California

Hotels in California

Attached to the L.A. Live sports and entertainment complex, the JW Marriott Hotel is located in the heart of downtown just minutes from the Staples Center, Los Angeles Convention Center, and Nokia Theatre.

Hotel Les Mars, an intimate 16-room hotel, evokes a French maison, complete with hand-hewn-walnut wood in the library, as well as fireplaces, four-poster beds, and 18th-century antiques in all guest rooms. A member of Relais & Châteaux, the property also distinguishes itself with service.

Just off California's most dramatic stretch of coast, this recently expanded cluster of cabins and lodge rooms was made for sybaritic nature lovers.

Montage aims for an experience you might find in Positano, crisp service and the smell of the surf. The location is exceptional: 240 rooms on 30 acres with a panoramic view of the Pacific.

The Omni San Diego is a glass and steel high-rise in the historic Gaslamp Quarter. It is distinct in that it adjoins the major league baseball stadium PETCO Park via a second-story pedestrian bridge.

This Craftsman-style resort is located above the cliffs of Torrey Pines State Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course. The La Jolla hideaway features the award-winning Spa at Torrey Pines and A.R. Valentien restaurant.

Book a room with a fireplace this stone-and-stucco, intimate hotel, where many of the 16 rooms have vaulted ceilings and wooden shutters. A Belgian draft horse, Chester, is the luxe property’s mascot, spending his evenings pulling guests around the town square.

This 14-acre resort filled with gardens and quiet indoor-outdoor spaces has been a desert resort for celebrities and the jet set crowd since the 1960’s. Rooms give a nod to contemporary design, and include all-white, four-poster beds.

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Built on pylons over Monterey Bay, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is the closest hotel to the ocean on the northern California peninsula. Dolphins swim by the property almost daily, and travelers on their private balconies can often spot sea otter searching for oysters.

A stay at Bernardus Lodge proves that Napa hotels don’t have a monopoly on California’s premier wine country.

Ideal for couples, this adults-only inn originated as a 19th-century stagecoach stop on the east bank of the Napa River.

The Palm Springs Modern architectural style owes its beginning to William F. Cody, and this low-profile hotel, built in 1952 for a Hollywood producer, is preserved as a tribute to his mid-century modern designs.

Check into this groovy, early 70s-inspired boutique hotel with a saltwater pool and 14 rooms kitted out in white lacquer, glass, chrome, and 500-thread-count sheets.

Located in a mostly residential neighborhood and within walking distance of Hollywood Boulevard, the tidy exterior of this longstanding value motel is flanked by palm trees, while the rear overlooks the pool area.