Hotels in California

Despite its atrium-like lobby with vaulted ceilings and palm trees, the Marriott-brand Renaissance ClubSport is far from a traditional hotel.

Elegant Mediterranean-style resort with one of the largest pools in the Coachella Valley desert, just 15 miles from Palm Springs.

Room to Book: Resort View rooms for their step-out balconies.

In downtown Yountville, a series of 100-year old train cars that have been converted into overnight rooms that make up the Napa Valley Railway Inn. Bright red in color, there are nine suites within the property and a small shop called the Coffee Caboose that sells morning beverages and pastries.

The adobe bungalows and wood-frame cabins have fireplaces and sun patios, and are set in an oasis of palms, paloverde, and mesquite.

Nearly every Mongolian-esque yurt at this eco-resort has ocean views from the redwood decks and Adirondack chairs, but without the thread count or plumbing—the bathroom is a short walk away—a small price to pay for a spectacular location.

Many private homes don't have the wiggle room provided by the villas at this contemporary-Mediterranean resort on a bluff above a beautiful central California coast beach, just off Highway 1.

The 269-room inn is located amidst Monterey pines, next to the famed golf course, The Links at Spanish Bay. There's a two-night minimum required to play Pebble Beach Golf Links, which is located adjacent to the Lodge at Pebble Beach.

On an island across the bay from San Diego, the hotel is a world unto itself, with a marina and a walkway to Silver Strand State Beach.

Shopoholics and traveling film-industry execs choose this hip boutique hotel, just three blocks from Rodeo Drive and around the corner from major entertainment offices.

Just two miles outside the park’s south gate, the 302-room lodge combines comfort with great-lodge style—and it has its own skating rink.

This hip and trendy boutique in downtown Santa Barbara uses colorful customized vinyl decals of peacocks, chandeliers, grandfather clocks, giraffes with parachutes, and other playful images to create a modern and individual style for each of its 16 guest rooms.