California Hotels

    1286 Hotels Found
    1. Post Ranch Inn
      Big Sur, California, United States
      • Adults-Only
      • Boutique
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      The 39-room Post Ranch Inn is one of the most beautiful hotels in the United States -- if not the entire world -- and offers a romantic, intimate stay amid gorgeous natural surroundings. The hotel is built into the cliffs of Big Sur, and the organic architecture is breathtaking, seeming to grow out…
    2. Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort
      Big Sur, California, United States
      • Boutique
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      • Romantic
      Situated on more than 200 acres of picturesque oceanfront land, The Ventana Inn & Spa looks like a rustic cabin nestled in the woods -- yet it features 62 luxurious, streamlined rooms with wooden accents, refreshing pops of color, and modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and free a…
    3. Terranea Resort
      Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
      • Beachfront
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      • Romantic
      One of just a few true mega-resorts in Southern California, the 102-acre, 582-room Terranea in Rancho Palos Verdes offers a range of features that's unrivaled among L.A.-area properties, including a eight eating options, four outdoor swimming pools, a top-tier spa, nine holes of golf, and gorgeous a…
    4. Paradise Point Resort and Spa
      Mission Bay, San Diego, California
      • Beachfront
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      This 462-room upscale property near Sea World has sprawling, 44-acre grounds on a private island, activities galore (tennis, a putting green, water sports, basketball), five pools, a kids' club, and a mile-long beach. There are also a full-service spa and a modern fitness center. Varied dining a bar…
    5. The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
      Yosemite National Park, California, United States
      • Historic
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      Nestled deep amongst the pine trees, cliffs, and canyons of Yosemite Valley is the 123-room The Majestic Yosemite Hotel. The impressive stone and wood structure, built in 1927, is considered a National Historic Landmark. Rooms with views of the Half Dome and El Captain summits are filled with wood a…
    6. Omni La Costa Resort and Spa
      Carlsbad, California, United States
      • Beachfront
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      This 400-acre, 611-room megaresort near Legoland is packed with family features, including large rooms, six pools with waterslides, and an impressive kids club. The spa, golf courses, tennis courts, and on-site shopping help ensure adults have fun as well, but there are extra fees for almost…
    7. Hotel del Coronado
      Coronado, San Diego, California
      • Beachfront
      • Historic
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      The iconic, family-friendly Hotel del Coronado is one of the largest and best-known resorts in Southern California, with 679 modern rooms right on the beach and an acclaimed fine dining restaurant and wine bar. It's located in charming Coronado Village, a short drive away from San Diego’s main But…
    8. Resort at Squaw Creek
      Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      • Romantic
      The Resort at Squaw Creek is one of the biggest resorts in Squaw Valley, with more than 400 rooms and a services and amenity offering that is easily among the most comprehensive in all of Tahoe. Its beautiful location means fine views of the mountains and valley, whether guests are playing golf, ice…
    9. Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
      San Francisco, California, United States
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      Luxury vacation rental meets upscale hotel at the city's best, if most expensive, residence-style lodging. The Ghirardelli Square factory setting has plenty of character, while modern one-, two-, and three-bedroom units feel like designer model homes with fireplaces, kitchens, and top-of-the-line An…
    10. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
      Truckee, Lake Tahoe, California
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is a five-pearl full-service resort in the mountains above Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort. Along with luxe rooms, a huge spa, and fine dining, the Ritz-Carlton offers ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes and many other recreational activities -- including multiple outdoor…
    11. L'Auberge Del Mar
      Del Mar, San Diego, California
      • Beachfront
      • Boutique
      • Business
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      The 121-room L'Auberge Del Mar is a luxury beachfront property in the beautiful Del Mar Village and one of the top hotels on the Southern California coastline. Lovely, homey rooms have private balconies or terraces, some overlooking the ocean, though others have lackluster views of the parking lot a…
    12. LEGOLAND California Hotel
      Carlsbad, California, United States
      • Kid-Friendly
      Almost every inch of LEGOLAND California Hotel is a Lego experience, from the character visits at the free breakfast, to the daily Lego building contests, to the nightly entertainment in the lobby's castle. Access to the amusement park isn't included in the rate, but guests do get early morning them…
    13. La Valencia
      La Jolla, San Diego, California
      • Beachfront
      • Historic
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      The historic, upscale La Valencia Hotel has held its prime location on the Pacific Ocean in the heart of sunny La Jolla since it was constructed in 1926. The Pink Lady, as it's affectionally called -- a nod to the Pepto pink exterior -- was renovated in 2014, bringing it squarely into this century a…
    14. Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
      Solvang, California, United States
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, set on a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch, has been a family-friendly getaway in California's Santa Ynez Valley since 1946. Guests can expect charming, western-style rooms, and a range of outdoor activities, including fishing, golfing, tennis, swimming at the pool or and…
    15. Andaz San Diego
      Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California
      • Boutique
      • Luxury
      • Party
      This 159-room boutique is one of the sleekest hotels in the Gaslamp Quarter, with a popular rooftop lounge and a sexy wine bar. Rooms are minimally decorated but attractive, with slate-tiled bathrooms and modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi and large flat-screen TVs. Some minibar items are also for…
    16. Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging
      Truckee, Lake Tahoe, California
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      The four-pearl Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging offers direct access to Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort, with plenty of nearby upscale shopping and dining found via cobblestone streets. Housed in separate lodges in the quaint Village at Northstar, the spacious, luxe rooms include kitchens, TV systems, A…
    17. Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
      Fish Camp, Yosemite National Park, California
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      The Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a 294-room, four-pearl hotel surrounded by Sierra National Forest, about two miles from the South Gate entrance of Yosemite National Park. It’s a comfortable enough place with a homey ambiance, and simple decor inspired by Native American and Southwestern patterns as…
    18. Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
      Anaheim, Orange County, California
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Value
      The Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground is a great pick for families, with its own mini water park, large game room, and convenient location a short walk away from Disneyland. The hotel is modern and rooms are immaculately clean with soundproofed walls that keep freeway noise and at a…
    19. Hotel Solamar San Diego
      Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      This 235-room Kimpton boutique just outside the Gaslamp Quarter is notable for its stylish rooms with beach-inspired decor and its attractive rooftop pool area. There are some great freebies -- a free nightly wine and beer hour, free coffee and tea in the lobby, free newspaper delivery, and free for…
    20. Hotel Menage
      Anaheim, Orange County, California
      • Business
      • Kid-Friendly
      With modern touches and contemporary furnishings, the mid-range Hotel Menage strives to offer an upscale experience at a budget price, and does a fairly good job at it. Its location near the Disney Parks and the Anaheim Garden Walk makes it convenient for families and leisure travelers, and extra as…
    21. The Resort at Pelican Hill
      Newport Beach, Orange County, California
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      • Romantic
      The ultra-luxe Pelican Hill is a sprawling, immaculately kept resort (500 acres!) with two golf courses, a 23,000-square-foot spa, two pools, five restaurants, and 332 bungalows and villas. The rooms are large, with top-notch technology (although the absence of iPod docks is surprising) and beige to…
    22. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
      Half Moon Bay, California, United States
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      The romantic 261-room Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay serves the Ritz-Carlton name well, offering stunning rooms, a large spa, and beautiful bay views -- though the fog sometimes makes it difficult to get a good glimpse. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, the hotel has excellent outdoor fire the…
    23. Yosemite Valley Lodge
      Yosemite National Park, California, United States
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Value
      This 249-room budget hotel sits right in the heart of Yosemite Valley and within walking distance of the beautiful Yosemite Falls -- so guests going for location over charm might consider this option. It is significantly cheaper than the one other hotel right in the area, the more upscale Ahwahnee a…
    24. Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
      Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California
      • Party
      The 420-room Hard Rock, located in the hip Gaslamp Quarter, hosts wild parties on weekends at its popular rooftop pool and bar. It's a haven for twenty- and thirty-somethings (including celebrities), and trendy rooms have big flat-screen TVs and high-thread-count sheets. But it's not particularly a…
    25. Half Dome Village
      Yosemite National Park, California, United States
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Value
      Half Dome Village is a community of cabins, tent cabins, and motel rooms along with some retail and dining establishments. The 48-acre property is located in the heart of Yosemite Valley right below Glacier Point and near Half Dome and Yosemite Village. The 499 accommodations are ideal for campers a…
    26. Fairmont Grand Del Mar
      Del Mar, San Diego, California
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      • Romantic
      This 249-room Spanish-Colonial-style resort in the rolling hills near Del Mar is stunning, from the old-world decor to the enormous rooms to the luxurious spa. It features four pools, excellent restaurants, an 18-hole golf course, an Equestrian Center, and free car service in a Mercedes or Cadillac…
    27. El Capitan Canyon
      Santa Barbara, California, United States
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      • Value
      Twenty miles north of Santa Barbara, situated on 300 acres of canyon wilderness, El Capitan Canyon offers a camping, or "glamping," experience with enough modern conveniences to satisfy travelers who would rather just semi-rough it. Guests stay in cabins, tents, or yurts; only cabins have en-suite a…
    28. Bacara Resort & Spa
      Santa Barbara, California, United States
      • Beachfront
      • Business
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      • Romantic
      Bacara Resort & Spa is a luxury spa resort on the California coast, about a 20-minute drive from downtown Santa Barbara. The 358 rooms and suites here feature detailed decor (some with fireplaces) and come with balconies or terraces, many with views out on the ocean. There's also a huge spa, on-site…
    29. The Dana on Mission Bay
      Mission Bay, San Diego, California
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      The Dana's private marina and location on Mission Bay makes it ideal for boating and water sport enthusiasts, as well as families who want to be as close to SeaWorld as possible. Some rooms in the older building could use updating, with amenities varying widely, but they're functional and clean, and…
    30. Cedar Glen Lodge
      Tahoe Vista, Lake Tahoe, California
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      • Value
      Sitting in a small forest area across the street from Lake Tahoe, the Cedar Glen Lodge is a throwback to a simpler time with its motor-lodge design and woodsy cabins. Despite its 1930s-era vintage, the hotel is in a state of constant renewal. Friendly owners, lake access, a heated outdoor pool with…
    31. The Horton Grand Hotel
      Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California
      • Business
      • Historic
      • Romantic
      The upper-middle-range Horton Grand Hotel is a charming destination property, with a prime location in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter that's a short walk to the convention center and other waterfront attractions. Its beautiful interiors, dating to 1886, feature polished marble floors, rich oak and a a…
    32. Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite
      Groveland, Yosemite National Park, California
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      Evergreen Lodge is a 22-acre cabin resort surrounded by Stanislaus National Forest, about one mile from Yosemite National Park’s western border. The 90 cabins come in different sizes -- some perfect for newlyweds, others great for a large family -- and are rustic, cozy, and comfortable with large no…
    33. Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
      Downtown, San Diego, California
      • Boutique
      • Business
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      Located in the lively Gaslamp Quarter, Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego is a hip luxury property with unique design touches and a young vibe. Surrounding streets are filled with bars and restaurants, while the waterfront is about a 20-minute walk. The on-site eatery earns raves from guests for its a…
    34. Monarch Beach Resort
      Dana Point, Orange County, California
      • Business
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Party
      • Resort
      • Romantic
      The luxury Monarch Beach Resort is situated on stunning grounds overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The 400 spacious, elegant rooms and suites are bright and airy, with private balconies, modern amenities, and luxe marble bathrooms with separate showers and soaking tubs. Chic interiors include several as…
    35. Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
      Mission Bay, San Diego, California
      • Beachfront
      • Business
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      The 357-room, four-pearl Hilton San Diego Resort & Hotel enjoys a central, Mission Bay-front location close to San Diego’s most popular attractions. It offers a top-notch spa, a beach with numerous water-sports options, large pool, multiple dining options, and organized children’s activities. Rooms…
    36. 3 Peaks Resort and Beach Club
      South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, California
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      • Value
      The 62-room 3 Peaks Resort and Beach Club is a three-pearl property with a convenient Lake Tahoe location. Some guests find the lobby's dog theme and pet-friendly policy off-putting, while others book their stay solely based on their pooch. Rooms resemble cozy log cabins; some are renovated with are…
    37. The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island
      Avalon, Catalina Island, California
      • Boutique
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      The Avalon is an upper-middle-range boutique located in a quiet but central spot across the street from the beach. The property is intimate, with a mellow vibe, and only 15 rooms all built around a quaint shaded courtyard. The highlight here is the rooftop sun deck, offering loungers, and expansive…
    38. The Village at Squaw Valley
      Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Romantic
      The upper-middle-range Village at Squaw Valley resembles a charming European-style village, and is the retail hub of the world-famous ski resort. Shops and restaurants line the walkways between the 180-room hotel's six buildings. Suites feature kitchens, radiant floor heat, and lots of space, but of…
    39. Cypress Inn on Miramar Beach
      Half Moon Bay, California, United States
      • Beachfront
      • Bed and Breakfast/Inn
      • Boutique
      • Romantic
      The 18-room Cypress Inn on Miramar Beach is a mid-range boutique located in a quiet residential neighborhood next to the Pacific Ocean. The rooms are homey and romantic, and have a coastal California style that matches the setting. Some rooms have balconies offering spectacular ocean views. in all a…
    40. Kenwood Inn and Spa
      Kenwood, Sonoma County, California
      • Boutique
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      Kenwood Inn and Spa is located in Sonoma County, but the hotel and grounds evoke beautiful Tuscany. The European-style property impresses with its lush gardens and courtyards, and exquisite fountains and pools. The 29 private and spacious rooms are individually decorated with romantic decor, and are…
    41. Montage Laguna Beach
      Laguna Beach, Orange County, California
      • Beachfront
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      • Romantic
      With beautiful grounds, an elegant spa, and modern rooms (all of which have stunning views of the ocean), this hotel is possibly the most serene and relaxing in Orange County, California. It's perched directly above the beach, and the building's "U" shape allows for breathtaking views from the lobby…
    42. The Lodge at Torrey Pines
      La Jolla, San Diego, California
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      • Romantic
      With its proximity to some of the most beautiful spots in San Diego, the 170-room Lodge at Torrey Pines is a haven for nature lovers and golf enthusiasts opting for a rustic, relaxed vibe. Rooms and common areas feature craftsman-styled decor and furnishings, and the rooms are sweet and spacious, a…
    43. Hyatt Carmel Highlands
      Carmel Highlands, California, United States
      • Luxury
      • Romantic
      The 144-room cliff-side Hyatt Carmel Highlands offers awe-inspired views unrivaled anywhere else around Monterey and Carmel -- some could even argue the entire West Coast. Accommodations are seemingly as roomy as the stunning ocean views they offer, most complete with working fireplaces and stocked…
    44. Rancho Valencia Resort
      Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, California
      • Boutique
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      • Romantic
      This 49-room luxury resort is located in Rancho Santa Fe, a wealthy residential community in the hills of Southern California, on 40 acres of lush grounds. The Spanish-style suites, all with fireplaces and patios, are located in 26 casitas spread across the sprawling property, creating a rare level…
    45. Carmel Valley Ranch
      Carmel Valley, California, United States
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      • Resort
      • Romantic
      Carmel Valley Ranch is a 500-acre property offering modern luxury in a rustic, bucolic setting, with tall oak trees, organic gardens, and rolling vineyards. Rooms are decorated in soft tones and feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and Keurig coffeemakers. Enormous, immaculate bathrooms with soaking…
    46. Anaheim Desert Inn and Suites
      Anaheim, Orange County, California
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Value
      The Anaheim Desert Inn and Suites has a convenient location near the entrance to Disneyland. A rooftop terrace has a viewing deck for Disney's nightly fireworks display and there is an indoor pool and hot tub. Nice freebies include parking, continental breakfast, and Wi-Fi. Rooms are clean and but a…
    47. Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
      Laguna Beach, Orange County, California
      This 129-room surfer-themed hotel is mere steps from the crashing waves and soft white sands of the Pacific Ocean, and a short walk to the palm-tree lined streets, restaurants, bars, boutique shops, and art galleries of Laguna Beach. It's a bit pricey for what you get -- there can be a shortage of a…
    48. Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa
      Coronado, San Diego, California
      • Beachfront
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Resort
      This 439-room resort right on the San Diego Bay, five minutes from the beach, is made for families, with three pools and activities galore (surf lessons, gondola rides in a private marina, a teen lounge...the list goes on). Restaurant options range from 24-room service to fine-dining at Mistral to a…
    49. Hilton San Diego Bayfront
      San Diego, California, United States
      • Business
      • Romantic
      At one of the more enviable locations in San Diego, the 30-story Hilton Bayfront is right on the bay, directly across the street from PETCO Park. It's connected to the San Diego Convention Center and it has its own massive event space that's frequently used for spillover from conferences. The an UPS…
    50. Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
      Huntington Beach, Orange County, California
      • Business
      • Kid-Friendly
      • Luxury
      The luxury Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa feels almost like a small, palm-tree dotted village. The enormous self-contained property is upscale -- but not stuffy -- and caters to everyone from business travelers to families visiting Disneyland. The 517 rooms range in size and amenities…

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