Hotels in California
Located in one of the city’s premier shopping districts, the inviting hotel features a fitness center, pool, and homey English pub.
A Tuscan-style villa in Napa with two guest cottages, a boccie court, indoor and outdoor pizza ovens, walking trails, a small chapel, and a sweeping view of southern Napa Valley, including San Pablo Bay and Mount Diablo.
The property offers 12 sweet, 1950s-style redwood cabins (with the “rustic” furniture straight out of the Drapers’ kitchen in Mad Men).
Housed in the 1907 Haslett Warehouse, the Argonaut is the only hotel located in the Maritime National Historical Park. As such, the hotel overlooks the bay, a fleet of historic ships, and the Cannery.
Errol Flynn and Rudolph Valentino were once entertained by Gordon Coutts, a Scottish painter who owned a Moroccan villa––one of the two villas that make up this pensione (family-run guesthouse). The hotel still attracts the “in” crowd, including professional photographers and actors.
The Willows was built in 1924 as a home for New York attorney Samuel Untermyer, whose visitors here included Albert Einstein.
The Leed Gold-certified hotel boasts Solatube tubular skylights.
Request a room with an ocean view, whirlpool tub, and fireplace at this cheerful yellow property surrounded by succulent gardens.
The floral prints and canopy beds are a little frilly, but the real draw here is the hospitality—a fireside breakfast, tea in the garden. The eight-room Victorian bungalow lives up to its name; it's only steps from a broad beach on the Monterey Peninsula.
Situated in a bucolic setting beside the Point Reyes National Seashore, this four-suite inn was first built in 1885 as a meeting hall for the Ancient Order of the Druids, a men's social group founded in London.
Housed in a converted apartment building, this all-suites hotel is located on a quiet side street just off the Sunset Strip.
Lime green, eggshell blue, and canary yellow compose the punchy palette at this retro-beach-style boutique hotel.
A sprawling estate set on 250 forested acres just outside the town of St. Helena, this peaceful California retreat enjoys easy access to some of Napa’s most vaunted wineries.
The folks at the Philo Apple Farm once owned the French Laundry; now they grow 80 varieties of apples and rent out four charming cottages. Everything seems art-directed at the four-room property—from the honor-system harvest stand to the arbor-shaded table for alfresco dinners.