California is known variously as The Land of Milk and Honey, The El Dorado State, The Golden State, and The Grape State. Already hungry? The fluid nature of the state’s social, economic, and political life shaped so largely by the influx of people from other states and countries has for centuries made California a laboratory for testing new modes of living. California leads the country in agricultural production. About one-half of the state’s land is federally owned. National parks located throughout the state are devoted to the preservation of nature and natural resources.
1.PACIFIC TERRACE :
Perched on a sandy bluff overlooking the sparkling ocean, the Pacific Terrace Hotel provides Four Diamond, beachfront accommodations in San Diego’s Pacific Beach. Kick-off your shoes, settle into your balcony chair, sip a relaxing beverage, and look out over the amazing California coast. Treat yourself to a massage by the pool, a bike ride down the boardwalk, or just get comfortable in our portable beach chairs–and sun umbrellas–out on the warm sand.
Beach buckets and shovels, toys, boogie boards, and bikes are on hand and ready to entertain the kids at the Pacific Beach San Diego hotel. Beach buckets and shovels, toys, boogie boards, and bikes are on hand and ready to entertain the kids. Located at the far north end of Pacific Beach’s oceanfront boardwalk, our central San Diego hotel provides easy access to exceptional surfing, sailing, fishing, and cycling. They are also just down the road from the city’s world-renown attractions, including SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, La Jolla, Mission Bay, Torrey Pines State Beach.
Styled in elegant dark wood furnishings, each luxurious room provides terrycloth bathrobes and free toiletries in the en suite bathroom at Pacific Terrace Hotel. Tasteful tropical linens are featured. Concierge services help book dinner reservations nearby. Conveniently, the San Diego Pacific Terrace Hotel offers charge back to the room services and room service at nearby restaurants The Duck Dive and Fat Fish Cantina Grill. Gated underground parking and a gift shop are offered. A modern and spacious fitness center is available for guests.
For over a century, The Beverly Hills Hotel has been the spot for Hollywood’s brightest lights, the ultimate beacon of glamour. She greets you like a movie star from the moment you pass the iconic signage, step onto the signature red carpet and enter the grand lobby. Welcome to the legacy.
Known as “The Pink Palace,” this luxury hotel on Sunset Boulevard features the full-service La Prairie Spa and a beautiful outdoor pool. Downtown Beverly Hills is just 1.6 km away. The bright and elegant rooms of The Beverly Hills Hotel feature marble bathrooms and 2 TVs. A minibar, coffee maker and ironing facilities are included. The Polo Lounge at the hotel is a popular dining place for celebrities. The poolside Cabana Café, the 1950s-style Fountain Coffee Room and the Bar Nineteen 12 are also open.
The Beverly Hills’ pool features underwater music, private cabanas, and personal staff service. The fitness center provides free fruit, juices, and water while guests work out. The Beverly Hills Hotel is across from Will Rogers Memorial Park. Greystone Mansion is 6 minutes away. Beverly Hills is a great choice for travelers interested in food, shopping, and restaurants.
Lively and energetic, the Andaz Napa knows how to do cool and sleek. The hotel manages to feel high-end without seeming formal or stuffy, and its location in the heart of downtown Napa is tough to beat. After a day of wine tasting, rooms boasting everything from deep soaking tubs and gas fireplaces make relaxing easy. Hand-crafted cocktails are featured at the restaurant at Andaz Napa.
City views from a private terrace, private parking and WiFi is included in all rooms. Black-out drapes are featured in all rooms at Andaz. Vessel sinks and a glass shower are featured in the en suite bathroom. Calming light grey walls, plush white bedding, and subtle colored accents are offered. A separate seating area is featured in the studio. A relaxed social dining experience is available onsite at Mercantile Social. In-room breakfast service is offered with all rooms. Concierge services are offered. Daily maid service is provided. Dry cleaning services are available.
Napa Valley Wine Train is 10 minutes’ walk away. Domaine Carneros Winery is 10 minutes’ drive away. Francis Ford Coppola Winery is an hours’ drive away from Andaz Napa – A Concept by Hyatt. Isn’t that tremendous? Unwind in airy accommodations featuring hardwood floors, marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, stocked minibars, and floor-to-ceiling windows that fill the space with sunlight. Choose a loft room for private balconies and glass fireplaces or a suite with dining rooms and furnished terraces.
4.ROSEWOOD SAND HOTEL:
Rosewood Sand Hill is well-positioned for energetic Bay Area exploring. Closer to home, the surrounding Menlo Park is a prosperous city that affords at least a day of sightseeing. Orient yourself with the bistros and coffee shops on the tree-lined Main Street.
The hotel appeals to an array of guest experiences with resort-like amenities, lush courtyard gardens, and local charm. Whether relaxing in the largest guestrooms on the peninsula, indulging at Sense spa or delighting in the freshest of fare at the Michelin-starred restaurant, Madera, guests enjoy unparalleled attention to detail and service.
Fresh air rich with the smell of verdant hills and coast redwoods swirl around the rooftop patio at the Rosewood Sand Hill. Spend an evening with friends on the private restaurant terrace and cozy up near the outdoor fireplace long before retreating indoors.The Californian ranch style hotel is sandwiched between the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Cruz Mountains. Making the most of these dramatic views, it incorporates gardened courtyards and a vast open pool area to make outdoor relaxation an unavoidable feature.
When you really must retire indoors, find grand marble baths and original artworks in the spacious suites.
5.THE BEACH HOUSE :
This oceanfront Hermosa Beach hotel serves a daily continental breakfast and offers free wireless internet access throughout the property. All guestrooms and suites at the Hermosa Beach House boast a fireplace, balcony or patio, and separate sitting areas. Guests will enjoy flat-screen TVs, refrigerators and a spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower.
The Beach House at Hermosa features a fitness center and a cozy hot tub. After a busy day, guests can relax with an on-site spa service. Guests can also take advantage of nearby activities such as biking or surfing as well as exploring the attractions of Los Angeles. The hotel is 11.3 km south of Los Angeles International Airport.
Located in Hermosa Beach, Beach House Hotel at Hermosa Beach is on the beach. World Cruise Center and Santa Monica Pier are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Venice Beach Boardwalk. Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as a fitness center and massage/treatment rooms. All 96 rooms boast fireplaces and deep soaking tubs, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find balconies or patios, MP3 docks, and sofa beds.
6.INTERCONTINENTAL THE CLEMENT MONTEREY:
Located in the heart of Monterey’s historic Cannery Row, InterContinental The Clement Monterey boasts elegant accommodations, on-site dining options, and modern amenities. The rooms offer a TV and in-room movies, an electronics charging station, a coffee machine, and a minibar. The en suite bathroom includes bathrobes, a soaking tub, and a separate shower.
Enjoy panoramic ocean views and radiant sunrises on beautiful Monterey Bay. Overlooking the sapphire waters of Monterey Bay on Cannery Row, waterfront hotel, resort, and spa is where beauty and luxury indulge your senses. Whether you are planning a family vacation, romantic getaway, or special event, InterContinental, the Clement Monterey is an inspiring Monterey Bay hotel with urban energy, modern luxury, and coastal charm
The entire family can have an enjoyable stay. With on-site spa services, a state-of-the-art business center, and a children’s club, there is something for everyone. Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant. Only steps from the Clements front doors, guests will find a variety of area attractions. Beautiful seascapes and wildlife, charming boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and exciting nightlife are all within walking distance from the hotel.
7.POST RANCH INN:
The 39-room Post Ranch Inn is one of the most beautiful hotels in the United States — if not the entire world and offers a romantic, intimate stay amid gorgeous natural surroundings.
The hotel is built into the cliffs of Big Sur, and the organic architecture is breathtaking, seeming to grow out of the ground beside the hotel’s surrounding redwoods. The spacious, eco-sensitive rooms have ocean or mountain views and many feature floor-to-ceiling windows to better show them off. Rooms also have wood-burning fireplaces, radiant floor heating, outdoor showers or hot tubs, private decks, and organic bath products and linens — but no televisions or alarm clocks as the hotel strives for a peaceful environment.
The award-winning spa focuses on rejuvenating services and even has a shaman on-site; the restaurant, Sierra Mar, is one of the best in Big Sur; the hotel’s clifftop pools are stunning, and free amenities (such as yoga and stargazing) are abundant. High atop the cliffs of Big Sur, 1200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, sits Post Ranch Inn, a sanctuary for the soul. Ideal for romance, relaxation or rejuvenation, this Big Sur resort is the ultimate destination for a luxurious escape. With natural architecture embracing the coast’s dramatic beauty, comfort, and privacy with panoramic ocean or mountain views. Here romance and connection seem to thrive.
8.BODEGA BAY LODGE:
Surrounded by the Sonoma Coast, Bodega Bay Lodge sits on a hill overlooking Doran Regional Park with views of the Pacific Ocean and Bodega Bay. It features on-site dining at Drakes Sonoma Coast Kitchen and 2 spa treatment rooms at the pool area. Guests at the Bodega Bay Lodge are furnished with amenities such as a cable TV, free WiFi, a coffee machine and a bathroom with microfiber bathrobes, slippers,and an umbrella. Guests can order in-room massages as well.
Bodega Bay Lodge is near the beach. Bodega Harbour Golf Links and Links at Bodega Harbour are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area’s natural beauty can explore Goat Rock Beach and Point Reyes National Seashore.
Guests can enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or workout in the gym. The Bodega Bay Lodge includes a hot tub and is completely non-smoking. Drakes Sonoma Coast Kitchen offers local cuisine and sustainably farmed produce, seafood, and meats.
9.BERNARDUS LODGE AND SPA:
With rolling hills, grapevines, and 22 boutique tasting rooms, Carmel Valley is like Napa Valley – only smaller and without all the traffic. The surrounding Santa Lucia Range provides lovely views and elevates the valley above nearby Monterey’s famous fog. Expect plenty of sunshine, comfortable year-round temperatures, and a quiet pace.
This 28-acre Carmel Valley resort feels like a sprawling wine country estate. Its picturesque setting is made the most of with large windows, an alfresco dining terrace, and outdoor fireplaces. All rooms have private balconies or patios, and villas have open-air showers. The property’s namesake spa features an outdoor warming pool, eucalyptus steam rooms, dry-sauna rooms, and a small but adequate fitness center. After your treatment, keep the serenity going at the adults-only hot tub overlooking the mountain range. Families will appreciate the dining service and shaded cabanas at the main pool, as well as the manicured bocce and croquet courts.
With Nespresso coffee makers and a complimentary wine bar stocked with Bernardus wines, the guest rooms at this property aspire to a homey atmosphere that encourages you to indulge. Guests also appreciate the large tubs and the private balconies or terraces overlooking the property’s gardens and the nearby mountains. The boutique resort’s romantic side can be found at its restaurant and in the spa, which offers couples treatments. And despite the availability of wireless internet, guests find this the perfect place to disconnect from the outside world.
10.MALIBU BEACH INN:
Featuring a soothing luxury spa and rooms with private balconies overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean, Malibu Beach Inn lies 16.1 km outside downtown Malibu. Free WiFi is available.
The Malibu Beach Inn offers all-oceanfront rooms with contemporary wood furnishings and a hand-picked selection of wines. The digital entertainment center features music, games and a flat-screen TV with extended cable channels.The Malibu’s Carbon Beach Club serves coastal cuisine indoors and on a beachfront terrace. The restaurant’s specialty seafood and meat dishes contain fresh produce from local growers.
Malibu Beach Inn guests have direct access to the private beach. Veronica’s Skin and Body Care Spa offers offers a menu of exotic massages and treatments that can also be performed in guests’ rooms.
The waters the Pacific Ocean meet California’s most illustrious seaside haven. Located along a strip of coastline nicknamed Billionaire’s Beach, our opulent boutique hotel offers breathtaking oceanic panoramas and refined design inspired by Malibu’s effortless ambiance. Each of the 47 well-appointed guestrooms sit directly above the exclusive sands of Carbon Beach. Wake each morning to the soothing sounds of the sea, and at day’s end, watch the shores come alight with the glow of the setting sun.