sought-after facility boasting 1,453 seats. Its Distinguished Speaker Series and presentations by the Los Angeles Ballet and musical theater performances bring people to the venue all year round.

Franklin Park, located at 807 Inglewood Ave. in Redondo Beach, California (CA) 90278, can be found here.

Franklin Park is a great place to spend time with family. From BBQs to basketball courts, there is something for everyone. Picnicking and playing on the grass are popular activities. It’s no wonder why families often come back to this serene spot in a quiet, residential area.

Exploring the Depths with Looking Glass at 181 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

A waterborne trip aboard the Looking Glass is an unparalleled sightseeing experience. The “Looking Glass” is a semi-submersible boat with two seven-foot-long underwater windows providing a perfect ocean wildlife view. To learn more about the cruise’s hours and charges, visit the website.

Veterans Park in Redondo Beach, California, located at 309 Esplanade, can be found here.

Veterans Park is a 6.3-acre park with a breathtaking view of the ocean. It has a play area for children, plenty of greenery, and a tribute to the veterans of Redondo Beach. Families have remarked on the excellent conditions for flying kites there. Furthermore, the Redondo Beach Certified Farmer’s Market is held at the park every Thursday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. You can find an array of fruits and vegetables, bouquets of flowers, baked items, cooked meals, seafood, and more.

King Harbor Marina is located at 208 Yacht Club Way in Redondo Beach, California.

Stroll around King Harbor and take in all the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures. Stop to eat a meal or a snack, observe the boats, or try out paddle boarding. Enjoy the slower pace of life as you explore the area.

Families can take in the nearby Whaling Wall created by the world-renowned marine artist Wyland. His mural captures life-sized California gray whales in movement. During the summer, the Seaside Lagoon is a great spot to visit. It’s a saltwater lagoon with lifeguards on duty. There’s lots of sand, play equipment, and volleyball courts. Rates can be found on the website.

The South Bay Galleria is located at 1815 Hawthorne Blvd. in Redondo Beach, CA 90278

The South Bay Galleria has an AMC movie theater and several shopping and dining options. Every first Tuesday of the month, the Galleria hosts a free Kids Club event that provides entertainment, discounts, and other activities.

The Morrell House Museum, located at 298 Flagler Ln. in Redondo Beach, CA 90278, is run by the Redondo Beach Historical Society.

By heading to Heritage Court, families can gain insight into the history of Redondo Beach. At this location, the Morrell House Museum, a 1906 dwelling, is open for visitors to explore and experience as a living history museum. Also nearby is the Queen Anne Museum, which includes a variety of artifacts and memorabilia of Redondo Beach’s past.

Perry Park is located at  2301 Grant Avenue, Redondo Beach, California 90277.

At Perry Park, which covers an area of 4.13 acres, there is something for families with kids of all ages. Besides the children’s play areas, the park boasts picnic areas, sports fields, and basketball courts. The Perry Park Teen Center occupies a 4,000-square-foot space that provides recreational activities and special programs for people aged 12-16.

Book Your Family-Friendly Labor Day Getaway

Ready to embark on a memorable Labor Day weekend getaway with your family? Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina offers the perfect destination for a fun-filled vacation. From its accessible environment to its unique culinary offerings, this resort has everything you need to create lasting memories. Book your stay at Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina today and get ready to enjoy a family and pet-friendly retreat like no other.

For further information and reservations, please call 1.800.SONESTA or email You can also visit for more details.

Photos credits copyrighted to SW News.

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