Hotels in California

Many of the rooms have private balconies overlooking the scenic waters, and all come with the use of a bike or snowshoes.

This Spanish-style inn, located in the Presidio District, is only three blocks from Santa Barbara’s main drag, State Street. Each of the 23 rooms has a sitting area with a fireplace, and all reservations include a daily complimentary continental breakfast with quiche and espresso drinks.

Named for State Senator Mr. Edward Tinkle, whose stone cottage once perched atop the Pacific coastline where Tickle Pink Inn now resides, this family-owned B&B offers European luxury at the edge of Big Sur.

All signs of kitsch are gone from this property (previously the anime-themed Hotel Tomo). Now, San Francisco's newest boutique hotel shines like a chic, urban apartment thanks to smart flourishes by local designer Nicole Hollis.

Known as the “Riot House” in the 1960’s and 70’s, this hotel was a notorious party spot for touring rock bands like Led Zeppelin, the Who, and the Rolling Stones.

By pairing a luxury hotel with a state-of-the- art medical facility, this collaboration between Four Seasons and the California Health & Longevity Institute—located in a San Fernando Valley suburb only 17 miles from Malibu—introduces a new level of service (and seriousness) to the spa experie

A neoclassical landmark in an ideal location—perched on a quiet street near Union Square, and next to the California Street cable car line. All 336 rooms and suites have recently been updated with a modern blue, grey, and silver palette.

The hostel style of the Hotel des Arts does not draw customers with its luxury or amenities; instead, people come for the location and avant-garde art.

In 2010, the Spanish-inspired La Casa del Camino, in arty Laguna Beach, launched the Casa Surf Project, 10 one-of-a-kind suites dedicated to surf culture.

This sprawling beach-house-style inn looks like it was airlifted from Nantucket and dropped on the Santa Monica shore.

Within walking distance of historic old town, restaurants, and museums, the Westin Pasadena offers 350 rooms, just 12 miles north of Los Angeles. From the mosaic reflecting pool out front to the heated rooftop pool, this 12-story property includes numerous relaxation options.

The property offers heated indoor pool and complimentary breakfasts; guest rooms all have their own fireplaces.

This sleek, intimate hotel sits on the edge of Monterey Bay. Three of the four rooms face the water, but watch the must-see sunsets from the roof deck.