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.
CALIFORNIA BED AND BREAKFAST INNS
See our review of the California Bed and Breakfast Inns Guide
To find out about camping in southern California, click the link to our colleagues at Family Vacation Getaways.
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
RV Parks in California
See our page on Unique Inns on the Pacific Coast Highway (in California, Washington, and Oregon)
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Pacific Coast Highway Travel's website recommendations on Where to Stay in Carmel include reviews of the Mission Ranch, Sea View Inn, The Cypress Inn, Lamp Lighter Inn and Vagabond's House Inn.
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This Carmel dog-friendly hotel, the historic Cypress Inn, is co-owned by movie legend Doris Day and offers luxury lodgings for pet-loving travelers (cats welcome too) in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
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Carmel on the Monterey coast stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway is known for artists and celebrity residents, but there's also a mission, beaches, historic houses, and abundant wildlife.
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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.
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.
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.