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          1311 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. Terranea Resort
            Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
            • Beachfront
            • Child-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…
          3. 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…
          4. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
            Truckee, Lake Tahoe, California
            • Child-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…
          5. 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…
          6. Yosemite Valley Lodge
            Yosemite National Park, California, United States
            • Child-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…
          7. Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
            Fish Camp, Yosemite National Park, California
            • Child-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…
          8. Sea Rock Inn
            Mendocino, Mendocino County, California
            • Beachfront
            • Boutique
            • Romantic
            The intimate Sea Rock Inn is an upscale bed & breakfast with resort touches, offering suites and cottages with panoramic ocean views and wood-burning fireplaces. Binoculars are provided for whale-watching from private decks or the large lawn, which slopes gently toward the edge of the rocky Pacific…
          9. Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite
            Groveland, Yosemite National Park, California
            • Child-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…
          10. Omni La Costa Resort and Spa
            Carlsbad, California, United States
            • Beachfront
            • Child-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…
          11. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
            Half Moon Bay, California, United States
            • Child-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…
          12. Resort at Squaw Creek
            Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California
            • Child-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…
          13. Paradise Point Resort and Spa
            Mission Bay, San Diego, California
            • Beachfront
            • Child-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…
          14. Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
            Anaheim, Orange County, California
            • Child-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…
          15. Big Trees Lodge
            Yosemite National Park, California, United States
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Value
            Yosemite's Big Tree Lodge is not only one of the oldest mountain resorts in California, but is also a National Historic Landmark. Located between the Mariposa Groves and tourist hot spot Yosemite Valley, the hotel occupies its own patch of secluded property of streams and forest. This property was a…
          16. 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…
          17. Bacara Resort & Spa
            Santa Barbara, California, United States
            • Beachfront
            • Business
            • Child-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…
          18. Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging
            Truckee, Lake Tahoe, California
            • Child-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…
          19. Hotel del Coronado
            Coronado, San Diego, California
            • Beachfront
            • Child-Friendly
            • Historic
            • 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…
          20. El Capitan Canyon
            Santa Barbara, California, United States
            • Child-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…
          21. Beach Village at The Del
            Coronado, San Diego, California
            • Beachfront
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            Beach Village at The Del is the more luxurious section of the iconic Hotel del Coronado, offering big upscale cottages right on the sand. Beach Village guests get exclusive extras that Hotel del Coronado guests do not: private pools, use of the Windsor Club Cottage, a free breakfast buffet, and such…
          22. 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…
          23. The Resort at Pelican Hill
            Newport Beach, Orange County, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            When pulling up to the five-pearl Resort at Pelican Hill you might think you've taken a wrong turn on the Pacific Coast Highway and somehow wound up in Italy. The buildings, pools, and spa were inspired by famed Italian architect Andrea Palladio and the 504-acre grounds look positively The resort is…
          24. LEGOLAND California Hotel
            Carlsbad, California, United States
            • Child-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…
          25. 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…
          26. Old Town Inn
            San Diego, California, United States
            • Historic
            • Value
            Old Town Inn is a motel-like, Spanish-style budget property that's been run by the same family for three generations, since the 1940s. Its most obvious drawback is its unattractive industrial surroundings and highway setting -- however Old Town San Diego and its Transit Center are just 10 minutes on…
          27. Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
            Solvang, California, United States
            • Child-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…
          28. The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island
            Avalon, Catalina Island, California
            • Boutique
            • Child-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…
          29. Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
            San Francisco, California, United States
            • Child-Friendly
            • Historic
            • 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, and 53 modern one-, two-, and three-bedroom units feel like designer model homes with fireplaces, full kitchens, and amenities. a…
          30. 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…
          31. Comfort Inn Near Universal Studios Hollywood
            Los Angeles, California, United States
            • Value
            This 68-room value hotel is convenient to Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles, Koreatown, and Griffith Park (it's off the 101 freeway and near the Vermont/Sunset red line metro station), but there's little of interest in the immediate area. The hotel, however, is a solid budget option for business to or…
          32. Half Dome Village
            Yosemite National Park, California, United States
            • Child-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…
          33. Yosemite View Lodge
            El Portal, California, United States
            • Child-Friendly
            • Romantic
            A 25-minute drive from Yosemite National Park’s west entrance, the 335-room Yosemite View Lodge is in a prime location, and a beautiful one, with multiple pools and hot tubs overlooking the Merced River. The interiors are a different story, and the room decor is beyond dated, but all have and TVs. a…
          34. Lemon Tree Hotel and Suites
            Anaheim, Orange County, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Romantic
            • Value
            This modest mid-range hotel attracts Disney-bound families on a budget. It's not as close to the park as many other hotels, but it's just a 10-minute drive to the attractions (and the hotel offers a limited free shuttle). The 91 rooms are homey and a bit dated, but they're all equipped with and plus…
          35. La Valencia Hotel
            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…
          36. The Village at Squaw Valley
            Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California
            • Child-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…
          37. Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort
            Oxnard, California, United States
            • Beachfront
            • Business
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            The 250-suite Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort is an upscale beachfront resort located on almost nine acres, between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. The beautiful, wide, white sand beach is this hotel's hottest selling point. The property is kid-friendly, with children's menus, a family a…
          38. 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…
          39. Meadowood Napa Valley
            Napa Valley, California, United States
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            Nestled among acres of hilly oak forest in the St. Helena area of Napa Valley, the Meadowood Napa Valley resort could be a destination unto itself. The luxury property has 85 rooms, including cottages and suites, with wine bars and Illy espresso-makers in some, and fireplaces, outdoor porches or and…
          40. Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
            Pismo Beach, California, United States
            • Beachfront
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            This upscale resort is easily the top option in Pismo Beach, with an oceanfront location, a farm-to-table restaurant, and a lovely full-service spa. The property was formerly a condo building, and all the rooms are big, sophisticated suites with full kitchens. It's hard to find fault, and most find…
          41. Honor Mansion, A Wine Country Resort
            Healdsburg, California, United States
            • Boutique
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The 13-room, luxury boutique B&B Honor Mansion in Healdsburg may look like little more than a charming Victorian house from the street, but it actually sits on four acres of beautifully landscaped grounds that include tennis courts, a lap pool, a PGA putting green, and so much more. In addition to…
          42. Monarch Beach Resort
            Dana Point, Orange County, California
            • Business
            • Child-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…
          43. Ocean Surf Inn & Suites
            Huntington Beach, Orange County, California
            • Boutique
            • Child-Friendly
            • Romantic
            Travelers looking for a no-frills, affordable beach getaway in Sunset Beach will find just that at the two-and-a-half-pearl Ocean Surf Inn & Suites. It's located across from the ocean and Green Belt park, with decor that's beachy and cheerful. A rooftop terrace with panoramic ocean views is a among…
          44. Bodega Bay Lodge
            Bodega Bay, Sonoma County, California
            • Beachfront
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The 83-room, upscale Bodega Bay Lodge is located on seven gorgeous ocean view acres, one hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The property is an integral part of the Sonoma landscape, with lush lawns, rustic stone walls, and fire pits dotting the grounds. Wine tastings, good coffee, and hearty food…
          45. Carmel Valley Ranch
            Carmel Valley, California, United States
            • Child-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. Westin Monache Resort Mammoth
            Mammoth Lakes, California, United States
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Party
            The four-pearl Westin Monache Resort Mammoth offers travelers a convenient location just across the street from the Village at Mammoth, but it's a steep stair climb to get there. The resort's 230 suites are spacious and include fireplaces and kitchens, but they aren’t particularly upscale or include…
          47. Hyatt Residence Club Carmel, Highlands Inn
            Carmel Highlands, California, United States
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The 144-room cliff-side Hyatt Residence Club Carmel, Highlands Inn 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 and…
          48. Tower 23 Hotel
            San Diego, California, United States
            • Beachfront
            • Boutique
            • Luxury
            • Party
            • Romantic
            Leisure travelers looking for a modern boutique hotel with a cool, beachy vibe and easy access to the Pacific Ocean may want to consider Tower23 Hotel. Rooms range from standard "pads" to suites; many have balconies and at least partial ocean views. Potential guests may want to take note that rooms…
          49. 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…
          50. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
            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…

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