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Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II
Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II
8.9 Excellent
1091 Pinehurst Lane, Palm Desert, CA, United States
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2.3 mi from city centre, Palm Desert, CA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 393 reviews
8.9

Located in Palm Desert, Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II is within a 30-minute drive of Palm Springs International Airport and provides a sauna and an outdoor pool. It offers harbour views and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Hotel Figueroa
Hotel Figueroa
7.9 Good
939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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3.0 mi from city centre, Los Angeles, CA, United States 
GoodBased on 116 reviews
7.9

Conveniently situated, Hotel Figueroa offers easy access to Los Angeles's popular hot spots. It provides free wireless internet, a bar and is close to The Grammy Museum.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
9.1 Excellent
11480 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA, United States
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14.0 mi from city centre, San Diego, CA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 91 reviews
9.1

Offering a sauna, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor heated pool, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is situated in San Diego and is a short stroll from Torrey Pines Golf Course. It provides 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
9.2 Excellent
5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA, United States
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15.7 mi from city centre, San Diego, CA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 89 reviews
9.2

Fairmont Grand Del Mar provides a luxury setting when in San Diego. It also offers a heated pool, free Wi-Fi and a sauna.

Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort - Adults Only
Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort - Adults Only
8.0 Excellent
67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail, Desert Hot Springs, CA, United States
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1.3 mi from city centre, Desert Hot Springs, CA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 136 reviews
8.0

Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa - Adults Only is situated in Desert Hot Springs and offers free wireless internet. It also provides outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

Hotel St. Lauren
Hotel St. Lauren
7.5 Good
231 Beacon Street, Avalon, CA, United States
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0.0 mi from city centre, Avalon, CA, United States 
GoodBased on 24 reviews
7.5

Hotel St Lauren is located in Avalon and offers free Wi-Fi and outdoor tennis courts. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

Anaheim Desert Inn and Suites
Anaheim Desert Inn and Suites
8.0 Excellent
1600 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre, Anaheim, CA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 1,348 reviews
8.0

Anaheim Desert Inn & Suites is located in Anaheim and is close to Disneyland. It features complimentary Wi-Fi, a gym and an indoor pool, and is within a 10-minute walk of Disney California Adventure.

Bellanca Hotel
Bellanca Hotel
8.2 Excellent
111 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, CA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre, Avalon, CA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 437 reviews
8.2

Portofino Hotel Avalon is located in Avalon and is close to the Wrigley Botanical Gardens. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet throughout the property.

Seaventure Beach Hotel
Seaventure Beach Hotel
8.7 Excellent
100 Ocean View Avenue, Pismo Beach, CA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre, Pismo Beach, CA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 752 reviews
8.7

Situated in Pismo Beach, SeaVenture Beach Hotel provides 4-star accommodation, as well as free Wi-Fi and a private beach. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

Days Inn by Wyndham Lost Hills
Days Inn by Wyndham Lost Hills
7.2 Good
14684 Aloma Street, Lost Hills, CA, United States
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1.8 mi from city centre, Lost Hills, CA, United States 
GoodBased on 147 reviews
7.2

This charming hotel in Lost Hills provides free Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature. It also offers laundry facilities, a playground and a 24-hour reception.

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Average price in California:$195/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$2/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$169 - $244
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Post Ranch Inn
Post Ranch Inn
10.0 Excellent
47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, United States
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3.4 mi from city centre, Big Sur 

Post Ranch Inn provides luxury 4.5-star accommodation in Big Sur. Those staying at the property have access to an outdoor pool and a beauty centre.

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Parker Palm Springs
Parker Palm Springs
9.8 Excellent
4200 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA, United States
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3.5 mi from city centre, Palm Springs 

Parker Palm Springs is located in Palm Springs and offers an indoor pool and free Wi-Fi. Its premium amenities include a sauna and a gym.

3
The St. Regis San Francisco
The St. Regis San Francisco
9.0 Excellent
125 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.7 mi from city centre, San Francisco 

The St Regis San Francisco is set in San Francisco and is within a 10-minute walk of Transbay Terminal. It also provides a sauna, an indoor pool and valet parking.

4
Shore Cliff Hotel
Shore Cliff Hotel
9.0 Excellent
2555 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA, United States
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0.8 mi from city centre, Pismo Beach 

Shore Cliff Hotel provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Pismo Beach. It also features outdoor tennis courts, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

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The Lodge at Torrey Pines
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
9.1 Excellent
11480 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA, United States
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14.0 mi from city centre, San Diego 

Offering a sauna, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor heated pool, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is situated in San Diego and is a short stroll from Torrey Pines Golf Course. It provides 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
9.2 Excellent
5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA, United States
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15.7 mi from city centre, San Diego 

Fairmont Grand Del Mar provides a luxury setting when in San Diego. It also offers a heated pool, free Wi-Fi and a sauna.

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Taj Campton Place
Taj Campton Place
8.8 Excellent
340 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre, San Francisco 

Set in the heart of the city, Taj Campton Place provides easy access to San Francisco's popular shopping and sightseeing areas. It is also set just moments from Union Square Plaza.

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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
8.8 Excellent
111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV, United States
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1.8 mi from city centre, Incline Village 

Set on the shores of Lake Tahoe, this luxury 4-star resort features an indoor pool, a private beach and a Jacuzzi. It also provides a day spa that is equipped with a sauna and a beauty centre.

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Parker Palm Springs
Parker Palm Springs
9.8 Excellent
4200 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA, United States
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3.5 mi from city centre,  

Parker Palm Springs is located in Palm Springs and offers an indoor pool and free Wi-Fi. Its premium amenities include a sauna and a gym.

$41
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Days Inn by Wyndham Lost Hills
Days Inn by Wyndham Lost Hills
7.2 Good
14684 Aloma Street, Lost Hills, CA, United States
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1.8 mi from city centre,  

This charming hotel in Lost Hills provides free Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature. It also offers laundry facilities, a playground and a 24-hour reception.

$58
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The Herbert Hotel
The Herbert Hotel
7.7 Good
161 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Situated in the heart of the city, Herbert Hotel provides easy access to San Francisco's popular shopping and sightseeing areas. It is close to Union Square Plaza.

$72
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Sonesta Los Angeles Airport Lax
Sonesta Los Angeles Airport Lax
8.2 Excellent
5985 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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8.6 mi from city centre,  

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles International Airport provides a modern setting when in Los Angeles. It also offers 24-hour room service, a coffee bar and an outdoor pool.

$78
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Harveys Resort & Casino
Harveys Resort & Casino
6.9 Good
Hwy 50 And Stateline Ave, Stateline, NV, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Set on the shores of Lake Tahoe, this luxury 4-star resort features a Jacuzzi, a rooftop pool and a Turkish steam bath. Guests also have exclusive access to the casino and The Improv Harvey's Cabaret nightclub.

$88
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Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort by Diamond Resorts
Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort by Diamond Resorts
8.1 Excellent
901 Ski Run Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States
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1.8 mi from city centre,  

Situated by Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort provides relaxed accommodation and features a 24-hour reception, a concierge and free Wi-Fi. Close to shops and restaurants, the hotel is an ideal base when in South Lake Tahoe.

$91
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Best Western Plus Heritage Inn
Best Western Plus Heritage Inn
6.9 Good
111 East March Lane, Stockton, CA, United States
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2.9 mi from city centre,  

Best Western Plus Heritage Inn Stockton is located in Stockton and features a rooftop terrace, a Jacuzzi and an indoor pool. It also offers a hair salon, an express check-in and check-out feature and a ballroom.

$98
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La Quinta Inn & Suites LAX
La Quinta Inn & Suites LAX
7.7 Good
5249 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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8.1 mi from city centre,  

Just a 10-minute car trip from Los Angeles International Airport, La Quinta Inn & Suites LAX offers convenient accommodation and provides an outdoor pool. It also features ski passes, a free shuttle service and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$101
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Hotel prices in California

2 stars and under

$14 - $998

Cedar Lodge

#1 Most popular

Cedar Lodge
7.4 Good
$183
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Catalina Island Inn

#2 Most popular

Catalina Island Inn
8.0 Excellent
$190
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Hotel Stratford

Best value

$14
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3 stars

$91 - $526

Fairfield by Marriott Anaheim Resort

#1 Most popular

$146
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Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway
$115
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Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort by Diamond Resorts
$91
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4 stars +

$41 - $2,471

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only
$2,471
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Hilton Anaheim

#2 Most popular

Hilton Anaheim
8.0 Excellent
$139
Avg. per night
Parker Palm Springs

Best value

Parker Palm Springs
9.8 Excellent
$41
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in California

About California

Sun-kissed and sexy, California is a state that conjures up dreams of sandy beaches, endless summers and stunning natural beauty. It earned its “Golden State” nickname for a reason and entices both locals and visitors with its sultry weather, world famous wine scene and fabulous food. Of course, California also has a wildly creative side, with hotspots like Hollywood and Silicon Valley spotlighting everything from film, arts and culture to next generation technology.

“Cali” doesn’t shy away from making the most of its beach-centric reputation, but sun and sand aren’t its only talents. The state is also home to ancient redwood forests, rugged coastal bluffs, towering snowy peaks and protected areas like Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park.

Road tripping is a California rite of passage, with a network of scenic highways, state routes and rural backroads making it easy to explore the Golden State by car. California’s welcomes millions of travellers a year, with most choosing to hire a car and embark on a self-drive tour. Another option is navigating the state via one of America’s privately owned bus companies, or the Amtrak California intercity rail network.

While today California is a nature lover’s paradise, it wasn’t always so coveted. In the 19th century unregulated mining, logging and oil drilling pushed California’s natural beauty to the brink. It’s thanks to the efforts of pioneering naturalists like John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt that California is now peppered with protected national and state parks, founded to preserve its natural beauty for future generations.

California travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in California?

    You can find several places worth visiting in California. San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are some of the most popular amongst our users.

  • What are the best hotels in California?

    One of the most popular hotels in California is Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only, which has been reviewed by 121 users and currently has a rating of 9.1/10. Other top-rated locations include Hilton Anaheim and Best Western Big Bear Chateau, which have received 8.0/10 and 8.3/10 ratings from our users, respectively.