Surfing Santas, yachts decked with colorful lights, and palm trees trimmed with festive ornaments – these are just a few of the telltale signs that the holiday season is upon us in Los Angeles. It’s also the time of year when many of the city’s hotels offer a stocking full of holiday packages including special rates on accommodations, dining and shopping.
Here are some the best ho-ho-holiday hotel specials this season:
Hilton Los Angeles
Visitors can experience AAA Four-Diamond hospitality at Hilton Los Angeles, this pet-friendly hotel is situated a mere block from the entrance to Universal Studios Hollywood.
The Sundays are Extra Special package includes:
- Overnight accommodations for two (Sunday check-in required)
- Continental breakfast
- Complimentary self-parking
Availability: Rates start at $159 per night and are valid through Jan. 10, 2015. Visitors can add a second room with the Get the Gift of Savings package, featuring 50 percent off a second room with a two-night minimum stay. Book online at www.hilton.com/universal_city
This iconic cylinder-shaped hotel on the Westside is getting into the Holiday spirit with their Winter Wondersavings package.
This special package includes:
- 40 percent off the hotel’s best available rate
- Complimentary breakfast each morning
- Complimentary Wifi
- Complimentary shuttle service within a three-mile radius
- Daily Wine Hour
- Complimentary Valet Parking
Availability: Rates starting at $139 a night. Book Nov. 3 – 17, for travel through March 1, 2015. To book online, visit www.hotelangeleno.com/specials.php or call 310.476.6411.
Portofino Hotel & Marina (Redondo Beach)
After a recent multi-million dollar renovation, guests can now enjoy a new ocean-inspired themed lobby, upgraded guest rooms and spectacular ocean views.
Home for the Holidays package includes:
- Two-night stay in ocean or marina-side guestroom
- $75 hotel credit (or $150 hotel credit for a three-night stay)
- Complimentary bottle of red wine delivered to your room
Availability: Advanced reservations are required and subject to availability. Two night minimum required. Must show valid form of identification to receive complimentary wine. Book by and stay through Dec. 31, 2014.
Montage Beverly Hills
Discover anticipatory service this holiday season with a range of festive travel experiences coupled with lavish amenities and warm hospitality at the luxurious Montage Beverly Hills.
The Suite Escape Package features:
- Three nights of accommodations spent in a plush suite
- $500 hotel credit
Availability: Rates start at $990 per night for a Junior Suite. Offer is available on a first come, first-served basis. Reserve online at www.montagehotels.com/beverlyhills and use code MKTPRD12or call 310.499.4199.
The Orlando Hotel
The Orlando Hotel is celebrating a recent multi-million dollar renovation making it one of L.A.’s most stylish boutique properties. This holiday season travelers can book their holiday getaway with one of these two tailored packages.
The Fall Special includes:
- Rates starting at $170 a night
- Complimentary Parking
Availability: Book online at www.theorlando.com or call 323.658.6600.
The Shopping Package features:
- Rates starting at $219 per night
- A $50 gift card
- Discounted valet parking for $15 per night
Availability: The Fall Special is valid from now through Dec. 30, 2014 and the Shopping Package is valid now through Dec. 26, 2014. Book online at www.theorlando.com or call 323.658.6600.
Feel like a pretty woman (yes – this was where Julia Roberts was transformed by Richard Gere in the film) at The Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, in the heart of Beverly Hills. Located on Wilshire Boulevard at the foot of Rodeo Drive, The Beverly Wilshire allows visitors to have a walkable getaway with designer boutiques, world-class jewelers and award-winning restaurants just beyond the hotel’s threshold.
Autumn In Style includes:
- Luxurious overnight accommodations
- $100 hotel credit per stay
- Daily continental breakfast for two
Availability: Rates start at $685 per night. This package is valid now through Dec. 15, 2014. Book online at www.fourseasons.com/beverlywilshire or call 310.275.5200.
This award-winning resort is situated on a bluff high above the Pacific Ocean. Start your own holiday ritual along the glittering coast of Palos Verdes, with one these two savings options.
The Terranea Traditions Package includes:
- Overnight Accommodations
- Breakfast for two at the resort’s signature restaurant, Catalina Kitchen
The Extend Your Stay package includes:
- 15 percent off a three-night stay plus $100 resort credit
- 20 percent off a five-night stay plus $100 resort credit
- 30 percent off a seven-night stay plus $250 resort credit
Availability: Terranea Traditions is valid now through Jan. 5, 2015, with rates starting at $415 per night. Reference promotional code TRADITIONS. Extend Your Stay is valid now through March 1. Rates start at $570 per night. Reference promotional code EXTHOLIDAY. Book online atwww.terranea.com or 855.404.6123.
For more information about travel experiences in Los Angeles, go to the official visitor information website of Los Angeles at www.DiscoverLosAngeles.com, join the more than one million people who follow L.A. Tourism’s Facebook page at facebook.com/LosAngelesFan or follow @discoverLA on Twitter.
Lindsay Taub is an LA-based writer/editor who covers travel, lifestyle, culture, music/arts, food, wellness, and more. She calls Los Angeles home when she's there, but prefers to leave the city for the mountains and open spaces as often as possible. She loves cooking, gardening, live music, hiking with her three rescue dogs, and rustic luxury. Follow her on instagram/twitter @lindsaytaub and follow the Pacific Punch @ThePacificPunch or email email@example.com. Learn more at www.lindsaytaub.com and www.voyagevixens.com .***