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.


Laguna Beach: Casa Laguna Inn and Spa
Monterey: Hotel Pacific


Our Best California Beach Hotels

Individual beach hotel reviews:

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


See our review of the California Bed and Breakfast Inns Guide


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


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


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


Napa Valley Bed and Breakfast Inns
Napa: 1801 First
Paso Robles: The JUST Inn
St Helena: Wine Country Inn and Gardens

Some other hotel pages...

  • MacCallum House Inn

    The historic MacCallum House Inn and Restaurant is just off the Pacific Coast Highway in Mendocino Village, which includes cottages and suites.

  • Viceroy Santa Monica

    The Viceroy Santa Monica hotel is one of Los Angeles' best, a favorite of celebrities like Dustin Hoffman, Sting, Demi Moore, and Leonardo DiCaprio,

  • Vagabond's House Inn

    Historic and romantic Vagabond's House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Carmel is a great place to stay with free wine and cheese and generous breakfast.

  • Napa Wine Country Inn

    The Napa Wine Country Inn and Gardens in St Helena overlooks a vineyard and has free wine tastings every evening and offers guests help with booking wine tours.

  • Where to Stay in San Diego

    Pacific Coast Highway Travel's website recommendations on Where to Stay in San Diego include reviews of budget and luxury hotels in downtown San Diego.

  • Where to Stay in Carmel

    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.

  • Stanford Inn by the Sea Mendocino

    The Stanford Inn by the Sea in Mendocino on the California coast is an eco-resort with yoga classes and the award-winning Ravens Restaurant.

  • Santa Monica Luxury Hotels

    There are many Santa Monica luxury hotels and while Le Meridien Delfina is not right by the beach it has a great bar, pool, restaurant.

  • Santa Barbara Beachfront Hotel

    The Oceana Santa Barbara beachfront hotel has a perfect seafront location, close to Stearns Wharf and State Street, and whale watching cruises.

  • Pelican Inn and Suites in Cambria on the Central Coast of California

    The Pelican Inn and Suites in Cambria on California's Central Coast has oceanfront views, swimming pool, gardens, and is right on the beach near Hearst Castle.

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