California

Hotels in California

The Langham, located at the foot of the San Gabriel mountains, has 380 guest rooms on a 23-acre property dating back to 1865.

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.

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.

Luxury yachts were the inspiration for star interior designer Christopher Lowell when he decked out this boutique hotel two blocks from the sand in easygoing Manhattan Beach.

Minutes from Rodeo Drive, this sleek, Asian-inspired hotel is a favorite with visiting fashionistas (no less than Giorgio Armani stays here when he’s in town, and Julia Roberts makes appearances, too).

The collection of meticulously decorated cabins scattered along a wooded hillside are so peaceful they have an almost narcotic effect.

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.