Where to Stay on the Pacific Coast Highway

When you're looking for somewhere to stay along the Pacific Coast Highway, there's no shortage of choice throughout the states of Washington, Oregon and California.

From luxury hotels and resorts through to budget campsites and hostels, you'll find accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. We'll be covering the RV parks, the historic hotels and inns, the family guesthouses, romantic places to stay and the all-American motels.

The only thing that's certain about your journey along America's west coast is that it won't be long enough. Whether driving, cycling or even walking, whether traveling the entire route or just visiting one part of it, you'll always wish you had more time. So choose the right place to stay, and make sure you make the most of the Pacific Coast!

Stinson Beach in Marin County
We've divided our Where to Stay on the Pacific Coast Highway section into three, so click on the road sign for more details about hotels, inns, guesthouses, RV Parks, city hotels, oceanfront accommodation in each state:

All of the hotels we've personally stayed in on our drives appear on our website and also in our annual guide to Pacific Coast Highway Hotels. The guide contains over 200 hotels, which we've selected based on people's recommendations, their historic interest, their location, and other factors. You can read all about it on our
Pacific Coast Highway ebooks page.

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  • 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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