Rooftop hot tubs with endless starry skies, luxury infinity pools overlooking the ocean, whimsical gardens that make you feel like you stepped into Tuscany — there are some pretty dang cool hotels in California that are the destination in themselves.
I’ve been all over California (quite literally have clocked over 30,000 miles road tripping around the state!) I love hunting down the best travel gems to share with my readers and it’s finally time to share my curated list of cool places to stay in California.
I used to be in the mindset that hotels are just a place to sleep and crash, and you never should speed too much money on a room. But then I started staying at some epic properties in California and let me tell you I was so wrong.
I judge a cool hotel by design and style, amenities, service, location, extra perks (like – free happy hour), past guest reviews and overall vibes. If the hotel is worth the drive alone, I want to stay there.
From luxury resorts to boutique gems to just the straight-up unusual hotels in California, adventure awaits. Let’s go find you some epic California hotels!
There are so many fun hotels in California that I keep discovering so I’ll keep this list updated as I find them! If you’re looking for something EXTRA unique, try one of these glamping California spots you can rent out.
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