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          1299 Hotels Found
          1. Post Ranch Inn
            Big Sur, California, United States
            • Adults-Only
            • Boutique
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The 39-room Post Ranch Inn is one of the most beautiful hotels in the United States -- if not the entire world -- and offers a romantic, intimate stay amid gorgeous natural surroundings. The hotel is built into the cliffs of Big Sur, and the organic architecture is breathtaking, seeming to grow out…
          2. Terranea Resort
            Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
            • Beachfront
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            One of just a few true mega-resorts in Southern California, the 102-acre, 582-room Terranea in Rancho Palos Verdes offers a range of features that's unrivaled among L.A.-area properties, including a eight eating options, four outdoor swimming pools, a top-tier spa, nine holes of golf, and gorgeous a…
          3. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
            Truckee, Lake Tahoe, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is a five-pearl full-service resort in the mountains above Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort. Along with luxe rooms, a huge spa, and fine dining, the Ritz-Carlton offers ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes and many other recreational activities -- including multiple outdoor…
          4. The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
            Yosemite National Park, California, United States
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            Nestled deep amongst the pine trees, cliffs, and canyons of Yosemite Valley is the 123-room The Majestic Yosemite Hotel. The impressive stone and wood structure, built in 1927, is considered a National Historic Landmark. Rooms with views of the Half Dome and El Captain summits are filled with wood a…
          5. Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort
            Big Sur, California, United States
            • Boutique
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            Situated on more than 200 acres of picturesque oceanfront land, The Ventana Inn & Spa looks like a rustic cabin nestled in the woods -- yet it features 62 luxurious, streamlined rooms with wooden accents, refreshing pops of color, and modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and free a…
          6. Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging
            Truckee, Lake Tahoe, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            The four-pearl Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging offers direct access to Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort, with plenty of nearby upscale shopping and dining found via cobblestone streets. Housed in separate lodges in the quaint Village at Northstar, the spacious, luxe rooms include kitchens, TV systems, A…
          7. Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
            Fish Camp, Yosemite National Park, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a 294-room, four-pearl hotel surrounded by Sierra National Forest, about two miles from the South Gate entrance of Yosemite National Park. It’s a comfortable enough place with a homey ambiance, and simple decor inspired by Native American and Southwestern patterns as…
          8. Paradise Point Resort and Spa
            Mission Bay, San Diego, California
            • Beachfront
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            This 462-room upscale property near Sea World has sprawling, 44-acre grounds on a private island, activities galore (tennis, a putting green, water sports, basketball), five pools, a kids' club, and a mile-long beach. There are also a full-service spa and a modern fitness center. Varied dining a bar…
          9. L'Auberge Del Mar
            Del Mar, San Diego, California
            • Beachfront
            • Boutique
            • Business
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The 121-room L'Auberge Del Mar is a luxury beachfront property in the beautiful Del Mar Village and one of the top hotels on the Southern California coastline. Lovely, homey rooms have private balconies or terraces, some overlooking the ocean, though others have lackluster views of the parking lot a…
          10. Yosemite Valley Lodge
            Yosemite National Park, California, United States
            • Child-Friendly
            • Value
            This 249-room budget hotel sits right in the heart of Yosemite Valley and within walking distance of the beautiful Yosemite Falls -- so guests going for location over charm might consider this option. It is significantly cheaper than the one other hotel right in the area, the more upscale Ahwahnee a…
          11. Resort at Squaw Creek
            Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            The Resort at Squaw Creek is one of the biggest resorts in Squaw Valley, with more than 400 rooms and a services and amenity offering that is easily among the most comprehensive in all of Tahoe. Its beautiful location means fine views of the mountains and valley, whether guests are playing golf, ice…
          12. Omni La Costa Resort and Spa
            Carlsbad, California, United States
            • Beachfront
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            This 400-acre, 611-room megaresort near Legoland is packed with family features, including large rooms, six pools with waterslides, and an impressive kids club. The spa, golf courses, tennis courts, and on-site shopping help ensure adults have fun as well, but there are extra fees for almost…
          13. Hotel del Coronado
            Coronado, San Diego, California
            • Beachfront
            • Child-Friendly
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            The iconic, family-friendly Hotel del Coronado is one of the largest and best-known resorts in Southern California, with 679 modern rooms right on the beach and an acclaimed fine dining restaurant and wine bar. It's located in charming Coronado Village, a short drive away from San Diego’s main But…
          14. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
            Half Moon Bay, California, United States
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The romantic 261-room Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay serves the Ritz-Carlton name well, offering stunning rooms, a large spa, and beautiful bay views -- though the fog sometimes makes it difficult to get a good glimpse. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, the hotel has excellent outdoor fire the…
          15. The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island
            Avalon, Catalina Island, California
            • Boutique
            • Child-Friendly
            • Romantic
            The Avalon is an upper-middle-range boutique located in a quiet but central spot across the street from the beach. The property is intimate, with a mellow vibe, and only 15 rooms all built around a quaint shaded courtyard. The highlight here is the rooftop sun deck, offering loungers, and expansive…
          16. Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite
            Groveland, Yosemite National Park, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Romantic
            Evergreen Lodge is a 22-acre cabin resort surrounded by Stanislaus National Forest, about one mile from Yosemite National Park’s western border. The 90 cabins come in different sizes -- some perfect for newlyweds, others great for a large family -- and are rustic, cozy, and comfortable with large no…
          17. Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
            Anaheim, Orange County, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Value
            The Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground is a great pick for families, with its own mini water park, large game room, and convenient location a short walk away from Disneyland. The hotel is modern and rooms are immaculately clean with soundproofed walls that keep freeway noise and at a…
          18. Bacara Resort & Spa
            Santa Barbara, California, United States
            • Beachfront
            • Business
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            Bacara Resort & Spa is a luxury spa resort on the California coast, about a 20-minute drive from downtown Santa Barbara. The 358 rooms and suites here feature detailed decor (some with fireplaces) and come with balconies or terraces, many with views out on the ocean. There's also a huge spa, on-site…
          19. La Valencia Hotel
            La Jolla, San Diego, California
            • Beachfront
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The historic, upscale La Valencia Hotel has held its prime location on the Pacific Ocean in the heart of sunny La Jolla since it was constructed in 1926. The Pink Lady, as it's affectionally called -- a nod to the Pepto pink exterior -- was renovated in 2014, bringing it squarely into this century a…
          20. The Resort at Pelican Hill
            Newport Beach, Orange County, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            When pulling up to the five-pearl Resort at Pelican Hill you might think you've taken a wrong turn on the Pacific Coast Highway and somehow wound up in Italy. The buildings, pools, and spa were inspired by famed Italian architect Andrea Palladio and the 504-acre grounds look positively The resort is…
          21. Half Dome Village
            Yosemite National Park, California, United States
            • Child-Friendly
            • Value
            Half Dome Village is a community of cabins, tent cabins, and motel rooms along with some retail and dining establishments. The 48-acre property is located in the heart of Yosemite Valley right below Glacier Point and near Half Dome and Yosemite Village. The 499 accommodations are ideal for campers a…
          22. Big Trees Lodge
            Yosemite National Park, California, United States
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Value
            Yosemite's Big Tree Lodge is not only one of the oldest mountain resorts in California, but is also a National Historic Landmark. Located between the Mariposa Groves and tourist hot spot Yosemite Valley, the hotel occupies its own patch of secluded property of streams and forest. This property was a…
          23. Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
            San Francisco, California, United States
            • Child-Friendly
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            Luxury vacation rental meets upscale hotel at the city's best, if most expensive, residence-style lodging. The Ghirardelli Square factory setting has plenty of character, and 53 modern one-, two-, and three-bedroom units feel like designer model homes with fireplaces, full kitchens, and amenities. a…
          24. Meadowood Napa Valley
            Napa Valley, California, United States
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            Nestled among acres of hilly oak forest in the St. Helena area of Napa Valley, the Meadowood Napa Valley resort could be a destination unto itself. The luxury property has 85 rooms, including cottages and suites, with wine bars and Illy espresso-makers in some, and fireplaces, outdoor porches or and…
          25. Andaz San Diego
            Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California
            • Boutique
            • Luxury
            • Party
            This 159-room boutique is one of the sleekest hotels in the Gaslamp Quarter, with a popular rooftop lounge and a sexy wine bar. Rooms are minimally decorated but attractive, with slate-tiled bathrooms and modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi and large flat-screen TVs. Some minibar items are also for…
          26. Kenwood Inn and Spa
            Kenwood, Sonoma County, California
            • Boutique
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            Kenwood Inn and Spa is located in Sonoma County, but the hotel and grounds evoke beautiful Tuscany. The European-style property impresses with its lush gardens and courtyards, and exquisite fountains and pools. The 29 private and spacious rooms are individually decorated with romantic decor, and are…
          27. Fairmont Grand Del Mar
            Del Mar, San Diego, California
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            This 249-room Spanish-Colonial-style resort in the rolling hills near Del Mar is stunning, from the old-world decor to the enormous rooms to the luxurious spa. It features four pools, excellent restaurants, an 18-hole golf course, an Equestrian Center, and free car service in a Mercedes or Cadillac…
          28. The Lodge at Torrey Pines
            La Jolla, San Diego, California
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            With its proximity to some of the most beautiful spots in San Diego, the 170-room Lodge at Torrey Pines is a haven for nature lovers and golf enthusiasts opting for a rustic, relaxed vibe. Rooms and common areas feature craftsman-styled decor and furnishings, and the rooms are sweet and spacious, a…
          29. Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
            Downtown, San Diego, California
            • Boutique
            • Business
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            Located in the lively Gaslamp Quarter, Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego is a hip luxury property with unique design touches and a young vibe. Surrounding streets are filled with bars and restaurants, while the waterfront is about a 20-minute walk. The on-site eatery earns raves from guests for its a…
          30. The Village at Squaw Valley
            Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Romantic
            The upper-middle-range Village at Squaw Valley resembles a charming European-style village, and is the retail hub of the world-famous ski resort. Shops and restaurants line the walkways between the 180-room hotel's six buildings. Suites feature kitchens, radiant floor heat, and lots of space, but of…
          31. Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
            Solvang, California, United States
            • Child-Friendly
            • Romantic
            Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, set on a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch, has been a family-friendly getaway in California's Santa Ynez Valley since 1946. Guests can expect charming, western-style rooms, and a range of outdoor activities, including fishing, golfing, tennis, swimming at the pool or and…
          32. Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
            Pismo Beach, California, United States
            • Beachfront
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            This upscale resort is easily the top option in Pismo Beach, with an oceanfront location, a farm-to-table restaurant, and a lovely full-service spa. The property was formerly a condo building, and all the rooms are big, sophisticated suites with full kitchens. It's hard to find fault, and most find…
          33. Hyatt Residence Club Carmel, Highlands Inn
            Carmel Highlands, California, United States
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The 144-room cliff-side Hyatt Residence Club Carmel, Highlands Inn offers awe-inspired views unrivaled anywhere else around Monterey and Carmel -- some could even argue the entire West Coast. Accommodations are seemingly as roomy as the stunning ocean views they offer, most complete with working and…
          34. Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort
            Oxnard, California, United States
            • Beachfront
            • Business
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            The 250-suite Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort is an upscale beachfront resort located on almost nine acres, between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. The beautiful, wide, white sand beach is this hotel's hottest selling point. The property is kid-friendly, with children's menus, a family a…
          35. Beach Village at The Del
            Coronado, San Diego, California
            • Beachfront
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            Beach Village at The Del is the more luxurious section of the iconic Hotel del Coronado, offering big upscale cottages right on the sand. Beach Village guests get exclusive extras that Hotel del Coronado guests do not: private pools, use of the Windsor Club Cottage, a free breakfast buffet, and such…
          36. Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
            Tahoe Vista, Lake Tahoe, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Romantic
            • Value
            Located on the shores of Lake Tahoe, the mid-range Franciscan Lakeside Lodge features cozy cottages and rooms in a woodsy, lakefront setting. While some rooms are tucked across the street from the lake in a darker, tree-covered area, the lakefront cottages have excellent views and open to the sandy…
          37. El Capitan Canyon
            Santa Barbara, California, United States
            • Child-Friendly
            • Romantic
            • Value
            Twenty miles north of Santa Barbara, situated on 300 acres of canyon wilderness, El Capitan Canyon offers a camping, or "glamping," experience with enough modern conveniences to satisfy travelers who would rather just semi-rough it. Guests stay in cabins, tents, or yurts; only cabins have en-suite a…
          38. Cypress Inn on Miramar Beach
            Half Moon Bay, California, United States
            • Beachfront
            • Bed and Breakfast/Inn
            • Boutique
            • Romantic
            The 18-room Cypress Inn on Miramar Beach is a mid-range boutique located in a quiet residential neighborhood next to the Pacific Ocean. The rooms are homey and romantic, and have a coastal California style that matches the setting. Some rooms have balconies offering spectacular ocean views. in all a…
          39. Lemon Tree Hotel and Suites
            Anaheim, Orange County, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Romantic
            • Value
            This modest mid-range hotel attracts Disney-bound families on a budget. It's not as close to the park as many other hotels, but it's just a 10-minute drive to the attractions (and the hotel offers a limited free shuttle). The 91 rooms are homey and a bit dated, but they're all equipped with and plus…
          40. Carmel Valley Ranch
            Carmel Valley, California, United States
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            Carmel Valley Ranch is a 500-acre property offering modern luxury in a rustic, bucolic setting, with tall oak trees, organic gardens, and rolling vineyards. Rooms are decorated in soft tones and feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and Keurig coffeemakers. Enormous, immaculate bathrooms with soaking…
          41. Montage Laguna Beach
            Laguna Beach, Orange County, California
            • Beachfront
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            With beautiful grounds, an elegant spa, and modern rooms (all of which have stunning views of the ocean), this hotel is possibly the most serene and relaxing in Orange County, California. It's perched directly above the beach, and the building's "U" shape allows for breathtaking views from the lobby…
          42. Monarch Beach Resort
            Dana Point, Orange County, California
            • Business
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Party
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            The luxury Monarch Beach Resort is situated on stunning grounds overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The 400 spacious, elegant rooms and suites are bright and airy, with private balconies, modern amenities, and luxe marble bathrooms with separate showers and soaking tubs. Chic interiors include several as…
          43. Cavallo Point
            Sausalito, Marin County, California
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            This historic property under the Golden Gate Bridge offers sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay skyline. Located in a state park in Sausalito, across the bay from San Francisco, Cavallo Point feels removed from the hustle and bustle of the city even though it is still accessible -- the hotel a to…
          44. LEGOLAND California Hotel
            Carlsbad, California, United States
            • Child-Friendly
            Almost every inch of LEGOLAND California Hotel is a Lego experience, from the character visits at the free breakfast, to the daily Lego building contests, to the nightly entertainment in the lobby's castle. Access to the amusement park isn't included in the rate, but guests do get early morning them…
          45. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
            Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, California
            • Boutique
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            This 49-room luxury resort is located in Rancho Santa Fe, a wealthy residential community in the hills of Southern California, on 40 acres of lush grounds. The Spanish-style suites, all with fireplaces and patios, are located in 26 casitas spread across the sprawling property, creating a rare level…
          46. L'Auberge Carmel
            Carmel, California, United States
            • Boutique
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            L'auberge Carmel is a 20-room upscale boutique hotel in downtown Carmel, California, a 10-minute walk from the beach. This intimate property stands out for its charming European feel, lovely courtyard, and thoughtful touches such as an excellent free breakfast and an evening turndown service that if…
          47. Cedar Glen Lodge
            Tahoe Vista, Lake Tahoe, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Romantic
            • Value
            Set in a forested area across the street from Lake Tahoe, the 31-unit Cedar Glen Lodge is a throwback to a simpler time with its motor-lodge design, woodsy cabins, and 1930s-era vintage. Accommodations are split between cabins and lodge rooms, all with cable flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and free a…
          48. Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
            Anaheim, Orange County, California
            As the sole upscale hotel available right in the heart of the Disneyland Resort, there is no other Anaheim property quite like Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The 948 guest rooms are the area’s only ones with direct access to Disney California Adventure, thanks to an exclusive entrance to is…
          49. Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
            Mission Bay, San Diego, California
            • Child-Friendly
            The Hyatt Regency is an upscale resort hotel with an enviable setting overlooking the waters of San Diego's Mission Bay. Its location means easy access to Mission Beach and SeaWorld, while the surrounding area is largely pleasant parkland and shoreline. While many of the hotel's common areas have to…
          50. Kimpton Solamar Hotel
            Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California
            • Boutique
            • Child-Friendly
            This 235-room Kimpton boutique just outside the Gaslamp Quarter is notable for its stylish rooms with beach-inspired decor and its attractive rooftop pool area. There are some great freebies -- a free nightly wine and beer hour, free coffee and tea in the lobby, free newspaper delivery, and free for…

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