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Hotels in California

Set in San Francisco’s tiny, unofficial French Quarter, the Orchard Garden feels exactly like a spiffy little Left Bank hotel—one that’s LEED certified.

Opulent 2007 property swathed in Italian marble and European refinement—plus hiking trails, golf, and a family-friendly pool.

Pass the palm trees to enter a wood-paneled, business-like lobby at the 10-story Four Seasons, which was built in 2005. Each of the 200 guest rooms has floor-to-ceiling windows with triple-paned glass to dampen traffic noise from the neighboring highway.

A 1960's motel-style property with 143 nautically inspired rooms overlooking the marina.

If hammocks, afternoon wine and cheese receptions, and guided “Discovery Walks” appeal to you, this cozy, adults-only retreat is just your ticket.

Sonoma County is quickly giving better-branded neighbor Napa a run for its money, even if Sonoma’s lodgings lag slightly behind in luxury. But Farmhouse Inn is poised to change all that.

The 93-room hotel is kid-friendly, with an outdoor pool and in-room refrigerators, and overlooks the river.

Manhattan hotelier Jason Pomeranc couldn’t have picked a more incongruous spot—a former Best Western—for his third West Coast outpost.

The modern boutique property exists in perfect harmony with San Francisco Bay: from its concrete and timber pilings thrust directly into the water to the century-old sea wall that retains the courtyard and the porthole windows found throughout the hotel.

For more than half a century, the Golden Door has invited guests to seek a healthy body and spirit on their 600-acres resort. The property, inspired by traditional ryokan inns in Japan, provides guests with an immersive spa experience characterized by Asian influences, like a Watsu water

This property is now a retreat center.

No wonder this was JFK's honeymoon spot: The 500-acre property, which got a $150 million re-investment in 2011-2012, gives the impression of stretching on forever (even if a few neighboring mansions creep into the picture), and when you arrive at the long driveway lined with olive trees and laven

A modern roadhouse where each of the 10 colorful rooms features hillside views.

Within this 23-acre estate (13,000 feet of which houses the Spa Villagio), flowing water pathways, fountains, and Mediterranean-style gardens surround a two-level Tuscan-style villa that holds 112-guestrooms and 26-mini suites.