Hotels in California

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Yosemite View Lodge
Yosemite View Lodge
11136 Highway 140, El Portal
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (6 reviews)

This vacation lodge fronts the wild Merced River and is just 2 miles from the entrance to Yosemite National Park.

$272

$272
The Concourse Hotel at LAX - A Hyatt Affiliated Hotel
The Concourse Hotel at LAX - A Hyatt Affiliated Hotel
6225 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles
3.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (345 reviews)

Located on the airport area's main boulevard, this hotel is 1 block from Los Angeles International Airport via complimentary 24-hour shuttle service, and within ...

$196

$196
Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf
Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf
2620 Jones Street, San Francisco
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (107 reviews)

Located in North Beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Cannery at Del Monte Square, Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum, and Wax Museum at Fisherman's ...

$296

$296
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (246 reviews)

Roaring fires warm the woodsy lobby of this grand Anaheim resort—a showcase of rock foundations, polished floors, and soaring beams—right inside Disney's California ...

$501

$501
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (492 reviews)

Iconic, AAA 4-Diamond hotel a few steps from Union Square, Cable Car station, theatre district, BART, Chinatown, SFMOMA, and Moscone Center. Upgraded rooms offer ...

$229

$229
Hilton Anaheim
Hilton Anaheim
777 W Convention Way, Anaheim
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (322 reviews)

Rising 14 stories, this Anaheim hotel is 2 blocks from Disneyland® Resort and connected to the Anaheim Convention Center. Guests visiting Orange County for sports ...

$151

$151
Disneyland Hotel - On Disneyland Resort Property
Disneyland Hotel - On Disneyland Resort Property
1150 W Magic Way, Anaheim
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (218 reviews)

The classic Disneyland® Hotel resort has a sprinkling of pixie dust in everything, extending the magic, nostalgia, and fantasy of Disneyland® Park with its unique ...

$565

$565
Parc 55 San Francisco - A Hilton Hotel
Parc 55 San Francisco - A Hilton Hotel
55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (518 reviews)

Just off Market Street, downtown San Francisco's major thoroughfare, this contemporary 32-story hotel is 1 block from San Francisco Centre shops and 3 blocks ...

$214

$214
Fairfield Inn & Suites Los Angeles LAX/El Segundo
Fairfield Inn & Suites Los Angeles LAX/El Segundo
525 North Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo
2.5 out of 5.0

This hotel offers complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to and from Los Angeles International Airport, 1 mile north.

Hotel Whitcomb
Hotel Whitcomb
1231 Market St, San Francisco
3.5 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (447 reviews)

Located in the San Francisco theater district with a BART and MUNI station at its entrance, this downtown hotel is 6 blocks from Union Square and within a mile ...

$197

$197
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Relish the waves and wine of California

From sunlit beaches to mountain peaks, California features some of the most diverse scenery in the United States. Travelers looking to visit the Golden State would do well to plan ahead. Whether you want to kick back and enjoy a glass of wine in Napa, or spend time between business meetings at San Diego's waterfront, you'll find that California has so much to offer that winging it could leave much unseen.


Things to see across the state

Thanks to its diverse ecosystem, California's able to sustain the best in both coastal and inland outdoor destinations. If you're into nature, visit one of the national parks concentrated in the northern part of the state. When it's time to head south, extend your appreciation by traveling to SoCal via Big Sur; views from Route 1 are considered some of the most divine in the Western Hemisphere.

The Golden Gate Bridge

Probably the most popular sight in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic piece of architecture. Don't limit your exploration to the bridge alone, though. Round out your trip with a classic Bay Area meal in Chinatown or at Fisherman's Wharf.

Hollywood and the Sunset Strip

Though much-changed since the days of classic films, Hollywood's history is still evident along the boulevard that bears its name. The street is indeed lined with stars, and the Chinese Theater holds the handprints of celebrities both past and present. Both the Hollywood neighborhood and the Sunset Strip offer shopping and dining with the chance to run into an active film set. Some of California's best beaches are just a short drive away.

California Wine Country

California's Central Coast and inland valleys are home to some of the world's finest wineries. During the spring, summer and fall months, travelers can tour wineries and enjoy gourmet food, especially in the Napa County region. Consider signing up for a tasting tour, so you can really see how the region's wineries stack up against one another.

Winter Fun in Tahoe

If you're hoping to ski and snowboard while visiting the west, you need look no further than Lake Tahoe. Featuring Squaw Valley, Northstar and other high-end ski resorts, the Tahoe area is a favorite with winter sports enthusiasts. The resorts are situated just minutes from the Nevada border, so it's not outside the realm of possibility to have a fun night at a casino after a hard day on the slopes.


Traveling to California

If you're headed to California, it's essential to decide what destinations are a must-see before booking airline tickets. Because the state is so large, it's important to fly into an airport that's close to the regions you want to visit; picking the wrong one could send you hours in the wrong direction.

Southern California

Travelers planning a trip to Disneyland, San Diego or California's southern beaches are best served by flying into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or Orange County’s John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA). While many California hotels are located close to these major airports, be aware that they tend to charge high rates regardless of season, and are generally not close to major destinations.

Central and northern California

Travelers planning to visit the Bay Area or Central Valley can fly into San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK) or San Jose (SJC). A smaller airport in Sacramento (SMF) may seem ideal for those who want to visit wine country, but ticket prices going into Sacramento tend to be significantly higher than those for other airports.

If you want to visit Lake Tahoe and other far north attractions, consider flying into the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) in Nevada. Located two hours from Tahoe, fares to the airport are reasonable, with the lowest prices seen in early fall and summer.


Travel tips

California is full to the brim with things to do, but visiting every destination on your to-see list may prove challenging. If you're visiting a big city such as Los Angeles or San Francisco, consider taking a city tour or buying a pass that allows access to multiple attractions. Check with professional organizations and membership groups like AAA to see if you can buy discounted tickets to places such as Disneyland before you leave home.

Visiting the Golden State is a great way to unleash your inner nature lover or live out your Hollywood dreams. As it spans most of the country's west coast, California is both varied and distinctive; it's easy to feel like a trip to this state is a handful of mini-vacations packed into one.

* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.