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Castillo Inn at the Beach 2 stars

Hotel in West Beach, Santa Barbara

Castillo Inn at the Beach features air-conditioned rooms with cable flat-screen TV in the West Beach district of Santa Barbara. Could not have had a better location or friendlier staff! Right on the beach and a short walk to the funk zone. Had a great time and will definitely visit again!

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9
Superb
1,307 reviews
Price from
£96
per night

Staypineapple, Hotel Z, Gaslamp San Diego 3 stars

Hotel in 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. Free breakfast was a pleasant surprise. The facility was ultra-clean, and had a friendly, relaxing vibe to it. A bold yellow was used as an accent and added to the friendliness of the place. The staff were pleasant, helpful and friendly, sincerely geeting me every time I entered the lobby.

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9.2
Superb
1,051 reviews
Price from
£106
per night

Moonstone Landing 3 stars

Hotel in 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. Great location. Worth paying extra for a sea view though. Rooms are spacious with a lovely cosy fire in each room.

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9
Superb
1,349 reviews
Price from
£181
per night

Hotel Corque 4 stars

Hotel in 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. The stuff was so thoughtful when you get in to this hotel, 24hrs hot water, cocoa, tea bag, coffee offered, 3 kinds of water offered was amazing and helpful. They prepared a clean and beautiful crib for our baby because we did requested this via Booking.com app before we get in. The room was really clean and beautiful compared with any hotel I stayed in San Jose. Also, they dressed the lobby with many Christmas goods so that you feel you’re arrived your home. The most thing we lived here is the location was amazing because there are so many cute shop outside the hotel which is very easy to access by walk.wonderful! Again, really recommended this hotel for any family.

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9.2
Superb
1,937 reviews
Price from
£115
per night

Pismo Lighthouse Suites 3 stars

Hotel in 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. Family suite with two different bedrooms, two bathrooms and plenty of space in the suite. The playground in the center is amazing. The staff were cleaning all the times. Location is convenient. I would come back again.

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9.1
Superb
1,285 reviews
Price from
£209
per night

Adelaide Inn 3 stars

Hotel in Paso Robles

Muffins and fruit are available each morning at this hotel. Located in the heart of Paso Robles wine country, guests can enjoy a flat-screen cable TV in all rooms. Hearst Castle is only 40 miles away.... The location, the helpful staff, the well kept pool and grounds, the bedroom and facilities were great. Fresh cookies and muffins were a bonus.

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9
Superb
1,377 reviews
Price from
£86
per night

Shore Cliff Hotel 3 stars

Hotel in Pismo Beach

Situated on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Shore Cliff Hotel offers spacious guest rooms with free WiFi and panoramic views. Location was beautiful on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Rooms were spacious and comfortable. The bed was excellent. Service was great as well.

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9
Superb
1,186 reviews
Price from
£183
per night

Marina Beach Motel 3 stars

Hotel in West Beach, Santa Barbara

This Santa Barbara Motel, 15 minutes’ drive from the University of California Santa Barbara, offers a complimentary daily breakfast buffet and free bicycles to its guests during their stay. It is very well located in Santa Barbara but the rooms are lovely, it is a small hotel, and the staff is excellent. the morning breakfast is basic but completely perfect. The bikes are fun to ride around town. We would totally stay here again!

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9.2
Superb
1,014 reviews
Price from
£167
per night

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 5 stars

Hotel in 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... +The surrounding and location +Binoculars provided +Wildlife +Huge room +Facilities +Comfortable +Helpful staff +Seals close by +Food

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9.1
Superb
1,357 reviews
Price from
£284
per night

Wildflower Boutique Motel

Hotel in Point Arena

Featuring a garden, Wildflower Boutique Motel is located in Point Arena. There is a terrace and guests can make use of free WiFi and free private parking. This hotel was small but definitely one of the nicest well appointed, and cleanest I have ever experienced. ( I have stayed at hundreds of motel/hotel and BNB ) Arena cove and pier are less than a mile away. Great pizza at the cove and scenery was awesome.

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9.5
Exceptional
256 reviews
Price from
£128
per night

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The American Dream

From the searing depths of Death Valley to the snow-capped peaks of the Lake Tahoe mountains, California is a wonderful US state that sums up the American Dream. Nowhere is this more evident than Los Angeles, the home of Hollywood and many stars who grace its red carpets.

In the south-west, Anaheim has a great range of Californian hotels near Disneyland where the magic of the movies comes to life. Sun-drenched San Diego, located close to the Mexican border in the state's south-western tip, is a popular spring break destination as is Palm Springs in a valley surrounded by rugged mountains.

In the well-known wine region of the Napa Valley the vineyards produce some fantastic wines, while Monterey is best known for its spicy cheese and the beautiful coastline that becomes the Big Sur coastal drive. Another driving adventure is the fabled Route 66 and parts of it pass through California, ending at Santa Monica pier.

Along the coast is beautiful Santa Barbara, and further north San Francisco is home to a good proportion of Californian hotels with indoor pools on Booking.com. The Golden Gate city is set around an exclusive bay which ends at Silicon Valley in San Jose, while famous Berkeley University is just across the water. The stunning natural beauty of Yosemite National Park is further east, while Sacramento is to the north-east.

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