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About California

California is as American as Hollywood, sun drenched beaches, breathtaking natural vistas on a grand scale and bustling city life. 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 and SeaWorld.

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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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.

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 third 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…

  • 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 micro climates.
  • San Diego famously has SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo, but it’s also has excellent beaches, a rich cultural life, lively nightlife - probably due to the numerous universities - a great Old Town and some fantastic museums.
  • Santa Barbara has great swathes of sandy beach, lush wineries and matching, mission style architecture.

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 primeval forests teeming with wildlife. Pristine lakeland, to the residual heritage of the 17th Century Spanish missionaries and the wild west of the 19th Century Gold Rush, to today’s gritty urban culture of rap and

What not to Miss

  • Carmel-by-the-Sea’s pretty views and sandy beach have been attracting visitors since the 1880s and it has been especially popular with artists and writers - many who’ve been inspired to feature the famous beach fog in their work. Carmel’s Mission, founded in 1771, is said to be one of the most beautiful of California’s Spanish missions.
  • Santa Barbara’s Mission is also worth visiting. It’s probably the city’s main visitor attraction. The largest in California with an unusual and impressive double bell tower. Founded in 1786, this is still an active parish church and has always been in continuous use. The churchyard, with skull carvings and Chumash artwork and graves, is another interesting attraction.
  • 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.
  • Even if you don’t make it to the Napa Valley or the Sonoma Valley, while in California you should really be drinking local wines.
  • They’re obvious choices but SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo…
  • As is the famously fun Santa Monica pier that was the very end of Route 66 and has been delivering entertainment since construction in 1908. There’s the fun fair and arcades, restaurants and bars and also the free concerts and outdoor cinema.
  • And San Francisco’s cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Alcatraz.
  • And of course Rodeo Drive, Venice Beach, the Griffith Observatory and Universal Studios.
  • Along with obvious choices Yosemite National Park, the Death Valley National Park and the Sequoia National Forest.

So whether you are there 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 in Beverly Hill’s celebrated Rodeo Drive, 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. To paraphrase the song, welcome to Hotel Guru’s California… you can check in any time you like.

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 trolleycar 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 JKF and Laurence Olivier as former guests) and its 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 tp 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 is full of thoughtful touches and comfortable features in large contemporary rooms. 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 also 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 Carneros 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 with doubles from just $125 per night.
  • 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 sites 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 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, open fireplaces and mountain views. Surrounded by 243 acres of land there’s also a romantic restaurant.

For Agri-Chic

  • The Carneros Inn 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 is a luxurious boutique hotel with breathtaking views over olive groves and vines and an outstanding restaurant.
  • The Chateau de Vie is a peaceful, four bedroom chateau surrounded by lavender filled gardens. Large rooms overlook the vineyards beyond and 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 stones-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 highly recommend if you’re staying in California - 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 though 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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      • The Chamberlain West Hollywood 114 rooms from £130

        Los Angeles (West Hollywood)

        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.

        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
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      • The Charlie 13 rooms from £140

        Los Angeles (West Hollywood)

        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.

        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
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      • Hotel Zetta 116 rooms from £130

        San Francisco (Union Square)

        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.

        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
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      • The Parsonage B&B 5 rooms from £140

        San Francisco

        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.

        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
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      • Avalon Hotel Palm Springs 67 rooms from £80

        Palm Springs

        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.

        Local exploring  -  20 minutes drive from the Aerial Tramway, 1 hour from Joshua Tree National Park, and minutes from Palm Springs sights
        Spa breaks  -  The luxurious full-service spa, expansive gardens and 3 pools make this hotel the perfect spa break location
        Total relaxation
        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
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      • Ace Hotel & Swim Club 179 rooms from £84

        Palm Springs

        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 jacuzzi.

        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 jacuzzi in an atmospheric outdoor setting
        Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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      • The Rose Hotel 11 rooms from £123

        Santa Monica (Venice)

        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.

        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
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      • Channel Road Inn 15 rooms from £150

        Santa Monica

        A tasteful renovation of this shingle-clad Colonial Revival home makes this an enchanting seaside base. It sits on a peaceful residential street, just 2 minutes from Santa Monica beach. Light rooms with warm, simple but luxurious decor. Free afternoon wine, tea & snacks are the cherry on top!

        Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
        Spa
        Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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      • Mission Ranch 31 rooms from £96

        Carmel (California)

        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

        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.
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      • Sea View Inn 8 rooms from £111

        Carmel

        A charming B&B just outside Carmel town. The quaint rooms feature a pick and mix of large bay windows commanding ocean views, cosy canopied beds, antique furnishings and wooden floors. The perfect spot for exploring this unspoiled corner of California.

        Great walks  -  Carmel Beach is perfect for a meditative walk and immersion in the natural beauty of the California coastline.
        Sights nearby  -  Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo and Robinson Jeffers’ Tor House.
        Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
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      See all » 6 hotels in Napa

      • Milliken Creek Inn 12 rooms from £160

        Napa (California)

        This intimate adults-only inn is on the grassy banks of Napa River and the scenic Silverado Trail. The beautiful rooms boast stylish furnishings in chocolate and cream, creating a sense of warmth and luxury. Fantastic spa treatments and a manicured riverside garden add to the idyllic setting.

        Romantic Break  -  Adults-only, with romantic spa treatments and facilities and nearby vineyards for wine-tastings- perfect for a romantic break
        Total relaxation  -  Unusual and luxury spa treatments on offer, beautiful gardens overlooking the Napa river, and peaceful surroundings.
        Great walks  -  Explore the garden and beyond.
        Romantic  -  Good for couples.
        Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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      • The Carneros Inn 86 rooms from £225

        Napa

        Modern take on traditional local farm buildings in the beautiful Napa Valley with an 'agri-chic' aesthetic. The cottages and suites feature private, furnished patios and immaculately stylish rooms. Eat in delicious restaurants, and relax in an award-winning spa, outdoor pools, and grand gardens.

        Active Holiday  -  3 pools, hot tubs, free bikes, extensive gardens, art classes, cheese-making, horse riding and helicopter trips, to name a few
        Country Escape  -  The beautiful Napa Valley is perfect for a rural escape, and any holiday should involve a visit to a vineyard or tasting house
        Back to Nature  -  The Di Rosa Preserve: Art and Nature is a 217-acre estate housing thousands of artworks in a unique natural setting.
        Total relaxation
        Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith
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      • Les Artistes Inn 12 rooms from £84

        San Diego (California)

        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!

        Great walks  -  Life by the ocean is a vibrant one, so be sure to stroll the beaches.
        Opulent
        Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
        Full of character
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      • Andaz San Diego 159 rooms from £146

        San Diego (California)

        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.

        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
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      • Babbling Brook Inn 13 rooms from £123

        Santa Cruz, California

        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.

        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
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      • McCaffrey House 8 rooms from £134

        California

        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.

        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
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      • Inn at Depot Hill 12 rooms from £183

        Capitola, California

        This historic Inn, a working train depot well into the 1950’s, is just 10 minutes’ walk from Capitola Beach and Wharf. Each luxurious room follows the style of a famous travel destination. Plush Italian linens, feather fourposter beds, high ceilings, roaring fires- the perfect touch of opulence.

        Fishing  -  Charter a fishing boat at Capitola Boat & Bait or The Chartle Charters.
        Great walks  -  Beautiful walks at Antonelli Brother Begonia Gardens.
        Kayaking  -  Explore the coast with Kayak Connection.
        Opulent
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      • Cambria Beach Lodge 25 rooms from £170

        California

        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!

        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
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      • The Beach House 96 rooms from £261

        Hermosa Beach, California

        Luxurious modern oceanfront hotel with sea views a short drive from LA. Light rooms with private balcony, fireplace and daily breakfast. Use the spa and gym on site, or relax in the hot tub. Location is perfect for beach life, local restaurants and bars or simply exploring the city.

        Satellite / Cable TV
        Great walks  -  Redondo Beach Marina is 15 minute walk away and great for restaurants and boutique shops.
        Surfing  -  Visit the Surfer's Walk of Fame on Hermosa Beach Pier.
        Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
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      • Beach House Hotel Half Moon Bay 54 rooms from £192

        Half Moon Bay, California

        Stunning ocean location with pool and relaxing spa treatments. The rooms are comfortable and with private sitting room, fireplace, balcony and spacious bathroom. Restaurants are walking distance and activities are many. Great spot for water sports, fishing, beautiful trekking trails and relaxing.

        Birdwatching  -  Half Moon Bay has wetland and natural preserves that create an inviting environment for more than 200 species of birds.
        Kayaking  -  Discover the world of Sea Kayaking or Stand up Paddle boarding at Half Moon Bay Kayak Company.
        Great walks  -  Stroll Historic Main Street and visit the boutiques, restaurants, bakeries and cafes.
        Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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      • Blue Lantern Inn 29 rooms from £173

        Dana Point, California

        Breathtaking ocean views from private balconies and sun terraces. Rooms are modern with a nautical theme and loads of light. Start the day with in-room breakfast, then explore or relax at the spa. Welcome sunset with complimentary wine tastings. Don't miss the opportunity to go whale watching.

        Surfing  -  Doheny State Beach, a 62-acre park featuring a sandy beach and waves just right for surfing.
        Kayaking  -  Coastline Kayaking Adventures.
        Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
        Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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      • Seal Cove Inn 10 rooms from £274

        California

        An opulent oasis in the town of Half Moon Bay, just 30 minutes' drive from San Francisco. Bright, modern and well appointed rooms featuring patio or balcony hanging over the lovely grounds and pacific ocean. Smart, sophisticated and full of charm.

        Kayaking  -  Kayak the protected Pillar Point Harbor or the wild waters of the open Pacific near Half Moon Bay.
        Surfing  -  Sign up for surf or paddleboard lessons with the legendary local Jeff Clark.
        Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
        Opulent
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      • Casa Laguna Inn & Spa 22 rooms from £269

        Laguna Beach, California

        Intimate Laguna Beach hotel is the perfect quiet, relaxing spot for a romantic weekend break by the coast. Rooms are comfortable, with garden or sea views and private balconies. There is an outdoor pool and spa treatments for all. Great spot for seeing Los Angeles.

        Great walks  -  Crystal Cove State Park for a stroll along the beach.
        Private Hot Tub
        Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
        Spa
        Recommended by  -  Tablet
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      • Inn at Playa del Rey 21 rooms from £187

        California

        A boutique hotel, overlooking the waters of Marina del Rey and the Ballona Wetlands. The decor is casual and effortlessly elegant, with a lavish twist. One feels totally pampered with a gourmet breakfast each morning, Californian wine and hors d’oeuvres every afternoon and yummy snacks all day.

        Birdwatching  -  The hotel overlooks the waters of Marina del Rey and the 600-acre Ballona Wetlands, a bird sanctuary.
        Sights nearby  -  Visit Getty Villa, Getty Center, LA County Art Museum and LA Museum of Contemporary Art.
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
        Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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      • Inn at Rancho Santa Fe 80 rooms from £180

        California

        Luxury resort in sunny Rancho Santa Fe, surrounded by 21 acres of landscaped garden. Rooms and cottages are opulent, stylish and refined. With a golf course, tennis courts, wellness spa, restaurant, fitness center and a saltwater swimming pool you really can ask for nothing more.

        Great walks  -  Torrey Pines, the coastal state park boasts spectacular views of the Pacific coastline, migrating birds and unspoiled beaches.
        Surfing  -  Enjoy professional surf lessons for all levels at nearby Moonlight State Beach.
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
        Full of character
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      • Spindrift Inn 45 rooms from £163

        Monterey, California

        Monterey Bay views and prime town location complete this luxury boutique hotel's elegance and popularity. Large, naturally light rooms are complete with classic furnishing, wooden floors and fireplaces. Breakfast in bed is a real treat before heading out to explore the local history and the ocean.

        Sights nearby  -  If in the area you can not miss the idyllic beaches and sea lions at Point Lobos State Reserve.
        Great walks  -  Up to Point Pinos Lighthouse, which has been helping ships since 1855.
        Views  -  Ocean.
        Outstanding location
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      • Farmhouse Inn 18 rooms from £300

        Forestville, California

        Idyllic inn in the heart of Russian River Valley in Sonoma wine country with a renowned Michelin-starred restaurant. The intimate rooms include fireplaces and spa baths, and are tastefully furnished with contemporary items. The restaurant is spectacular, and the pool and gardens are picturesque.

        Eco break  -  The pool is heated by solar panels, and the spa and restaurant use local and organic ingredients often grown onsite.
        Foodies  -  The Michelin-starred restaurant is a major draw for local and foreign foodies alike throughout the region.
        Spa  -  Uses produce from the hotel gardens, offering lavender body butter massages and ginger-honey rubs, for example.
        Swimming Pool  -  A heated outdoor infinity pool is available to guests, surrounded by deck chairs and colourful gardens.
        Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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      • Gosby House Inn 22 rooms from £133

        Pacific Grove, California

        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!

        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!
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      • Casa 425 28 rooms from 205

        Claremont, California

        A stylish boutique hotel in the heart of Claremont, California. The rooms are modern and minimalist - white on white with a bold colour splash. The hotel opens out to a courtyard sitting area with fountains and fire pits. Contemporary and comfortable.

        Sights nearby  -  The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.
        Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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      • Carter House Inns from £161

        Eureka, California

        This cozy home-away-from-home is on a leafy residential street in the Redwood region. Luxury takes form in canopy beds, whirlpool tubs and a basket of treats. Edible flowers and vegetables grown on site are used to perfection in Restaurant 301. With 3,400 wines on the menu, evenings are a delight.

        Great walks  -  Humboldt Botanical Gardens are an idyllic setting to take a leisurely afternoon stroll.
        Back to Nature  -  National forests all around.
        Opulent
        Full of character
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      • Gaige House + Ryokan 23 rooms from £159

        Glen Ellen, California

        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!

        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
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      • Hotel Charlotte 10 rooms from £77

        Groveland, California

        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.

        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
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      • The Inn at Furnace Creek 66 rooms from £314

        California

        Situated in a lush oasis, surrounded by the expansive Death Valley National park. Rooms are traditional in style & feature spectacular views of the park and the Panamint Mountains. There are facilities galore for all: tennis, hiking, swimming, photography, walking, stargazing and shopping.

        Back to Nature  -  Set amid the dramatic backdrop of Death Valley
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
        Outstanding location
        Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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      • Beach Terrace Inn 48 rooms from £157

        Carlsbad, California

        THE place to stay on the Carlsbad Bay. The sleek and understated rooms come with private balconies overlooking the spectacular beach below. Nothing has been neglected for the sake of comfort and convenience. Everything about this boutique hotel is elegant and well thought out.

        Fishing  -  Arrange a deep sea fishing trip in the nest door bay.
        Lively  -  Hip and happening.
        Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
        Outstanding location
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      • Gingerbread Mansion 11 rooms from 155

        Ferndale, California

        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.

        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.
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      • Newport Beach Hotel 15 rooms from £173

        California

        Ideal location for lapping up Newport's vibrant beach scene. The rooms are classic beach-chic with stylish features and a contemporary tone. Relax on your balcony overlooking the sea, hit the beach or soak up the lively nightlife.

        Birdwatching  -  The northern portion of Newport Bay comprises the pristine, 1,000-acre Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve.
        Sailing  -  Newport Harbor is one of the west coast’s largest recreational boat harbors, perfect for sailing, rowing and kayaking.
        Fishing  -  Chartered ocean fishing excursions allow participants to haul in sea bass, halibut, tuna and yellowtail.
        Surfing  -  With a range of beaches to choose from you won't be dissapointed.
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      • Lost Whale Inn 8 rooms from £153

        California

        A charming coastal B&B, minutes from Redwood National Park. The eight well appointed rooms, each commanding spectacular views from their private balconies, follow a beach-side theme with nautical colour pairings. The seven course gourmet breakfast will set you up for the days exploring!

        Fishing  -  The North Coast is famous for fresh fish - albacore, tuna, halibut and salmon.
        Kayaking  -  Explore Big Lagoon State Park on a renteed kayak.
        Back to Nature  -  Explore the beaches and ancient Redwood forests.
        Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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      • Boon Hotel & Spa 14 rooms from £131

        California

        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.

        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
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      • Sands Hotel & Spa 46 rooms from £160

        California

        This elegant boutique hotel boasts chic design with a moroccan twist by a world-renowned british designer. Sip cocktails by the poolside, relax in the spoiling spa or enjoy fusion cuisine in the sceney Pink Cabana restaurant and bar. A grown up property ideal for indulgent and rejuvenating breaks.

        Spa breaks  -  A first rate spa offers treatments combining Western techniques with botanicals from the world-over
        Great walks  -  Joshua Tree National Park is 45 mins' drive away; walk among desert landscapes and admire the Park’s twisted Joshua trees
        Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
        Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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      • Pelican Inn & Suites 48 rooms from £112

        Cambria, California

        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.

        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.
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      • The Ranch at Laguna Beach 97 rooms from £306

        California

        The Ranch at Laguna Beach is located in the beautiful Aliso and Wood Canyons. Offering a variety of rooms, cottages and suites furnished in luxurious contemporary fashion with warm interiors and private patios. Enjoy American cuisine at the Harvest Restaurant. A stunning spot, perfect for families!

        Active Holiday  -  The Ranch at Laguna Beach offers an array of activities to get you out and about enjoying the weather
        Families  -  With family suites available, and the beach nearby this is the ideal spot for a family getaway
        Cooking classes  -  Learn to rustle up a few of your favourite dishes from the menu at the in house cooking class
        Fishing  -  If you fancy a peaceful afternoon then head off along the coast for a spot of fishing
        Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
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      • Rancho Valencia from £320

        San Diego, California

        Beautiful cluster of Spanish-style bungalows in 43-acres of gardens and olive groves in Rancho Santa Fe, inland from stunning Californian beaches. The grand rooms are luxuriously furnished each with a fireplace. There is a renowned tennis coaching program, an excellent spa and countless activities.

        Active Holiday  -  Spin studio, Pilates studio, Zumba space, boxing and TRX classes, tennis coaching, yoga classes, hikes, and other activities
        Country Escape  -  The resort is spread over 43 acres of flowering trees and gardens, olive groves, tennis courts and croquet fields.
        Beach Life  -  Del Mar and Solana Beach have classic California beaches
        Spa breaks
        Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Relais & Chateaux
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      • West Cliff Inn 9 rooms from £154

        Santa Cruz, California

        A chic Victorian B&B perched on a cliff across from Cowell's Beach, Santa Cruz. Breezy and comfortable rooms with plush feather mattress toppers, spa baths and gorgeous sea views. Decor is beach themed with blues, greens and whites emulating the open view from the bay windows.

        Surfing  -  Surfers hunting the biggest waves head to Steamer Lane, for beginners Cowell’s Beach is the place to go.
        Great walks  -  Take a delightful food tour of Santa Cruz and explore the wide variety of eateries.
        Full of character
        Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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      • Shorebreak Hotel 157 rooms from £160

        CA, California

        Chic hotel on the beach with a modern vibe. A popular in-house restaurant and bar serving fresh food and cocktails. Bike and surfboard rentals, a ping pong table and outdoor fire pits add to the relaxed atmosphere. A great spot to enjoy a sundowner drink before heading out for some fun.

        Shops  -  The Main Street outside the hotel is buzzing with hip boutiques and surf shops
        Private Hot Tub  -  The Oceanfront 2 BR Suite, Oceanview Suite King and Accessible Courtyard Suite come with large soaking tubs
        Local markets  -  The Surf City Nights street fair and farmers market just moments away from the hotel
        Surfing  -  Surf classes and board rentals are available
        Recommended by  -  Tablet
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      • Pasea Hotel & Spa 250 rooms from £172

        California

        A hip contemporary beachfront property offering excellent service and an unbeatable location. Light and airy rooms are all white on white with plenty of glass and luxury bathrooms. Boasting a lively bar and superb restaurant as well as surf centre and glorious spa. Fabulous.

        City Style  -  A contemporary beach front property pleasing surfers, night revelers and spa-goers alike.
        Surfing  -  This property takes surfing seriously even offering a 'surf butler' to arrange all your needs.
        Local markets  -  Wander around Lot 579, an artisinal market, and sample Califorinia's flavours.
        Lively  -  Hip and happening.
        Recommended by  -  Tablet
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      • Kenwood Inn & Spa 29 rooms from £299

        Kenwood, California

        Romantic getaway in the heart of Wine Country has a pool, welcoming fireplaces and spa treatments for days. Large Italian style rooms - contemporary, yet cosy, with designer bathrooms. Dine at the hotel for Italian cuisine or the many local eateries. Explore the wineries by foot, bicycle or horse.

        Kayaking  -  Hot days are geared for kayaking on the Russian River.
        Romantic  -  Good for couples.
        Back to Nature
        Full of character
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      • The Ahwahnee Hotel 123 rooms from £352

        Yosemite National Park, California

        1925 luxury hotel resting in the foothills by Yosemite Falls has a pool and spa.Rooms are modern and comfortable with stunning views and fireplace. The Dining Room offers seasonal, fresh dishes matched with an fine wine list. Come sun or snow there are many adventures to be had for all the family!

        Fishing  -  The Park has spectacular fishing - Yosemite Fishing licenses are available at select locations within the park.
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
        Romantic  -  Good for couples.
        Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
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      • Tenaya Lodge 244 rooms from £154

        Fish Camp, California

        This luxurious activity-enthused hotel has a pool, spa and gym. Contemporary, large rooms offer modern bathrooms. California's bountiful culinary scene can be tasted in five of the in-house restaurants. Winter months offer snow based activities, while the summer sees hiking, fishing and trekking.

        Fishing  -  Fly fishing is a great way to spend the day with the family.
        Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
        Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
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      • Chateau du Sureau 9 rooms from £402

        Oakhurst, California

        European chateau set in manicured gardens with an outdoor pool and Yosemite views. 19th century windows flood light into the classically decorated rooms with hard wood floors and fireplaces. Fine dining complimented by a good wine selection. Relax at the spa, in the library or great outdoors.

        Fishing  -  Bring your own rod and reel and enjoy Bass Lake in all its mountain glory.
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
        Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
        Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
        Recommended by  -  Tablet, Relais & Chateaux
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      • The Chamberlain West Hollywood 114 rooms from £130

        Los Angeles (West Hollywood)

        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.

        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
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      • The Charlie 13 rooms from £140

        Los Angeles (West Hollywood)

        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.

        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
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      See all » 13 hotels in San Francisco

      • Hotel Zetta 116 rooms from £130

        San Francisco (Union Square)

        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.

        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
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      • The Parsonage B&B 5 rooms from £140

        San Francisco

        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.

        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
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      See all » 11 hotels in Palm Springs

      • Avalon Hotel Palm Springs 67 rooms from £80

        Palm Springs

        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.

        Local exploring  -  20 minutes drive from the Aerial Tramway, 1 hour from Joshua Tree National Park, and minutes from Palm Springs sights
        Spa breaks  -  The luxurious full-service spa, expansive gardens and 3 pools make this hotel the perfect spa break location
        Total relaxation
        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
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      • Ace Hotel & Swim Club 179 rooms from £84

        Palm Springs

        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 jacuzzi.

        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 jacuzzi in an atmospheric outdoor setting
        Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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      See all » 8 hotels in Santa Monica

      • The Rose Hotel 11 rooms from £123

        Santa Monica (Venice)

        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.

        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
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      • Channel Road Inn 15 rooms from £150

        Santa Monica

        A tasteful renovation of this shingle-clad Colonial Revival home makes this an enchanting seaside base. It sits on a peaceful residential street, just 2 minutes from Santa Monica beach. Light rooms with warm, simple but luxurious decor. Free afternoon wine, tea & snacks are the cherry on top!

        Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
        Spa
        Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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      See all » 8 hotels in Carmel

      • Mission Ranch 31 rooms from £96

        Carmel (California)

        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

        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.
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      • Sea View Inn 8 rooms from £111

        Carmel

        A charming B&B just outside Carmel town. The quaint rooms feature a pick and mix of large bay windows commanding ocean views, cosy canopied beds, antique furnishings and wooden floors. The perfect spot for exploring this unspoiled corner of California.

        Great walks  -  Carmel Beach is perfect for a meditative walk and immersion in the natural beauty of the California coastline.
        Sights nearby  -  Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo and Robinson Jeffers’ Tor House.
        Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
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      See all » 6 hotels in Napa

      • Milliken Creek Inn 12 rooms from £160

        Napa (California)

        This intimate adults-only inn is on the grassy banks of Napa River and the scenic Silverado Trail. The beautiful rooms boast stylish furnishings in chocolate and cream, creating a sense of warmth and luxury. Fantastic spa treatments and a manicured riverside garden add to the idyllic setting.

        Romantic Break  -  Adults-only, with romantic spa treatments and facilities and nearby vineyards for wine-tastings- perfect for a romantic break
        Total relaxation  -  Unusual and luxury spa treatments on offer, beautiful gardens overlooking the Napa river, and peaceful surroundings.
        Great walks  -  Explore the garden and beyond.
        Romantic  -  Good for couples.
        Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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      • The Carneros Inn 86 rooms from £225

        Napa

        Modern take on traditional local farm buildings in the beautiful Napa Valley with an 'agri-chic' aesthetic. The cottages and suites feature private, furnished patios and immaculately stylish rooms. Eat in delicious restaurants, and relax in an award-winning spa, outdoor pools, and grand gardens.

        Active Holiday  -  3 pools, hot tubs, free bikes, extensive gardens, art classes, cheese-making, horse riding and helicopter trips, to name a few
        Country Escape  -  The beautiful Napa Valley is perfect for a rural escape, and any holiday should involve a visit to a vineyard or tasting house
        Back to Nature  -  The Di Rosa Preserve: Art and Nature is a 217-acre estate housing thousands of artworks in a unique natural setting.
        Total relaxation
        Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith
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      See all » 6 hotels in San Diego

      • Les Artistes Inn 12 rooms from £84

        San Diego (California)

        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!

        Great walks  -  Life by the ocean is a vibrant one, so be sure to stroll the beaches.
        Opulent
        Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
        Full of character
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      • Andaz San Diego 159 rooms from £146

        San Diego (California)

        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.

        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
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      • Babbling Brook Inn 13 rooms from £123

        Santa Cruz, California

        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.

        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
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      • McCaffrey House 8 rooms from £134

        California

        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.

        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
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      • Inn at Depot Hill 12 rooms from £183

        Capitola, California

        This historic Inn, a working train depot well into the 1950’s, is just 10 minutes’ walk from Capitola Beach and Wharf. Each luxurious room follows the style of a famous travel destination. Plush Italian linens, feather fourposter beds, high ceilings, roaring fires- the perfect touch of opulence.

        Fishing  -  Charter a fishing boat at Capitola Boat & Bait or The Chartle Charters.
        Great walks  -  Beautiful walks at Antonelli Brother Begonia Gardens.
        Kayaking  -  Explore the coast with Kayak Connection.
        Opulent
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      • Cambria Beach Lodge 25 rooms from £170

        California

        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!

        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
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      • The Beach House 96 rooms from £261

        Hermosa Beach, California

        Luxurious modern oceanfront hotel with sea views a short drive from LA. Light rooms with private balcony, fireplace and daily breakfast. Use the spa and gym on site, or relax in the hot tub. Location is perfect for beach life, local restaurants and bars or simply exploring the city.

        Satellite / Cable TV
        Great walks  -  Redondo Beach Marina is 15 minute walk away and great for restaurants and boutique shops.
        Surfing  -  Visit the Surfer's Walk of Fame on Hermosa Beach Pier.
        Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
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      • Beach House Hotel Half Moon Bay 54 rooms from £192

        Half Moon Bay, California

        Stunning ocean location with pool and relaxing spa treatments. The rooms are comfortable and with private sitting room, fireplace, balcony and spacious bathroom. Restaurants are walking distance and activities are many. Great spot for water sports, fishing, beautiful trekking trails and relaxing.

        Birdwatching  -  Half Moon Bay has wetland and natural preserves that create an inviting environment for more than 200 species of birds.
        Kayaking  -  Discover the world of Sea Kayaking or Stand up Paddle boarding at Half Moon Bay Kayak Company.
        Great walks  -  Stroll Historic Main Street and visit the boutiques, restaurants, bakeries and cafes.
        Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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      • Blue Lantern Inn 29 rooms from £173

        Dana Point, California

        Breathtaking ocean views from private balconies and sun terraces. Rooms are modern with a nautical theme and loads of light. Start the day with in-room breakfast, then explore or relax at the spa. Welcome sunset with complimentary wine tastings. Don't miss the opportunity to go whale watching.

        Surfing  -  Doheny State Beach, a 62-acre park featuring a sandy beach and waves just right for surfing.
        Kayaking  -  Coastline Kayaking Adventures.
        Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
        Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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      • Seal Cove Inn 10 rooms from £274

        California

        An opulent oasis in the town of Half Moon Bay, just 30 minutes' drive from San Francisco. Bright, modern and well appointed rooms featuring patio or balcony hanging over the lovely grounds and pacific ocean. Smart, sophisticated and full of charm.

        Kayaking  -  Kayak the protected Pillar Point Harbor or the wild waters of the open Pacific near Half Moon Bay.
        Surfing  -  Sign up for surf or paddleboard lessons with the legendary local Jeff Clark.
        Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
        Opulent
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      • Casa Laguna Inn & Spa 22 rooms from £269

        Laguna Beach, California

        Intimate Laguna Beach hotel is the perfect quiet, relaxing spot for a romantic weekend break by the coast. Rooms are comfortable, with garden or sea views and private balconies. There is an outdoor pool and spa treatments for all. Great spot for seeing Los Angeles.

        Great walks  -  Crystal Cove State Park for a stroll along the beach.
        Private Hot Tub
        Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
        Spa
        Recommended by  -  Tablet
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      • Inn at Playa del Rey 21 rooms from £187

        California

        A boutique hotel, overlooking the waters of Marina del Rey and the Ballona Wetlands. The decor is casual and effortlessly elegant, with a lavish twist. One feels totally pampered with a gourmet breakfast each morning, Californian wine and hors d’oeuvres every afternoon and yummy snacks all day.

        Birdwatching  -  The hotel overlooks the waters of Marina del Rey and the 600-acre Ballona Wetlands, a bird sanctuary.
        Sights nearby  -  Visit Getty Villa, Getty Center, LA County Art Museum and LA Museum of Contemporary Art.
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
        Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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      • Inn at Rancho Santa Fe 80 rooms from £180

        California

        Luxury resort in sunny Rancho Santa Fe, surrounded by 21 acres of landscaped garden. Rooms and cottages are opulent, stylish and refined. With a golf course, tennis courts, wellness spa, restaurant, fitness center and a saltwater swimming pool you really can ask for nothing more.

        Great walks  -  Torrey Pines, the coastal state park boasts spectacular views of the Pacific coastline, migrating birds and unspoiled beaches.
        Surfing  -  Enjoy professional surf lessons for all levels at nearby Moonlight State Beach.
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
        Full of character
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      • Spindrift Inn 45 rooms from £163

        Monterey, California

        Monterey Bay views and prime town location complete this luxury boutique hotel's elegance and popularity. Large, naturally light rooms are complete with classic furnishing, wooden floors and fireplaces. Breakfast in bed is a real treat before heading out to explore the local history and the ocean.

        Sights nearby  -  If in the area you can not miss the idyllic beaches and sea lions at Point Lobos State Reserve.
        Great walks  -  Up to Point Pinos Lighthouse, which has been helping ships since 1855.
        Views  -  Ocean.
        Outstanding location
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      • Farmhouse Inn 18 rooms from £300

        Forestville, California

        Idyllic inn in the heart of Russian River Valley in Sonoma wine country with a renowned Michelin-starred restaurant. The intimate rooms include fireplaces and spa baths, and are tastefully furnished with contemporary items. The restaurant is spectacular, and the pool and gardens are picturesque.

        Eco break  -  The pool is heated by solar panels, and the spa and restaurant use local and organic ingredients often grown onsite.
        Foodies  -  The Michelin-starred restaurant is a major draw for local and foreign foodies alike throughout the region.
        Spa  -  Uses produce from the hotel gardens, offering lavender body butter massages and ginger-honey rubs, for example.
        Swimming Pool  -  A heated outdoor infinity pool is available to guests, surrounded by deck chairs and colourful gardens.
        Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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      • Gosby House Inn 22 rooms from £133

        Pacific Grove, California

        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!

        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!
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      • Casa 425 28 rooms from 205

        Claremont, California

        A stylish boutique hotel in the heart of Claremont, California. The rooms are modern and minimalist - white on white with a bold colour splash. The hotel opens out to a courtyard sitting area with fountains and fire pits. Contemporary and comfortable.

        Sights nearby  -  The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.
        Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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      • Carter House Inns from £161

        Eureka, California

        This cozy home-away-from-home is on a leafy residential street in the Redwood region. Luxury takes form in canopy beds, whirlpool tubs and a basket of treats. Edible flowers and vegetables grown on site are used to perfection in Restaurant 301. With 3,400 wines on the menu, evenings are a delight.

        Great walks  -  Humboldt Botanical Gardens are an idyllic setting to take a leisurely afternoon stroll.
        Back to Nature  -  National forests all around.
        Opulent
        Full of character
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      • Gaige House + Ryokan 23 rooms from £159

        Glen Ellen, California

        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!

        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
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      • Hotel Charlotte 10 rooms from £77

        Groveland, California

        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.

        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
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      • The Inn at Furnace Creek 66 rooms from £314

        California

        Situated in a lush oasis, surrounded by the expansive Death Valley National park. Rooms are traditional in style & feature spectacular views of the park and the Panamint Mountains. There are facilities galore for all: tennis, hiking, swimming, photography, walking, stargazing and shopping.

        Back to Nature  -  Set amid the dramatic backdrop of Death Valley
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
        Outstanding location
        Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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      • Beach Terrace Inn 48 rooms from £157

        Carlsbad, California

        THE place to stay on the Carlsbad Bay. The sleek and understated rooms come with private balconies overlooking the spectacular beach below. Nothing has been neglected for the sake of comfort and convenience. Everything about this boutique hotel is elegant and well thought out.

        Fishing  -  Arrange a deep sea fishing trip in the nest door bay.
        Lively  -  Hip and happening.
        Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
        Outstanding location
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      • Gingerbread Mansion 11 rooms from 155

        Ferndale, California

        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.

        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.
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      • Newport Beach Hotel 15 rooms from £173

        California

        Ideal location for lapping up Newport's vibrant beach scene. The rooms are classic beach-chic with stylish features and a contemporary tone. Relax on your balcony overlooking the sea, hit the beach or soak up the lively nightlife.

        Birdwatching  -  The northern portion of Newport Bay comprises the pristine, 1,000-acre Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve.
        Sailing  -  Newport Harbor is one of the west coast’s largest recreational boat harbors, perfect for sailing, rowing and kayaking.
        Fishing  -  Chartered ocean fishing excursions allow participants to haul in sea bass, halibut, tuna and yellowtail.
        Surfing  -  With a range of beaches to choose from you won't be dissapointed.
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      • Lost Whale Inn 8 rooms from £153

        California

        A charming coastal B&B, minutes from Redwood National Park. The eight well appointed rooms, each commanding spectacular views from their private balconies, follow a beach-side theme with nautical colour pairings. The seven course gourmet breakfast will set you up for the days exploring!

        Fishing  -  The North Coast is famous for fresh fish - albacore, tuna, halibut and salmon.
        Kayaking  -  Explore Big Lagoon State Park on a renteed kayak.
        Back to Nature  -  Explore the beaches and ancient Redwood forests.
        Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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      • Boon Hotel & Spa 14 rooms from £131

        California

        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.

        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
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      • Sands Hotel & Spa 46 rooms from £160

        California

        This elegant boutique hotel boasts chic design with a moroccan twist by a world-renowned british designer. Sip cocktails by the poolside, relax in the spoiling spa or enjoy fusion cuisine in the sceney Pink Cabana restaurant and bar. A grown up property ideal for indulgent and rejuvenating breaks.

        Spa breaks  -  A first rate spa offers treatments combining Western techniques with botanicals from the world-over
        Great walks  -  Joshua Tree National Park is 45 mins' drive away; walk among desert landscapes and admire the Park’s twisted Joshua trees
        Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
        Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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      • Pelican Inn & Suites 48 rooms from £112

        Cambria, California

        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.

        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.
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      • The Ranch at Laguna Beach 97 rooms from £306

        California

        The Ranch at Laguna Beach is located in the beautiful Aliso and Wood Canyons. Offering a variety of rooms, cottages and suites furnished in luxurious contemporary fashion with warm interiors and private patios. Enjoy American cuisine at the Harvest Restaurant. A stunning spot, perfect for families!

        Active Holiday  -  The Ranch at Laguna Beach offers an array of activities to get you out and about enjoying the weather
        Families  -  With family suites available, and the beach nearby this is the ideal spot for a family getaway
        Cooking classes  -  Learn to rustle up a few of your favourite dishes from the menu at the in house cooking class
        Fishing  -  If you fancy a peaceful afternoon then head off along the coast for a spot of fishing
        Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
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      • Rancho Valencia from £320

        San Diego, California

        Beautiful cluster of Spanish-style bungalows in 43-acres of gardens and olive groves in Rancho Santa Fe, inland from stunning Californian beaches. The grand rooms are luxuriously furnished each with a fireplace. There is a renowned tennis coaching program, an excellent spa and countless activities.

        Active Holiday  -  Spin studio, Pilates studio, Zumba space, boxing and TRX classes, tennis coaching, yoga classes, hikes, and other activities
        Country Escape  -  The resort is spread over 43 acres of flowering trees and gardens, olive groves, tennis courts and croquet fields.
        Beach Life  -  Del Mar and Solana Beach have classic California beaches
        Spa breaks
        Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Relais & Chateaux
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      • West Cliff Inn 9 rooms from £154

        Santa Cruz, California

        A chic Victorian B&B perched on a cliff across from Cowell's Beach, Santa Cruz. Breezy and comfortable rooms with plush feather mattress toppers, spa baths and gorgeous sea views. Decor is beach themed with blues, greens and whites emulating the open view from the bay windows.

        Surfing  -  Surfers hunting the biggest waves head to Steamer Lane, for beginners Cowell’s Beach is the place to go.
        Great walks  -  Take a delightful food tour of Santa Cruz and explore the wide variety of eateries.
        Full of character
        Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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      • Shorebreak Hotel 157 rooms from £160

        CA, California

        Chic hotel on the beach with a modern vibe. A popular in-house restaurant and bar serving fresh food and cocktails. Bike and surfboard rentals, a ping pong table and outdoor fire pits add to the relaxed atmosphere. A great spot to enjoy a sundowner drink before heading out for some fun.

        Shops  -  The Main Street outside the hotel is buzzing with hip boutiques and surf shops
        Private Hot Tub  -  The Oceanfront 2 BR Suite, Oceanview Suite King and Accessible Courtyard Suite come with large soaking tubs
        Local markets  -  The Surf City Nights street fair and farmers market just moments away from the hotel
        Surfing  -  Surf classes and board rentals are available
        Recommended by  -  Tablet
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      • Pasea Hotel & Spa 250 rooms from £172

        California

        A hip contemporary beachfront property offering excellent service and an unbeatable location. Light and airy rooms are all white on white with plenty of glass and luxury bathrooms. Boasting a lively bar and superb restaurant as well as surf centre and glorious spa. Fabulous.

        City Style  -  A contemporary beach front property pleasing surfers, night revelers and spa-goers alike.
        Surfing  -  This property takes surfing seriously even offering a 'surf butler' to arrange all your needs.
        Local markets  -  Wander around Lot 579, an artisinal market, and sample Califorinia's flavours.
        Lively  -  Hip and happening.
        Recommended by  -  Tablet
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      • Kenwood Inn & Spa 29 rooms from £299

        Kenwood, California

        Romantic getaway in the heart of Wine Country has a pool, welcoming fireplaces and spa treatments for days. Large Italian style rooms - contemporary, yet cosy, with designer bathrooms. Dine at the hotel for Italian cuisine or the many local eateries. Explore the wineries by foot, bicycle or horse.

        Kayaking  -  Hot days are geared for kayaking on the Russian River.
        Romantic  -  Good for couples.
        Back to Nature
        Full of character
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      • The Ahwahnee Hotel 123 rooms from £352

        Yosemite National Park, California

        1925 luxury hotel resting in the foothills by Yosemite Falls has a pool and spa.Rooms are modern and comfortable with stunning views and fireplace. The Dining Room offers seasonal, fresh dishes matched with an fine wine list. Come sun or snow there are many adventures to be had for all the family!

        Fishing  -  The Park has spectacular fishing - Yosemite Fishing licenses are available at select locations within the park.
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
        Romantic  -  Good for couples.
        Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
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      • Tenaya Lodge 244 rooms from £154

        Fish Camp, California

        This luxurious activity-enthused hotel has a pool, spa and gym. Contemporary, large rooms offer modern bathrooms. California's bountiful culinary scene can be tasted in five of the in-house restaurants. Winter months offer snow based activities, while the summer sees hiking, fishing and trekking.

        Fishing  -  Fly fishing is a great way to spend the day with the family.
        Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
        Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
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      • Chateau du Sureau 9 rooms from £402

        Oakhurst, California

        European chateau set in manicured gardens with an outdoor pool and Yosemite views. 19th century windows flood light into the classically decorated rooms with hard wood floors and fireplaces. Fine dining complimented by a good wine selection. Relax at the spa, in the library or great outdoors.

        Fishing  -  Bring your own rod and reel and enjoy Bass Lake in all its mountain glory.
        Views  -  Great views from hotel
        Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
        Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
        Recommended by  -  Tablet, Relais & Chateaux
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