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Best Hotels in California: Villagio Inn & Spa

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With the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the east, the iconic coastline to the west, and redwood forests and deserts in between, California is an ideal vacation spot for all kinds of travelers. But where to stay?

A recently renovated Santa Barbara resort where JFK honeymooned and a Big Sur inn where rooms come with commanding vistas of the Pacific Ocean hint at the appeal of the state's top hotels.

From Napa to Newport Beach, find out which California hotels made the cut, as selected by readers in our annual World's Best Awards survey.


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