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California Hotels

California Hotel & Resort Reviews
| Hotels Listed Alphabetically by City |

Beverly Hills
The Mosaic Hotel features 49 luxury guest rooms including one and two-bedroom suites. The Mosaic Hotel's many guest amenities and services include: Frette sheets, towels and robes, Bulgari toiletries, heated outdoor pool, candle-lit outdoor dining, full bar and restaurant, 24-hour fitness center, 24 hour room service and concierge and free in-room DSL. Located just steps away from Rodeo Drive, fine dining and the city's broad range of cultural activities, The Mosaic offers guests a rare blend of luxury and intimacy unavailable elsewhere in the area. www.mosaichotel.com

The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel has stood the test of time and during has become a legend in the LA area through its 72 years in existence, having been featured in numerous movies such as Pretty Woman. Guests will have in-room fax/computer hook up, Internet connection, modem phone jack, multi-line telephone and voice mail. And if you've seen Pretty Woman, you know that they provide thick terry bathrobes and oversized 100% cotton bath towels. www.regenthotels.com

Calistoga
Silver Rose,
located in Napa Valley, offers luxurious accommodations, a full service spa, a conference center, restaurant and winery. Silver Rose has 20 rooms, some with Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, private porches or private balconies, all with private baths and spectacular mountain and vineyard views. Complimentary breakfast and evening wine and cheese sampler.

Costa Mesa
Hilton Costa Mesa is all about the location, isn't it? Of course...but add in great restaurant, beautiful decor, 90-foot-tall ceilings and all the amenities a business traveler could want. [READ REVIEW]

Dana Point
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa - Perched high atop the cliffs of Dana Point, California, the AAA four-diamond Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa provides an escape like no other.  Unwind at our premier spa, or indulge in world-class golf and tennis. You’ll also enjoy exquisite dining, first-class accommodations, and a myriad of delightful ocean activities.

El Segundo
The Embassy Suites LAX are quite large, each with a galley kitchen that includes a microwave, coffee maker, wet bar, refrigerator, dishes, glasses and silverware. You could easily live at the Embassy Suites with relative ease and comfort if necessary.
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La Jolla
The Estancia la Jolla Hotel & Spa's 9.5 acre property has a serene set where guests can zone out and relax and lively bars & restaurants for guests that prefer join in and meet other fun-loving visitors. [READ REVIEW]

Healdsburg
This three story replica of an 18th century French Chateau, Les Mars Hotel is a fantasy come true for the Les Mars family and sits in Healdsburg, California. The inn's old world comfortable graciousness immediately sets a romantic, relaxed tone to a Sonoma Valley wine country vacation.
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Los Angeles
An oasis in the middle of bustling Los Angeles, the Mondrian offers respite without forgoing style. Ian Schrager, whose fancy this is (the hotel as apparel, as tech toy, as anti-hotel) is surfing a wave of success. There's a thread of similarities ranging from the edgy style and amusing touches to the dark hallways and no names on the exterior. [READ REVIEW]

Manhattan Beach
The Residence Inn Manhattan Beach offers plenty of great amenities ie: full sized heated pool, a barbeque pit, a coin operated laundry room, dry cleaning, a Jacuzzi, an exercise room, basket ball and tennis courts, small business center, free wifi and printer for business documents or boarding passes, an onsite minimart, even logs for your fireplace can be purchased at the front desk.
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Montecito
A traditional Hollywood haunt and historic retreat, the San Ysidro Ranch is a 38-room property nestled on over 500 acres of the Santa Ynez Mountains' wooded foothills. Its cottages, punctuating a garden landscaped hillside, provide splendid seclusion with their renowned views spanning the Montecito foothills to the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands beyond.

Palm Desert
Marriott's Desert Springs Resort & Spa
has a lake that comes right into the lobby to take guests on Venetian-style boats to one of several restaurants, two golf courses, sap, flamingo and other tropical birds throughout. After a long day of meetings, there are secluded pool areas in which you can relax.

Rancho Mirage
Marriott's Rancho Las Palmas
features an early California mission ambience with secluded villa-style rooms, a 20,000 sq. ft. European spa, a water slide area at the pool and a golf course at your front door.

Rutherford - Napa Valley
Perched on the slopes of Napa Valley's Rutherford Hill, overlooking the valley of verdant vines, Auberge du Soleil echoes the Mediterranean feeling of the wine country with its French accented country inn ambiance. The 50 rooms and suites, each with its own terrace overlooking the vine-studded valley, provide extraordinary views. Also has an in-house spa for hotel guests only.

San Francisco
Saint Regis San Francisco: The west coast St. Regis pays homage to Asian influences. Its sleek lines and style is quintessentially contemporary San Francisco — seamlessly blending earth tones, splashes of vibrant red and beautiful lighting. It's here that the liveliness of San Fran mixes beautifully with the luxury and leisure of the best in Californian hotels. [Read Review]

The Argent Hotel: San Fran's Swanky Digs: "Let's take it nice 'n easy," crooned Frank Sinatra over the sound system in the Hotel Argent lobby, as my husband and I checked in. Families toting shopping bags (returning from nearby Union Square stores), business travelers heading for cocktails in the lounge, and elegantly dressed wedding guests gliding up a spiral staircase to one of the banquet halls, passed by us as we admired the sleek design of the lobby: black and white marble floors, polished mahogany columns, lavish floral arrangements and gold-leaf domed ceilings, all blended to create an airy art-deco inspired ambience. [Read Review]

San Louis Obispo
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Two Bunch Palms Resort:
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, an integrative retreat center, rests atop hot mineral springs and spans more than 100 acres of forest, hills and meadows in San Luis Obispo. It offers guests an exceptional opportunity to restore the spirit, nourish the mind and heal the body. While Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa, a 256-acre natural hot mineral springs desert oasis, features suites and villas, a California-cuisine restaurant and a world-renowned spa with more than 45 treatments. [Read Review]

The Four Seasons Hotel, a 277-room property, occupies 12 floors of the 40-story Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at 757 Market Street. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s most exciting and revitalized neighborhood, the Hotel is close to the city’s financial district and convention center, major attractions, shopping and nightlife. The property is the first luxury hotel opening in Yerba Buena – and the first luxury hotel built in the city in more than 10 years. Four Seasons.

Santa Barbara
The Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites offers a variety of accommodations including 122 individually appointed guest rooms and suites with kitchens. The adjacent Live Oak Café highlights one of the many extraordinary places that Santa Barbara has to offer in an innovative and comfortable atmosphere. The Café is open from breakfast, lunch and dinner with room service available. Santa Barbara is also near the SB Airport and Amtrak so getting to and from your hotel is an easy Uber or Lyft ride, or rental. [Read Review]


Nestled into the lush Montecito foothills of Santa Barbara, California, the San Ysidro Ranch has provided a tranquil retreat to discriminating travelers for over a century. Guests are drawn to this legendary hideaway for its blend of exquisite natural beauty, romantic heritage and rustic luxury. Myth and history mingle in gardens where Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier exchanged vows in the setting of John and Jackie Kennedy's honeymoon. Thirty-eight private rooms/suites wind along San Ysidro's hillside creek and tree-lined paths. Built in classic bungalow style, all are individually decorated, many with wood-burning fireplaces, decks giving way to sweeping vistas of the Channel Islands and dazzling Pacific Ocean and outdoor hot tubs.

Santa Monica
Viceroy Santa Monica: Lounge in style at the Viceroy Santa Monica or the Chamberlain West Hollywood, both of which provide luxe living south Cali style. From the choicest decor, to amenities that entice and tantalize, these properties guarantee to blow away even the most frequent hotel sommeliers with their high-class, sophisticated atmosphere. [Read Review]

Le Merigot Hotel: Hours pass like minutes as time spent in the lobby of Le Merigot is akin to finding the best place in Hollywood to star gaze. Watch closely and you are sure to spot a significant starlet strolling past in their robe on the way to a spa appointment or just looking to grab a coffee on the terrace. [Read Review]

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has 340 guest rooms, including 19 suites, most offering ocean views and private access to a magnificent California beach. The hotel is just minutes from Beverly Hills, Century City and West LA and 20 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport. [Read Review]

Sonoma
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn: A distinctive Mexican flavor highlights the buildings, the resort awash in natural colored stucco and stone. Arched windows in the multi-story main building look out on the main grounds. Fortunate guests who arrive at the resort are greeted by valet parking attendants, each one offering a helping hand and a warm smile. Passing through a low slung portico, paved stones lead past a large fountain to the main entrance of the Inn. [Read Review]

Les Mars Luxury: The central temptation in our spacious arched-ceiling ed room was an elegantly draped four poster canopy king-size bed, featuring oversized pillows, fluffy coverlet and fine white linens. It faced a marble gas-lit fireplace, topped by curvy sconces, gently flickering.[Read Review]

West Hollywood
Chamberlain Hotel:
Lounge in style at the Viceroy Santa Monica or the Chamberlain West Hollywood, both of which provide luxe living south Cali style. From the choicest decor, to amenities that entice and tantalize, these properties guarantee to blow away even the most frequent hotel sommeliers with their high-class, sophisticated atmosphere.
[Read Review]

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