There’s no better destination for a U.S. getaway than the Golden State. With plenty of exciting cities as well as beautiful beaches, mountains, and national parks dotting the landscape, you can find almost anything you might want in California.
If you hit the road heading west and want to find the best boutique California hotels that manage to give you a great value for your money and make your stay memorable, check out the list below.
Enjoy the View From Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
The beautiful little town of La Jolla is a surfer’s paradise located just outside San Diego. Take in the views of the Pacific Ocean from your room and then relax with a round of golf at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. The modern, airy, spacious rooms have high-tech accents like 42-inch flat screen TVs in addition to sweeping views of the beach. Enjoy the stunning sunsets, beautiful beaches, and take a nighttime drive down to San Diego for some incredible restaurants and nightlife.
Mix Work and Pleasure at Costa Mesa Marriott
With a stay at the Costa Mesa Marriott, you have easy access to both Costa Mesa’s business district, nearby upscale beaches like Laguna and Newport, and even nearby Disneyland. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and on-site restaurant, or work out in the full-service fitness center. The hotel rooms’ sofa beds, flat-screen TVs, wet bars, and luxuriously comfortable furniture help you relax, while high-speed Wi Fi and work desks let you get your work done.
See San Francisco on a Budget at Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
Most budget travelers avoid San Francisco because of the city’s relatively high prices, but with a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge you can see this trendy city without breaking the bank. Rooms here offer plenty of comforts, including TVs, free Wi-Fi, and stunning views of the bay. Start your day with a trip to the fitness center, and end your explorations by unwinding next to the hotel’s pool. Visitors who want to explore plenty of nearby locations will love the easy access to public transportation; you can also easily get to nearby attractions like the Paramount Theatre and Adventure Playground.
Explore Disney From the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort
Travelers who want to explore Disneyland from a great, affordable hotel need look no further than the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort. Spend a day relaxing at the poolside bar and sundeck, or take advantage of the hotel’s special discounts and offers for Disneyland passes and explore the world-famous theme park. At the end of a long day at Disney, you will appreciate the premium bedding, spacious rooms, and TV in your hotel room.
Discover Irvine at Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport
Irvine is not high on my California visitors’ list, but it should be. Whether you want easy access to beautiful beaches like Newport and Huntington, great shopping and dining choices, or incredible golf courses, Irvine has something for you. The best way to discover it all is with a stay at Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport, which puts you right in the center of the action.
Photo by Jason Zite.