California

Hotels in California

The $38 million facelift this Beverly Hills classic completed in 2012 may just be the best cosmetic work to come out of La-La Land.

This Craftsman-inspired hotel is situated on Santa Monica’s residential interior. The property features four floors, 77 guest rooms and is a short drive to the beach and Third Street Promenade shopping corridor.

Northern California has its share of upscale hotels, but this exclusive property—well situated among 157 acres of oak trees and burbling springs—is the epitome of luxury for West Coast nature lovers.

A collection of Mission-style buildings with Pacific views make up this well-rounded, affordable family-friendly resort (activities include kayaking, fishing, and biking)

The 208-room hotel, next to the aquarium, is a family-friendly InterContinental with a pool.

Originally established by Detroit mobster Al Wertheimer in 1936, this Spanish-Moroccan hotel has a former guest list that includes Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan, and Elizabeth Taylor. In 2007, the hotel reopened after a $16 million renovation led by renowned designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard.

Popular with outdoor adventurists, this Best Western branch is within a five-minute drive of the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski areas. The 80 guest rooms are slightly outdated, but all include a fireplace, large windows, and marble bathrooms with heated towel racks.

Hidden down a tree-lined street, this hotel’s three separate buildings are all decorated in quirky, Nixon-era style: Lucite tables in the curvilinear lobby, rosewood and bamboo accents in all 84 rooms, and enough Eames-style chairs and modern light fixtures that you won’t need to visit L.A.’s Arc

Sam Nazarian’s latest L.A. opening has all the buzz expected of his club-centric SBE brand. Yet with its apartment-style suites, the Redbury is more functional than big sister SLS.

Housed in a 1917 building within a mile of Union Square, Moscone Center, and the Powell Street cable cars, this Kimpton hotel combines a convenient location with a multitude of little extras—from complimentary umbrellas and yoga equipment to welcome gifts and child-sized animal print robes for ki

Sepia photographs of bowler-hatted crowds on the boardwalk hang in the lobby of the Hotel del Coronado, attesting to the 120-year-old hotel’s deep history. (Every U.S.

Convenient and family friendly, the lodge is just steps from the beach and a 10-minute walk to Cannery Row.