A favorite for leisure and business travelers alike, our San Pedro hotel caters to all guests whether docking for the night or here for an extended stay. Both Princess Cruises® and Norwegian Cruises® set sail from the San Pedro World Cruise Terminal, and we'll ensure a refreshing stay whether you're on vacation in California or here for an event at the Long Beach Convention Center or the Port of Los Angeles. As our guest, enjoy complimentary hotel shuttle service to the cruise terminals in San Pedro. With luxurious bedding, remarkably spacious rooms & suites and top-notch hospitality, you deserve to be pampered no matter where the winds will take you next. Take advantage of our Park & Cruise promotion to make the most of your trip! Visitors of Fort MacArthur-Meyler Military Base enjoy our spacious suites for longer stays -- you'll feel at home with our fine amenities that include an outdoor swimming pool & spa, fitness center and business center. With annual events like the San Pedro Lobster Festival and local destinations like Catalina Island and Trump National Golf Course, it's easy to mix business with pleasure! Take advantage of our proximity to major freeways, as well as easy access to Cabrillo Beach and the USS Iowa Battleship & Museum. Whether you're working with Maersk Line or APM Terminals, or meeting with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, you'll find a relaxing home away from home with us. Our boutique hotel proudly received the TripAdvisor® 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award for outstanding guest service, fine amenities, spacious guest rooms and Victorian decor. Inspired by a complete renovation in 2013, we've gone above and beyond to make your stay refreshing and comfortable. Ask any of our helpful team members for recommendations and you'll be met with the best answers from local ambassadors. Reserve your room at the BEST WESTERN PLUS San Pedro Hotel & Suites! Welcome to Best Western.
2.00 mile(s) from Point Fermin Lighthouse, was built in 1874. Its Stick Style Victorian architecture is apparent in its gabled roofs, horizontal siding, decorative cross beams and hand carved porch railings. A showpiece of its time, the original light in the dome was a 2100 candle power light with a Fresnel lens. The dome was updated, replaced, and finally put out of use during World War II when coasts were kept dark to prevent enemy attacks. In 1974 the cupola was rebuilt back to original specifications, and the lighthouse was opened to the public as a museum. The Point Fermin Lighthouse is operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. Donations are suggested for visiting.
5.00 mile(s) from Korean Bell of Friendship, was a gift to Los Angeles from the people of the Republic of Korea for the United States of America's 200th birthday in 1976. Patterned after the Bronze Sacred Bell of King Songdok from 771 AD, the friendship bell honors United States Veterans of the Korean War. Suspended from a specially designed pagoda built by Korean craftsmen on a hill above Point Fermin Lighthouse in Angel's Gate Park, the 17 ton bell is 12 feet tall and 7 1/2 feet in diameter. The bell has no clapper inside. It is rung by striking it from the outside with a log that swings from cables. The bell is rung four times a year, on New Year's Eve, the 4th of July, Korean Independence Day (August 15) and during Constitution Week in September.
2.00 mile(s) from Fort MacArthur, was a United States Army post that guarded the Los Angeles Harbor from 1914 to 1974. The Fort MacArthur Museum is located in the historic Battery Osgood-Farley at Angel's Gate Park, formerly the Fort MacArthur Upper Reservation. The Battery was constructed between 1914 and 1919 and housed two 14-inch disappearing guns named respectively Osgood and Farley. Exhibits in the museum trace the role of the Army in defending the coast from invasion from the World Wars to modern missile defenses. From the 1920's through World War II, the Battery of big guns at Fort MacArthur grew, including 14-inch railway guns that could fire up to 27 miles. After 1945, most of the big guns were scrapped and in 1950 Fort MacArthur became part of the Nike surface to air defense system, administering over 18 missile launch sites in Southern California until 1974. Originally organized into three campuses, the Upper, Middle and Lower Reservations, only the Middle Reservation is still in use.
3.00 mile(s) from Cabrillo Beach, a mile-long stretch of sand and rocks split into sections by craggy cliff formations and a long breakwall. The small cove to the right of the breakwall is especially popular with windsurfers. It's a great place to explore the tide pools any time, but high tide can cut off the western strip of the beach below the cliffs from the main beach. During grunion season, from March through July, the silver fish come up onto the beach to spawn at the new and full moon. Cabrillo is one of only two beaches in Los Angeles County that have fire pits.
3.00 mile(s) from Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks in a Frank Gehry designed complex near Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro. The aquarium showcases Southern California sea life in hands-on family friendly exhibits including a crawl-under aquarium and a mud walk through tunnel. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. During grunion season, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium hosts several evenings of educational presentations followed by a visit to the beach to watch the grunion run.
3.00 mile(s) from Ports O'Call Village, modeled after an East Coast fishing village with lanes winding though restaurants, shops and fish markets. Although the vacancy rate in the village is unfortunately high, there is still plenty to do and good food to be found. Ports O'Call Village is located along the main channel of the Port of Los Angeles so you can watch the ships, including major cruise lines, traveling in and out. Harbor tours and whale watching excursions depart from the Ports O'Call.
3.00 mile(s) from Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line, an antique trolley car that serves the attractions along the San Pedro waterfront in Los Angeles. There are four stops at the Los Angeles Cruise Terminal, 6th Street Downtown, Ports O'Call and the 22nd Street Marina. Red Car 1058 is an original restored 1907 Red Car from the Pacific Electric Railway Line. Trolleys 500 and 501 are reproductions of cars that ran in the 1920's. The Red Cars run on weekends from Friday through Sunday from noon to 9:30 p.m. They may run on other days when cruise ships are in port. For $1.00, you can ride all day.
3.00 mile(s) from Los Angeles Maritime Museum, located in the Municipal Ferry Terminal building on the San Pedro waterfront at the foot of 6th Street. It shares the same extended free parking lot along Harbor Boulevard with Ports O'Call Village. From 1941 to 1963, a ferry ran passengers from this building across to Terminal Island to work at canneries, shipyards and military bases. Exhibits inside the Maritime Museum include San Pedro's cannery history, the life and work of commercial divers, art created by sailors at sea and photos and artifacts from the USS Los Angeles.
5.00 mile(s) from Ralph J Scott Fireboat #2, a 1925 fire boat that is a National Historic Landmark. It was retired in 2003 and replaced by the high tech Fireboat #2. Both vessels can be seen at San Pedro's Fire Station 112, located on the waterfront between Ports O'Call Village and the Los Angeles Cruise Terminal. The 99-foot Ralph J. Scott sits on a cradle behind the fire station. State of the art for its time, it has six, four stage pumps that can produce 10,200 gallons of water per minute. On the water, ready for action under the clay colored concrete shelter, Fireboat #2 is the world's most powerful and technologically advanced fire boat for marine firefighting. Fire Station 112 has exhibits on both boats as well as the history of marine firefighting in Los Angeles. It is outside on the west side of the station.
2.00 mile(s) from USS Iowa Battle Ship, commissioned in 1940 by the United States Navy and served as a battleship for 50 years before being retired in 1990. In addition to her many battle missions from World War II to the Persian Gulf, the ship transported President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan, and President George H.W. Bush - more presidents than any other ship. The ship is now a floating museum on the Los Angeles Waterfront operated by the Pacific Battleship Center. It is located at Berth 87 next to Fire Station 112. It is open daily except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
2.00 mile(s) from Gateway Plaza Fanfare Fountains, two 100 by 250 foot pools next to the Los Angeles Cruise Terminal with 40 programmable water jets and 18 streams that shoot up to 100 feet in the air. The water and light shows are choreographed to 22 different songs throughout the day. At noon and 8:00 p.m., the fountains play every 10 minutes for an hour. Otherwise they play every half hour from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Free one hour parking is available at the Los Angeles Cruise Ship Promenade lot on Swinford Street off of Harbor Boulevard (just past the Catalina Express gate). You can also reach the Fanfare Fountains from the Waterfront Red Car Line Friday through Sunday.
3.00 mile(s) from S.S. Lane Victory Ship, a World War II merchant cargo ship built in 1945 that continued service through the Korean and Vietnam Wars, as well as running commercial operations between wars. A National Historic Landmark, it is owned and operated by the United States Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II. The ship is open to the public as a museum and memorial to Merchant Marine sailors and Navy Armed Guardsmen who have served. The S.S. Lane Victory is completely staffed and crewed by volunteers. The cargo holds of the ship now contain museum exhibits on the tools and technology used by sailors in the 1940's as well as historic documents and photos that tell the story of the life of a mariner. Visitors can also tour the engine room, shaft's alley, mid-ship's house, wheel house, gun deck and more. The vessel is kept ship-shape so that it can still sail out every summer for several "Victory at Sea" reenactment excursions where the ship mock-battles with fighter planes off the Coast of Catalina Island.
3.00 mile(s) from Ports O'Call, and the marina next door, where you can choose from a variety of boating options with different themes. Harbor Tours focus on the Port of Los Angeles with its giant cranes and container ships. Whale watching and sea life tours are seasonal. They travel farther out in search of migrating whales and other sea mammals like dolphins and sea lions. There is often some overlap since you may view sea life on a Harbor Tour or hear a little about the Port on your way to whale watching, but their focus is different. Sport fishing excursions also depart from near Ports O'Call. There may be scheduled trips or charters available.
2.00 mile(s) from San Pedro First Thursday Artwalk, since the late 1990's, artists and art galleries have taken up residence along 7th and 6th Streets in San Pedro and in the Bank Lofts at 7th Street and Mesa Avenue. The galleries can be visited during regular business hours, which vary by establishment. On the first Thursday of the month over 40 galleries and studios host public receptions and additional vendor booths, gourmet food trucks appear in the street for the First Thursday Art Walk. Live music can be heard from many venues. An official tour starts at 6:30 p.m. from the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce (390 West 7th Street) and takes a different route highlighting three or four venues each month, but you can explore just as well on your own. While touring the Downtown Arts District, stop by the opulently restored Art Deco Warner Grand Theater at 478 East 6th Street.
0.08 mile(s) from Crafted at the Port of LA, a permanent craft marketplace featuring the work of over 100 artists and craftspeople. Marketplace hours Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visit us in San Pedro - 110 E. 22nd St. San Pedro, CA 90731. 310-732-1270 - free parking and free admission.
0.09 mile(s) from Behind the Scenes Costume, our specialties include 18th century costumes and unique Venetian masks and masquerades, and we also have a large selection of medieval, renaissance, colonial, Roman, Greek, theatrical, Biblical, pirate, steampunk and burlesque costumes. We carry a broad assortment of accessories, wigs, and hats. You can find seasonal collections for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, and Easter, as well as a large inventory of Halloween costumes.
0.09 mile(s) from Cheap Vintage, antiques dressers, chest of drawers, buffets, curio cabinets, sideboards, armoires, used furniture, bedroom sets, dining room tables & chairs, China cabinets & hutches, curio cabinets, tea carts, servers and more!
0.10 mile(s) from LA Harbor Sportfishing, offers a half-day, three-quarter day, full-day and overnight boat trips. The company has a full service landing with all fishing equipment and supplies necessary.
0.10 mile(s) from LA Harbor Whale Watching, whale watching tours are offered in the winter.
1.50 mile(s) from Long Beach
20.00 mile(s) from downtown Los Angeles
4.80 mile(s) from Harbor City
5.00 mile(s) from Lomita
7.30 mile(s) from Palos Verdes
11.10 mile(s) from Torrance
11.50 mile(s) from Hollywood
11.60 mile(s) from Redondo Beach
16.70 mile(s) from Hermosa Beach
18.10 mile(s) from Manhattan Beach
23.50 mile(s) from Anaheim
23.70 mile(s) from Huntington Beach
26.20 mile(s) from Venice Beach
28.80 mile(s) from Santa Monica
33.10 mile(s) from Pasadena
34.10 mile(s) from Burbank
10.00 mile(s) from Zim Container Service, they are a container service and repair company
0.50 mile(s) from Catalina Express, transportation to Catalina 95 Berth, San Pedro (310) 519-1212
5.00 mile(s) from Carnival Cruises, is one of the biggest cruise companies in the world. 231 Windsor Way Long Beach, CA 90802
2.00 mile(s) from Los Angeles Harbor College, community college
0.50 mile(s) from Marymount College
7.00 mile(s) from California State University, Long Beach
0.50 mile(s) from The Whale & Ale, full service, International, open for: lunch, dinner, we are fashioned in the classic English Victorian style, oak-panels and brass bar fittings, located in the heart of Los Angeles Harbor. A vibrant and exciting place featuring many special dining or entertainment events throughout the year Ideal for that special occasion or just something a little different.
2.0 mile(s) from 22nd Street Landing Seafood & Grill, full service, seafood, open for: lunch, dinner, is a South Bay favorite for fresh seafood cuisine. Lots of wood, arched windows, tin ceilings, marble counters and brass rails give us a San Francisco look. The restaurant overlooks the Cabrillo Marina and 24 large deep-sea fishing and sport diving boats, which arrive and depart in front of the restaurant. Diners enjoy watching the sea lions and pelicans bask in the sun.
0.50 mile(s) from Raffaello Ristorante, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, popular Italian restaurant serving hearty classics, from osso buco to eggplant parm, in a low-key venue. One of LA’s highest ranked restaurants, currently #22 of 8000+ in Los Angeles by TripAdvisor ratings. Raffaello Ristorante will treat you like family when you mention that you are staying at the BEST WESTERN PLUS San Pedro Hotel & Suites.
0.50 mile(s) from San Pedro Brewing Company, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, you will find a fine selection of original hand-crafted ales and lagers, as well as a large menu of great, award-winning American cuisine, while at this restaurant that has a warm, friendly neighborhood pub atmosphere.
Across the street from Jasmine Hana Sushi & Thai Restaurant, full service, Thai, open for: lunch, dinner, serving fresh food with great service in San Pedro. Our Sushi and Thai Food are created to impress you. We invite you to try our fresh and healthy Thai & Japanese food!
0.50 mile(s) from J. Trani’s Ristorante, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, veteran Italian spot with a romantic brick-walled dining room & menu of old-school favorites. A fourth generation San Pedro family restaurant serving the South Bay since 1925.
0.50 mile(s) from Baramee Thai, full service, Thai, open for: lunch, dinner, a mix of Thai standards and lesser-known specialties presented with beer amid urbane furnishings. A favorite Thai spot for many in San Pedro!
0.25 mile(s) from Sandwich Saloon, deli, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, serves a variety of sandwiches, salads and hamburgers. Customers know that when they go into the Sandwich Saloon they will be greeted with warmth and an ingratiating smile. The immense feeling of family and community is met with delicious food and love.
0.10 mile(s) from Gaffey Street Diner, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, open at 5:00 a.m. for breakfast, one block walk from the hotel. The Gaffey Street Diner has been featured on the Food Network show Drive-ins, Diners & Dives.
0.80 mile(s) from Omelette & Waffle Shop, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, is a bustling breakfast and lunch diner with a large menu that includes 80-plus different omelets, a local favorite for brunch.
111 S Gaffey Street
90731-2429, San Pedro, United States