The SoCal hotel scene gained a valuable player when Hilton’s Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach opened a little over a year ago in Oxnard, CA. The four-star resort offers a range of all-suite accommodations, perfect for families and groups who want to share a luxurious experience just steps from the sand. If you’re looking for hotels in or near Los Angeles, this is one to put on your radar.
USA Today compiled this recent list of the nation’s best new hotels by consulting a panel of travel experts and then asking their readers to vote on the resulting nominees. Zachari Dunes was the only California hotel to make the cut, with the second and third positions going to The Junto in Columbus, OH; and Virgin Hotels New York in New York City, NY; respectively.
The ranking commended Zachari Dunes for its proximity to LAX, the all-suite design, beachfront rooms, cabana-lined pool, and gear rental options. The assorted amenities make it a great option for a diverse range of guests, all with the added value of a striking oceanfront backdrop.
Henry’s Gear Rental is the hotel’s standout feature, where guests can rent everything from classic games to GoPros for the ultimate beach day. The all-inclusive resource is a major draw for travelers who want to pack lightly, knowing that everything they need is waiting for them on site.
Of course, for visitors seeking a more luxurious experience, Float Mandalay Beach has a robust lineup of spa amenities ranging from soothing massages and facials to “spa parties” that you can enjoy with a group.
With its convenient location between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, we’re definitely eyeing Zachari Dunes as an ideal option for travelers wanting to experience the best of Southern California.