Whether you’re in search of breathtaking coastal views, innovative restaurants, arts and culture, or the best surfing spots – Southern California has something for everyone, but where are you going to stay? The possible accommodations are endless and range from posh resorts to rustic yurts. To help you decide where to unpack your bags; we’ve created a lineup of the favorite hotels and inns scattered around Southern California.
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa – Riverside
For those seeking history, elegance, and luxury – The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is the complete package. It boasts stunning Spanish architecture, upscale rooms, and lavish amenities. Right around the corner, downtown Riverside is bustling with restaurants, museums, and specialty shops. If you’re planning a trip during the holiday season, you can’t miss the famous festival of lights. The hotel dazzles with a winter wonderland theme featuring 5 million lights and over 200 animated characters.
Kimpton Solamar Hotel – San Diego
Visit San Diego in style at the Kimpton Solamar Hotel. Located in the popular Gaslamp/East Village district, this boutique hotel features a rooftop pool, tasty cocktails, perks for pet owners, and an abundance of local attractions. Its central location amidst an urban landscape offers a wide variety of restaurants, and sizzling nightlife – plus the San Diego Zoo, Mission Bay beaches, and Balboa Park are all close by.
Hotel Californian – Santa Barbara
Beautiful beaches, nonstop nightlife, and restaurants galore – This coastal city has it all! Located in the heart of Santa Barbara on the beach is the Hotel Californian; A Spanish Colonial property with Moroccan inspiration. You’ll be awestruck by the seaside rooms, rooftop pool, onsite restaurants, and a gorgeous ballroom. Everything you could ever need is at your fingertips in this hotel, but should you venture out on the town; the best of Santa Barbara is just a short walk away.
Scripps Inn – La Jolla
If quaint and quiet is the name of your game – Check out Scripps Inn! Placed right across the street from seaside Cuvier Park, this breezy getaway is a short walk away from the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. Relax and soak up the sun on your oceanfront balcony while enjoying a complimentary continental breakfast. It doesn’t get much better than that!
The Surfrider – Malibu
A cool name isn’t all this quintessential California beach house has to offer. It’s fittingly named after the beach which it overlooks, and the interior draws inspiration from surf culture. Formerly a 1950s motel, the complete redesign transformed the Surfrider into a modern boutique hotel with 20 guest rooms and ample resources for surfers. Whether you’re in search of the perfect wave or just need a peaceful retreat; Look no further than The Surfrider for your next getaway.
Laguna Beach House – Laguna Beach
Reality television made Laguna Beach a household name, but come experience the hype for yourself in a posh seaside hotel. This Mediterranean-style getaway is conveniently settled amongst hiking trails and beaches. You’ll feel an instant connection to the local beach community which offers restaurants, shops, and art galleries. If you’d rather lay low at the hotel, their complimentary WiFi and hot tub will keep you company. As if that weren’t enough, you can look forward to coffee and croissants at breakfast followed by evening wine hour and a nightly delivery of milk and cookies to top it all off.
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