Great Hotels Across California

Traveling to California? Here are some California hotels worth checking out:

Orange County Boutique Hotel: Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa

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Photo via Ayres Hotels.

The Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa enjoys a devastatingly scenic location on the Orange County coast. This boutique hotel is just a half mile from John Wayne Airport and minutes from Newport Beach. All rooms and suites are decked out in custom decor and are equipped with a flat screen TV, refrigerator, complimentary Wi-Fi, jet tub, and an Ayres Celestial Sleeper bed. The hotel’s onsite Le Chateau Restaurant serves local Californian fare and has outdoor seating available. Other onsite amenities include heated pools, a spa, a gym, and a business center.

San Francisco Bay Stay: Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge

Visiting San Francisco but prefer to stay somewhere just outside the city? It doesn’t get more convenient than the Hilton Garden Inn just on the other side of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in Emeryville. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle within a 3-mile radius on weekdays. Guest rooms and suites are stylish, modern, and well-equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen TV with on-demand movies, desk and ergonomic chair, refrigerator, and microwave. Some offer fetching views of the San Francisco skyline. Guests’ appetites are taken care of around the clock with the Hilton Garden Grille restaurant and 24-hour Pavillion Pantry.

Los Angeles Luxury: Loews Hollywood Hotel

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With over 600 guest rooms and suites across 20 floors, the Loews Hollywood Hotel has staked its claim at Hollywood and Highland.. Rooms exude sophistication and zen with their oak furniture, modern wallpaper, and panoramic views over Hollywood. All rooms and suites are equipped with a Keurig coffeemaker, 100% cotton terry robes and bed sheets, and Comfort Zone skin and body products. Pets under 75 pounds are allowed in guest rooms for an additional $25/day.

Hollywood For Families: Magic Castle Hotel

The Magic Castle Hotel lives up to its name by offering free Wi-Fi, unlimited snacks, a daily continental breakfast, and poolside popsicles. The hotel is known for its exceptional customer service, having won an award for the Best Guest Relations in California and earned high praise by guests on TripAdvisor. Bathrobes and slippers as well as the local weather forecast are left out each evening during the nightly Turn Down service. Single guest rooms, one bedroom suites, and two bedroom suites are available for booking.

Bohemian Hollywood: The Redbury @ Hollywood & Vine

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Photo via The Redbury.

The Redbury is a luxury hotel standing at the iconic Hollywood and Vine intersection. Its 57 guest suites have a decidedly Bohemian vibe with an influence of old-world culture. All suites contain a large HD LCD TV, a wireless HD theater dock, a walk-in rain shower, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a record player with an extensive vinyl collection. Some suites offer views of some famous Los Angeles landmarks, as well as in-suite yoga and spa services. The Redbury also has a cocktail lounge (The Library) and a Middle Eastern restaurant (Cleo).

Lindsay Buckley is the photographer and travel blogger behind Frugal Frolicker. She's a New Yorker currently based in Sydney, Australia, documenting outdoor travel experiences Down Under and beyond. Follow along with Lindsay's travel photography on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure to sign up for the monthly Frugal Frolicker newsletter!

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