The 10 Best California Boutique Hotels – Design Hotels in California, United States of America

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Moonstone Landing

Cambria

Located just outside of Big Sur and 11 km from Hearst Castle, Moonstone Landing is an oceanfront property that serves a daily free continental breakfast. All guest rooms feature free WiFi.

All guest rooms offer a full or partial ocean view. Guest rooms include a flat screen TV, a seating area, a gas fireplace, a refrigerator, a microwave and a coffee machine. Oceanfront rooms include binoculars and bathrobes. Select rooms offer a spa bath, a patio, or balcony. A lovely spot to stay and the staff were extremely friendly!

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9.1
Awesome
1,081 reviews

Hotel Corque

Solvang

Located 5 minutes’ walk away from Old Mission Santa Ines, this boutique hotel offers a restaurant on site. It features an outdoor pool and hot tub and spacious room with free WiFi.

A flat-screen cable satellite TV with pay-per-view channels is offered in each guest room at Hotel Corque. All guest rooms include an iPod docking station, a refrigerator, a coffee machine and an en suite bathroom with free toiletries. Select rooms include views of Solvang Village or the Santa Ynez Hills. Everything was just perfect ! 😊👍

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9.3
Awesome
1,727 reviews

Pismo Lighthouse Suites

Pismo Beach

Located on the shores of Pismo Beach, Pismo Lighthouse Suites boasts a putting green and a year around outdoor pool and hot tub. This dog-friendly accommodation features suites with free WiFi. Pismo Beach Pier is 1.6 km away. I am so pleased to live one night in this hotel with my wife. It’s a so lovely, quiet suit room with great ocean view. The staff is so nice especially for who served me for check in. Everything here is so great. The shopping mall and restaurants are not far if you drive a car. Breakfast is simple but tasted good.

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9.1
Awesome
1,037 reviews

El Pueblo Inn

Sonoma

Featuring a 24-hour outdoor swimming pool, El Pueblo Inn is located within 2 km of Sonoma Town Square and the Sonoma Mission. Buena Vista Winery, Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery and Ravenswood Winery are less than 10 minutes’ drive away. Wonderful and spacious room. Lovely pool area.

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9
Awesome
1,244 reviews

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Cannery Row, Monterey

Offering stunning views of Monterey Bay, a full-service spa and a private beach, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is located only steps from Cannery Row and 10 minutes' walk from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Hands down, the best hotel we've ever stayed in. Comfort bed, super clean ( cleaning is done twice a day), spacious, great ocean view ( even spotted a whale breaching thanks to the complementary binoculars!), super fast WiFi, great restaurant and a Cafe and located in a central place. Above all, the staff was so nice and friendly - they extended our stay by one more night (upon our request) for the same price we paid up until then, despite prices climbing up during that day + agreed for our request to postpone checkout by 1 hour Max from the front desk is the best - super friendly & informative!

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9.2
Awesome
1,069 reviews

Firelite Lodge

Tahoe Vista

Located directly across from the sparkling waters of California's Lake Tahoe and offering access to beaches, boat ramps and marinas, this 100% smoke-free hotel features rooms with a gas fireplace.

The Firelite Lodge conveniently places guests only moments away from many of the areas top attractions. A variety of water activities, ski trails, scenic hiking paths and more are nearby. The location. Clean room, comfortable beds. Nice to have a refrigerator and microwave. Also, liked having real glasses and coffee cups. Continental breakfast was very nice.

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9.1
Awesome
1,074 reviews

ARRIVE Palm Springs

Downtown Palm Springs, Palm Springs

ARRIVE is located in Palm Springs, 1.6 km away from downtown Palm Springs. Guests can enjoy the convenient on-site bar.

Each air-conditioned room at ARRIVE features a DirecTV, an Apple TV. The private bathrooms offer a rain shower, a hairdryer and free boutique bath products. The hotel is so fun and quirky ! Good vibe and the rooms are excellent. Pool parties are really fun !

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9.1
Awesome
290 reviews

Dive Palm Springs

Palm Springs Uptown, Palm Springs

Situated in Palm Springs, 2.6 km from Palm Springs Convention Center, Dive Palm Springs provides rooms with air conditioning and free WiFi. The property boasts an outdoor pool as well. A continental breakfast is also offered. We found this wonderful place by chance during our roadtrip in California. If you like the Sixties and Saint Tropez, you will love this spot. Dale and his friends did a spectacular job with every detail. We has a fantastic stay. Thank you very much!!

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9.4
Awesome
225 reviews

Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp San Diego

Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp San Diego offers pet-friendly accommodation in San Diego. San Diego International Airport is just 4 km from the property.

Each room at this hotel features a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Select rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. All rooms come with a private bathroom equipped with a shower that includes guest bath robes and free toiletries. Very good location and nice staff.

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9.2
Awesome
992 reviews

Hotel Napa Valley, Ascend Hotel Collection

Napa

A flat-screen HDTV and a fireplace is featured in each room at this boutique hotel. Spa toiletries with green tea extracts and organic olive soaps are provided in each private bathroom. Some rooms are petite, yet stacked with luxurious amenities. Select suites feature a spa bath. Very comfortable, great location, great home baked fresh breakfast.

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9
Awesome
420 reviews

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