Marina del Rey Hotel With the $25 million renovation complete, now is the best time to rediscover Marina del Rey Hotel. Photo: Courtesy/Marina del Rey Hotel

With a $25 million renovation completed in January 2015, it's time to rediscover this waterfront classic, the gorgeous Marina del Rey Hotel.

Here are our top five reasons why Marina del Rey Hotel is THE place to be in Southern California. 

Marina del Rey Hotel Situated in a scenic waterfront location on the world's largest man-made small-craft harbor, Marina del Rey Hotel invites guests to unwind and indulge in equal balance. Photo: Courtesy/Marina del Rey Hotel

1. The Waterfront

Situated in a scenic waterfront location on the world's largest man-made small-craft harbor, the Marina del Rey Hotel invites guests to unwind and indulge in equal balance. You can't beat the stunning marina views. 

SALT Restaurant SALT Restaurant is located inside the Marina del Rey Hotel. Photo: Courtesy/Marina del Rey Hotel

2. SALT Restaurant 

A new favorite among Marina del Rey residents, SALT seeks to inspire guests with an innovative take on modern American cuisine. Fresh, seasonally inspired and locally sourced, this is true Californian cuisine. 

Creamy hummus is complemented with a touch of California avocado, creating a velvety spread served with crisp grilled pita and fresh vegetables to dip. Luscious lobster pasta features sweet, buttery Maine lobster on a bed of Udon noodles in a succulent brown butter sauce. Even classic meatballs have enjoyed a contemporary twist, as hand rolled pork meatballs are braised in red wine, parmesan and garlic alongside crispy country bread.

SALT Restaurant A new favorite among Marina del Rey residents, SALT seeks to inspire guests with an innovative take on modern American cuisine. Photo: Courtesy/Marina del Rey Hotel

3. The Year-Round Heated Outdoor Infinity Pool and Spa

You can't beat Sunday Funday poolside from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. with guest DJs, bottle service, daybeds, mimosas and bloody marys and poolside bites from SALT. 

Marina del Rey Hotel You can't beat Sunday Funday poolside from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. with guest DJs, bottle service, daybeds, mimosas and bloody mary's and poolside bites Photo: Courtesy/Marina del Rey Hotel

4. The Accommodations and Amenities

The hotel boasts 155 brand new guest rooms and nice spacious suites featuring such sought-after amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, upscale Molton Brown bath products, 24-hour room service and select balconies overlooking the brilliant marina. Really want to indulge? Stay at their 1,200 sq ft Presidential Suite with sweeping marina views. 

You can say also your wedding vows at The Marina del Rey Hotel, home to beautiful, newly renovated wedding venues that offer some of the best views of the marina. Or, if you are in town on business, plan your meetings and events in their 6,200 square feet of recently renovated event space, complete with AV equipment, catering and awesome out-of-the-office views.

Marina del Rey Hotel The hotel boasts 155 brand new guest rooms and nice spacious suites featuring such sought-after amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, upscale Molton Brown bath products, 24-hour room service and select balconies overlooking the brilliant marina. Photo: Courtesy/Marina del Rey Hotel

5. Location, location, location 

Marina del Rey is just west of Los Angeles, but certainly feels like an escape from the big city. Within close proximity of the hotel, guests can visit the nearby areas of Venice Beach and Santa Monica and coordinate easy travel to LAX. The hotel also offers free bike-to-bike rides around town. 

Marina del Rey Hotel Marina del Rey is just west of Los Angeles, but certainly feels like an escape from the big city. Photo: Courtesy/Marina del Rey Hotel

Marina del Rey Hotel

13534 Bali Way 

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Phone: (310) 301-1000