California Coast Hotels, Inns, Guesthouses, B&Bs,
and Other Places to Stay

The California coast has a great choice of hotels, inns, guesthouses, b&bs, RV parks, campsites, and everything from luxury resorts to city hotels, and from boutique hotels to budget options. There really is something to suit everyone. Below are a few of our choices of the best California Coast hotels and inns that we've stayed in ourselves, and some other recommended accommodation options.

BOUTIQUE HOTELS, INNS, SPAS
Laguna Beach: Casa Laguna Inn and Spa
Monterey: Hotel Pacific

CALIFORNIA BED AND BREAKFAST INNS
See our review of the California Bed and Breakfast Inns Guide

CAMPING
To find out about camping in southern California, click the link to our colleagues at Family Vacation Getaways.

CITY HOTELS
Los Angeles:
Airport Hotels
Monterey: Mariposa Inn
Monterey: Hotel Pacific
Santa Monica: Le Meridien Delfina
Santa Monica: Viceroy Santa Monica
Santa Monica: Best Hotels with Spas
Ventura:
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach



HISTORIC INNS AND HOTELS OF DISTINCTION
Bodega Bay:
Bodega Bay Lodge and Spa
Cambria: Cambria Pines Lodge
Cambria: Olallieberry Inn
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Cypress Inn
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Lamp Lighter Inn
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Vagabond's House Inn
Eureka: Carter House Inns and Restaurant 301
La Jolla: Grande Colonial
Mendocino: Lighthouse Inn at Point Cabrillo
Mendocino: MacCallum House Inn and Restaurant
Mendocino: Stanford Inn by the Sea
Moss Beach: Seal Cove Inn
San Luis Obispo: Madonna Inn
Santa Barbara: Franciscan Inn
Ventura: Pierpont Inn

OCEANFRONT ACCOMMODATION
Cambria: Pelican Inn and Suites
Dana Point:
Doubletree Suites by Hilton
Morro Bay: Inn at Morro Bay
Santa Barbara: The Oceana



RV PARKS
RV Parks in California

UNIQUE INNS
See our page on 
Unique Inns on the Pacific Coast Highway (in California, Washington, and Oregon)

WINE COUNTRY INNS, HOTELS, GUESTHOUSES, B&Bs
Napa Valley Bed and Breakfast Inns
Napa: 1801 First
Paso Robles: The JUST Inn
St Helena: Wine Country Inn and Gardens







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The Best PCH Guide
We've read lots of guides to the Pacific Coast, and easily the best one is the Moon Handbook. You can read our review here, or buy it through the Amazon link below.


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Our PCH Hotels Guide

PCH Travel's 2016 guide to Pacific Coast Highway hotels

To help you in choosing your Pacific Coast Highway hotel, guesthouse, inn, bed-and-breakfast, resort, motel or other accommodations, we've prepared our Pacific Coast Highway Hotels Guide. In it we do mini-reviews of accommodations along the Highway, from Seattle to San Diego, through Washington, Oregon, and California.

In all there are over 200 hotels listed, complete with 8 pages of color maps showing the towns where our recommended hotels can be found. There are both alphabetical and geographical indexes, helping you plan your journey.

We also include color photos of all the hotels that are our Personal Favorites. Here's the link to read more about our ebook guide to Pacific Coast Highway hotels.

KINDLE EDITION
The 2016 edition of our Hotels Guide is available with maps and color photos (if you have a color reader) in the US Kindle Store for only $4.99 and in the UK Kindle Store and other Kindle stores worldwide at prices based on the US price.

PAPERBACK EDITION
If you want a paperback edition of the 2016 guide  with only black and white photos and black-and-white maps, it costs $6.99 at the US Amazon Book Store and £4.99 in the UK Amazon Store.


We've also published our PCH Hotels Guide as an app in the Apple Store.
You can buy it here and
read about it here.



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