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Sun-drenched beaches, breath-taking natural vistas on a grand scale and bustling city life, California has everything. It’s the largest state by population and where you’ll find the Golden Gate Bridge, Malibu, the Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park and Disneyland. Our Guru’s recommendations for the best places to stay in California range from glamorous resorts of the golden era of Hollywood, cheap and cheerful beachside B&Bs, Rodeo Drive residences, to remote vineyard hotels surrounded by lush farmland .... and everything in between.

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The famous “California state of mind” is about embracing all of the many faces of the Californian experience from vast desert wastes (for a gentle entry to desert life stay in Palm Springs) to primaeval forests teeming with wildlife. From pristine lake land to the residual heritage of the 17th Century Spanish missionaries, from the wild west of the 19th Century Gold Rush to today’s vibrant urban culture.

So whether you want to climb in the Sierra Nevada, whose Mount Whitney is the US’s highest peak outside Alaska, or to explore the monumental Yosemite National Park or Disneyland at Anaheim, or gasp at the giant California Redwood trees of Sequoia National Park, enter San Francisco by the Golden Gate Bridge, or shop till you drop on Beverly Hill’s celebrated Rodeo Drive, The Hotel Guru knows that the best places to stay in California are diverse and dynamic and imbued with the pulsating energy of this giant theme park of the American Dream.

Where to Stay - which town/region?

  • From the music and movies to the clothes and food, Los Angeles has an energy and promise it's impossible to duplicate. Yes, in L.A. the inexpensive sits comfortably beside the expensive. Little old delis and hot dog vans beside super clubs and Michelin starred restaurants. Markets beside big brand boutiques. Museums beside cinemas - but then this IS L.A...
  • San Francisco has the cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, gay rights, foggy vintage beauty, lovely liberal attitudes, fabulous food, the freshest new technologies and a multitude of microclimates.
  • San Diego famously has SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo, but it also has excellent beaches, a rich cultural life, lively nightlife - probably due to the numerous universities - a great Old Town and some fantastic museums.
  • Long-established as America’s dream factory, California is perhaps most associated with perpetual sunshine, beaches and beautiful bodies. If that’s your thing, then there is a wealth of ocean-view hotels to choose around Big Sur, Malibu, Santa Barbara, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Laguna Beach, San Diego, Santa Monica and Los Angeles’s Venice Beach. Newport is elegant too, more port than a beach town, but the views are big and inspiring, and the vibe is polished and relaxed. And Santa Catalina Island is just offshore and perfect for a short escape with lots of watersport activity.
  • But the surfers’ paradise, as projected by Hollywood, is just one of the identities embraced by the third largest state in the union. California is no less of a magnet for nature lovers: it’s hard to believe that California, the US’s most populous state, should have areas that are described as “wilderness” - apart from the desert of course - but the famed coastal area south of Monterey fits that description. The Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, with an 80-foot waterfall as its focal point, is a stunning area of coastal beauty and the drive along Bixby Bridge is a marvel. Along with the obvious choices of Yosemite National Park, the Death Valley National Park and the Sequoia National Forest.
  • This is also a state for wine lovers. Napa is probably the best-known wine centre in the Napa Valley, then there’s foodie favourite Healdsburg, in the heart of the Sonoma. Though St Helena, which is pretty, popular and high-end, Yountville with more Michelin stars than any other American town and old fashioned Calistoga are also good places to start.
  • In winter California is also beloved by skiers. Consider Lake Tahoe, Heavenly and the Squaw Valley.
  • Then there’s Silicon Valley and San Jose… And notice that we hadn’t yet mentioned the cities…

California is a large state with many different things to see and do. Use our guide to the best places to stay in California and start to plan your West Coast adventure!

The Best Places to Stay in California

For Los Angeles

  • The Line Hotel is an uncompromisingly stylish and minimalist designer hotel in the heart of LA’s Koreatown. For urban fun-seekers, it is ideally placed for one of this metropolis’s most exciting districts, which claims to be the “only genuinely 24-hour district” in the city. This is where the nightlife is as hot as the kimchi.

For San Francisco

  • The Taj Campton Place in Union Square is an elegant hotel known for its hyper-attentive service and Michelin starred restaurant.
  • The Hotel Vitale on the waterfront is a sleek, modern 200 room hotel with stylish decor and impressive views of the bay. There’s also a beautiful rooftop terrace and an indoor/ outdoor spa. But best of all you’re right by the trolley-car linking the city centre with Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and Treasure Island. This is also one of the best places to stay in San Francisco for foodies.
  • The Inn at the Presidio Is a red brick hotel in the Presidio National Park, right by the Golden Gate Bridge. Formally officer’s quarters this is the only accommodation in the park and its sleek, stylish rooms offer wonderful views.

For San Diego

  • Located in the heart of San Diego’s famously lively and cultural Gaslamp Quarter, the Andaz is pitched at adventurous spirits and stylish urban explorers. Just minutes from local attractions such as the world famous San Diego Zoo, its also ideally placed for the bars, clubs and shops. If you want to go further than the hotel’s highly recommended RoofTop600 lounge, the staff pride themselves in guiding guests to the best “locals only” spots.
  • Tower 23 isn’t quite what it sounds - it’s not really a tower but a beautifully designed three storey building right on the seafront. The 44 rooms have floor to ceiling sea views and there are in-room spa treatments to sample and a restaurant worth trying.

For Santa Barbara

  • For something truly special book the San Ysidro Ranch. Nestled in the Montecito foothills, set amid 500 acres overlooking the Pacific. It can do some serious name-dropping (with the likes of JFK and Laurence Olivier as former guests) and it's easy to see why - gorgeous rooms, beautiful gardens, muslin draped four posters and gourmet cuisine.
  • Canary Santa Barbara is a beachfront hotel with 97 generously sized rooms - many with stunning views - a rooftop pool and a restaurant specialising in local produce, which naturally includes a lot of seafood.

For Beach Boys and Girls

  • Shutters on the Beach, Los Angeles with its tagline “Where nothing stands between you and the sand” is a supremely stylish beachfront property combining laid-back beach style with five star amenities - three gourmet restaurants, a spa, fitness centre, pool and private beach. Rooms are classic California cool with nautical colours and balconies. A short drive from Beverly Hills and Hollywood it’s a favourite retreat of the stars, as well as offering close proximity to designer shops and its own vibrant nightlife.
  • The Oceana Beach Club Hotel is a bright and lively luxury boutique hotel by Santa Monica Beach with wonderful Pacific views. Rooms in classic modern American style create a sense of Mad Men-era sunny optimism and are full of thoughtful touches and comfortable features. With a heated pool and only seconds from the beach, it's perfect for both relaxing and romantic outings.

For Food and Wine Lovers

  • L'Auberge in Carmel-by-the-Sea is a luxurious 20-room property close to the beach. As well as offering in-room spa treatments and plenty of charm there is also an award-winning restaurant, The Aubergine, which can make you a lovely picnic for the beach.
  • Napa Valley’s Carneros Inn offers rustic chic just under an hour from downtown San Francisco. Famous for its Farm at Carnero's fine dining restaurant it’s not for the budget traveller, but ideal for those treating themselves. Relax on your stone-paved private terrace and admire the rolling vineyards in total comfort.
  • Miliken Creek Inn is an adults-only retreat in the heart of wine country. Come here for a grown up break with fabulous spa-treatments and wine tasting galore.
  • The Hotel Healdsburg is a modern boutique hotel surrounded by lovely gardens. There's a shady, wisteria clad terrace and the 55 rooms are simple and elegant. Its Dry Creek Kitchen is renowned for seasonal dishes and there's also Pizzando for fabulous wood fired pizzas.
  • The Napa River Inn is right on the river and has 66 rooms with charming, old-fashioned decor as well as a Michelin rated restaurant. And you’re within a stroll of around 20 different tasting rooms.

For Ocean Views

  • Mission Ranch is situated amid 22 acres and boasts views over not only the ocean, but also Point Lobos and Carmel River Beach. The property was saved by Carmel's famous mayor (Clint Eastwood) and now offers a wide range of accommodation.
  • Four Seasons The Biltmore in Santa Barbara is a Mediterranean feeling resort with 20 acres of lush gardens and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The Mediterranean theme spills over into the beautiful, seasonal, organic Italian restaurant and there’s also a brilliant spa.

For an Historic Stay

  • Carmel-by-the-Sea has long been a stopping point along the Californian coastline and the Coachman's Inn embraces the town's itinerant culture. Awash with character, the hotel boasts charming rooms, a deluxe spa facility and is located at the heart of the town.
  • 1906 Lodge has been meticulously restored. Located on the historic Coronado Island, the decor is understated, elegant and modern. This boutique hotel is ideally located for exploring the vibrant Island and is within walking distance of all the sights and beaches.
  • Palm Springs’ newly renovated Sparrows Lodge has been painstakingly restored to its 1950s heyday. Rooms are full of wood, exposed stone and flag stoned floors.

For the Great Outdoors

  • High in the Sierra Nevada, above the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe, The Ridge offers year-round activities from skiing and other winter sports to boating, paddle-boarding, kayaking and hiking. Or you could just admire the spectacular views.
  • Where better to enjoy the wide open vistas of this Californian wilderness than at Treebones Resort, one of the pioneers of the “glamping” movement. This family-run resort has been a local phenomenon since it opened in 2004. The owners see themselves as continuing the environmentally in-tune spirit of Big Sur’s original Native American residents.
  • Big Sur’s Ventana Inn and Spa is a fantastic place to escape to for an adults-only break. There are just 34 rustic boutique rooms, complete with hot tubs and open fireplaces, plus a romantic restaurant. Surrounded by 243 acres of land and boasting wonderful mountain views.

For Agri-Chic

  • The Carneros Inn, in the Napa Valley, has been converted from a farm and the collection of cottages, suites and rooms are modern and stylish. There’s also a choice of restaurants, an award-winning spa, expansive gardens with three pools and a number of hot tubs. As well as wine tastings they also offer cheesemaking classes.
  • The Auberge du Soleil in St Helena is a luxurious boutique hotel with breathtaking views over olive groves and vines and an outstanding restaurant.
  • Calistoga's Chateau de Vie is a peaceful, four bedroom chateau surrounded by lavender filled gardens. Large rooms overlook the vineyards beyond, there’s a gourmet breakfast to start the day with and a spa and pool to finish.

For the Snow

  • The Ridge at Tahoe is at the foot of the Sierra Nevada overlooking Lake Tahoe. In winter it offers great access to the slopes and a ’ski paradise’, and in summer there are three tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools and watersports on the lake. There are almost 800 rooms, plus a large restaurant and deli.
  • Cottage Inn is a cosy B&B in a log cabin nestled into the forest, just a stone's-skim from Lake Tahoe. There are 22 large, wood-furnished rooms with fireplaces and spa tubs. This is the perfect place to get back to nature.

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Travel Information

  • Los Angeles International Airport, or LAX, is California’s busiest hub, but San Francisco Airport, San Diego Airport, Oakland Airport and San Jose Airport might all be more useful, depending on where you’re starting your explorations of this state.
  • If you want to hire a car - which we strongly advise if you plan to explore the state properly - we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • California is known for its sunshine, so weather-wise there’s really not a bad time to visit. April and May are particularly nice if your aim is to see quite a bit of the state. September and October are also good months to choose if you’re looking for decent prices and shorter queues. The summer months are the most popular time to visit.

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Best Hotels in California

  • Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort California from £59

    Groups  -  With a wide range of accommodation from bunk rooms to tents, this is a great option for groups of any size
    Families  -  Choose from one of the family suites and spend days enjoying some of the many activities
    Back to Nature  -  Near Yosemite National Park - this forest lodge is the perfect escape to nature
    Full of character

    A laid-back rustic retreat set within the forest outside of Yosemite National Park. A range of accommodation gives options for all, from charming doubles to bunk rooms and tents. The June Bug Cafe and eco-spa complete the hippie feel at this fun nature stay. See More

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  • Avalon Hotel Palm Springs Palm Springs 67 rooms from £80

    Local exploring  -  20 minutes drive from the Aerial Tramway, 1 hour from Joshua Tree National Park, and minutes from Palm Springs sights
    Total relaxation  -  From the tranquil setting in verdant gardens to the excellent spa, this hotel promises guests total relaxation
    Spa breaks  -  The luxurious full-service spa, expansive gardens and 3 pools make this hotel the perfect spa break location
    Swimming Pool  -  3 outdoor pools, including an adults-only tranquility pool, a family pool, and 2 large hot tubs surrounded by citrus trees
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    Bright, modern resort at the foot of the San Jacinto mountains in Palm Springs. The stylish Kelly Wearstler-designed rooms glow white with black gingham and primrose features. The Estrella spa is excellent, and the 3 heated pools are surrounded by chic cubanas and beautifully manicured gardens. See More

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  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar Downtown San Diego 184 rooms from £74

    Local exploring  -  Set in the Gaslamp district with theatres, galleries, dining, lively nightlife, and world-class shopping all on the doorstep
    City Style  -  In the heart of downtown San Diego and featuring chic minimalist style, this hotel is perfect for a cool city break
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo only a 10 minute drive from the hotel
    Spa  -  In-room spa services are avaliable on request

    An urban chic boutique hotel in the heart of Downtown San Diego's Gaslamp District. Rooms are modern and airy with plush European linens, huge bathrooms and spectacular vistas from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The rooftop pool and bar and fun Mexican Restaurant are a real draw. A stylish stay. See More

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  • The Rigdon House Cambria (California) 12 rooms from £77

    Back to Nature  -  A perfect base to learn about the area's abundant wildlife, explore nature reserves, visit local farms or enjoy a beach day
    Families  -  The Family Suites are spacious, well-equipped and will provide parents travelling with children with a comfortable stay
    Wine tasting  -  This is wine country. Visit nearby Stolo Vineyards, Harmony Cellars, Hearst Ranch Winery and Cutruzzola Vineyards
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Hearst Castle and nature-lovers will really enjoy the Elephant Seal Rookery

    Smart guesthouse situated in the charming coastal village of Cambria surrounded by picturesque rural landscapes. Twelve generously-sized suites are all tastefully furnished with nautical colour-schemes and wonderful bathrooms. Enjoy complimentary local wines by the cosy outdoor fire-pit. See More

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  • Movie Colony Hotel Palm Springs (California) 16 rooms from £77

    Boutique  -  The design is definitely modern but there's a real retro feel giving it that Californian feel
    Local exploring  -  Discover Palm Spring's design district packed with galleries, restaurants and entertainment
    Active Holiday  -  With the Sonoran Desert on its doorstep there are plenty of outdoor pursuits on offer
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool

    A contemporary boutique boasting a convenient downtown Palm Springs location. The outdoor space is dominated by a large pool and snug seating areas. Inside expect chic modern rooms with vibrant colours and indulgent bathrooms. A chic little base to explore the city and surrounding desert from. See More

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  • Calistoga Wine Way Inn Calistoga (California) 8 rooms from £77

    Local exploring  -  Visitors are spoilt for choice of what to do in the area; wine-taste, golf, hike in the Petrified Forest or take a mud bath
    Wine tasting  -  The owners suggest the best local vineyards to visit based on your preferences. With over 250 in the area, this is helpful
    Value chic  -  The lovely entry-level rooms offer a great-value option to stay in the scenic Napa Valley
    Sights nearby  -  Calistoga is known as the 'Hot Springs of the West'; visit local day-spas such as Indian springs for a mud bath experience

    The oldest B&B in Calistoga, this owner-run property has a chocolate-box appearance; a Cape Code facade, vine-covered porch and multi-layered gardens. 8 rooms have a romantic and quaint antique style with four-poster beds. You are walking distance to the town and a gourmet breakfast is included. See More

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  • The Alamo Motel California 21 rooms from £78

    Value chic  -  A beautifully renovated motel offering chic luxurious style at suprisingly reasonable rates
    Country Escape  -  A ranch-style stay complete with barbecues, great wines, and lovely countryside to exlore
    Great walks  -  Set out from the property and explore the many walking trails in the area
    Full of character

    A chic converted motel set in scenic countryside two-hours outside of Los Angeles. Airy rooms are simple and stylish with terracotta floors, free-standing baths, and crisp white linen. A feel somewhere between a modern hotel and a traditional ranch. A great choice for a rural escape. See More

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  • Hotel Charlotte Groveland, California 10 rooms from £78

    Fishing  -  Bring your fishing gear and head to the Tuolumne River.
    Great walks  -  Walks around Pine Mountain Lake are stunning.
    Views  -  Don't forget your camera!
    Full of character

    This historical B&B offers brilliant service, location at the gateway to Yosemite perfect for nature ramblings and family activities. Comfortable and cozy rooms come with a complimentary breakfast. Fork & Love serve a mix of classic and French cuisine with local produce. Sun, snow, hiking, climbing. See More

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  • Triada Palm Springs Palm Springs 56 rooms from £85

    Total relaxation  -  With the feel of a Mediterranean village, a large pool and a terrace restaurant - this is a great choice for a relaxing escape
    Great walks  -  Just 2km from the beginning of the Palm and Tahquitz canyon hiking trials
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Full of character

    Based on the design of a Mediterranean village with 3 white colonial-style buildings surrounding a large pool. Airy whitewashed rooms have boldly designed headboards, tiled bathrooms and the best have balconies. The terrace restaurant serves Mexican inspired cuisine. Perfect for a relaxing escape. See More

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  • Ace Hotel & Swim Club Palm Springs 179 rooms from £85

    Local exploring  -  The hotel is within biking distance of downtown, close to Joshua Tree, Salton Sea, Salvation mountain and other desert features
    Spa breaks  -  The two pools, hot tub, sauna, steam room and spa facilities all provide for anyone seeking a spa retreat.
    Spa  -  Consists of a hot tub, a spa with a steam room and sauna, and assorted massage yurts.
    Swimming Pool  -  The hotel features 2 outdoor pools and a hot tub in an atmospheric outdoor setting
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Renovated motel retaining its 1960s whitewashed architecture but boasting contemporary features and an expansive spa with two pools. The rooms communicate laid-back chic, with draped fabrics and vintage furniture. The Swim Club also features an open fireplace, sauna, steam room and hot tub. See More

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  • Les Artistes Inn San Diego (California) 12 rooms from £86

    Great walks  -  Life by the ocean is a vibrant one, so be sure to stroll the beaches.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
    Full of character

    Charming boutique in the heart of Del Mar offers a European style courtyard with ornate fireplace and seating. Rooms have balconies and are named and styled after famous artists. Almost everything is walking distance; the beach, restaurants & shops. A popular place to base your stay, prime location! See More

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  • The Domain Hotel San Jose (California) 136 rooms from £86

    Local markets  -  San Jose Flea Market for all the trinkets you could ever want.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Private Hot Tub
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Modern business hotel with all you need in the way of work, complete with a heated pool and gym. Rooms are modern, comfortable and all have the desired mod-cons. Wine hour every night, a great way to unwind complimented by small bites at the bar. San Jose is great for restaurants, bars and shops. See More

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  • Arroyo Vista Inn Los Angeles 10 rooms from £92

    Families  -  Families with children can relax knowing that the host lives on-site with her 4 children; this is a family-friendly environment
    Local exploring  -  Explore a lesser-visited and more down-to-earth side of LA with excellent dining and cultural sites
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Gamble House, an outstanding example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture built in 1908
    Local markets  -  The local Farmer's Market has an excellent spread and is open every Thursday

    Feel like a local with a stay at this quaint historic craftsman home. Tasteful rooms blend pastel colour-schemes, soft comfy fabrics and stately wooden funriture. Overlooking the San Gabriel Mountains, the outdoor veranda and porch suit balmy evenings. Hospitality only an owner-run inn can offer. See More

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  • Alcazar Palm Springs Palm Springs (California) 34 rooms from £94

    Hideaway  -  Quiet spot in the Palm Spring's neighbourhood.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Family owned neighborhood feel hotel in Uptown Palm Springs great for lazy days by the pool and comfortable nights under Italian cotton sheets. White walls with modern art, this hotel has something of the Med about it. Restaurants like Cheeky's on the block. Exploring by bike or by car is possible. See More

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  • Basecamp Hotel Heavenly (South Lake Tahoe) 74 rooms from £95

    Fishing  -  The hotel will happily advise you about the best fishing on the many local lakes.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Full of character
    Outstanding location

    A totally unique boutique hotel right on Lake Tahoe. The perfect mix of modern convenience and rustic-chic. White on white decor with bold splashes of colour and contrasting metal and wood. Craft beers and wholesome food- the perfect après-ski. See More

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  • Hotel Carlton San Francisco 161 rooms from £96

    Eco  -  Environmentally responsible, carbon-neutral, and LEED-certified - this property takes sustainability seriously
    Local exploring  -  Located in Nob Hill, the hotel is perfect for discovering the sights and diversity of San Francisco
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Golden Gate Park and see the iconic bridge

    A luxury-eco hotel situated in Nob Hill, close to Polk Street and Union square. Rooms are stylish and bright with splashes of bold colour and stunning views of the neighbourhood. Saha Lounge, the hotel's superb restaurant boasta a Californian/Mediterranean menu. A great choice for city exploring. See More

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  • Mission Ranch Carmel (California) 31 rooms from £98

    Birdwatching  -  Carmel River State Beach is home to scuba diving but more famous for the scenic bird sancutury.
    Sights nearby  -  18th Century Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo.
    Great walks  -  Beautiful gardens and land to roam.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.

    This working 22-acre ranch overlooks Point Lobos and the Pacific Ocean. The large, classic rooms have fireplaces, private balconies and bathrooms. American cuisine is on the menu and the Piano Bar is popular with guests and locals alike. Tennis courts and sheep on site. Beaches a stone's throw away See More

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  • Colony Palms Hotel Palm Springs 57 rooms from £101

    Parking  -  Free private parking on site is available. Reservations not needed.
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil, remote and surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the San Jacinto mountains.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A beautiful and charming hotel, hidden away in the heart of Palm Springs. Individually decorated rooms. Pool, hot tub, spa - a perfect and secluded hotel to relax in, as the sun sets over the San Jacinto mountains in full view. Smart, slick and stylish, featuring a Moroccan interior. See More

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  • The Village at Squaw Valley Squaw Valley (Olympic Valley) 186 rooms from £101

    Short fly break  -  Reno-Tahoe International airport is an hour away - connecting with LA in just 90 minutes - ideal for a weekend break
    Families  -  Apartments with up to three rooms, a nearby ski school and endless activities, this is perfect for a family break
    Skiing  -  Set within Olympic Valley, offering miles of ski slopes with difficulty levels for all skiers
    Great walks  -  During the spring and summer there are endless hiking trails to be explored

    A charming hotel set right in the heart of the village offering near ski-in access. Accommodation options range from cosy doubles to three-bed apartments. The design is warm and traditional with fireplaces and balconies. Hot apple cider is served in the lobby and there's a Starbucks for quick bites. See More

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  • The Pearl Hotel San Diego 23 rooms from £101

    Value chic  -  A cool 1960s-modern architectural hotel, at an affordable price in the heart of San Diego
    Surfing  -  The hotel is within walking distance to San Diego's most famous surfing and swimming beaches
    Sights nearby  -  The hotel is only a short drive from San Diego's vibrant Gaslamp Quarter
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor heated pool

    A contemporary hotel in Point Loma nearby to downtown San Diego. Rooms are classic and comfortable with a coastal vibe, local ceramics, and walk-in rainfall showers. The restaurant serves enticing fare made with seasonal produce and delicious handcrafted cocktails. An elegant and well located stay. See More

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  • Hotel Zetta San Francisco (Union Square) 116 rooms from £130

    Total relaxation  -  With a games room and services at the neighbouring spa also offering in-room services, it is perfect for some urban relaxation.
    City Style  -  A lively hotel in the trendy Union Square shopping district and well-connected to the main sights- an urban retreat.
    Local exploring  -  A central hotel 10 minutes' walk from Union Square and the Moscone Centre, and surrounded by arts museums.
    Spa  -  No on-site spa, but the hotel has an arrangement for guests at the nieghbouring Burke Williams spa.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Trendy and central hotel near the Union Square shopping district. The modern rooms embrace repurposed vintage decor with reclaimed wood and salvaged antiques, and boast delicate mosaic-tiled baths. The communal areas are hip, colourful and lively, with a games room, restaurant and lounge bar. See More

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  • Packard House Mendocino (California) 4 rooms from £101

    Kayaking  -  Kayaking on the Albion River through caves, blow holes nad rock gardens.
    Sights nearby  -  The newly restored lighthouse is less than half a mile away.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller

    A leafy courtyard, fresh interiors and ocean views welcome you to this intimate B&B. Fireplaces, fantastic daily in-room breakfast and comfortable rooms. Located in Mendocino are restaurants and bars to spend lazy days. Outdoor activities for all. See More

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  • The Chamberlain West Hollywood Los Angeles (West Hollywood) 114 rooms from £130

    City Style  -  Chic suite-only hotel in West Hollywood: luxurious, a fantastic rooftop terrace and pool, well connected to the sights of LA.
    Local exploring  -  The 4-star hotel is just 2 blocks from Santa Monica Boulevard, Sunset Strip, and Universal Studios is 15 minutes away.
    Total relaxation  -  The heated rooftop pool and terrace offers spectacular panoramic views and pamper sessions like yoga and massages.
    Swimming Pool  -  The heated rooftop pool offers panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and downtown LA, with loungers and a private cabana.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith

    Striking suites-only hotel in the heart of West Hollywood with a rooftop pool and terrace with spectacular views of the Hollywood Hills and downtown LA. The modern-luxe rooms are unusual but sleek, each with a gas fireplace, evoking 1960s era LA. An exclusive bistro serves great food and drinks. See More

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  • Rio Vista Suites Santa Cruz (California) 12 rooms from £101

    Local exploring  -  This wonderful area has so much to do whatever your interest; spend days at the beach, hike, spot whales, kayak, golf or shop
    Great walks  -  Take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Wharf
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Kayaking  -  Available locally.

    a Boutique inn situated in a California Victorian building, close to the beach and Santa Cruz's Lorenzo river. As well as a shared living room with a fireplace, 12 suites are modern in style with leather furniture and flat-screen TVs. There is no restaurant but rooms have a microwave and fridge. See More

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  • Mirabelle Inn California 13 rooms from £105

    Short fly break  -  Just 35 miles from Santa Babara and 2 hours from Los Angeles - this makes a good option for a quick weekend wine country break
    Foodies  -  An award-winning restaurant serves up French inspired cuisine paired with local wines
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    A classic half-timbered Danish building set in the heart of historic Solvang. Elegant rooms are light and airy with antiques, hardwood floors, and terraces. The popular restaurant serves French inspired cuisine alongside local wines. Perfect for a weekend wine country escape. See More

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  • Sacred Rock Resort Mendocino 6 rooms from £108

    Back to Nature  -  Boasting an outstanding location situated on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
    Views  -  With unfettered views over the Pacific Ocean the location here is simply stunning
    Great walks  -  Go for long walks along the beaches and through the forest.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.

    A charming family-run property consisting of 6 individually styled lodges overlooking the Pacific. Rooms feature antique furniture, warm fabrics and large terraces to take in the view. A homely pub serves hearty cuisine; the perfect spot to unwind after a day in the outdoors. Very quaint. See More

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  • The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Riverside 211 rooms from £108

    Spa  -  Features bath suites, nail salon, yoga classes, steam room, hot tub, specially designed treatments...
    Sights nearby  -  Fox Performing Arts Theatre, The Riverside Municipal Auditorium, Downtown Main Street...
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.

    A breathtaking castle-like hotel. It features majestic, Spanish Mission-style architecture. The traditional grandeur blends with a modern luxury and style. Outdoor dining is magical, set amongst lush, hanging gardens. It has contemporary, smart rooms, and is located near Riverside's key attractions. See More

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  • Glendeven Inn Mendocino 10 rooms from £139

    Great walks  -  The estate is surrounded on three sides by Van Damme State Park with miles of beautiful walks.
    Sights nearby  -  Close to all of Mendocino's best restaurants, shops and galleries.
    Restrictions on children  -  Children cannot be accomodated at this hotel.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.

    A boutique Inn and Spa located two miles from Mendocino and surrounded on three sides by Van Damme State Park. Rooms are light and comfortable with elegant furnishings, and spectacular views. The on-site spa is second to none, and even provides rooms for couples. The ultimate romantic getaway! See More

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  • Hotel Republic San Diego 258 rooms from £108

    Local exploring  -  Boasting a great downtown location between Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy,
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the oldest church in the city, the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    A chic urban base offering great dining options, smart accommodation, and a roof terrace with superb city views. Rooms are simple yet stylish with white and grey tones, window seats, rain showers, and Gilchrist & Soames products. With a choice of bars and restaurants, this central stay has it all. See More

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  • The Parsonage B&B San Francisco 5 rooms from £140

    Local exploring  -  15 minutes from the Civic Centre, with performances at the Symphony Hall and Opera House, and art museums.
    City Style  -  Hayes Valley is a charming neighbourhood bustling with lively cafes, galleries and restaurants.
    Four poster beds  -  The Alma Spreckles room has a lovely 4-poster bed.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    Quaint B&B with authentic Victorian features in the lively Hayes Valley area. The comfortable rooms are furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, and the library and two parlours are perfectly manicured with Georgian-era furniture. Close to the Civic Centre and the bustle of Hayes Valley cafes. See More

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  • Palihotel San Francisco San Francisco 82 rooms from £109

    City Style  -  Palihotels have perfected that mix of grown-up sophistication with urban cool
    Foodies  -  Fisher Loft is a superb French restaurant and bar - worthy of a visit alone
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Palihotel's LA cool is a perfect San Franciscan fit. Interiors mix chic sophistication with a young trendy twist. Whitewashed exposed brick walls in the rooms are adorned with modern art, there are Smeg fridges and luxurious bathrooms too. While the French restaurant and bar is a real draw. See More

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  • The Charlie Los Angeles (West Hollywood) 13 rooms from £140

    Local exploring  -  Less than a mile from Sunset Boulevard and many local shops and restaurants in central West Hollywood.
    City Style  -  This historical hotel was once home to Charlie Chaplin, and is centrally located in West Hollywood.
    Full of character
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Unique set of 13 standalone cottages, once home to Charlie Chaplin and friends such as Marilyn Monroe, minutes from Sunset Boulevard. The English-style cottages are beautifully furnished, each named after it's namesake celebrity resident, with a private patio and kitchen, and communal lush gardens. See More

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  • Tuck Hotel Los Angeles (Downtown) 14 rooms from £110

    Close to nightlife  -  After-hours bars, restaurants and club abound in this part of town. The rooftop bar at The Standard is famous for good reason
    Local exploring  -  Downtown LA is known for its archictectural landmarks, the city's Arts District, cutting-edge restaurants and hip bars
    Sights nearby  -  Visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles, the city’s 1781 birthplace or nearby Walt Disney concert hall, designed by Frank Gehry
    Great walks  -  Wander through Chinatown and Little Tokyo. There are also guided art walks through the area

    Moody night-time vibes abound in this downtown haunt. Spacious monochrome rooms with raised beds and spot lighting scream Hollywood after-party; vintage telephones and Bauhaus-style leather couches add Film Noir touches. Will suit independent travellers and those looking for a good time after dark. See More

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  • Hotel Beverly Terrace Los Angeles (Beverly Hills) 39 rooms from £111

    Value chic  -  Amazing value considering the size of the rooms, amount of outdoor space and wonderful dining on-site in the very heart of LA
    Local exploring  -  A great base whatever you're looking for; trendy restaurants, Hollywood sightseeing, shopping, museums or galleries
    Sights nearby  -  Easily explore all of LA's famous districts from the hotel; Beverly Hills, Melrose Avenue, Rodeo Drive and Sunset Strip
    Great walks  -  Stretch your legs with a stroll around Greystone Mansion, a Tudor-revival house and garden in Beverly Hills

    Contemporary shabby-chic 90210 boutique hotel. Housed in a mid-century building, the white and yellow colour-scheme, palm-strewn white-washed courtyard & laid-back sociable roof terrace could only be Beverley Hills. Cosy rooms have color-pops and ornate gold touches and face the courtyard or city. See More

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  • The Victoria Inn Murphys, California 13 rooms from £112

    Wine tasting  -  There are 25+ award-winning wineries in the Murphy's area. Purchase your 'Passport Weekend' to sample a selection of local wines
    Active Holiday  -  The area offers natural outdoor pursuits in summer and winter; go white-water rafting, water-skiing, hiking, fish and skiing
    Minimum Stay  -  2 night minimum stay on weekends
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.

    Charming owner-run inn located in central Murphys, a former mining settlement in California gold-country. Built in 'Miner’s Exchange' style, the property has spacious and indulgent guestrooms some with working fireplaces, four-poster beds, private balconies and claw-foot baths. See More

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  • Villa Royale Palm Springs (Tahquitz River Estates) 38 rooms from £112

    Romantic Break  -  Stunning rooms in private villas invite romance in the sun at this cosy, adult only resort
    City Style  -  A collection of stylish villas in West Palm Springs, 5 minutes from Downtown
    Retro/Vintage  -  The resort has an air of Hollywood heyday, reminiscient in its design
    Views  -  The resort offers mountain views from windows, terraces and pools

    A luxury collection of free-standing villas boasting 3 swimming pools and an on-site restaurant and bar serving Mediterranean/Cali fare, perfect for couples. 5 minutes drive from Downtown, the villas are spacious and comfortable, but it is their bold, arty and vibrant design that really stands out. See More

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  • Evergreen Lodge California 90 rooms from £112

    Active Holiday  -  Located beside Yosemite National park there are a wealth of hiking an mountain biking opportunites in the area
    Families  -  With boundless space and outdoor activities, this is the perfect base for a family holiday
    Romantic Break  -  Cosy lodges, roaring fires, and complete seclusion - a great choice for outdoorsy couples
    Great walks  -  Hike in the Hetch Hetchy Valley, just a 10-minute drive from the hotel

    Running for nearly a century, Evergreen Lodge has the outdoor escape just right. Cosy lodges have roaring fires, plenty of wood and plaid fabrics. However, the bathrooms are reassuringly modern. Outside there are activities galore from hiking trails to a saltwater pool. Back to nature perfection. See More

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  • The Eagle Inn Santa Barbara (West Beach) 37 rooms from £113

    Local exploring  -  The inn’s proximity to both the harbour and downtown make it perfect for discovering the sights of Santa Barbara
    Honeymoons  -  There are various romantic getaway specials for honeymoon couples
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the historic Santa Barbara Missions, the oldest Mission in California
    Sailing  -  Enjoy a coastal Cruise and sunset cruise from Santa Barbara harbour

    A charming family-owned hotel set in a quiet residential area but only a moments walk from downtown, the harbour and the beach. Romantic and cosy rooms feature Spanish style decor, whirlpool spa tubs, fireplaces and balconies. Delicious homemade breakfasts are served on the patio. A convivial stay. See More

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  • Cottage Inn by The Sea Pismo Beach 80 rooms from £113

    Local exploring  -  Only a ten-minute walk to pier and downtown- perfect for discovering the area of Pismo
    Beach Life  -  Located on Pismo beach, with a private staircase leading down to the sands
    Great walks  -  Explore Montana de Oro State Park which has stunning trails
    Surfing  -  There are great surfing spots nearby to the hotel

    An English inspired countryside Inn situated right on Pismo Beach. Rooms are spacious and warm with fireplaces and breathtaking views overlooking the Pacific ocean. On a scorching hot day make use of the pool and beach. Well located just 10 minutes from downtown Pismo's shops and restaurants. See More

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  • Pelican Inn & Suites Cambria 48 rooms from £114

    Fishing  -  Ask at the hotel about the multitude of fishing opportunities along this beautiful coast.
    Great walks  -  Tour the historic lighthouse on the rugged windswept coast just north of Hearst Castle.
    Sights nearby  -  The iconic Hearst Castle
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor.

    Laid back hotel in the charming coastal town of Cambria. Rooms are clean cut and modern - some come with private porches commanding spectacular views of the ocean. Truly unwind with on-site spa facilities, gym and heated pool. See More

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  • The Heritage House Resort Mendocino (5200 N Hwy 1) 47 rooms from £147

    Sights nearby  -  Head over and see the Taoist Temple of Kwan Tai, a California Historical Landmark
    Great walks  -  Enjoy a walk through the Coast Botanical Gardens
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    The Heritage House Resort boasts a spectacular clifftop location, perched above a private beach area on Mendocino's coast. Smart and spacious accommodation with fantastic views. Lovely meals served at the restaurant, whilst the 5200 lounge is the perfect place to relax with a tipple. A top spot. See More

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  • Oceanpoint Ranch Cambria 61 rooms from £116

    Beach Life  -  The incredible ocean-front location, just walking distance from the rooms, means its easy to spend your whole stay at the beach
    Weddings  -  Say your vows in front of the Pacific, enjoy a star-filled sky and lawn reception at the hotel's many idyllic wedding venues
    Local exploring  -  Hit the beach, go wine-tasting, explore nearby San Simeon, take scenic ocean-front hikes or enjoy local wildlife
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the vast European-style Hearst Castle, which took over 28 years to build. It's just a 10 minute drive from the property
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Boutique ocean-front ranch spread over 9 acres of landscaped grounds. Modern rooms channel upmarket ranch chic with fireplaces, sea-views & a tasteful grey palette. Outdoors there is beach access, a pool, and lawn games. A laid-back relaxed vibe will appeal to romantic weekenders & families alike. See More

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  • Monte Verde Inn Carmel 17 rooms from £116

    Fishing  -  An ideal deep-sea fishing spot- there are several fishing tours in the Monterey area that provide charters.
    Sailing  -  Sailing excursions leave daily for many points along the central coast.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    A warm inviting hotel just minutes from Carmel Beach. Rooms are colourful and stylish with a French twist. Some rooms feature large windows commanding fabulous views of the ocean. Dog and child friendly it's the perfect family getaway. See More

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  • Craftsman Inn Calistoga (California) 5 rooms from £116

    Wine tasting  -  Explore the world-famous wine region with endless vineyards on the doorstep. Try Chateau Montelena and Castello di Amorosa
    Local exploring  -  A wonderful base for days spent exploring the vineyards, mudbaths and the town's excellent restaurants and boutiques
    Sights nearby  -  You can walk to both Golden Haven Mud Baths and Indian Springs Mud Baths for a spoiling day
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    Owner-run Calistoga B&B situated in a renovated 1912 family home. Quaint pocket windows, a covered porch and vine-laden garden make a stay feel homely. 5 elegant, spacious and contemporary rooms are named after mountains in the Napa Valley. Breakfast is included and the town has great restaurants. See More

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  • Hotel La Rose Santa Rosa Beach 49 rooms from £116

    Wine tasting  -  Enjoy wine tasting in over three hundred wineries in Sonoma County wine country - just a short drive away
    Local exploring  -  Visit museums, State Parks, wineries, Pacific coastline, unique shops and restaurants...
    Traditional  -  All guestrooms have marble and brass baths and feature period furnishings and dark wood decor
    Full of character  -  Old-fashioned rooms with floral patterns and large, plump beds for comfort

    A historic and charming hotel. Full of antique and traditional furnishings with a variety of both modern and old-fashioned rooms. Located on historic Railroad Square, it is surrounded by unique shops and restaurants. Ideal for exploring the local Sonoma county. See More

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  • Galleria Park San Francisco (Financial District) 177 rooms from £150

    Local exploring  -  Ideally located between the Union Square shopping district and the Financial district and well-connected to the best city sights
    City Style  -  Stylish and chic hotel ideally located and newly renovated, perfect for casual or business visitors.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Chic hotel in the very centre of San Francisco, between the Union Square and Financial Districts. The contemporary, designer furnishings in the rooms complement the Art Deco and Art Nouveau heritage of the building also on display, creating a vibrant and colourful self-proclaimed pied-à-terre. See More

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  • Yosemite Valley Lodge California 245 rooms from £119

    Back to Nature  -  An impressive rural setting surrounded by towering cliffs and walking distance from Yosemite Falls
    Families  -  Well priced family suites and plenty of activities - an ideal outdoorsy family escape
    Views  -  The property offers extraordinary views of Yosemite Falls
    Great walks  -  A wide range of hiking trails span out from the property

    A lodge-style resort set in Yosemite Valley. A wide range of accommodation is designed in a traditional style but feels fresh and contemporary. Family rooms and bunk rooms make this a great option for families or groups. Expect numerous outdoor activities and a large pool if you'd rather just relax. See More

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  • Gingerbread Mansion Ferndale, California 11 rooms from 155

    Great walks  -  The area is home to the Redwood National Park and more than 40 other parks, forests, wildlife reserves and recreation areas.
    Sights nearby  -  The Avenue of the Giants – a world-famous scenic drive, the most outstanding display of giant trees in California.
    Birdwatching  -  Russ Park includes 110 acres of closed-canopy forest bird sanctuary with more than 3 miles of hiking trails.
    Fishing  -  Nearby are the Eel and Van Duzen Rivers which are excellent for fishing salmon and trout.

    A beautifully restored quirky 19th century mansion in Ferndale, California. Rooms feature elaborate navy and gold Victorian-inspired décor, with columns, drapes, fourposters and claw footed baths. Spoil yourself with gourmet breakfast and free afternoon hors d'oeuvres. Characterful and charming. See More

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  • Ocean View Inn Montara, California 9 rooms from £122

    Beach Life  -  The beach is a 5 minute walk away. Enjoy ocean views, marine life and great surfing before falling asleep to the sounds of waves
    Surfing  -  A great surfing location, if conditions allow there is the famous Mavericks competition between November and March
    Great walks  -  It is a 15 minute walk to Point Montara Lighthouse, built in 1875, which has spectacular views
    Sights nearby  -  San Francisco is a quick 20 minute drive away

    Beach-side inn located in a small town on the Pacific Coast Highway. The Victorian property dates from 1906 and has 9 rooms and suites; all have nautical touches and large balconies from which to enjoy stunning sunsets and sea views. Enjoy memory foam mattresses and organic bathroom amenities. See More

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  • Gaige House + Ryokan Glen Ellen, California 23 rooms from £159

    Cooking classes  -  Cooking and Wine Classes at Ramekins- dedicated to the home cook, from amateur to aficionado.
    Swimming Pool  -  Year round heated swimming pool.
    Spa  -  On-site spa and wellness centre.
    Outstanding location

    A Michelin recommended hotel tucked into the Sonoma Valley hamlet of Glen Ellen. The 23 elegant rooms have a clean contemporary vibe with an Oriental twist! Crisp white linens, eastern antiques and modern features. Prepare to be pampered with an on-site spa, heated pool and hot tub. Heaven! See More

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  • Skyview Los Alamos CA, California 33 rooms from £124

    Country Escape  -  Set in the bucolic landscape of Santa Barbara, the vineyard views from this hotel make it a great country escape
    Hideaway  -  With a quiet location plus a pool, bar and restaurant onsite there's little reason to leave this hotel
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Sisters Antiques, an 1880 residence curated with vintage decor from multiple antique vendors and local artists
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    This roadside motel turned boutique hideaway is perched on a hillside overlooking Santa Barbara wine country. Mid-century style is set off with rustic details in the bright guestrooms, from barn-style wooden doors to wicker bedside tables. A smart restaurant and pool complete this stylish bolt-hole. See More

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  • Babbling Brook Inn Santa Cruz, CA (California) 13 rooms from £125

    Sights nearby  -  Natural Bridges State Beach for some shore bird spotting and seals.
    Fishing  -  Sport fishing is avaliable.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Full of character

    Intimate B&B in a beautifully manicured garden a short drive from Santa Cruz. Light rooms with greener-that-green views, private bathrooms, fireplaces and private terrace. Enjoy the daily breakfast as well as a wide range of restaurants in town. Great spot for the family to explore the outdoors. See More

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  • Hounds Tooth Inn California 13 rooms from £125

    Country Escape  -  Escape the busy city and retreat to the Madera County countryside amidst shaded pine forests, lakes and mountains
    Families  -  Family friendly and easygoing, with a family cottage available and extra beds and cots on request
    Back to Nature  -  A fantastic gateway to Yosemite National Park and its pristine natural vistas and trails
    Great walks  -  The 3 and 1/2 acre grounds offer plenty of room for quiet strolls, the surrounding countryside boasts great walking trails too
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    Charming and rustic, this little white inn set in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains is an ideal family base from which to explore Yosemite National Park. Great value for money with breakfast included. Rooms are modern (yet cosy) with sink-into beds and fireplaces. An idyllic rural stay. See More

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  • The Rose Hotel Santa Monica (Venice) 11 rooms from £125

    Fishing  -  Along Venice Broadway at the pier is a great opportunity to do some fishing.
    Great walks  -  Along the beach or through town.
    Surfing  -  Very popular here.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    In the Bohemian sector of LA in Venice, overlooking Venice beach. This chic, charming, contemporary boutique hotel offers comfort, location and is visually pleasing. Rooms are spacious, airy and minimal in decor. Fresh coffee and croissants for breakfast before a day on Venice Beach or exploring LA. See More

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  • The Ridge at Tahoe Heavenly (California) 791 rooms from £125

    Sailing  -  In the summer months the lake is open to watersports from the jetty.
    Great walks  -  Through town or around Lake Tahoe.
    Local markets  -  Heavenly Village.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.

    Resting on the Sierra Nevada Ridge overlooking Lake Tahoe, this ski resort has great access to the slopes. Rooms and apartments are spacious, modern in design and with all mod-cons. Hungry Bear Restaurant and the Deli are open for all. Three tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools and ski paradise. See More

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  • Campbell House California 12 rooms from £126

    Groups  -  The outdoor common areas of this 12 bedroom B&B make this a great choice for groups looking for a remote getaway
    Back to Nature  -  A charming and secluded historic house set in Mojave Desert just 5-miles from Joshua Tree National Park
    Great walks  -  Explore the hiking and nature trails that run through Joshua National Park
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Mojave Trails National Monuments

    A historic house tucked away in Mojave Desert (just a few miles from Joshua National Park). Charming rooms have a homely feel - packed with antiques and objets d'art. Hearty homemade breakfasts are served, there's a large outdoor pool, and plenty of shady outdoor seating areas. A tranquil hideaway. See More

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  • The Guild Hotel Downtown San Diego 162 rooms from £128

    Local exploring  -  As the hotel is located in the heart of Downtown San Diego, it is perfect for discovering Little Italy and the port
    Sights nearby  -  The Gaslamp Quarter and San Diego Convention Center are within a 10-minute walk away
    Spa  -  Relax and rejuvenate with at the hotel's spa partner, AquaVie
    Great walks  -  Petco Park is 10 minutes' walk away

    A contemporary hotel situated in Downtown San Diego. Rooms are spacious, sophisticated and light with rose gold lighting, white-tiled bathrooms and luxury bath products. Sip expertly crafted cocktails and local draft beers at the Guild Bar before sampling contemporary Italian cuisine. A chic stay. See More

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  • The Rowan Palm Springs 153 rooms from £130

    Romantic Break  -  The modern, clean lines of the hotel's suites against the dramatic natural landscape make this a great spot for a romantic break
    Hideaway  -  This desert oasis makes a great hideaway holiday destination, with several bars and restaurants onsite plus a rooftop pool
    Foodies  -  Foodies will enjoy the fresh, unpretentious food at Juniper's Table, the hotel's Mediterranean-style café
    Outstanding location

    This contemporary hotel offers guests a stylish oasis in Palm Springs. The natural landscape floods the cool and airy guestrooms via floor-to-ceiling windows, while the neutral palette is set off by patterned details. With a chic rooftop terrace and pool, stay here for your desert hideaway holiday. See More

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  • Cedar Gables Inn Napa (California) 9 rooms from £130

    Local exploring  -  Feel like you're returning home after a day of wine-tasting, hiking, shopping, hot-air balooning or playing golf nearby
    Romantic Break  -  The suites all comes with tubs designed for two; there's a whirlpool bath and even a one-of-a-kind four-poster tub
    Wine tasting  -  Take a tour on the Napa Valley Wine Train or book yourself on a tour to sample some of the region's 250+ wineries
    Sights nearby  -  Old Faithful is a world-famous geyser. This natural wonder regularly shoots up thousands of gallons of boiling water

    B&B situated in an 1890s Arts & Craft mansion. Step back in time with a stay in the 9 rooms and suites that feel more like staying with a friend. Wooden antique furniture, paisley throws and floral wallpapers complete the traditional feel. There is no restaurant but plenty of options in the area. See More

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  • ARRIVE Palm Springs Palm Springs 32 rooms from £132

    City Style  -  With high-end tech, communal hangouts and chic modern design - this is a very stylish stay
    Great walks  -  Get out the city and spend a day hiking in the desert
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.

    As the brainchild of one of the first employees of Facebook, it comes as no surprise that this hotel has some seriously high-end tech. Rooms have an industrial feel, the best have terraces with gas fires. Outside there are communal areas, poolside bar serving craft beers, and an ice-cream parlour. See More

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  • Hidden Valley Inn Carmel Carmel Valley 25 rooms from £132

    Local exploring  -  Carmel Valley is a scenic base from which to explore Monterey Bay, Big Sur and the Californian coast
    Local markets  -  Visit Jerome's Carmel Valley Market, a chef-run institution which sells organic local produce, including wine
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Quirky  -  An experience!

    Family-run B&B in Carmel Valley, located on the region's famous wine-trail. Rooms, suites and studios have pool, garden or mountain views, and some have kitchenettes. Enjoy sunny afternoons at the heated pool and sun deck. Breakfast is included and the village is known for its excellent restaurants. See More

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  • Phoenix Hotel San Francisco 44 rooms from £132

    Value chic  -  For San Francisco, which suffers from a lack of good mid-range options, this is an affordable and stand out stay
    Boutique  -  A little indie boutique offering a whole lot of charisma
    Sights nearby  -  Take a trip to marvel at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool

    A hip little boutique situated in the Tenderloin district, just minutes from some of the city's most famed music venues. Interiors have been completely done-up - yet still maintain their motel charm. A swimming pool takes centre stage and there's a lively bar. Popular with visiting musicians. See More

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  • Cambria Beach Lodge Cambria 25 rooms from £170

    Sights nearby  -  Go check out the nearby Hearst Castle, the "gateway to the bohemian culture of Big Sur"
    Fishing  -  Find a quiet spot along the coast and spend an afternoon fishing
    Great walks  -  Hike along Bluff's trail, a 2-mile walk along Moonstone Beach
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Cambria Beach Lodge is located across the street from Moonstone Beach, Cambria. This quaint stay offers chic, beach-inspired minimalist accommodation livened up with a vibrant array of colours. Kick back on the sun terrace with a tipple and relax! Daily continental breakfasts. Great for couples! See More

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  • Petit Ermitage Los Angeles (West Hollywood) 80 rooms from £170

    Local exploring  -  1 mile from the Sunset Strip, 5 miles from Santa Monica Boulevard and Pacific Design centre, 15 minutes from Universal Studios.
    City Style  -  Spacious, suite-only 4-star hotel ideally located, luxurious rooms with in-room spa services, and rooftop pool and garden.
    Swimming Pool  -  The heated outdoor saltwater pool is beautiful, with kumquat trees and striped loungers surrounding it, with spectacular views.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Eccentric suite-only hotel just off Santa Monica Boulevard with a rooftop pool boasting spectacular views of LA. The charming rooms and communal spaces are luxurious, decorated with a blend of antiques and artworks with colourful, contemporary features. The garden, pool and firedeck are all stunning See More

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  • Boon Hotel & Spa California 14 rooms from £133

    Restrictions on children  -  Whilst there are no actual restrictions, this is a primarily adult focussed property
    Kayaking  -  Canoe or kayak the Russian River
    Great walks  -  Sonoma county farm trails
    Back to Nature
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    Laid-back, youthful, trendy. Total relaxation in this intimate and secluded hotel. A luxe spa, lavish pool, and a healthy, stylish restaurant. Complimentary bikes for exploring the local Wine Country, Armstrong Woods, or nearby, bustling towns. See More

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  • Granada Hotel & Bistro San Luis Obispo (California) 17 rooms from £133

    Sights nearby  -  The Seven Sisters Volcanic Peaks and the Central California Coast.
    Back to Nature  -  A lot of parks and reserves around this city.
    Great walks  -  To San Luis Obispo Creek.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Luxury boutique built in 1929 with Industrial-era interiors. Rooms are comfortable and popular. Bistro Restaurant, renowned across town for its extensive wine listings and French cuisine, a fantastic reason to stay. This quiet, chic hotel lends itself to local exploring, back to nature and relaxing. See More

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  • Maison Fleurie Yountville 13 rooms from £133

    Local markets  -  Napa Farmers Market, fresh vegetables, produce and specialty foods every Tuesday morning.
    Swimming Pool  -  Seasonal outdoor pool.
    Full of character
    Outstanding location

    This charming B&B consists of three stone and brick buildings dating back to 1873. A handy 10 minute walk from Yountville Center. Rooms feature elegant French style furnishings, exposed wood beams, rustic brick walls, sumptuous linens and large windows. Country-chic at its best. See More

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  • Cinnamon Bear Creekside Inn Sonoma (California) 7 rooms from £133

    Local exploring  -  Combine Sonoma's cultural and historical sites with tasting your way around the vineyards of this scenic region
    Wine tasting  -  Sonoma is known as the birthplace of California's wine industry; there are vineyards that date from the 1880s
    Sights nearby  -  Sonoma's 19th century colonial-style plaza is renowned in California. Visit Mission San Francisco Solano and Sonoma Barracks
    Cooking classes  -  Ramekins Sonoma Valley Culinary School is nearby

    Owner-run B&B situated within a fully renovated 19th century farmhouse. Each room is unique but all have quaint antique beds, charming old-fashioned ceiling fans, homely colour-schemes and traditional art work; many have dual aspect. A good, comfortable base from which to explore the area. See More

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  • Gosby House Inn Monterey 22 rooms from £135

    Sailing  -  Adventures by the Sea offers a wide range of recreational rental activities including sailing and kayaking.
    Full of character
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Quirky  -  An experience!

    An elegant Victorian inn, located on the breathtaking Monterey Peninsula in Pacific Grove. Rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated with views out onto the lovingly tended gardens and central patio. Miles of coastline to be discovered! See More

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  • McCaffrey House California 8 rooms from £137

    Back to Nature  -  Explore the magnificent Sierra High Country and California's Mother Lode and visit Yosemite National Park.
    Fishing  -  Fish by the stream, on the lake shore, from a boat or even at the trout farm. Tuolumne County has it all!
    Full of character
    Outstanding location

    A homely mountain lodge nestled in the enchanting forests of the High Sierra. An eclectic mix of antique furnishings, classic wallpaper and vintage quilts lend a warm retro chic feel. Admirably eco friendly and dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the mountains. See More

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  • Hotel Boheme San Francisco (North Beach) 15 rooms from £175

    City Style  -  In the heart of the bohemian North Beach community, bordering Chinatown and downtown, decorated in 50s style and colours.
    Local exploring  -  Close to Chinatown, Little Italy and Lombard Street with its connections on San Francisco's famous cable cars.
    Full of character
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    Unique hotel nestled in the heart of the lively and bohemian North Beach neighbourhood. The rooms are colourful, characterful and cosy, designed to evoke 1950s Beat era boho-chic, with names like Allen Ginsberg as previous guests. The surrounding area is bustling with cafes, shops and restaurants. See More

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  • Blue Iguana Inn Ojai (California) 19 rooms from £137

    Local exploring  -  This is a great base from which to explore Ojai's laid-back charm before spending afternoons relaxing by the inviting pool
    Families  -  The two bedroom suites and balconies with plenty of outdoor space will suit families or groups travelling together
    Great walks  -  Take a guided herb walk to learn about the region's many medicinal plants
    Kayaking  -  Go kayaking on Lake Casitas, a local resevoir which also offers boating

    Family-friendly owner-run inn located in the heart of Ojai. Decor is rustic ranch country-chic with vaulted ceilings, tile roofs and outdoor firepits. A wide range of room options spread over gardens will suit all guests. Breakfast is included and there are fantastic restaurants and markets nearby. See More

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  • Glen Oaks California, Big Sur 9 rooms from £137

    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Great walks  -  Limekiln State Park has a whole host of beautiful walks.
    Back to Nature  -  Secluded cabins nestled on the edge of a redwood grove.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.

    Glen Oaks are a cluster of cabins tucked away in the Red Wood forests of the Big Sur. The decor perfectly marries modern features with rustic charm. You can self cater or enjoy the locally sourced delights of The Big Sur Roadhouse Restaurant. Perfect eco-chic! See More

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  • Calistoga Motor Lodge Calistoga (California) 50 rooms from £138

    Spa breaks  -  Unique treatments such as: body scrubs with grape seeds, old-timey bath soaks, and a massage that uses a heated linen poultice
    Total relaxation  -  With chic clean design, three geothermal pools, and a spoiling spa - ideal for a relaxing break
    Spa  -  Moonacre Spa specialises in unique treatments in relaxed surroundings
    Swimming Pool  -  Three pools making use of local geothermal water
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A craftily converted motel offering an ultra-chic stay in Napa Valley. Modern rooms are minimalist, yet there is an undeniable retro influence. The three pools are filled with locally found geothermal water while the spa offers a unique treatment list. A hip wine country escape. See More

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  • MacCallum House Inn Mendocino (CA) 30 rooms from £140

    Foodies  -  The nationally acclaimed in-house restaurant offers organic cuisine with fresh, local ingredients
    Romantic Break  -  Beautifully decorated rooms and concept of speciality baskets for all ocassions
    Total relaxation  -  Massages and spa services from their therapists cannot be missed
    Wine tasting  -  Guided day-long tour of the regions' award-winning wines

    Historic landmark in the centre of Mendocino dating back to 1882. A luxury mansion with chic, comfortable rooms that have fantastic views of the Pacific ocean. A cozy bar offers the best local wines. Outdoor pools, in-room massages and spa for your enjoyment. Gourmet breakfast included. See More

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  • Black Bear Lodge Heavenly (South Lake Tahoe) 216 rooms from £140

    Back to Nature  -  Set in the between Lake Tahoe and the mountains, this hotel makes a beautiful back-to-nature retreat
    Families  -  Families are well-catered to here, with self-catering cabins that have multiple bedrooms
    Local exploring  -  With the lake and the mountains close by, there is lots to explore local to the hotel
    Kayaking  -  Explore Lake Tahoe on a kayaking excursion, great for a family day out. Rent kayaks from the hotel
    Recommended by  -  Chambres d’hôtes de Charme CHC

    This chic mountain retreat is located in South Lake Tahoe. The hotel offers private cabins and a lodge with rooms. The modern interiors have stone wall features and wooden beams which add an alpine feel, plus cosy fireplaces for warming up after long walks; the perfect spot for a hideaway holiday. See More

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  • Parker Guest House San Francisco 21 rooms from £140

    Hideaway  -  A charming guesthouse with a homely feel in a trendy, yet tranquil, part of the city
    Sights nearby  -  Visit nearby Mission Dolores church – where San Francisco was founded
    Full of character

    A charming guest house in the vibrant neighbourhood of The Castro which is a hip part of town, close to the city centre. Interiors have a cosy traditional feel with oak wood furniture, roaring fires and breakfasts served in the kitchen. The perfect home away from home. See More

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  • Amber House Sacramento 10 rooms from £140

    Sights nearby  -  Within a 5 minute walk from the Inn, Sutter Fort is where Sacramento once began- learn about the history of the town.
    Great walks  -  The Old Sacramento Living History Program offers tours of the city's past.
    Full of character
    Quirky  -  An experience!

    The B&B consists of two historic buildings (an 1895 Colonial Revival and a 1905 Craftsman) sitting in the heart of vibrant Midtown. Bay windows, wooden floors and four poster beds lend an old world feel. Ideally located for exploring the town like a local. See More

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  • Hotel Triton San Francisco 140 rooms from £140

    Local exploring  -  Set beside Union Square the city's best shops, the Financial District and Chinatown are all on the doorstep
    City Style  -  Designed with Sweden's concept of hygge in mind, rooms are stylish yet homely
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    A chic central hotel designed with hygge in mind. Rooms and suites are decorated in pastel hues with contemporary art and luxury bathrooms. A French bistro serves up high-quality fare and there is even a gelato bar on site. A convenient city base. See More

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  • The Landing Resort & Spa Heavenly (California) 77 rooms from £140

    Views  -  Stunning views of South Tahoe Lake.
    Kayaking  -  Possible from Lakeside Marina.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor

    In Heavenly Village Ski Resort this contemporary hotel with a private beach on Tahoe Lake offers spacious, comfortable rooms with access to an outdoor pool and spa. You can watch the view from the rooftop next to a fire pit. You won't be disappointed; it's a serene, stunning location. Plenty to do! See More

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  • Cottage Inn Tahoe City (California) 22 rooms from £140

    Great walks  -  Explore Mount Pluto. This extinct volcano erupted over 2 million years ago.
    Back to Nature  -  A log cabin in the forest next to a lake, nature is all around.
    Restrictions on children  -  No children under the age of 12.

    Cozy log-cabin B&B nestled in the forest, a stones-skim away from Lake Tahoe. Large, wood furnished rooms with fireplaces, regional decor and spa tubs. The perfect back-to-nature romantic hideaway, or get the whole family into an activity frenzy with lake, mountains, rivers, valleys and more. See More

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  • Inn at Sonoma Sonoma 27 rooms from £142

    Cooking classes  -  Cooking and Wine Classes at Ramekins Sonoma Valley's cooking school dedicated to the home cook, from amateur to aficionado.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    A casual chic inn, nestled in the famous Sonoma Valley. Decor is minimalist and sleek, with comfy beds, fire places, private balconies and seating areas. Explore the town like a local with all main attractions within walking distance, or make use of hotel bikes! Rooftop hot tub is a must! See More

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  • The Bergson Calistoga (California) 21 rooms from £143

    Wine tasting  -  The Napa Valley area has 400+ vineyards. There are excellent options in Calistoga, try Castello di Amorosa and Chateau Montelena
    Local exploring  -  Base yourself in Calistoga to visit the wider Napa Valley and its many vineyards, excellent restaurants, shopping and cycling
    Romantic Break  -  Rooms and suites have been thoughtfully designed for romance with fireplaces, private sit-outs, jacuzzi tubs and feather beds
    Sights nearby  -  Calistoga is famous for mud baths; enjoy an authentic experience at Golden Haven Mud Baths or Indian Springs Mud Baths

    Cape Cod-style B&B with gabled porches and lovely courtyard garden in Calistoga. 21 rooms and suites manage to feel both fresh and contemporary but also traditional and cosy; several have balconies and four-poster beds. Take breakfast outside before exploring the area and its many restaurants. See More

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  • Kate Stanton Inn Encinitas, California 4 rooms from £144

    Local exploring  -  There is plenty to do in the area; amusement parks, natural wonders, golf or just soaking up the seaside charm of Encinitas
    Beach Life  -  Located along 6 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline, Encinitas brings to life historic Highway 101 California beach culture
    Surfing  -  Encinitas was recently named one of 20 best surf towns in the world by National Geographic
    Sights nearby  -  San Diego Botanic Garden, Legoland California, San Diego Zoo and Sea World are are all within 30 minutes drive

    Feel like a local at this B&B in the small laid-back surf city of Encinitas. With just 4 rooms - some with ocean views - and shared living spaces, this feels more like a home thanks to the friendly host. Decor is inspired by America's East Coast, including nautical colour-schemes and white shutters. See More

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  • Hope Springs Palm Springs (California) 10 rooms from £144

    Romantic Break
    Back to Nature  -  Hot springs are all around.
    Restrictions on children

    Natural hot springs and architectural mastery make up this 10-bed hotel two hours from LA. Spacious, light and minimal rooms all around a central pool with two others for further swimming. Local restaurants and jaunts are a drive away. Perfect for a hidden spa break away from the hustle and bustle. See More

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  • Eden House at Carriage Vineyards Templeton, California 3 rooms from £144

    Wine tasting  -  The Paso Robles wine area has over 350 wineries, most of them owner-run, with more than 40 grape varieties to sample
    Weddings  -  The farm has a wedding event centre which can host up to 300 guests, making it a great option for a rural wedding
    Back to Nature  -  Enjoy the acres of countryside around you. The farm has orchards, creeks and woodland, cattle and wild turkey
    Sights nearby  -  Kids will love The Ravine Waterpark. Hearst Castle is a 50 minute drive

    A modern B&B on a 100-acre working farm and vineyard in the heart of Paso Robles wine country. 3 contemporary and spacious suites are located within a farmhouse; breakfast is included, dinner can be ordered or cook in the extensive kitchen and dining room. Enjoy uninterrupted rural views for miles. See More

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  • Emerald Iguana Inn Ojai (California) 12 rooms from £146

    Active Holiday  -  The vast Sespe Wilderness area offers some of the country's best hiking, kayaking, biking and riding
    Local exploring  -  Ojai Valley is a real outdoor lover's paradise but with great wine-tasting and dining as a bonus
    Local markets  -  Ojai's Farmer's Market, with its organic food and locally roasted coffee, is an ideal place to stroll on a sunday
    Cooking classes  -  As well as cooking classes try a Kombucha, olive-oil or honey tasting

    Iconic inn located in downtown Ojai. Inspired by Gaudi and Art Nouveau craftsmanship, owner and artist Marc Whitman is responsible for unique interiors set over 19 rooms, studios, cottages and treehouses. Enjoy in-room massages, outdoor pool and jacuzzi and gardens canopied by large sycamore trees. See More

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  • On The Beach Bed and Breakfast Cayucos, California 14 rooms from £148

    Beach Life  -  Cayucos is one of the last beach towns in California with the charm of the 1950s. Relax, explore and enjoy the vibe
    Great walks  -  Everything you need is a short and pleasant walk away; the beach, antique shops and the nearby bluffs
    Sights nearby  -  The famous Hearst Castle - built between 1919 and 1947 - is a 20 minutes drive
    Local markets  -  Venture out to San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market

    Charming owner-run B&B with direct access to the beach in Cayucos; the property looks out onto the historic 19th-century pier. 14 spacious and comfortable rooms all have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs, and many come with sea-facing balconies. There is a shared outdoor hot tub and cosy seating areas. See More

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  • Monkey Tree Hotel Palm Springs 16 rooms from £148

    Total relaxation  -  Surrounded by mountains, complete with a Scandinavian spa and occupying a quiet spot - ideal for a relaxing brak
    Architectural  -  Built in the 1960s by renowned architect Albert Frey and now carefully renovated - ideal for design enthusiasts
    Restrictions on children  -  Children over 14 are welcomed
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool

    A chic design hotel, built by renowned architect Albert Frey, and now having undergone a meticulous renovation. Rooms vary in size but all have whitewashed walls, modern artwork, and vintage furniture. Complete with a large outdoor pool, a Scandinanvian spa, and healthy breakfasts. A relaxing stay. See More

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  • The Wayfarer Santa Barbara (West Beach) 31 rooms from £148

    Beach Life  -  Enjoy activities from beach volleyball, kite flying, swimming, fishing, biking, picnicking, and whale-watching on the beaches
    Local exploring  -  Nestled in the Funk Zone, just off Lower State Street, this is the perfect spot for checking out the best of Santa Barbara
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor swimming pool
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A modern and creative hotel located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, in the trendy Funk Zone. Rooms have a fun, eclectic vibe with faux fur throws and mermaid wallpaper. Bask under the sun beside the outdoor pool. Perfectly located for exploring downtown Santa Babara. A laidback stay. See More

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  • The Inn at Europa Village Temecula (California) 10 rooms from £148

    Wine tasting  -  The winery produces European-style wines. There are many tastings and wine-related events on property as well as in the area
    Local exploring  -  Should you wish to venture out, Temecula wine country is worth exploring; enjoy rolling hills, lakes and mountain views
    Romantic Break  -  The rooms are quiet, private and feel romantic. Stay here for a weekend away a deux; dine, drink wine, rest and relax
    Great walks  -  Enjoy a walk in the scenic Lake Skinner Park or jog around the Little Free Library at Harveston Lake

    Rustic Mediterranean-style accommodation set amongst three wineries, each inspired by France, Spain & Italy. The romantic resort houses one-of-a-kind suites combining antique furniture, wood paneling and lofty terraces; some have vineyard views & hot tubs. Private luxury well-suited to couples. See More

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  • The Palm Springs Hotel Palm Springs 15 rooms from £148

    Local exploring  -  Get the best of both worlds here with all the bright city lights have to offer yet Joshua Tree just an hour away
    Total relaxation  -  In the basking Palm Springs sun, relax by the pool and enjoy the spacious guestrooms with private terraces
    Sights nearby  -  Spend a day at Joshua Tree National Park, an hour away from the hotel, and explore the iconic desert
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor heated saltwater pool

    An elegant Palm Springs hotel just minutes from downtown. Rooms are spacious and modern with white on white decor accented by pops of colour and huge marble bathrooms with walk-in showers and private cabanas. Relax poolside and soak in the Palm Springs sun. A chic little hotel conveniently located. See More

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  • The Scarlet Huntington San Francisco (California) 135 rooms from £148

    Fishing  -  From Nob Hill go down to Fisherman's Wharf to catch a look at the daily catch.
    Sights nearby  -  Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic part of the city and worth a glimpse.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    On top of Nob Hill this 1920s apartment block turned boutique hotel is where Asian fusion meets old-world chic. Rooms are spacious and unique. Casual restaurant offers American cuisine. With the award wining Nob Hill Spa, indoor pool and steam rooms it is relax mode. City views and fab location. See More

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  • Mama Shelter, Los Angeles Los Angeles (California) 70 rooms from £148

    Sights nearby  -  Hollywood Wax Museum is close by, as is a handful of theatres so make sure to see what is on during your stay.
    Surfing  -  The vibe of Venice Beach - along with skateboarding, windsurfing and everything with a board.
    Great walks  -  Along the sea front on Venice Beach or Hollywood Walk of Fame to see the stars.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This 1930s gem sits between Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards and welcomes all. Rooms are supplied with hi-tech kit and offer city views, while the beds are luxuriously comfortable. Coffee shop, communal table and benches add to the French chic, family-feel. Location is spot on to discover LA. See More

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  • Amarano Burbank Los Angeles (California) 132 rooms from £148

    Sights nearby  -  Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    In the heart of Burbank this contemporary hotel offers rooftop views of LA, in-house dining and areas to relax by the pool. Rooms are spacious, modern in decor and facilities. Privato restaurant offers regional cuisine and an impressive wine list. Free shuttle to Universal Studios are a must! See More

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  • Andaz San Diego San Diego (California) 159 rooms from £148

    Great walks  -  Take a stroll along Windansea Beach, or see the cliffs at Black's Beach.
    Local markets  -  Seaport Village is closeby and worth a visit.
    Sights nearby  -  Famous San Diego Sea World is in town.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Described as 'sexy', this luxury hotel in Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego is the perfect for adventures by day and lively life at night. Rooms are plush, comfortable and with all the mod-cons. Rooftop restaurant and bar by the pool turns into an open-air cinema at night. Views are great from the top. See More

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  • Gold-Diggers Los Angeles 11 rooms from £148

    City Style  -  With boutique interiors inspired by music and a coveted East Hollywood location, book this hotel for chic LA style
    Romantic Break  -  The beautifully appointed suites at this hotel make an ideal pied-à-terre for a romantic couples' getaway
    Local exploring  -  With the best bars and clubs close by, book this hotel as a base for your Los Angeles exploring
    Sights nearby  -  See the internationally-renowned walk of fame, now comprising more than 2,600 stars embedded in the sidewalks along Hollywood
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This fantasy pad is tucked away in East Hollywood, a stone's throw from Melrose Avenue. Inspired by the area's love affair with music, guestrooms allow you to create a personalised collection from vinyl and cassettes. Contemporary art and chic, velvet upholstery seals the sense of Hollywood glamour. See More

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  • Staypineapple San Francisco San Francisco (Union Square) 93 rooms from £151

    Local exploring  -  Located just three-blocks from Union Square, there are theatres, restaurants, and shops galore within walking distance
    Boutique  -  A small boutique that focuses on luxury and quality - super soft towels, sink-into beds and high tech gadgets

    A chic boutique with luxurious interiors and a very central setting beside Union Square. Rooms have an indulgent feel with sink-into beds, fluffy towels and rain showers. The bar serves up innovative cocktails and the breakfasts (which include exceptionally good burritos) are a real pleasure. See More

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  • Surfhouse Encinitas, California 8 rooms from £151

    Surfing  -  Everything is geared towards surfing on the famous waves. Take advantage of surf lessons and surf guiding with local experts
    Beach Life  -  Encinitas is considered the beach town that best encapsulates the Californian surfing lifestyle
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.

    Laid-back intimate beach-front property that embodies the Californian surf lifestyle. 8 spacious and contemporary rooms are well-designed and equipped. Picnic tables, free bikes to borrow and hot outdoor showers are extra perks. There is no restaurant but brilliant options are on the doorstep. See More

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  • Fashion Island Hotel Newport Beach 295 rooms

    Local exploring  -  With the hotel being situated in Fashion Island and in Newport Beach, the sights and attractions of the area are very accessible
    Back to Nature  -  Spend the day on the coastline soaking in the warm SoCal sun or launch into a day of exploration with hiking and biking
    Spa  -  Indulge in luxurious treatments including facials, massages and wraps
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby Balboa Fun Zone for a family fun day out
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    A coastal luxury hotel in the heart of Fashion Island - an iconic shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Rooms are SoCal chic with spacious marble bathrooms and step-out balconies overlooking the Pacific. Indulge at the spa and dine al fresco at Oak Grill. An indulgent base in a buzzy area. See More

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