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Popular Hotels in California

If you're a first time visitor to California, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller hotel could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about hotels in California.

What are some good hotels in California?

Here are some of the most recommended hotels in California.

Shutters On the Beach
1 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA (310) 458-0030
Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA (800) 468-3533
Hotel Erwin
1697 Pacific Avenue Venice, CA (310) 452-1111
Shade Hotel
1221 N Valley Drive Manhattan Beach, CA (310) 546-4995
The Standard Downtown LA
550 S Flower St Los Angeles, CA (213) 892-8080
Ace Hotel Los Angeles
929 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA
The Huntley Hotel
1111 2nd St Santa Monica, CA (310) 394-5454
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA (805) 969-2261
Chateau Marmont
8221 W Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA (323) 656-1010
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA (310) 576-7777
The Madonna Inn
100 Madonna Road San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 543-3000
Treebones Resort
Big Sur, CA
Top of the Mark
San Francisco, CA (415) 392-3434
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 466-7000
Hotel Casa Del Mar
1910 Ocean Front Walk Santa Monica, CA

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"As far as Manhattan Beach goes, the only hotel I'm familiar with there is Shade Hotel which is lovely and right in the center of things."  See More

"Hotel Del Coronado is a historic building and favorite of celebrities in the first half of the last century."  See More

"Hotel Erwin should be under $175 a night"  See More

"Ace Hotel Los Angeles, The Standard Downtown LA and the Millennium Biltmore Hotel are my favorite DTLA hotels."  See More

"No one has mentioned The Huntley Hotel It's a very cool hotel and the bar on the roof has views to die for!"  See More

"There is also a Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara (closer to Montecito) that I can also recommend."  See More

"These are the places I loved: LACMA The Getty Center MOCA Grand Avenue Griffith Observatory for observatory and views Santa Monica Cycle to Venice Venice Beach and Boardwalk Arclight Hollywood Runyon Canyon Park early morning run Cocktails in Chateau Marmont Hollywood Farmers' Market (on Sunday mornings) Beverly Center for shopping The Grove Malibu and Manhattan Beach Hollywood Walk of fame Hollywood Sign and Mann's Chinese Theater (all very touristy but worth a look"  See More

"Happy hour Fig at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is THE BEST choice."  See More

":) Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Andrew Molera State Park Treebones Resort : glamping at its best, these yurts offer ocean views."  See More

"I'm local but I still love taking the California Line Cable Car to Nob Hill and having a drink at Top of the Mark ."  See More

"In addition to the places listed, you may want to check out the Catalina Bar and Grill , the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel , Largo at the Coronet and Grand Star Jazz Club for Jazz type fare."  See More

"Hotel Casa Del Mar: drink in the lobby bar 4."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Shutters On the Beach
  2. Hotel Del Coronado
  3. Hotel Erwin
  4. Shade Hotel
  5. The Standard Downtown LA
  6. Ace Hotel Los Angeles
  7. The Huntley Hotel
  8. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
  9. Chateau Marmont
  10. Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
  11. The Madonna Inn
  12. Treebones Resort
  13. Top of the Mark
  14. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
  15. Hotel Casa Del Mar
Where can I find out more about California?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about California.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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