Hotels in California
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.
The sleekly minimalist eco-lodge really is made of cedar, all of it sourced in an environmentally friendly way. The 42 rooms are built mostly out of recycled and sustainably harvested wood in an appealing minimalist style, with leather-upholstered platform beds and birch plywood furniture.
The adobe bungalows and wood-frame cabins have fireplaces and sun patios, and are set in an oasis of palms, paloverde, and mesquite.
Hip, modern, and family-friendly, Solage (opened in 2007 by Auberge Resorts—the same group behind Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch) has a laid-back ease that appeals to a wide spectrum of guests.
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.
This three-story Victorian mansion, set on eight wood-lined acres, dates to 1881. Inn-goers weren't welcomed until 1981, and owners Bill and Trudi Konrad took over the property in 1999. Each room has a fireplace and site-specific antiques.
Tucked into a quiet San Diego neighborhood minutes from the beach and SeaWorld, the Estancia La Jolla attracts business travelers as well as those looking to explore the great outdoors.
Despite its atrium-like lobby with vaulted ceilings and palm trees, the Marriott-brand Renaissance ClubSport is far from a traditional hotel.
Located in downtown Calistoga, this hotel has been family-owned and operated since opening in 1969. Renovations were completed in 2011 on the large pool area and included new tiling and an outdoor fireplace.
This Provençal-style resort in Santa Rosa has one of the area's freshest looks thanks to a $10 million redo that expanded the estate and modernized rooms; a 5,000-square-foot spa will open next year.
On this one-acre islet, this restored Victorian lighthouse that once guided ships from the San Pablo Strait to the San Francisco stockyards, has been transformed into an all-inclusive five-room inn—it’s the only place to stay on the island.
A grande dame among destination spas, this Provençal-style retreat 40 miles north of San Diego has just emerged from a head- to-toe renovation.
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.